Artscape Gibraltar Point Wedding / Alison + Iain
Not only did Alison + Iain steal my heart on their wedding day with how adorable they are together, but Artscape Gibraltar Point stole my heart as THE MOST AMAZING WEDDING VENUE EVER!
Seriously. It's a quaint artistic building, right by the water with the prettiest beach I've ever seen on the Toronto Island (it may be where all the nudes go, although we didn't stumble upon any). They had an outdoor ceremony surrounded by trees, followed by lawn games, and an outdoor reception under twinkly lights + stars. This was the PERFECT venue for them as Alison + Iain are a a very down-to-earth couple that thrive on being outdoors.
I love putting in the effort to get to know my couples before I photograph them. It breaks the ice + I also grow to better understand them as individuals and as a couple, which helps me document their love story more accurately. Below you can read the short version of their love story from Alison's point of view :)
"When we first kissed (on our anniversary date), I think I knew that this was it. I remember the expression on his face, the way it felt, and realized how much we'd both been wanting this after years of friendship. I felt like I belonged and there was no way I was going to let it go. We feel quickly in love, and after 6 months we went backpacking around India for two months. He left the country before I did and the goodbye was heart breaking. After spending 2 months not leaving each others' side, I couldn't bear to be apart and booked an earlier flight home. I think the trip confirmed what I knew about our relationship."
Special thanks to all the Vendors!
Venue - Artscape Gibraltar Point
Wedding Co-Ordinator - Serra & Co
Flower Crown - Martin's the Flower People
Hair - Hair Sprung
Caterer - Island Cafe
Officiant - Toronto Ceremonies
Wedding Dress - Reformation
Water taxing it over to the Toronto Island with Alison + Iain's parents!
Girls getting ready!
Alison doing her own make-up! Love it!
They were so excited for her + were overwhelmed with how beautiful she looked!
Alison on her way to see Iain for the first time!
The way he looks at her <3
I love that they were totally down for my artsy fartsy idea here :)
Seriously!? Is this Ontario!?
Staff prepping. I love getting these photos, because they are also a huge part of their day!
The staff mesmerized by Alison <3
Their closest friends <3 I love that they chose not to have a "bridal party". Everyone got to wear what they wanted.
Guests arriving at Artscape Gibraltar Point!
Minutes before they walk down the aisle together to get married <3
I thought it was so cool that they walked down the aisle together! This was a first for me!
They were so excited to receive their marriage certificate!
JENGA! Not gonna lie. I was pretty happy it fell over so that I got this shot :)
Haha I love outtakes :)
The guys singing a song to make them kiss!
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