Greg called me less than two months ago to ask if I was available on his wedding day. Fortunately, I was. Fang came in the next day and we got along immediately. She had me laughing a lot and I hope the reverse is true too!
They told me their wedding was going to be fairly laid back with under 35 guests and that they were going to get married at Toronto City Hall. They were originally planning to have their reception in their condo’s party room, but it got changed at the last minute to The America Restaurant in the Trump Hotel because the condo party room was not yet finished. That restaurant was an excellent choice because the venue was perfect for the number of guests and the food was scrumptious!
I arrived to take photos of Fang getting ready in their condo. I knew they were serious about being laid back when she invited Greg to come and see her just after she finished getting ready. I love his expression upon first seeing her in her wedding dress.
Fang and her guests are about to enter City Hall before the ceremony.
Greg and his best man as well as the guests are eagerly awaiting the ceremony.
They are very happy to have their marriage license.
We took a photo of all the guests at City Hall.
I was so happy that the iconic Toronto sign was still up in front of City Hall! Fang is originally from China and she is eager to show these photos to her relatives who are still there. This is Toronto!
They were pretty happy to celebrate with some champagne after the ceremony.
Portrait of the bride and portrait of the groom at U of T.
Bridal party. Fang’s daughter is beside her.
Bridesmaids and Fang with her two brothers, who also now live in Toronto.
Family and bridal party. Greg’s mom (in the green dress) came from England. She only came for 3 days because her other son is getting married next Saturday in England!
Photos at Hart House. I was thrilled to be back there taking photos, because I had my own wedding reception there over a decade ago!
I could not resist the light or their expressions.
West meets East. Bridal portraits.
Recording the speeches.
Congrats on such an awesome wedding day, Fang and Greg! Thanks again for allowing so much time for portraits and for having me there to photograph it.