Today we bring you Elizabeth and Anthony’s beautiful winter wedding featuring snowy backdrops, a Catholic Church ceremony and a luxurious reception with snowflake cookies and a decadent white wedding cake.
After you see this collection of wedding photos, you might be seriously tempted to get married in winter.
We started documenting the wedding day with the bride and groom getting ready. The bride’s dress was strapless, lacy and absolutely gorgeous. When we saw her sparkly heels and luxury jewelry and a long veil, we knew Elizabeth was a stylish bride with great taste. She wore her blond hair in an elegant style with natural makeup. She chose deep blue dresses for her bridal party, and everyone carried white bouquets of fresh flowers and greenery.
When she came down the stairs, many people were waiting to catch a glimpse of her. Meanwhile, Anthony was getting dressed in his sharp suit, also in dark blue. To calm the nerves, a groomsman made everyone a drink to enjoy before they all departed for the church.
Anthony had the biggest smile as Elizabeth was guided down the aisle on the arm of her proud father. The Catholic ceremony, including mass, communion and prayers for the couple’s life together, was warm and intimate. The minister completed the paperwork with the couple and Mr and Mrs Torchia were announced officially for the first time to their friends and family, who filled the church with applause and congratulations.
The Terrace Banquet Hall was the reception venue in Toronto. A sophisticated color palette of white and grays looked elegant under soft candlelight and chandelier lighting. Snowflake cookies as wedding favors gave a little nod to the festive and winter season. And it certainly was wintery as you can tell by the bridal party photos and couple portraits.
The bridesmaids had scarves and Elizabeth had a cozy bridal shrug to keep warm. The snow covering the ground and the pagoda surrounded by a white picket fence looked like a winter wedding wonderland. We captured the sunset glowing through the trees and it cast a romantic light on the couple. They were real troopers because it was freezing and you couldn’t tell because they just smiled and laughed the chills away.
Inside, everyone soon warmed up with a few rounds on the dance floor. The lights dimmed and Elizabeth and Anthony performed their first dance. During dinner, there were speeches and toasts for the happy couple who spoke themselves after everyone else.
They cut their cake and followed tradition by feeding each other a little piece. Then Elizabeth threw her bouquet to all the single ladies before the party kicked off with some modern sounds and classic old tunes thrown in for good measure too. Everyone danced, chatted, enjoyed drinks and celebrating late into the night.
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