Harding Waterfront Estate
What made Angela and Jo’s wedding celebration at Harding Waterfront Estate extra special was the way they personalized the most important day of their lives. This venue is amazing. As someone who got her big break in wedding photography from the cruising industry, this wedding was right up my alley. These two have traveled as much as I have. They met abroad and have been seeing the world ever since. Angela also happens to have Hawaiian roots, which she highlights throughout the day. So I suppose if I had to assign any theme for this wedding, it would have been an escape to a tropical paradise. All from the comforts of GTA.
City Hall Ceremony
The tropical beach theme popped up throughout their day. They had their civil ceremony at Mississauga City Hall. This city hall has a beautiful outdoor ceremony space. The couple sported leafy garlands around their necks. They even handed out Hawaiian leis to their guests as they arrived. Angela wore a floral headpiece during the ceremony and her bridal bouquet consisted of seashells.
Normally after a wedding at Mississauga City Hall, I would take the couple to Kariya Park for photos. However, in this case, we had early access to Harding Waterfront Estates and decided to use their grounds instead. The photos were kept pretty casual. And since the groom’s family flew in for this event, we brought them along for extra photos.
This wedding reception was amazing. Angela made all of her own centerpieces. The tented space was filled with personal artifacts they collected amongst their travels. The couple’s grand entrance involved them going table to table for group selfies. Their speeches included so many stories from their travels and the bridal party was amazing. However, the highlight for this evening were the performances. It seems most of the bride’s family performs Hawaiian dancing professionally. So many of them offered a performance to entertain the couple. Even the bride joined her mom and sister for a group performance. So by the time the dance floor officially opened, everyone was ready to join in.