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Wedding Photography at Le Parc in Thornhill, Ontario

Amanda + Mike | Wedding Photography in Thornhill, Ontario

Amanda + Mike are married! About seven years ago, we were introduced to Amanda’s mother, Gina. When it came time for her daughter’s wedding, she suggested that Amanda contact us to capture her special day. Amanda + Mike are an ingenious couple. In fact, they decided to combine their last names to originate a clever last name, “Tiracelli”. This is their wedding story.

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Winter Wedding Photography in Barrie, Ontario

Wes + Silvie | Wedding Photography at Holiday Inn in Barrie, Ontario

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Wes + Silvie are married! As residents of Fort McMurray, these two have had quite an eventful year, to say the least! When your whole city has to evacuate, forcing you to pack up and leave quickly, it can make the process of planning a wedding a little bit of a challenge. But through the grace of God, they preserved and made it through! We are so happy for them! This is their wedding story.

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Wedding at Blue Mountain Resort in Blue Mountains, ON

Crystal + Glenn | Wedding Photo Cinema Fusion at Blue Mountain Resort

On Saturday, we captured a gorgeous winter(ish) wedding at Blue Mountain Resort in Blue Mountains, ON. Blue Mountain Resort is one of our favorite venues. It is a special place for Crystal + Glenn. Glenn proposed to Crystal one year ago, to the date, while on a snowboarding trip at the resort. This is why Blue Mountain Resort was the obvious choice for their wedding day.

Why do we love Crystal + Glenn? Is it:
a) because when Glenn calls, the caller ID shows up as Bruce Wayne
b) because Crystal presented all the ladies in her bridal party with cozy, purple Ugg-style boots to wear outside
c) because Glenn gave all his groomsmen Justice League cufflinks
d) because he is the mastermind behind BBQ pizza (at least he claims to be)
e) because he nearly lost his wedding ring, at least twice, on his wedding day
f) because they both waited for hours and hours and hours outdoors to see an extended trailer of “The Dark Knight Rises”
g) because they love the Muppets just as much as we do… so much so, in fact, that Walter (the newest Muppet) was invited to the ceremony and reception

If you answered all of the above, you are correct. We felt as though we were attending a friend’s wedding, which is exactly how it should feel. It’s funny because we never actually met them in person until the day of the wedding. Whenever we needed to chat about wedding details, we would call each other up on Skype, so it was so nice to finally meet them face-to-face on their wedding day.

We arrived at the resort early Saturday morning to meet Glenn and the guys as they readied themselves for the big day. Frank Sinatra crooned in the background, while talk of Muppets and Star Wars filled the air. After they figured out how to properly fold a pocket square, Glenn united his Justice League with their cufflinks. Mike was the Flash, Joseph was Superman, John was the Green Lantern, and Glenn, of course, was Batman. Together they stood for justice, peace and love on this day.

We traveled over to meet the ladies at the Grand Georgian. After donning on her princess-like gown, Crystal gave her bridesmaids and flower girls their comfy boots. They, then, headed out the door to board their horse-drawn carriage to whisk them away to the Algonquin Room.

The ceremony was short and sweet. Crystal + Glenn kept the audience entertained with a couple of intergalactic references, and Walter the Muppet’s attendance. You could tell they were both so excited to finally be husband and wife.

After the ceremony, we strolled around the village at Blue Mountain to capture some lovely moments with the bridal party. Then, we headed up the mountain for a creative session with the bride and groom. At one point, Glenn was wildly waving his arms in excitement at his new bride, when his ring flew off his hand! It nearly missed the edge of the hillside. All we saw was the titanium band flying threw the air, heard a muffled thud, then saw Glenn’s wide-eyed look of alarm. He, frantically, searched through the snow patch, and moments later, found the ring!

It was time for the reception to start! The groomsmen, cloaked in robes, entered the hall with the bridesmaids to John Williams’ “Throne Room Theme Song” from Star Wars. Everyone cheered! It was an amazing party and a truly joyful evening!

Cathy Lane, from Panache Design Works, did an outstanding job designing this wedding. Her decorations and floral arrangements were completely stunning.

We adore Crystal + Glenn! They are such a fun-spirited, easy-going couple and it was such a pleasure to be a part of their day! Congratulations!

Venue: Blue Mountain Resort
Hair + Make-Up: Mobile Makeup
Decor: Panache Design Works