Emily and Ken’s Wedding – Glenview Presbyterian Church and Chateau Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre Venue

The weather experienced a major identity crisis on Emily and Ken’s wedding day! We all woke up to snow on the ground, grey overcast skies, and blowing wind. As the day progressed, the sun came out to shine, the snow melted away, and it was beautiful outside … for a few minutes! The gusting winds, grey clouds, and snow returned! In short, the weather was super confused.

When we saw Ken in the morning, there was only the “fun” kind of confusion: he was having a tough time deciding between a handful of different tie colours and design patterns. Finally, he decided on one … only to open Emily’s gift and reveal even more tie options (and a beautiful set of cuff links)! Hilarious :)

It’s always a blessing to see Emily — she’s always so charming and full of joy! It turns out that everyone else in her family is just as wonderful too! Such a loveable little family :) Funny story: my aunt is a long-time elementary school friend of Emily’s mother, so it was a big surprise for me to see a family member at a wedding that I’m working at! Surprisingly, this has never happened before!

As I always say, doing a “First Look” or “The Reveal” (that is, seeing each other before the ceremony) never takes away from the experience of seeing each other “walking down the aisle”. I find that they’re 2 different emotions: “I can’t wait to see you!” vs. “This is really happening!” Emily was so overjoyed to see Ken that she got a bit emotional walking down the aisle with her dad :)

At their dinner reception, through the magic of social media, all the guests shared their smartphone photos instantly on a live projected Instagram slideshow (hashtag: #kemwed)! I’ve seen live Twitter feeds at weddings before, but this was even cooler! Plus, I’ve also never seen a peking duck station before during cocktail hour — that was a super delicious idea and a big crowd favourite.

Congratulations, Emily and Ken! May you always be each other’s “Player 1” and “Player 2” :)

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PhotographersChristopher Luk: Toronto Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photographer (Glendon Tang)
Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist: Karen Chen Richardson at krichardsonchen@yahoo.ca or (647) 294-5520
Ceremony VenueGlenview Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ontario
Creative Relaxed Portrait Session Location: “Just keep walking until you find some place cool” :)
Chinese Cuisine Catering / Peking Duck Station: Jacky Young of Grand Catering at jackyyoung616@yahoo.ca or (416) 419-6616
Cocktail and Dinner Reception VenueChâteau Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario
Wedding Dress / Bridal Gown: Pronovias from The Brides’ Project in Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Dress Alterations / Seamstress: Pom Penner at 905-479-4566 in Markham, Ontario
Cinematographers: William Loo and Gord Poon of Stories Worth Sharing from Toronto, Ontario
Photobooth: Selina Chow at selinawong@gmail.com
Cupcakes and Cake: Alison Ma (Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes with Lemony Frosting and Vegan Chocolate Cake)
DJ: Ian Liwanag at info@ianliwanag.com or (416) 879-5102
Florist: Fran Sackler of Fran Sackler Floral Design at fran@fsflorals.com from Richmond Hill, Ontario
Live Instagram Event Feed Slideshow: Eventstagram: Keep crowds entertained at your event
Engagement Session: Emily and Ken’s Engagement Session in Markham, Ontario

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Martin VanOost
Martin VanOost

Fantastic photos! Sorry for the delayed comment, I looked at these in May and gasped at how gorgeous they are, but forgot to comment. 

s
s

you guys look so cute! :)

DenDen
DenDen

Great photos! Captures the joy and happiness of the newly weds very well!!!! Congratzzzz!!!

FCC
FCC

Great photos of my son and new daughter

Johanna
Johanna

You guys look so happy Em! Congrats and beautiful photos!

Bruce
Bruce

Amazing photos!

David Liu
David Liu

The pics are awesome! i like the one outside the building the best!

ERic
ERic

great photos.!!.

Norm
Norm

I love how these photos completely capture the moment. Good job!

Amanda
Amanda

I love how these photos capture what you guys are to each other. Good job!

Amanda
Amanda

Wow amazing! Beautiful pictures!!! I love you guys! 

trudy
trudy

great photos of emily & ken.  the happiness & the connection between them is truly amazing, a wedding i will never forget !



Maggie
Maggie

Love all the pictures!  Never seen Ken sooo happy.  Emily's smile is contagious!!  :D

Cynthia
Cynthia

Congratulations Emily and Ken! The photos look amazing! Can't wait to see more photos!!

Alice
Alice

We had a great time!  You two look amazing in the pictures!!  Great job Chris!

HLN
HLN

Great pictures! So many happy memories that day!

JeffreyMa
JeffreyMa

I think the photos are amazing! What a great day it turned out to be :)

Ralph
Ralph

Great lasting memories. : )  Congratulations again!

Natalie
Natalie

Beautiful photos of a beautiful day!!

nevin
nevin

looks incredible!

Ryan Sia
Ryan Sia

Awesome pictures! Congrats!

Joyce Chau
Joyce Chau

Lovely pictures!  All the best to the newlyweds!

faithlee
faithlee

so smiley!  love the one of ken as you walk down the aisle.  and of you and your dad!

Kelvin Chau
Kelvin Chau

Wow, the photos are amazing!  You can really feel the emotion from the people in the photos.  Ha, and you can't tell that the weather was uncooperative at all...

Labro
Labro

Beautiful photos! Em, you're gorgeous inside & out:D

brent
brent

Great pics guys! Congrats!

Warren G
Warren G

Peking duck was excellent for sure!

Great pictures emily!

Steph Chan
Steph Chan

Amazing photos! And the couple is even more amazing :) Love you guys!

Bev
Bev

Ken is SO SMILEY!!!!!! haha such awesome pictures :) :)

KC
KC

Thanks again Chris. You were a pleasure to work with!

Alison S
Alison S

Beautiful wedding, happy couple - all captured perfectly in these photos! Congrats again!

MelissaK
MelissaK like.author.displayName 1 Like

Emily and Ken - what an amazing and beautiful day!!!  Emily, you looked soooo beautiful (like Ken said, you are beautiful everyday!) and your sweetness and love was just so apparent!  Love the amazing photos - so many candid moments, smiles and emotions captured!


Carol
Carol

such a great reminder of a beautiful day!

Ivy Chen
Ivy Chen

Mr.Luk you take good pictures....


these models are fantastic too!

jayson
jayson

congrats again guys! the pictures look awesome :)

melody
melody

Love the photos, Chris! Always a pleasure to work with you and you make us look so good even when it was freezing outside.

Samantha Chung
Samantha Chung like.author.displayName 1 Like

I can hear you two laughing through these photos!! CONGRATS AGAIN, KEMILY! :)

Grace L
Grace L

I LOVE IT!!!! especially the pic where you and ken are about to hold hands after you just walked down the aisle. GORGE!!!!

Vicky
Vicky

Beautiful pictures and beautiful smiles! :)

Emily
Emily like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thanks for capturing our big day with such beautiful photos, Chris!  So glad we had you as our photographer!

Lindsay Plumley
Lindsay Plumley like.author.displayName 1 Like

The pictures look amazing!! You guys look so happy! Congrats!! :)

Sharon Radford
Sharon Radford like.author.displayName 1 Like

Beautiful pictures!  Excessive happiness all round.  Congrats and many wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

esther_channer
esther_channer like.author.displayName 1 Like

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS! GORGEOUS!!!

DJ
DJ

Aww! You guys look so great! Can't wait to see all the final pictures!

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