Rachelle – Brought to Light Album Live Concert – Toronto Covenant Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter

I’ve always loved listening to music, especially live music. Friends know that I’m an audiophile who loves to recreate and reproduce that “you are right there with them” live music playback experience. There’s something about hearing and feeling music live that immerses all of your senses and engages you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. That experience is elevated more so when spectacular songs are performed by some of the most talented instrumentalists and musicians in the city: Tim Ball, Drew Brown, Rob “Beatdown” Brown, Daniel Cowans.

Rachelle performed a number of original songs that she’s written over the past few years and a few new additions as well. I spoke with a number of people after the concert and there were several songs that either made them cry a few tears or simply sent shivers down their spine (in a good way)! Whenever the piano introduction to “I Am Not” starts, that song hits a tear-jerking spot in my heart every single time. I affectionately call “Keep Me” the most depressing song of all time, but definitely worth the emotional turmoil. “Try So Hard” most easily resonates with every human being on the planet. “More Than Beautiful” looks to what’s ahead. “Anything But You” focuses on the priorities in our lives. Her piano-based cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Living Out Loud”, that she personalized and dedicated to her husband, is probably my favourite cover of that song EVER! Her version of “His Eye is On The Sparrow” was definitely the crowd favourite and ended the evening off with a standing ovation.

Rachelle, Singer / Songwriter: http://www.rachelleluk.com
Rachelle, Singer / Songwriter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rachelle.luk.singersongwriter

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Karen and Scott’s Outdoor Summer Wedding – Miller Lash House Historic Estate Event Venue at University of Toronto UTSC

When I first met Karen and Scott, we talked about their interests and Karen had mentioned her love for all things Harry Potter. So, for the wedding day, the gentlemen wore something small and simple: “Harry Potter glasses” pins. On the flip side, I was surprised that Scott didn’t wear a Spiderman costume underneath his suit! What’s up with that? That seems a bit unfair :p

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a bit of a foodie. Well, Karen’s father ensured that everyone was well fed with lots of delicious lobster that day: for lunch, he ordered a massive (what looked to be a) 30-pound dried garlic deep-fried whole lobster for the whole family, and for dinner, each person had half a lobster on their plate too! That being said, my personal favourites were the baked apple (and blueberry) pie wedding favours that Karen and Scott gifted to everyone — I’ve always been a big fan of the classic apple pie. Okay, peach and apple crumble hold a special spot in my stomach too. Yum!

Karen and Scott decided to do a First Look (Reveal) and we found the perfect, quiet, and secluded area for them to enjoy the experience together. I loved seeing the anticipation, joy, and excitement on their faces. Throughout the day, you could see how well-loved these 2 are by their family and friends. Everyone wanted to be in a photo with them — I’m curious to know how many selfies were taken in only 1 day!

There were many, many, many tears of joy shed throughout their wedding day and one of my favourite moments was their father-daughter dance. There is truly something special about the unique relationship that a father has with his little girl that is unlike any other relationship. We also met some of his coworkers and learned a lot about commercial power line connectors and vibration dampers! The next time you drive by a massive line of power lines, tune into an AM radio station — if you still have a clear signal, that’s a good sign!

Congratulations, Karen and Scott! Thanks for perfecting “The Chris Pose” ;)

Christopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - White Gold Engagement Bride Groom Diamond RingsChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Groom Photojournalistic Candid Natural Relaxed Getting Ready CuffsChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Groom Getting Ready Grey Suit Black TieChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Groom Photojournalistic Candid Natural Relaxed Groomsmen Cool Posed Album CoverChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Essense of Australia Gown DressChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - 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Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Dinner Table Setting Detail Favours Centrepieces Chopsticks Apple Blueberry Pie Box Chinese 12 Course Dinner Jacky Young Grand CateringChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Cake Flowers Floral Detail Kay and Young’s Flower Market Tolinda Trinh of Bake Them Pretty CandlesChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Photojournalistic Candid Natural Relaxed Guests Friends Laughing Interacting MinglingChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - Bride Groom Photojournalistic Candid Natural Relaxed Speeches Reaction Laugh Cry EmotionsChristopher Luk 2015 - Karen and Scott's Wedding - Miller Lash House University Toronto Scarborough UTSC Outdoor Summer Ceremony Reception - 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PhotographersChristopher Luk: Toronto Wedding, Lifestyle and Event Photographer (and Glendon Tang)
Outdoor Garden Ceremony / Cocktail & Tented Dinner Reception: Miller Lash House
Historic Estate Event Venue at The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
Miller Lash House Event Coordinator: Julie Goobie
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Rhia Amio of Artistrhi
Hors D’oeuvres, Bartender and Late Night Table Caterer: Andrew Bowden of En Ville Event Design & Catering
Chinese 12-Course Dinner Caterer: Jacky Young of Grand Catering
Bride’s White Wedding Dress / Gown: Essense of Australia
Wedding Cake: Tolinda Trinh of Bake Them Pretty
Florist: Kay and Young’s Flower Market
Bride’s Shoes: Cole Haan
Pianist: Donavon LeNabat
DJ: Maximum Music DJ
Engagement Session: Karen and Scott’s Engagement Session at Riverdale Farm Park

Ying Ying and Alvin’s Engagement Session – Richmond Green Park – Markham / York Region Wedding Photographer

Alvin welcomed Ying Ying over to his place on the morning of Christmas Day. As she walked in, she noticed that there was a massive silver and gold wrapped box sitting by a small Christmas tree. “Who gave that to you?”, Ying Ying asked. “Actually, it’s for you!”, Alvin responded. She was surprised as they had promised not to gift each other anything for Christmas.

So, she picks up her gift, sits down, opens it, and finds a stuffed toy: Anges’ fluffy unicorn from Despicable Me. Back in the summer, while they were at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), they passed by a carnival game booth that had the fluffy unicorn displayed as a prize. Ying Ying turned to Alvin and said, “If you win that for me, I’ll marry you”! Alvin’s competitive nature sprung into action … only to fail the challenge not only once, but twice. They received a consolation prize that day, but now Alvin had actually gotten her a fluffy unicorn!

Ying Ying had also previously said, “Don’t get me a diamond ring. Just get me a lifetime supply of chocolate!” So Alvin found a chocolatier who crafted a white and pink coloured chocolate box that contained a chocolate engagement and wedding ring. As she opened the box to reveal the rings, she finally knew what this was all about and screamed, “It’s happening! It’s really happening!”

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Make Up Artist: Fiona Man of Fiona Man Makeup Artist