Friday, April 25, 2014

Jacqueline & Ted's Casually Romantic Tie-the-Knot Brunch :)

Jacqueline & I go way back - I've been her commercial photographer for almost a decade and we've shot everything from socks to quilts (and of course many pretty Soak bottles!) together. Jacqueline and Ted go even further back (11 years, 4 months, and 6 days - but who's counting?), so I know that I wasn't the only one who's been eagerly anticipating this day for - literally - years. In keeping with their desire for a wedding that felt more like having their closest friends and family over for brunch, they chose their favourite spot for brunch and relaxing - the SoHo House in downtown Toronto. The venue was gorgeous, and fit their day perfectly. Jacqueline glowed, and did so much smiling that I'm sure her cheeks were sore most of the day. Ted kept looking at her like he'd found the best prize ever. But I think my favourite part was how surprised they both seemed to be - repeatedly! - that they were actually at their own wedding. Yes, it's true: you guys are really married now :) And to prove it, here are some of my favourite details and moments from your excellent day..

I loved the "Table 1" signs and place cards, especially since everyone sat together at one long table ;)
All the millions of stunning tulips were arranged by Ted's daughter Ashley (below) and Jacqueline's sister Michelle..  

one of the best things about having creative friends - Jacqueline's sewing buddy Katrina made this beautiful ring quilt :)
I absolutely loved that Jacqueline had a lace hanky to dab at those tears of joy! 

For the signing of the registry, Ted picked "It's the End of the World as We Know It" by R.E.M. to play in the background - if you know Ted, this won't surprise you. And it also won't surprise you that he pointed out the important part of the lyric was the "I Feel Fine" ;)
 I love this image of  Michelle (below) checking out the bride's ring :)

 Jacqueline has been saving these shoes for 20 years, until she had just the right occasion to wear them (I'd say this was it!)

Michelle surprised the newlyweds with these lovely (and delicious!) cookies from Mad Batter Bakers for all the guests to enjoy :) And speaking of delicious, check out some of this gorgeous brunch spread..
 I love a good bit of photo booth fun!
{special thanks to Paper Studio for providing the lip & moustache props!}
Ted had the best cuffs ever on his shirt!
 good times behind the bar - Jacqueline pulled a pint for Ted, and also got a fancy cocktail mixed especially for her :) They also got to meet their Chef for the day - the Head Chef of SoHo House :)
Jacqueline & Ted: you two had a wedding day that was perfect in so many ways, but most importantly was perfectly suited to the two of you.. may you have many years of gorgeous yummy brunches, and many more occasions to relax with each other and the ones you love :) Thank you so much for having us there to be part of your day, and capture the proof for all to see ;)

Jessica + Norman

{I absolutely *love* photographing non-traditional and alternative weddings - if you've got one in your future, please get in touch!}

Venue: SoHo House, Toronto
Jacqueline's ring: Erin Tracy Designs
Jacqueline & Ashley's fascinators: Suzanne from Atelier Six Degrees
Cookies: Mad Batter Bakers
Invitations: Jacqueline
Photo booth props: Paper Studio


  1. Best wedding pics ever!

    1. Thanks Katrina! It was such a perfect day, and a pleasure to photograph :)


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