Mariellen and Steven have been together for over six years. Having met while both working at The Hudson’s Bay, they hit it off right from their first date. Steven proposed in their home with candles and flowers. It was just what Mariellen wanted since she prefers more intimate moments and that her favourite kind of date is a candle lit dinner.
Their day started off at the Radisson Hotel on Queens Quay with beautiful views of Lake Ontario. Mariellen and Steven both gave each other gifts from Tiffany and Co. Mariellen received beautiful blue earrings which perfectly matched her wedding theme and Steven received infinity cufflinks. Mariellen and Steven had their first reveal there and Mariellen’s parents surprised them with a Hummer limo to take them to the Toronto Music Gardens for photos and then over to their wedding.
They had both initially wanted a destination Disney wedding but since they both had a lot of guests to think about, they decided to have a Mariposa Cruises wedding on the Northern Spirit. It had the destination wedding vibe as it was the perfect summer day and Mariellen and Steven said their I Do’s in the perfect sunset wedding ceremony with the views of downtown Toronto right behind them.
Mariellen and her bridesmaids had glam crystal bouquets instead of florals. Their blue wedding theme ran throughout their decor from their wedding arbour to their wedding cake. Mariellen had one last surprise for Steve – in that she had a Deadpool beautifully crafted by Amanda Foong Cakes at the back of the cake.
The ship sailed all around Lake Ontario giving all of us the best views of the city. It was amazing because we cruised right by The Ex and there were so many fun flashing lights. As many of Steven’s family had come in from Portugal for the wedding it was such a lovely tour of the city. We had so much fun photographing their fun party right up until the ship docked! It felt like the party could have kept going on forever as everyone was just having a great time celebrating their wedding day. Congrats Mariellen and Steven!
Wedding Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Venue: Mariposa’s Cruises
Bridal Boutique: David’s Bridal
Groom Attire: Joseph Abboud from Moores
Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal
Cake Designer: Amanda Foong Cakes