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!
The Bridge Markham Church Wedding | HotHouse Restaurant Downtown Toronto Wedding
Photographer: Christopher Luk: Toronto Wedding Photographer
Wedding Ceremony Location: The Bridge Markham Community Church in Markham, Ontario
Restaurant Wedding Dinner Reception Location: HotHouse 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
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