Ajax Convention Centre
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.
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.