Claudia and Kyle are high school sweethearts, although they never dated in high school. Having a relationship that started with friendship means you can build a strong core and you can definitely see that in Claudia and Kyle. It was only the year after they had graduated from high school that their friendship naturally flourished into something much deeper. Three years later at a New Years Eve Party, Kyle set up a romantic scene with candles, flowers and music and proposed to Claudia. Claudia and Kyle are just too cute together. They have accomplished so much at such a young age: finishing school together, buying a house and establishing their careers.
I had actually met Claudia and Kyle when I photographed their engagement photos at Toronto Edward Gardens last summer and couldn’t wait to photograph this sweet couple together again. Claudia got ready for her big day at The Courtyard Marriott in downtown Toronto. I just love her choice of jewellery since everything was so sparkly! Their wedding was set in the historic Distillery District where it was beautifully decorated with purple bouquets and petals scattered over the floor. I also love their gorgeous flower wall which was used for the ceremony and many many many photos! Claudia and Kyle celebrated with approximately 70 of their family members who heated up the Boiler House Loft with some African dancing and were so happy to see these two finally tie the knot! Although the sun was brightly shining all day, it was absolutely freezing! It was -10ºC that day and Claudia braved the very windy streets of the Distillery for a few quick photos at the end. You would never know it was that cold just by looking at these photos.
Claudia and Kyle, thank you so much for inviting us to capture your special day! It was truly a pleasure and we hope you have many happy years together in your new house :)
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Ceremony Venue: The Boiler House Loft, Distillery District
Reception Venue: The Boiler House Loft, Distillery District
Bridal Gown: Bridal Fashion Fraire
Bridal Shoes: Nine WestMake Up Artist: Daneille Mattis