The beautiful Palais Royale hosted the heartwarming Jewish wedding ceremony of Rebecca and Adam. In fact, this venue has become one of Toronto’s leading event halls. The waterfront view of Lake Ontario made this wedding special and memorable. The ballroom offered a fantastic space for this pretty in pink wedding.
The day began with separate preps for the couple and their respective bridal parties. The bride’s makeup was simple but perfect for the occasion. The wedding gown was gorgeous and unique. The laced straps made the dress fashionable and stylish. Even the bride’s sequin pink sneakers were adorable alongside the bridesmaids white set. Whereas, the groom’s prep was formal to start as the boys dressed. However once those formalities concluded, they had a lot of free time on their hands to enjoy the afternoon. Or at least until the groom would see his bride for the first time at Palais Royale.
Their casual fun personality came out during their portrait session. This is how I remembered them from the engagement shoot last year. They weren’t really into super formal romantic posing. So the goal of their portrait session was to keep them feeling like them.
Jewish Wedding Ceremony
With the scale of the wedding being as large as it was, we made a point to perform as much as we could at the venue. So the family, bridal party, and couple portraits were all done along the waterfront just outside Palais Royal. Luckily with all the bridesmaids available, keeping the bride’s dress clean on a sandy beach was pretty simple. The family photos were extensive as there were a lot of key members involved. We also made a point of capturing as many actual guests arriving for the ceremony as well.
The venue had a charming setup. The hall showcased an enchanting pink theme. It is probably the most florally decorated wedding I’ve ever photographed. I have seen weddings like this as styled shoots in wedding magazines. However, never with a real wedding. Love was truly in the air.
The ceremony started with a private Ketubah signing. The men wore skullcaps. The huppah, was outside under a tented deck. The officiant they hired was perfect for this ceremony. She makes a point of explaining Jewish wedding traditions with guests who may not understand. As a result, everyone appreciated the religious elements of this wedding.
After the ceremony, Rebecca and Adam lead the celebration. They couldn’t contain the gladness that they were feeling when they put their hands up in the air in a blissful celebration. The two led the crowd into the reception area where they all participated in a hora to celebrate.
The second shooter for this wedding Michelle Paquot.
Theron Henry of Powerpack Images captured the video for this wedding.
Aside from this wedding, I also photographed this couple’s engagement shoot, their fall family portrait, and newborn photos.