dana + scott | urban Drake Commissary Wedding in Toronto

On one of the hottest days of the year, Dana + Scott said “I do” in the Toronto Music Gardens. They planned their whole day around Drake themed things because years ago, their first date was a Drake concert. From getting ready at the Drake Hotel, exploring the city for photos, having their cocktail hour at Henderson Brewery then throwing an amazing party at the Drake Commissary, this really was a dream wedding. Did I mention Dana wore Rue De Seine Dress?? or that they had a pinata for a wedding cake (made by the amazing Big Ass Pinata)?

Dana + Scott, spending the day with you and your friends was one of my favorite days and we all just clicked so well. Can’t wait to hang with you all again, and thank you so much for having me to document your freaking PERFECT day!!

  • Megan

Vendor love:

Florist: @thornfloral

Caterer: @drakecommissary

Hair + Make up : @lilyhobeauty

Dress Maker: @ruedeseinebridal

Venues: The Drake Hotel - @thedrake - The Drake Commissary - @drakecommissary

Band: The Test Icicles - www.thetesticicles.com - Olivia Borkosky (ukulele) - @livebork

Grooms suit: Surmesur - @surmesur

Invitations: Paper and poste - @paperandposte

Wedding cake pinata: Big ass Pinatas - @bigasspinata

The Candy Bar Toronto - @thecandybartoronto

Alex Rajak (officiant)www.weddingheaven.ca

cristina + derek | contemporary Toronto wedding at la maquette - berkeley events

Last year I photographed a beautiful wedding at Bark Lake Leadership Centre for an amazing couple, Andrea + Shane. A + S surrounded themselves with such kind and fun people and I was sat at a table with all of Andrea’s work friends, a group of nurses from Sick Kids Hospital. Well, within that group there were some amazing ladies and one of them being Cristina and about a year later she contacted me about her upcoming wedding.

Cristina + Derek had asked to meet downtown and talk wedding photography and as soon we sat down, I knew we would be a great match. They are kind, positive, laid back people who I am so happy and honoured to of met. Weeks later, they moved to my neighbourhood and we went on a sunrise adventure for their engagement photos, it was beautiful.

Cristina + Derek planned a pretty low-key day filled with so much laughter and time with their loved ones. La Maquette was the perfect venue for them and their group and it created such an intimate atmosphere even when the guest list was well over 100 ppl. We had the perfect day weather wise and were able to explore the area for photos and stopped at both Copetin + St James Cathedral . A highlight of the day and something that I think more people need to do, is all the time they planned relaxing and having a drink with their parents and bridal party. We all went to Copetin and were able to enjoy some time together before heading to the ceremony.

C + D, thank you so much for everything and I am so so happy to of met you both. Can’t wait to hang out again!


vanessa + robert | intimate city hall wedding in Toronto

emily + josh | beautiful Orangeville wedding at Hockley Valley Resort

As a gal who grew up “North of 9” I always love heading back up there to document in the small towns I once explored when I was younger. As someone who often went to Orangeville + Hockley Valley for many friend hang outs or school trips, the area quickly became a favorite of mine. Now, the area is booming and much larger then it was but still holds on to such beautiful hidden gems like Hockley Valley Resort.

Emily + Josh live in the area and when it came to choosing a location, Hockley checked all the boxes. A girl I grew up with, Michelle, passed my name along to Emily for photography and I am so so happy she did.

Their day was filled with laughter, rain, love, the most beautiful dress and one of the best dance floors I have ever seen.

I asked Emily a few questions about their day, their love and advice for future brides. Have a read and take a look at their incredible day below!

- Megan Michelle xo

Can you tell us a little about your love story, then and now?

 Josh and I met at a highschool grade 9 dance (14yrs old). We started dating in second year university (20 yrs old) and have been together ever since! We got engaged (25yrs old) and are now married (27 yrs old) so we've known each other for 13 years and have been together for 7.5 years!!! We own a house and 2 dogs together and our favourite things to do are going to the cottage, going to hikes with the dogs and spending time with our family and friends. Since we've known each other for so long our friends are almost all the same which makes get togethers a blast ... and a really big party. 

What sort of personal elements did you include in your wedding? 

I like to think that i added personal touches to almost everything in the wedding! my favourites are: Garter Toss ("Iced Groom" when we went under dress to get garter), Our wedding favours (we made homemade wine with customer labels and boxes to give away), Polaroid Guest Book & Keep sake frames (had custom frames make to hold the Polaroids that guests could keep)

When it came to planning your wedding, what were the 3 most important things to you 

Alcohol, photographer and food

You guys did a proper dance routine for your 1st dance, how did this come about? 

One request that I had from Josh for our wedding was that I wanted our dance to be amazing and not just public school dance

Do you have any advice for anyone planning their wedding right now? 

To keep your sanity and to make sure that you get everything you want without tears!! First: by booking all things that have a date restriction: venue, flowers, photographer, officiant, etc. (the worst thing you can do is fall in love with something and than they are booked and you cant have it :( ).  Second: move to all things that take a while to order or have lots of people involved (bridesmaids dresses or suits) and finally: do all the fun little things that can be done as small tasks throughout  :) . I would also say so definitely use helpful wedding apps!!! i used wedding wire - they are so great for keeping you on track and you can customize it to include additional tasks that you need to remember to do. 

Blog curated by Tallie Garey

Second shot by Lindsay Nemeth

Florist: https://seasonsfloralstudio.com/

Caterer: http://www.hockley.com/

Hair + Make up : http://www.hockley.com/ , Racheal Ellery

Dress Maker: http://www.sherrysbridal.net/