matt + monika | fun archeo toronto wedding

Monika and Matt found my photography through Instagram and contacted me about five months before their wedding and I am so darn happy I was still available. We scheduled a phone chat to make sure we were on the same page and we were laughing our butts off within seconds and I knew it was going to be a great day. 

Monika and Matt got ready at the Thompson Hotel and then had a outdoor ceremony and intimate reception at Archeo Trattoria. This was my first time photographing at the Archeo (I shot a wedding a week later here too!) and I was blown away by the beautiful decor and moody lighting and the outdoor space is perfect!

It was a day full of laughs, tears and romance. Monika and Matt were so fun to hang out with and so easy to photograph as their love is so natural and it translates through all the photos. 

Since their wedding, I submitted a photo from their wedding to a show at the Gladstone Hotel, The Love Actually Exhibition, and it was accepted. I am so happy to be sharing this milestone with such a rad couple.

The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a group photo-show showcasing the power of love & happiness in real moments during weddings. It’s returning for it’s second time and will be an annual show at the Gladstone Hotel. 

Curated by Toronto photographer Scarlet O’Neill, the diverse images of a variety of Toronto Wedding Photographers will be accompanied by a description of what made this moment meaningful along with a list of the wedding vendors who contributed to making the couples day special. This show shows a deeper view into the wedding world and the vast emotions that make weddings memorable days in people’s lives.

Opening Night Reception: February 8th at 7pm-10pm
At the Gladstone Hotel, third floor.
Cash Bar.

Show run: January 30th until Feb 25th. 
Open daily 12-5

Couple: Matt + Monika

Venue: Archeo

Dress: Davids Bridal

Monika Rings: Peoples

Matt’s Rings: His Grandfathers with more modern gold added by Meg Lizabet (@meglizabet, @bespokejewellery)

Hair: @savannamunro_  from @bobandpaigesalon

Makeup: Bride @monikadarling

rosie + dave | downtown toronto winter wedding | 02.27.16

This wedding was not only beautiful, but so much fun. Rosie & Dave chose the Story's building as their venue which was a first for me, but I just loved it and hope I can return soon!

Rosie & Dave, whom I didn't know too well before the wedding, I feel like I know very well and love since the wedding. From Rosie walking down the aisle to Ozzy, to the "nailed it!"'s through out the day, to the laughs and tears during the reception and to the best darn first dances I have EVER seen.

R & D, you are so much fun and I am happy I got to witness such a great wedding. Rachel & Rebecca, thank you for introducing me to Ms Rosie, you both rock!

Big thanks to my second shooter, Lindsay Nemeth, you also rock!

Enjoy the peek at your photos and can't wait for you to see the rest!

-M xo

frank & meagen - 06.27.15

I have been so looking forward to this wedding since the second I was out one night with Frank and he told me he was going to propose and that I was shooting the wedding.

I have known Frank now for...8 years I believe. We started off playing soccer together and from there our friendship grew and him and his awesome group of friends took me in and I love them all and so happy to of met them.

When Frank met Meagen, I was instantly thinking "Frank better not let this gal go" and he didn't. Meagen and Frank were made to be together and what they have is so hard to find. Meagen instantly was a major part of their group, got along with everyone and made Frank so happy.

The wedding this beautiful couple planned at The Doctors House, was so them. Laid back, fun, lots of good food and drinks from morning until night and surrounded by amazing people.

I am so happy you both asked me to capture your day and I hope I did in a way that you will cherish the photos forever. Despite the torrential downpour for the entire day, I think we embraced the rain and captured some keepers.

Thank you again M & F xoxo

P.s Big shout out to my second shooter, Danielle Da Silva, for hanging out with and capturing the guys shannigans prior to the wedding xx

P.P.S for those of you who don't know Meagen & Frank, they are teachers so... the School Bus makes sense :)

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