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Toronto Wedding: Liza + Andrew

It was a rainy day in pizza-ville...

It was, but it was still great day for Liza & Andrew's wedding at the Gardiner Museum. I had a great time being a Toronto Wedding photographer for the day. When you shoot the wedding of two architects you spend the day around cool buildings. I was in heaven.

Letter-pressed and stamped invitations made by hand:

a beautiful wedding invitation shot by Toronto Wedding Photographer Travis Allison

First stop Liza's parents for getting ready pictures. Liza and the bridesmaids did their own flowers and the make up was done by Al Fortier from A List Beauty.

a beautiful bride's makeup by Toronto Wedding Photographer Travis Allison a palette of makeup set up for a bride The father of the bride holds a small dog while the bride is getting her make up done The mother of the bride gets her bracelet done up by one of the bridesmaids a beautiful wedding dress hangs in a window surrounded by Christmas decorations beautiful black bridal shoes outside with boughs and red Christmas balls A large engagement ring hangs from a pine bough above a red Christmas ball A beautiful bride poses by a brick wall in her dress and white mink shawl a black and white full-length picture of a beautiful bride in her long dress and white mink shawl a bridesmaid poses outside in winter in her beautiful black dress and fuchsia shawl a bridesmaid at a wedding poses outdoors in her fuchsia shawl and black dress a bride and her sister, the maid of honour, pose with their heads together in a backyard in Toronto

Second stop (after a little short moment of the small towners getting turned around in the big city...) Hart House at U of T - an amazing space to shoot!

A bride and groom pose together in a window of the University of Toronto's Hart House A bride and groom pose together in a window of the University of Toronto's Hart House A bride and groom pose together in a stairwell of the University of Toronto's Hart House A bride and groom pose together in a stairway under a light at the University of Toronto's Hart House A bride leans against the rail of a stairway at the University of Toronto's Hart House A bride and groom pose together in front of a fireplace at the University of Toronto's Hart House A wedding party with bride and groom pose in front of a fireplace at the University of Toronto's Hart House Handsome best-man in front of a fireplace at the University of Toronto's Hart House  a handsome groomsman in front of the fireplace at the University of Toronto's Hart House a groom smiles while standing in front of the fireplace at the University of Toronto's Hart House The bride, groom and their bridal party pose on chairs at the end of the fireplace room at the University of Toronto's Hart House A groom, leaning on a grand piano, and groomsmen pose together in a window of the University of Toronto's Hart House

And lastly the Gardiner ceramic museum for the ceremony and food.  The ceremony was held in (and catered by) the Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner Cafe. The food was brilliant!  The turtle tarts put me in chocolate heaven.

The groom, surrounded by his groomsmen and holding his daughter, watch the bride coming down the aisle at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café The bride and her parents come down the aisle during an evening wedding at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café The bride and groom exchange their vows in front of a Christmas tree in this evening wedding at  Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café The groom wells up during the exchange of bridal vows at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café a bride and groom stand in front of a giant Christmas tree exchanging their vows in Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café the bride and groom have their first kiss in front of a giant Christmas tree in Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café The bride and groom have their first kiss in front of a Christmas tree in this evening wedding at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café

The ever beautiful Allison - her wedding was the first professional wedding I ever shot and some of those pictures are still on my business cards to this day. Allison and Ian are getting ready for baby #2!

former Subtlevox photography bride, Allison, at the evening wedding at the Gardiner Museum

The groom's grandfather after asking the blessing for the meal at the Gardiner Museum The groom poses with friends at an evening wedding at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café the groom's siblings gave them at road trip care page during their wedding speech at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café a smiling bride and groom laughing at speeches at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café the groom's sister holds up his Cub Scout shirt covered in badges at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café The bride and groom's first dance at their wedding at the Gardiner museum The bride and groom dancing in front of their wedding guests at Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café a little girl in a pink dress dances with her parents in Jamie Kennedy's Gardiner Café

Thanks to Liza and Andrew (and wee Maeve) for a wonderful wedding.