Do you have an introvert and extrovert personality? At weddings, couples can go either or. Some are social butterflies who love getting their photos taken. Others would much rather fill out the paperwork without being the center of attention. I’m personally the latter. I know, I know. As a wedding photographer, I really need to be energetic and outgoing type. And I can make it happen, when I need to. But when I get fellow introverts as wedding couples, I enjoy the event a lot more. So for all those couples who dread walking down the aisle and having everyone looking at you… check out this wedding. It’s a great example of how the wedding obligations can be simplified. Thus leaving you with a lot more time to enjoy yourself.
All the events of this wedding happened at George Restaurant in Toronto. They had an outdoor ceremony on the venues covered patio. The bride was from Portugal, and the groom was Jewish. However, their ceremony was from all over the world. They took bits and pieces from different cultural ceremonies around the world. They had legally married earlier this year during the lockdown. So this ceremony was a spiritual connecting of all their loved ones.
There was no officiant. Instead, all the guests were given the officiant’s script. Part way through the ceremony, they recited declaration in unison. And the groom broke the glass as a finale. It was definitely an interesting mix of cultures and traditions.
We spent maybe half and hour on their family and personal portraits around George Restaurant. Beyond that, it was just one big party. They hadn’t seen many of their guests for the last year due to Covid. So their priority was mingling with them, over doing the love-e dove-e stuff elsewhere. Hey, I love this kind of setup. Candid photography is my specialty. I love going into stealth mode and capturing people without anyone noticing.
I also got to run this couple’s livestream that was viewed by their loved ones around the world.