I had the pleasure of documenting Joyse and Cullen’s wedding filled with love, joy, and community.

The Bridge Church in Markham was a central part of Joyse and Cullen’s relationship. It’s where they first met and it’s also where they spend most of their days serving their local community together. Even when they were looking for a home, they intentionally wanted to be within a 10-minute drive of their church.

Their newly renovated church was an amazing, spacious, and modern venue that provided a unique sacred backdrop for them to exchange their vows. It was the perfect location for them to share radiant smiles with everyone present and emotional moments at the altar too. After the ceremony, they treated their family and friends to bubble tea and classic Filipino culinary favourites including lumpiang shanghai and pancit bihon.

Toronto’s autumn season is a breathtaking canvas and picturesque setting of warm hues and vibrant colours. I’m so glad we were able to capture some fantastic images with the magical glow of the fall leaves! The natural beauty of the season added a layer of warmth and romance with leaves in shades of red, orange, and gold.

Downtown Toronto is a treasure trove of iconic streetscapes and architectural wonders, which provided a captivating urban backdrop for Joyse and Cullen’s creative portrait session. It was so inspiring to explore the dynamic cityscape in the heart of Toronto and find so many different nooks and crannies to pose the couple and photograph.

Their dinner wedding reception was at the HotHouse Restaurant, a culinary haven in the heart of the St Lawrence Market area of Downtown Toronto. Known for its delectable cuisine and sophisticated ambiance, the restaurant provided an exquisite setting for their evening celebration.

I especially liked how they personalized their wedding to become a reflection of their personalities: especially with their miniature Gundam cake toppers! They continued to embrace their cultural traditions with the Filipino money dance. Family and friends came up to pin money onto the bride and groom, symbolizing good fortune and prosperity in Filipino culture. It was a beautiful moment of unity: blending tradition and gathering people of all different age groups seamlessly together.

After that, the atmosphere transformed into a lively dance floor. Everyone came ready with an infectious energy and enthusiasm to dance the night away!

As an experienced Toronto wedding photographer, I am committed to capturing your love story and creating timeless memories that will last a lifetime. If you envision your wedding photos as cherished reminders of your unique cultures and personalities, contact me today to begin your journey to a picture-perfect wedding day!

Wedding Vow Books His and Hers Vows Gold Rings Bands
Wedding Gold Bands Diamond Engagement Rings
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress Silk Robe
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress Portrait
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress Portrait
Bride Getting Ready Candid Photojournalistic Natural Organic Kara Oceane Bridal Gown Dress Portrait
The Bridge Markham Community Church
The Bridge Markham Community Church Front Exterior Facade Cross
Bride Groom First Look Reveal Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Reaction Anticipation
Bride Groom First Look Reveal Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Reaction Anticipation Tap Shoulder
Bride Groom First Look Reveal Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Reaction Anticipation
Bride Groom First Look Reveal Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Reaction Embrace
The Bridge Markham Community Church Auditorium
Bride Walking Down Aisle Processional Wedding Ceremony Mother Father
Bride Walking Down Aisle Processional Wedding Ceremony Mother Father Smile
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Wide Auditorium
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Altar
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Darius McKoy Worship Pastor Nord Piano Keyboard
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Worship Bride Groom Singing Portrait
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Worship Bride Groom Singing
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Pastor Sam Chung Officiant Vows
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Vows Reaction Natural Candid Photojournalistic Organic Laugh Smile
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Vows Reaction Natural Candid Photojournalistic Organic Laugh Smile
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Vows Reaction Natural Candid Photojournalistic Organic Laugh Smile Groomsmen
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Vows Reaction Natural Candid Photojournalistic Organic Cry Sweet Intimate Emotional Moment
Wedding Ceremony The Bridge Church Markham Bride Groom Kiss Recessional Pronouncement
Bride Groom Parents Formal Family Portrait Group Photo
Bride Groom Parents Formal Family Portrait Group Photo
The Bridge Markham Community Church Auditorium Lobby Atrium
Bride Groom Holding Hands Walking Together Smiling Portrait
Bride Groom Holding Hands Walking Together Smiling Looking at Each Other Portrait
Bride Groom Holding Hands Walking Together Smiling Landscape
Bride Groom Intimate Close Detail Smiling Engagement Wedding Ring
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Portrait
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Crop
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Crop
Bride Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Portrait
Bride Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Walking Together Portrait
Bride Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Crop
Bride Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Flowers Floral Bouquets Crop
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Crop Autumn Fall Leaves
Bride Groom Groomsmen Bridesmaids Bridal Wedding Party Group Photo Crop Autumn Fall Leaves Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic
Bride Groom Wedding Autumn Fall Leaves Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Autumn Fall Leaves Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Landscape Streetscape
Bride Groom Wedding Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Street Road Crosswalk Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Street Road Crosswalk Landscape
Bride Groom Wedding Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Red Brick Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Holding Hands Walking Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Red Brick Landscape
Bride Groom Wedding Intimate Hugging Holding Each Other Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Red Brick Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Intimate Hugging Holding Each Other Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Front Street St Lawrence Market Architecture Red Brick Landscape
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Portrait Majestic Royalty
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Landscape Intimate Holding Hugging Each Other Majestic Royalty
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Intimate Holding Hugging Each Other Majestic Royalty Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Majestic Royalty Holding Hands Walking Together Portrait
Bride Groom Wedding Together Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Streetscape Downtown Toronto Esplanade Architecture Majestic Royalty Holding Hands Walking Together Portrait
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Exterior Facade
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Exterior Facade
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Bride Groom Portrait
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Bride Groom Portrait
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Exterior Patio Seating Area
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Exterior Patio Seating Bride Groom Twinkling String Lights Hugging Holding Each Other Intimate
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Entrance Exterior Patio Seating Bride Groom Twinkling String Lights Hugging Holding Each Other
Joyse Cullen Wedding Sign
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Private Event Room Wide Landscape
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Private Event Room Wide Landscape Hanging Garden Wall Windows
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Main Private Event Room Wide Landscape Hanging Garden Wall Windows
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Bride Groom Entrance Fun Lively Celebration
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Bride Groom Fun Lively Celebration Mingling with Guests Candid Natural Organic Photojournalistic Group Photo
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Speeches Reaction Smile Laugh
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Bride Groom First Dance
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Bride Groom First Dance Kiss Dip
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Bride Groom Filipino Money Dance
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Candid Natural Photojournalistic Organic Dancing Fun Lively Energetic Dance Floor
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Candid Natural Photojournalistic Organic Dancing Fun Lively Energetic Dance Floor
HotHouse Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Candid Natural Photojournalistic Organic Dancing Fun Lively Energetic Dance Floor Baby

The Bridge Markham Church Wedding | HotHouse Restaurant Downtown Toronto Wedding

PhotographerChristopher Luk: Toronto Wedding Photographer
Wedding Ceremony LocationThe Bridge Markham Community Church in Markham, Ontario
Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception LocationHotHouse Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Jeannie Chen of Jeannie C Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Wingmen Suits
Bride’s Wedding Dress / Bridal Gown: Kara Oceane
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Bubble Tea: Brewing Boba Live Bubble Tea Station

Christopher Luk Toronto Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes BTS Bride Groom Portraits Downtown Toronto Front Street Esplanade St Lawrence Market
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