wedding

EDMONTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | HARPREET & STEPHEN / PART II

I'm delighted to share part two of Harpreet and Stephen's multi-day, multicultural wedding extravaganza with you! Here's part one of their wedding in case you missed it. For the final day of their celebrations, we began by doing their first look as well as portraits of their families and wedding party at a studio. It was so nice to play around in the sunny studio despite the freezing conditions outside. Both Stephen and Harpreet have warm, kind and hilarious family and friends, so spending time with them all was simply a pleasure!

Credits: Reception venue: Meridian Banquet Hall  //  Ceremony venue: Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha  //  Photography: Dallas Curow  //  Dรฉcor: Ava's Weddings  //  Florist: Two Buds  //  Invitations: Parekh Cards  // Makeup: Makeup by Ruman  //  Hair: Joti Buttar

We then all travelled to Mill Woods United Church for their second ceremony, which was lovely!

Lastly, we returned to Meridien Banquets for their reception, where a great time was had by all. 

Harpreet and Stephen, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day!

WEDDING | ELISE & RYAN

My cousin Elise has always been one of my muses, and I've been photographing her since we were little kids. Besides her big day, there was her engagement session last spring, the time she modelled for my Feeling of Fragrance project, and even five years ago when we did this nighttime holiday shoot together, to name just a few.

When I heard she was getting married to her love, Ryan, I was so very happy to be able to photograph the day. They make each other so happy and I know they'll have plenty of adventures together throughout their lives. They travelled to Hong Kong, Thailand and Bali for their honeymoon, which I am sure was an unforgettable experience, and just the first of many exciting journeys they will share.

They were married in Oakville, Ontario in October, and I was excited to make the trip to join our family in the fabulous celebration, and also document all the fun that unfolded. Elise and Ryan, I wish you so much happiness! Thank you so much for giving me the honour of photographing your special day. You planned a perfect wedding from beginning to end and I was so happy to be there. Sending you both lots of love!

Credits: Venue and catering: Oakville Conference Centre  //  Officiant: Amanda Gulka-Armstrong (All Season Weddings)  //  Bride's dress: Melissa Sweet  //  Photography: Dallas Curow  //  Florist: Fortinos  //  Backdrop: Designs by Dina //  Floor: GTA Dance Floors  //  Baker: Tara Lloyd  //  Invitations: Vistaprint  //  Favours: made by the bride and groom  //  Bride's shoes: Nine West  //  Bride's necklace: family heirloom (borrowed from her grandmother)  //  Bridesmaids' jewellery: made by the bride  //  Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal  //  Groom and groomsmens' attire: Eph Apparel (custom suits)  // Groom's accessories: Tie Bar  //  DJ: DJ Emporium  //  Harpist: Chantal Dubรฉ  //  Bride, Mother of the Bride and Maid of Honour's makeup: Deanna Lloyd (Maid of Honour)  // Hair and bridesmaids' makeup: Miss Makeup Artistry and Blusssh by M&P  //  Videographer: Brett Lloyd

WEDDING | KATE & COLIN

Kate and Colin are people who move. Physically speaking, as dedicated triathletes, they are constantly on the go. Rarely sitting still, they're busy inspiring everyone who knows them as they zip around constantly multitasking, often moving almost as a blur, lapping the average human. They also move people on an emotional level. Colin's buoyant personality and entrepreneurial spirit allow him to share his innovative ideas with the world, while Kate's superb communication skills (and the Gilmore Girl-esque speed of her speech!) along with her exquisite writing abilities have affected countless conversation partners and readers alike. On more than one occasion, the uncommon honesty and beauty of her writing has brought me to tears.

It was fitting then, that their wedding invitation featured a bicycle built for three. Kate + Colin + their darling baby girl, little C. The dynamic trio, moving at an accelerated pace, spreading joy and love and laughter wherever they roam.

They were married in a beautiful ceremony at Toronto's St. Patrick's Church, followed by a rollicking reception at The Old Mill surrounded by their hilarious and loving families and friends. My favourite moment of the day was when Kate and Colin danced enthusiastically into their party with such grace everyone assumed it had been choreographed. Before long, their little girl ran towards them arms outstretched, eager to join the fun. They embraced her and the three of them completed their entrance dance together. It was so lovely. Even better, they were accompanied by the ever-entertaining Dave Murphy Band, who played at my own wedding as well!

Kate and Colin, thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate your wedding day with you as your friend and photographer. I feel so lucky to have been there with my camera for several of your life milestones, dating back to snapshots of moments Kate and I shared together as students at Western University and exploring together in Dublin and Rome, to Kate's maternity and portraits of your family as a family of three. You guys are a fabulous match and I'm so very excited to hear about all your family's adventures.

A special thanks to my brother, Jon, for helping me photograph this beautiful day and for every other wedding you helped me with in 2016. You were so supportive and fun to be around, and your work is outstanding. Thank you!

Credits:

Ceremony: Saint Patrick's Church|  Reception: The Old Mill  |  Photographer: Dallas Curow, assisted by Jon Curow  |  Bride's dress: Jenny Packham  |  Makeup + hair: Bridezilla Beauty  |  Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka  |  Veil: from White Toronto, borrowed from a friend  |  Vintage hair clip and earrings: Cynthia Findley Antiques  |  Bridesmaids' dresses: their own  |  Groomsmens' suits: Suitsupply  |  Groom's shoes: Loding  |  Florist: Ken's Flowers  |  Cake: The Wedding Shoppe  |  Invitations:  template by Crossvine Design (Etsy)  |  Band: Dave Murphy Band

GRAND-PRE WEDDING | TERRA & ANDREW

Lobster! Fireworks! A band! Oysters! Flowers! Wine! Gardens! An old barn! Pie! A stunning view!

That very list arrived, printed on a vintage postcard-inspired invitation to Terra and Andrew's wedding. Every item on the list is great individually, but put them together as a group and you've got a legendary event in the making. Basically, when an invitation with a list like that appears in your mailbox, you will make your way to that party come hell or high water.

Over Labour Day weekend, guests flew in from across North America and beyond, and drove in from the nearby farms and towns. The group congregated at the place where Terra grew up, her family's farm in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. 

Andrew and Terra planned their wedding long-distance, from their current home in Los Angeles, but not without significant help from family and friends. I imagine it was a Herculean effort to transform a working farm into the site of a fabulous soirรฉe, though I am certain these efforts did not go unnoticed by the excited attendees, including myself. We all marvelled at the gardens and fawned over the spectacular ceremony site, set up on a hill overlooking the Gaspereau River and the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides.

It was my absolute honour to photograph all the magic of this day as it unfolded. It was a joy to document the fun, and to be so filled with happiness for my two friends as they tied the knot. As an added bonus, I had a blast dancing until the end of the night with the bride and groom and our mutual friends, as well as the many new fantastic people I feel lucky to have met throughout the wedding festivities.

Terra and Andrew, I wish you guys so much love and adventure. You are a perfect match and I couldn't be happier for you two. Thank you for inviting me to photograph your day. I will never forget the experience! Or the oysters, fireworks, pie, etc.

Credits: Venue: Bride's family home  //  Officiant: Bride's father, John Stuart  //  Florist: Bride's mother: Lucille Stuart  //  Photography: Dallas Curow  //  Bride's attire: Jenny Boucher  //  Bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman  //  Headpiece: Colette Malouf  //  Ring: Jonathan Corey // Bracelet & Ring: Alexis Russell  // Groom's attire: Theory  // Catering: Heidi Onyschuk  //  Baker: wedding cake: Carolyn Wedesweiler; pies: Ellen & Jaclyn Kennie (Stirling's Farm Market); cakes: Lucille Stuart  //  Favours: Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-Op  //  Band: Tristan Legg & The Mad Dogs  //  Makeup: Janine Gerrits, Hair (bride, maid of honour, mother of bride): Mischaela Richter, Hair: Kristi Barclay  //  Altar: Lysa April  //  Oyster bar: Sober Island Oyster Co.  //  Fireworks - Fireworks FX Inc.  //  Rings - (bride) FireWorks Gallery, (groom) Northwood Rings