Curtis and Athena had a rooftop wedding overlooking Toronto’s beautiful cityscape on the fourth anniversary of their first time meeting.
While the wedding was initially planned in the sunny Caribbean, they decided to host a micro wedding in Toronto with 30 closest friends and family at home instead due to Covid. Later they will host a big reception to celebrate again when everyone can be together.
Getting ready at the Shangri La Hotel Toronto, the groom wore a dashing black tux with luxury accessories, including shiny dress shoes and a smart bow tie. The bride chose a sophisticated strapless ivory lace dress with crystal jewelry and a long veil. Her hair was styled in loose waves and her make-up was soft and natural. She carried a pretty fresh bouquet of roses, chrysanthemums and greenery.
Curtis and Athena had a very joyful first look indoors and stole some private moments together before it was time for the ceremony. We love it when couples decide to do a first look. The photographs and video are always intimate and lovely, and the couple instantly relaxes after seeing each other.
There is something quite dramatic and luxurious about a rooftop micro wedding in Toronto. The contrast of the urban background with the flowers and guests dressed up is always striking. This wedding was no exception and you could even see the iconic CN Tower. The round archway was decorated with pastel-toned florals and massive white flower stands.
As the gorgeous bride and her father walked down the aisle towards the groom and Bishop, they were holding back tears of joy. The touching ceremony included thoughtful and emotional vows and loving words. Then the couple exchanged rings before being announced as man and wife and sealing the moment with a kiss. Everyone cheered!
Then the newlyweds made an upbeat walk back down the aisle, looking like the couple who just stepped out of a stylish bridal magazine. Then they launched straight into their first dance at the end of the aisle while the guests looked on and danced a little too. These two look simply gorgeous together!
Speeches were made straight after the ceremony with more tears, laughter and a little champagne.
During cocktail hour, guests were given personalized thank you gifts in the form of beverage bottles. By then, the sun was going down and we got some dreamy dusk couple portraits with the bright lights of the city sparkling in the background.
We leave you with some wise advice from the bride. When asked what future brides should remember during the wedding planning process, she said, “Focus on the aspects that truly matter to the two of you the most.” We feel they both followed through with this valuable advice themselves and had a beautiful day that they surely will treasure in their memories for eternity.
Venue: Shangri La Hotel Toronto