From the day Patrick met Marie-Claire in computer class at Glendon College, he knew she was special. Patrick describes Marie-Claire’s personality as magnetic and that he is so glad that he was pulled towards her. He loves how her jokes can always make him laugh. Their relationship began when Patrick bought her a lobster carrying chocolate and they have been together ever since. They’ve enjoyed travelling together but it was only until Marie-Claire’s birthday that they were kayaking in PEI down a river that things got really romantic. They were the only ones on the river and out of nowhere Patrick turned to her and asked her if she would marry him! Too cute!
Marie-Claire and Patrick’s spring wedding at The Estates of Sunnybrook McLean House was one that truly warmed my heart. It had rained for days on end leading up to their wedding and I was worried when I woke up that morning to a sky full of clouds once again. I knew going into their wedding that it would be an emotional one because Marie-Claire’s father had passed away and she had spent time with him at Sunnybrook hospital. But just like a fairytale while Marie-Claire was prepping for her wedding in her bridal suite, she propped her head outside and noticed the sun beaming down. We knew it was going to be a beautiful day and that her father was with us.
I love how well they know each other and how much they support each other. Marie-Claire sells chaimaille jewellery at craft shows and Patrick will often help her make them. You know a guy loves a woman when he makes jewellery with her! But most of all, I love how they can just take one look at each other and their whole face will beam full of joy. And that was exactly what they were like as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. Marie-Claire walked down the aisle with her grandfather to meet Patrick and their expression was priceless.
Marie-Claire and Patrick, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this great honour to capturing your special day. You have allowed me into your lives and your energy and love for each other is unforgettable. I truly wish you the best in your marriage together.