The Manor By Peter and Pauls is a beautiful wedding venue for any couple planning a simple wedding. I don’t mean simple as in small, but rather convenient. They have options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. They even have an option for both simultaneously which this couple utilized on their scattered showers wedding day. The garden grounds offer a large green oasis backdrop, plenty of tree coverage, waterfront views, and a gorgeous gazebo that lights up at night. So no matter your guest count size, you’re able to maneuver everyone without issues or delays.
With the Toronto area being such a hotpot of different cultures, fusion weddings are inevitable. This particular event was a cross between a Persian Muslim Wedding and Columbian Wedding. Not a combination you see very often but it really does work. Both sides have big families, lots of food, and energetic dancing. They included traditions from both sides. The wedding ceremony had a candle lighting to reflect Columbian wedding traditions. They also had a honey ceremony to honor the bride’s Persian traditions. The reception had knife dance performance leading up to the cake cutting. And the music features both cultures.
When I found out the bride was a Harry Potter fan to boot, I was in heaven. Obviously special effects editing is not my normal style, but I do enjoy experimenting with it once in a while. So I had the bride and groom bring their wands as well as any Harry Potter memorabilia they could find. These little details made an appearance throughout the day and played a signature role in the couple’s portrait session. From dueling wands to magic spells. My favorite was a protection spell the bride used to keep the two of them dry in the rain. for what its worth, she must be a very powerful witch. The rain was clear for most of the afternoon.