Hello! My name is Dallas and I'm a photographer and makeup artist based in Toronto, Ontario. This blog features a collection of my latest photo work, along with lots of makeup tutorials and stories of my everyday life. Thanks for stopping by, and don't be shy to visit my website or say hello.

28.10.14

l'ambroisie wedding | amanda & kory


Their love was generations in the making. They were first introduced as babies, since their mothers were friends. And their mothers met because their own mothers were friends, as well as business partners. Since the beginning, their lives have been intertwined, and like some of the greatest love stories, theirs began with friendship. That it was born of generations of friendship makes it even more remarkable.

On their wedding day, they shared the long story of their romance in short:

1980s — Our strollers collided
1990s — He kissed her on the nose
2000s — High school locker buddies
2010 — He took her for a drive. Their first kiss... a real kiss this time
2011 — They fell in love. They saved each other
2013 — He popped the question. She said yes!
2014 — And now their story continues...

What you see when you spend time with Amanda and Kory is two people who are surrounded by unbreakable bonds. You see family members who are incredibly supportive, and friendships that are inspiringly close. You see laughter and enthusiasm and passion. You see kindness, honesty and directness. You see really deep love.

Amanda and Kory, there is a big place in my heart reserved for you two. Ever since we first talked, then had a wonderful afternoon at your engagement session, I  felt really connected to you guys. Being able to share in your wedding day meant the world to me. There was a special magic in the air that day, and I'll never forget looking around your ceremony and seeing so many beaming faces. There sure are a lot of people who were ecstatic to see you guys tie the knot. I am lucky to count myself among them, and luckier still to know you both. Congratulations!

I was fortunate to be accompanied at this beautiful wedding by my friend Lisa Griffiths who worked as my second photographer that day. She did an outstanding job, and as always was a pleasure to have by my side. 



While I photographed Amanda getting ready at her parents' home, Lisa was with Kory and his guys.

We met by the Lachine Canal for Amanda and Kory's first look. Amanda's father, a former wedding photographer himself, suggested the idea of giving her away during the first look. I loved this.












Amanda and Kory had handed out bubbles to be used during the recessional, but some guests decided to kick things off during the ceremony itself. What resulted was one of the most romantic ceremonies I've ever witnessed.


L'Ambroisie is a photographer's dream. There are countless gorgeous locations for photos, and it grows especially pretty in the soft evening light.












I'll close with one of my favourite moments of the day, captured by Lisa.



Credits:

Venue and caterer: L'Ambroisie  //  Officiant: Rev. Dr. Craig Davidson  //  Photography: Dallas Curow Photography, with Lisa Griffiths  //  Florist: Alain Simon Fleurs  // Furniture rentals: Luxe Rentals  //  Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas  //  Bride's dress: Kathy Ireland for Mon Cheri, purchased at The Inspired Bride in Williamsburg,Virginia  //  Bride's shoes: Spring  // Hair: Amanda did her own!  //  Makeup: Dallas Curow