Dennis and Shannon had a vision for their wedding day that included an elegant white and lilac color palette with lots of luxurious florals.
Dennis and his side of the bridal party traveled in style in a white stretch limousine.
The ceremony was at Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, which is a lovely venue for a wedding. The historic estate was once the residence of Canadian auto baron Samuel McLaughlin and was designed in 1916 by renowned Toronto architectural firm Darling and Pearson. The groom and bridal party arrived for the wedding door games while Shannon waited upstairs in the bedroom with her two cute flower girls. Denis passed with flying colors and was allowed to greet his wife-to-be.
Shannon was wearing a strapless wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and a long veil. She looked beautiful and all the bridal party girls also were stunning in light purple dresses. All of the girls carried pink and purple bouquets of fresh florals. She looked elegant and sophisticated, holding her bouquet – the perfect bridal portrait collection. The images of the couple sitting on a bench with the old building covered in vines were also a favorite.
The ceremony was indoors and we had a very emotional groom during the vows and ring exchange, which was lovely for the photos. The room was packed with happy friends and family who clapped loudly as the couple was announced as man and wife. They signed the formal documents and then walked down the aisle to be congratulated with hugs and kissed from all the guests.
A traditional Chinese tea ceremony followed before we headed outside for more photos at the white pagoda and another garden area. We were making the most of the fabulous location with endless photo shooting locations.
The set-up at the Terrace Banquet Hall was heavenly, with tables filled with purple and pink florals and candles. Lace sequined table cloths and Tiffany chairs added to the luxurious setting.
The wedding cake got lots of attention from the guests. The triple-tiered cake had intricate icing decoration and cascading florals to match the color theme. Denis and Shannon followed tradition and fed each other after they cut it. A highlight of the night was the couple performing their first dance. They chose a slow, romantic song and were joined on the dance floor by their parents and bridal party before everyone joined in on the fun.
All the guests had a wonderful evening and the couple had a blast at Terrace Banquet Hall. There was never a quiet moment with dinner, dancing, wedding games and speeches all night long. We send our congratulations to the newlyweds and were so happy to document the wedding day.