Vaida and Andrew are an urban couple who had their first encounter at their local Sobey’s, situated at the bottom of their condo. They wanted their wedding photographs to be taken in the same place as where they met, to capture the “urban freshness”.
Vaida herself is also a professional photographer who specializes in wedding and family. It is such a pleasure and also extremely flattering to be hired by another professional in the same field. Being a photographer herself, Vaida is amazingly fluid with her posing, knowing exactly what the camera wants.
In the morning before the wedding, Andrew picked some wild lilacs so that Vaida could make her own bouquet using her favourite flower. The lilacs matched wonderfully with the wedding’s colour theme, which was a beautiful soft lavender. Vaida and Andrew included a couple of their adorable pets in the wedding with one even being a ring bearer!
The wedding and the reception were held at the Stratus restaurant, located in the south TD Tower in Toronto. It was a very intimate celebration with incredible food and a fantastic view of the city from the 36th floor.
Curio Studios appreciate that they have chosen us to document this milestone in their life – thank you!
It’s been a busy time of the year at Curio Studios and we finally have time to catch up with the blog posts!
Clifton Li from Curio has known Sharon, the bride-to-be, since they were in elementary school together. He is more than ecstatic that she is getting married and that she has chosen Curio Studios to be her wedding photographer.
The pre-wedding shoot was done in the middle of winter so it was a good decision to have it indoors at the beautifully historic Graydon Hall Manor. We did a location scout prior to the actual shoot so that we could maximize efficiency, since it was only a two-hour session.
The manor, which emits a similar historic feeling as the famous Casa Loma, was constructed in 1936 and has 29 rooms, each decorated with a different lavish theme. The exterior of the manor, along with the terraces and garden walls, were built with the same multi-coloured fieldstone, giving the entire property a harmonious and grand aesthetic. The impressive courtyard features a lovely fountain, made from imported Indiana stone.
With many of the rooms and even the courtyard, the manor’s design places an importance on symmetry, and we tried to reflect that in our photos as well. The manor was a spectacular location to have the pre-wedding session because of the several unique settings, giving Sharon and Alex a nice variety of different images.