Canvas Event Space

Canvas Event Space is the perfect wedding venue for couples with a vision. The space is an empty shell ready for all your personal touches. Iris and Jovi were super creative and wanted their wedding day to reflect them. They designed everything. From the black/white table clothes to the cake station. All the fine details were hand-selected to create their dream wedding. They even had “make your own meal stations” arranged instead of classic table service. Canvas Event Space was simply the empty shell that brought it all together.

The First look

We kick off this day with the bride quietly getting ready at home. Aside from the professional hair/makeup team, it was just us. I love mornings like this. It’s a great way to get your bearings before the chaos of your wedding day begins. Her first look with Jovi was at Toronto’s Music Gardens.

As a fellow dog parent I am always a fan when couples incorporate their puppies into the wedding day. Now if they are ring bearers I wouldn’t recommend giving them the actual rings. Things like that can go horribly wrong. But bringing him along for the portrait session to get some unique family photos was a stroke of genius. My favorite part was still the first look. Normally the exciting part is when the groom sees his bride for the first time. But in this case, it was when a 100lb chow chow saw his mama. Jovi couldn’t hold him back. All you saw was a furry blur run towards the bride who had the biggest smile on her face. Such an amazing moment. And there are even more photos at Graffiti Alley.

Filipino Wedding Ceremony

The Filipino wedding ceremony, family portraits, and the reception all happened at Canvas Event Space. They brought the Candle, Cord, and Veil to pay respect to the bride’s culture. I love this tradition because each element has a strong meaning behind it. It’s also a nice way to involve important loved ones into your ceremony. Traditionally the ceremony is very religious. So the Candle, Cord, and Veil are no different. For this wedding, they had a civil ceremony and asked their officiant to customize it to the occasion. Obviously he was happy to oblige. And as a result, the guests loved it. The Arras ceremonial coins were a unique touch. The groom gave these to the bride to symbolize his commitment to the family.

The veiling ceremony bonds the bride and groom together so they are recognized as one. The veil lays over the bride’s head and the other side over the groom’s shoulder as a symbol of unity. This also represents a wish for good health and protection during their life as husband and wife. Similar to The Veil Ceremony, the Yugal or infinity shaped cord represents the couple’s bond and union. Finally, their sponsors will place the Yugal on top of the veil as the couple receives their blessing.

Theron Henry of Powerpack Images captured the video for this wedding.

 

bride prep wedding crown
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bride prep wedding getting dressed
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groom and dog first look wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
first look with dog wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
first look with dog wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
romantic wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bride and groom with dog wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bridesmaid and ring boy wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
formal wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bride and dog wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
funny wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
bride and groom wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
groom and dog wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
formal wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens with dog
bride and groom wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
romantic wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
romantic wedding portrait at Toronto Music Gardens
formal wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride and groom formal wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride and groom kissing wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride and groom wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride and groom wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bride and groom wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
bridal party wedding portrait at Graffiti alley
family wedding portrait Canvas Event Space
family wedding portrait Canvas Event Space
decor wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
decor wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
decor wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
bride down the aisle wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
first kiss wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
recession wedding ceremony at Canvas Event Space
wedding cocktail hour at Canvas Event Space
wedding cocktail hour at Canvas Event Space
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table decor wedding reception at Canvas Event Space
table decor wedding reception at Canvas Event Space
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dance party wedding reception at Canvas Event Space
photo booth wedding reception at Canvas Event Space
family photo wedding reception at Canvas Event Space