Get ready to be impressed repeatedly as we share Patricia and John’s Greek wedding that looks like it was spread over many days. It was actually one whirlwind of a wedding day fueled by love, laughter and pure happiness.
The bride had her hair and makeup done while we photographed the bridal details, including the Jimmy Choo heels, a bouquet of fresh white lilies and roses and gorgeous luxury jewelry. And the dress, of course, which was a designer gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace embellishments. She wore a long veil with lace detailing and looked radiant as her mother and bridesmaids helped with the finishing touches.
John and his side of the bridal party were already at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. This has to be one of the most stunning and stately churches in the Toronto area. The exquisite stained glass windows alone are a wonder, not to mention the hanging chandelier. You have to take a moment when you enter the church because it’s so awe-inspiring.
The gorgeous flower girl and ring bearer walked down the aisle first, followed by the bridesmaids. As Patricia entered the church, the minister asked the guests to stand and John caught the first glimpse of his beautiful bride. The traditional and religious wedding mass was an emotional one and the guests were clearly as moved as the couple.
After the ceremony, we took the couple for their bridal portraits at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. It is a quaint and charming countryside setting that looks like it is from a movie scene. Rustic wooden fences, green fields and pastures and barnyards made the prettiest rural backdrop for Patricia and John’s wedding photos. The trees were so green and as the couple strolled along the farm lanes, we decided this was our new favorite venue in Toronto.
This Toronto wedding photographer does get excited about venues and loves to discover new ones. If you haven’t been to the pioneer village, it is worth a trip for sure.
We had to get our love birds and their bridal party to the Paradise Banquet Hall reception. A luxurious sight greeted the guests who were seated at tables with flowers and candelabras. A chandelier maybe bigger than the one in the church hung from the dome-shaped ceiling and really made the room special. When the newlyweds arrived, they gave their first dance amid a dreamy cloud of dry mist that created an even more romantic atmosphere.
After dinner and speeches, there was dancing, dancing and more dancing. If you have ever been to a Greek wedding, you will know the dancing is one of the highlights of the day as well as cutting the cake and breaking the bread. We were happy to document this wedding day in photos and video for the couple to who we are sending our blessings for the future.
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Venue: Paradise Banquet Hall