Their lives started out on opposite sides of the globe but somehow, destiny brought them together. After meeting one another, Danielle and Scott spent the next few years moving their relationship between his home in Australia and her home in Canada. As a couple, they were so sweet I almost got a toothache. It was clear why the distance, once separating them, was only meant to prepare them for the closeness they would create in the years to come.
On a Friday evening, an intimate group of friends and family gathered at the Toronto Christmas Market to watch this gorgeous couple take their vows of marriage. The warmth of candlelight and feel-good holiday vibes made Cluny Bistro the perfect setting for a winter wedding.
Tears of joy were shed by many...
...and then those tears turned into complete and utter happiness!
We made our way to the iconic Love sign where the couple braved below-freezing weather for their portraits. Still floating on the adrenaline of the beautiful ceremony, their loving interactions and happy smiles kept the frostbite away.
On our portrait adventure, we walked through a cloud of compliments from visitors of the Distillery District. Everyone had their eyes on the beautiful bride!
Getting to know the wedding party was a blast! Danielle and Scott's friends were as charming and funny as one can only hope. Scott's groomsmen flew all the way from Australia to razz him about being "good...but not great..." at a lot of things. Danielle has an entourage of her own: elegant girlfriends, ones who clearly adore her for how beautiful, encouraging, educated and nerdy she is. She's their go-to girl for deep discussions about the String Theory.
There were many tender moments...
...and just as many silly and hilarious moments!
...but nothing beat Danielle's stories of how she knew she was in love and how she knew Scott was The One. She knew she loved him when, several months into dating, she found his hilarious Facebook letter to POM Wonderful. Through his deep love of their fruit juice, Scott couldn't look past their outrageous 25% price hike. Only a world-wide pomegranate crisis would justify such a financial leap.
When Scott moved to Canada, their bond strengthened when taking walks home after work. Having heard all the horror stories of Canadian winters, Scott bought himself a proper winter jacket. Although Danielle made fun of Scott's huge jacket, she soon found herself at the mercy of karma. Day after day, Danielle underdressed for the frigid weather and each time, Scott chivalrously offered his jacket, never complaining of having to walk home in a t-shirt. If you were to see Scott's expression as Danielle retold the story of how she knew he was The One, you would see that each word accentuated how much she truly means to him.
Danielle and Scott, thank you for the honour of welcoming me at such a special day in your lives. I wish you nothing but the best as you begin your lives together! May you never experience a pomegranate shortage.
Much Love and Appreciation,