Ajax Convention Centre

Lindsay and Lukasz selected Ajax Convention Centre for their wedding venue. It is a classy elegant hall, and it matched their theme nicely. For the wedding theme, they wanted something fun and elegant. Hence, it looked like a wedding straight out of a fairy tale. The beautiful emerald green and plum decor made the hall really stand out. While the bouquets and centrepieces added an elegant touch and brought everything together.

Catholic Ceremony

The couple had a traditional Catholic Ceremony at St Joseph the Worker Parish. It’s a small church in Thornhill. Since I had never photographed there before, I did my customary research online so I knew what to expect. The photos made me super nervous as I was expecting a very dark church. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised seeing it in person. In fact, it was absolutely gorgeous. It had stained glass windows with tons of natural light. In addition, the painted artwork above the altar was beautiful. The ceremony was about an hour and included a full mass.

After the church ceremony, we went to the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens for the official portrait session. It was a very sunny day so the majority of the group portraits were sorted in the shade. I totally fell in love with the gorgeous flowers and vintage artefacts they had there. However, my favourite part was discovering the couple had a baby on the way. Being the only other person who knew this detail and getting to take the birth announcement photo made this day extra special for me.

Evening Reception

The remainder of their evening activities were at Ajax Convention Centre. It was a polish wedding. So lots of drinking games, and traditional elements. Obviously, the drinking games were led by grandma #grandmagoals. However, the highlight for the couple was breaking the bread. In Polish tradition, the bride and groom have to physically break their wedding bread. Whoever ends up with the biggest chunk, leads the relationship. With this in mind, they got a little competitive. They make each other laugh and were clearly in love. I wish they will have a lifetime of being there for each other no matter life brings on. Happy wishes to the new little family.

The second shooter for this wedding was Michelle Paquot.

 

groom prep wedding getting dressed
groom prep wedding tie
groom prep wedding with parents
groom prep wedding groomsmen portrait
groom prep wedding portrait
bride prep wedding dress
bride prep wedding hair
bride prep wedding makeup
bride prep wedding dress
bride prep getting dressed
bride prep getting dressed
bride prep getting dressed
bride prep down the stairs
groom and best man wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
reading wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
ring exchange wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
bride and groom wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
drinking wine wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
signing marriage document wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
first kiss wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
recession wedding ceremony St Joseph the Worker Parish
family portrait at St Joseph the Worker Parish
family portrait at St Joseph the Worker Parish
bridal party at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
groomsmen wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bridesmaids wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
groomsmen wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
pregnancy announcement wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
romantic couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bridesmaids wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bridal party wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
married couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
married couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
married couple wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
head table decor wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
party favours wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
centrepieces wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
cake decor wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
grand entrance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
grand entrance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
breaking the bread wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
head table wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
kissing game wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
kissing game wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
bridesmaid speech wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
mother speech wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
drinking games wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
drinking games wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
drinking games wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
couple's speech wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
cake cutting wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
couple's first dance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
father daughter dance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
mother son dance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
dance party wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
dance party wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
bride and groom first dance wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
dance party wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
dane party wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
harter toss wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
harter toss wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
bouquet toss wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
bouquet toss wedding reception at Ajax Convention Centre
Photo booth fun at Ajax Convention Centre