It’s sometimes funny how you can grow so close from one another (ten minutes away!) and not meet until university. It was actually when they both started studying at the University of Toronto that both Andrea and Ryan’s lives crossed paths. They spent many late nights talking getting to know each other. They have been together ever since and have now been together for ten years!
Andrea and Ryan both love to explore new foods as well as they are both avid basketball fans – despite being fans of different teams! Andrea is an avid Toronto Raptors fan and Ryan remains a dedicated San Antonio Spurs fan. Together, they have travelled to so many places over the years, also sharing laughs, and overcome challenges together. They have become each other’s best friend and biggest supporters. That’s so so important when it comes to relationships!
Andrea and Ryan’s wedding day started off at their family homes before going to St Luke’s Catholic Church for a traditional ceremony. After, we headed over to Ryan’s parents home for the traditional Chinese tea ceremony with his parents and then later went to York Glendon Campus for their wedding photos.
Despite it being the end of September, it was a steamy hot day! The sun was blazing and it was so humid. But Andrea, Ryan and their wedding party were such troopers and had planned for the heat, even bringing portable fans to help them get through the day. So so smart! We were lucky to have some fall colours as well as some pretty roses. It actually ended up being so perfect we could almost photograph with two seasons – the summer and fall!
Their wedding reception at the Hilton Markham Suites was so so much fun. Decorated their wedding colour, dusty pink, it was filled with two hundred and fifty of their guests. The hall had such beautiful high ceilings making it feel so spacious and elegant. Andrea and Ryan had a traditional ten-course Chinese banquet for their guests. It was a feast! So many of their family and friends had fun taking turns to sing and dance to make sure to get them both to kiss.
A huge congratulations to Andrea and Ryan for tying the knot on their tenth year anniversary! They have accomplished so much already as a couple but still have so much more to look forward to!
Wedding Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Luke’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Hilton Markham Suites
Coordinator: The Event Room
Decor & Florist: Secrets Floral
Stationery: Esco Invitations
Bridal Boutique: Becker’s Bridal
Bridal Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Groom Attire: Andrew’s Formal
Make-Up & Hair: Karen Chen Richardson
Bridesmaid Gowns: Phoebe’s Collection
Rings: Alexis Gallery
Cake Designer: Just Temptations
DJ: Colthrust Entertainment