Keren and Mat’s Wedding – Hilton Suites Toronto, Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church, Markham Museum, and Crystal Fountain

Something that I do differently from many other weddings photographers is that I’m there to see both the bride and groom in the morning of their wedding day as they get ready! (Many photographers cover the bride and bridesmaids getting ready, but send their second photographer out to be with the groom and groomsmen.) Personally, I love starting the day off by meeting everyone, soaking in the atmosphere, participating in the excitement, and catching up on all that they’ve been doing since I saw them last.

As I was talking with Mat, I asked him, “Remind me: how many years have you been waiting for this day?” As he thought about it and reflected back on the memories, he started to get a bit emotional and gently responded with, “Almost 3 years”.

It’s intimate, heart-warming moments like this that remind me of what an honour it is to be entrusted as a wedding photographer, with the ability we’ve been given to draw out and capture genuine emotion that is found deep within our couples. Keren: starting the day off by getting Mat ready with the right mindset (and not just in his right clothes) is my gift to you! As you can see, Mat was overjoyed to see Keren in her wedding dress for the first time walking down the aisle!

Well, after a 3-year long engagement, Keren and Mat are finally married! What an amazing day of celebration — it was well worth the wait. Congratulations, Keren and Mat! :)

Christopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Groom Groomsmen Getting Ready Home Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Cry Emotional Teary EyedChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Groom Getting Ready Home Creative Relaxed Portrait Laugh SmileChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Groom Groomsmen Getting Ready Home Creative Relaxed Portrait Laugh SmileChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Bridal Dress Gown Pronovias Chapel Cathedral Royal Long Train Wedding DressChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Hair Stylist Makeup Artist Maggie Ng Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural HairpieceChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Hair Stylist Makeup Artist Maggie Ng Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Eyelashes Brush Eyelash ExtensionsChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Bridesmaids Bridal Dress Gown PronoviasChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Maid of Honour SisterChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Bridesmaids Bridal Dress Gown Pronovias SmileChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Bridal Dress Gown Pronovias Chapel Cathedral Royal Long TrainChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride Hotel Getting Ready Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Car WindowChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Walking Down The Aisle Father Reaction Cry Tear HappyChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Smile Laugh Look VowsChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Wide White Aisle Runner Ribbons FlowersChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Smile Laugh Bridal Party Groomsmen Bridesmaids Maid of Honour Best ManChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Smile Veil Blowing in the WindChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom Ceremony Creative Relaxed Portrait Photojournalism Candid Natural Smile Laugh WalkingChristopher Luk 2014 - Keren and Mat's Wedding - Hilton Suites Conference Centre Spa Markham Museum Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church Crystal Fountain - Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer - Bride and Groom with Christopher Luk and Glendon Tang

PhotographersChristopher Luk, Toronto Wedding and Event Photographer (and Glendon Tang)
Getting Ready Venue (Bride): Hilton Toronto / Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa in Markham, Ontario
Ceremony VenueCornerstone Chinese Alliance Church in Markham, Ontario
Bakery / Lunch CateringNoisette Pastry Works: Fresh cakes, baked goods, cookies, and desserts in Thornhill, Ontario
Creative Relaxed Portrait SessionMarkham Museum & Historical Village in Markham, Ontario
Dinner Reception VenueCrystal Fountain Banquet Hall in Markham, Ontario
Wedding Planner / Coordinator: Aaron Cheung of Man With the Wedding Plan: Perfectly planned weddings
Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist: Maggie Ng at Maggie Ng
Wedding Dress / Bridal Gown: Pronovias
Engagement Session: Keren and Mat’s Engagement Session at The Historical Distillery District and Cherry Beach in Toronto

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TrishCrimminsFlynn
TrishCrimminsFlynn

I love how you showed the complete love for each other that this couple has. The groom's emotional pictures are also wonderful and something most people don't think to capture.

Lauren Mirecki
Lauren Mirecki

As much as everyone loves to see the bride coming down the aisle, I always turn and watch the groom. Love the shots here of the groom crying! And the eyelashes shot caught my eye when I saw it on Facebook - SO CREATIVE!