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Vania’s brother and Frank collect hockey cards and when Vania and her brother bought a house together, they started “Bbq Wednesday’s” where Frank made frequent appearances. Soon after that, Frank was a house staple for not just hockey cards.

Vania and Frank are laid back and a ton of fun! They wanted their photos to be relaxed and candid and in the heart of their neighbourhood which is also my neighbourhood; the Junction. We had a blast shooting with the full bridal party, wandering around in back alleys, the local ice cream joint and even No Frills. This no fuss group enjoyed every moment and even Frank, who doesn’t enjoy being photographed, lasted a patient 2 hours! I was impressed.

Documenting Vania and Frank was easy. Frank makes Vania laugh out loud every minute. Sometimes with a dry joke, and other times he barely utters a word. She is clearly head over heels for this genuinely sweet man.

Often times shy or photographically challenged couples approach me with worry about their wedding day but I always encourage them that a candid approach works….and well. Sometimes, these shy couples even work wonders for the camera, because they are just truly themselves. This is why Frank turned out to be an easy subject. He didn’t act for the camera, he just was himself. Shooting candidly does require finesse. I still make directions, choose my composition and areas where light is of the utmost importance. After all that is chosen, I then get couples to interact with one another in a real way. This in my opinion beats shooting something purely docu-style because I still want the shot to be void of any ugliness in the background, bad direction of light or people blocking one another.

Overall this day was really enjoyable for everyone involved. Vania and Frank wanted the day to be about family and friendship, going with the notion that less is more.

You were both a pleasure.

xx – april

 

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FROM THE BRIDE’S MOUTH

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT?

“When I saw Frank and all my nerves went away..”

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE?

“Pearl Jam…Frank wanted to pick the song since he doesn’t dance. He regretted it when we were dancing. lol”

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE DETAIL?

“When April said “show me your dimple”… It floored me how she had been there for 5 minutes and noticed it right away. It isn’t always noticeable.

WHAT WERE YOUR DIY PROJECTS?

Table seating, table numbers, vases for bouquets, table menus, guest book

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING?

“Simple. Less is more. Everything went just right with the right people as a part of our day. Pinterest is a girls best friend. “

VENDORS

CEREMONY + RECPETION LOCATION

Presidente Banquet Hall

OFFICIANT

Kettle Creek Weddings

PLANNER + STYLIST

The bride, Vania

CAKE

Dazzle Me Cakes

FLOWERS

Heavenly Creations

MAKEUP + HAIR

Cristina Di Carlo and Marisa Ferreira

DRESS

Jealous Bridesmaids

SUIT

Tip Top Tailors

BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE

Lulus for the girls, guys whatever they had at home that was black

FAVOURS

Donations to heart and stroke foundation

BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS

Hats, shoes, ties for guys.

Swarvoski crystal bracelets with day of emergency kits for ladies

PHOTOBOOTH

Boothography

DJ

Digital Entertainment Group

BUDGET

Between 20-30k

NUMBER OF GUESTS

130

SECOND SHOOTER

Scott

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