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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shirley + Patrick | Tied the Knot … literally

Posted in: Weddings

You might remember Shirley and Patrick from their engagement shoot. You might also remember that they met in hot-Yoga. Yes, hot-Yoga, and everyone made every effort to make sure it was known, haha! Jokes aside, everyone was so happy they met because it was clear that they are great for each other.

Shirley and Patrick got married at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto; a great venue with some of the most accommodating staff I have ever met. Oh, and the bar made the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever tasted! The grounds had so many beautiful locations for photos and luckily for us the weather cooperated and it wasn’t too cold for late October photos.

I love seeing the joining of two cultures; it’s especially great when each side inserts a little history into the day. There was the traditional tea ceremony in a nod to the Chinese culture and a tying of the hands during the ceremony for some Irish flair. I learned that the tying of the hands is where the phrase “tying the knot” literally came from … learning something new every day. ;)

Toronto Wedding Photographer makeup hair session

Toronto Wedding Photographer makeup

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Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer details shoes

Old Mill Inn Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer

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Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride getting dressed

We started the day with a “first look” where Shirley and Patrick get to see each other for the first time before the ceremony, allowing for more time mingling with family and friends after the ceremony. I love doing first looks because you get such great natural emotions … especially the groom!

first look Toronto Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer first look

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bridal party

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer

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Old Mill Inn creative session

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer creative session

I couldn’t let them get away without some yoga poses. Given their attire, they did pretty darn well.

Toronto Wedding Photographer yoga pose

Toronto Wedding Photographer couple session

Toronto Wedding Photographer creative fine art

Old Mill Inn Toronto fine art Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto creative Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer creative session

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride groom portrait

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride walks isle

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Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer irish tradition tying knot

Old Mill Inn Toronto ceremony Photographer

Old Mill Inn ceremony Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer ceremony end

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer cupcakes

Old Mill Inn details

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer grand entrance

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer first dance

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer speeches

Old Mill Inn wedding speech Photographer

Old Mill Inn balloon game

Shirley and Patrick had balloons with little quiz questions in them. Guests had to pop the balloon and answer the question to get the couple to kiss. Definitely a different approach to the clinking of glassware.

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride groom kiss

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride groom

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Toronto chinese Wedding Photographer tea ceremony

Toronto chinese tea ceremony Photographer

Toronto Wedding Photographer tea ceremony grandma

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bridesmaid speech

Old Mill Inn Photographer speech reaction

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer guests win centerpiece

There were plenty of crazy games throughout the night, including the candy necklace race.

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer games at reception

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer candy necklace game

It was a close race.

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer reception games

Old Mill Inn Wedding Photographer shoe game

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bouquet toss

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride groom speech

Old Mill Inn Wedding Photographer wild dance party

Old Mill Inn Wedding Photographer dancing reception

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer reception party

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer dancing at reception

Old Mill Inn Wedding Photographer wild reception dancing

Old Mill Inn reception dancing Wedding Photographer

This was a first … the dance floor turned into a catwalk. Strut your stuff! haha.

Old Mill Inn crazy reception dance

Old Mill Inn dancing Wedding Photographer

Old Mill Inn Toronto Wedding Photographer bride groom dance

Thank you Patrick and Shirley for having me be a part of your day, it was a pleasure! And an extra thank you for the toy camera; baby Correia will surely follow in her father’s footsteps, haha!



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