Posts Tagged 'toronto wedding photographer'

Posted on Jan 08, 2017

Tracy and Nick were married on the beautifully modern rooftop of Malaparte in downtown Toronto. Their day was full of sunshine and laughter as their friends gathered from around the world to share in their special day. We loved the morning door games that were hilarious as Nick and his guys had to dress in onesies and play silly games to win Tracy’s hand in marriage. Their same day edit slide show was also enjoyed by their guests during the cocktail hour. We just know these two will live happily ever after!

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Soundtrack: Stargazer by Gyom & All Of The Days by Young Collective. Licensed through the Music Bed

Cinema + Photo: Love Madly
Makeup + Hair: Jennifer Schulz
Reception + Ceremony Venue: Malaparte
Cake: Homebaked by Karen Au Toronto
Florals: Plush Flowers by Indra Tan
Groom and groomsmen suits: DirtyInc
Wedding gowns: Lacebridge in Singapore

Posted on Oct 16, 2016

Meaghan and Brad were married yesterday at Hernder Estates, a lovely winery in Niagara. The day was everything a bride dreams of. We were there to capture not only the magical moments and all the special details of their wedding story, but also their true personalities and the unique connection they share. We love how their Same Day Edit all came together, it’s truly a reflection of them and their love story. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness!

Soundtrack Brand New by Ben Rector
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Venue: Herder Estates
Officiant: Sarah Bunnett-Gibson
Floral Design: Sue Gallo Designs

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

Just a few short weeks before their intimate Muskoka wedding we received an email from Nicole and Duane to ask if by chance we were still available on July 2, 2015 to film and photograph their wedding story. I don’t think we’ve ever captured a Thursday wedding before, but being that the July 1st holiday (Canada Day) fell on a Wednesday this year, this was in fact the perfect day for their wedding celebration. What makes this so unique is that Nik and Duane live in Sydney, Australia which meant that planning out the details of their wedding would have to happen online and via skype. I must admit I was smitten from our very first skype call… who doesn’t love an Aussie accent, right? And they were both, so visibly, head over heels for one another and so excited for their wedding, that we knew this was going to be something very special. Indeed, it was an exceptionally beautiful day at Windermere House on July 2nd and although Nik’s family and many of their closest friends from Australia were not able to attend in person they did have a small group of Duane’s family and a few mutual friends who were able to join them. Nicole’s dearest friend Margie flew all the way from Australia and Duane’s youngest daughter India stood by Nik’s side and gave the most amazing toast at the luncheon reception. The combined simplicity and elegance of their wedding details as well as having Duane’s long-time friend Cary marry them, and Tobin Spring play beautiful acoustic music all afternoon, truly made this a memorable day for all. We are elated to share this highlight of their wedding story so that all of their friends and family can share in this celebration with Nik & Duane and experience the beauty of Muskoka (one of our very favourite places). Much love to this very special couple… thank you for choosing us to capture all of your precious wedding memories!

Soundtrack Infinity by One Hundred Years and Lifetime by Robert Shirey Kelly
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Cinematography & Photography by: Love Madly
Musicians: Tobin Spring
Venue: Windermere House
Location: Muskoka
Your Script engraving: UberKate
Rings: Belle Epoque Jewelers (Los Angeles) and Nicholas Haywood Jewellery (Sydney)
Personalised cuff links: UberKate
Flowers: succulent place names (succulents) and vintage accessories: Seasons in the Country 
Hair: Monica Hastings of Elements Salon & Color Studio
Makeup: Melanie McKenna, Muskoka Makeup Artistry
Dress: Still White
Cake: Cakes by Design

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

“Today I’m marrying my forever dream girl!”

Over the years we have had the honour of capturing some pretty amazing wedding stories and we’ve spoken openly about how truly lucky we are to be there on the the biggest, most important day of people’s lives.  Weddings are about bringing together two families and uniting them as one, it’s the promise from one to another that you will love, honour, respect and protect each other and be there for each other through the good times and the bad.  As I listened to the vows that Krista and Mike said to one another it resonated with me and each of their guests  – on this, their wedding day – a day planned in just 3 short weeks by Krista herself, it truly was about lifting each other up and supporting each other during the toughest of times.

Krista learned just 40 minutes before the ceremony was to start that her dad wasn’t going to be able to attend the wedding as he had just been admitted to hospital.  She was overcome with emotion.  Her brothers and mom rallied around her to make sure that her dream wedding would still take place.  I knew that for every bride, and every couple, their wedding day goes by so quickly and that they barely remember any of the significant moments because the emotions, anxiety, excitement of everything going on really limits the memory from retaining too many of the important details.  I knew, looking at Krista in those moments before she slipped into her gorgeous gown that her mind was only on her dad and that we simply had to capture the audio from their marriage vows and as many moments from the day in photographs so that she could share their wedding story with her dad and relive the moments, show him all the beautiful details she had planned so that her efforts were so very worth it.

After the lunch reception at the beautiful Cambridge Mill we all headed to Mike’s sister’s farm.  What a photography dreamworld it was!  Krista climbed up on a gorgeous horse for some bridal portraits, together she and Mike lied in tall grasses, canoed around a quaint pond and climbed hills of wild flowers… their photographs are simply stunning!

Today Krista and Mike came over to watch their slideshow and were overwhelmed with emotion watching and listening … a day that unfolded just 48 hours earlier was re-lived and can now be shared with her dad and all of their family and friends… forever!   I’m so glad they are allowing us to post their slideshow here… it’s definitely one of my favourite weddings of all time.  xo

Krista + Mike | Cambridge Mill | Wedding Slideshow from Love Madly on Vimeo.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

We had the best time capturing the wedding story of Kayla & Andrew.  These two had a beautiful wedding day despite the overcast clouds and scattered showers…  the sun did shine for us and we loved all the backdrops that Credit Valley Golf and Country Club had to offer.  Their bridal party was fantastic and their images and film turned out beautifully.  Here are just a few of our favourites.  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!  

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Posted on Jul 10, 2014

Claire + Luca were married at the beautiful St. Basil’s church at the University of Toronto. These two are the perfect match!  Claire has been following our work over the past 5 years and when Luca proposed we were one of the first vendors she contacted.  We were thrilled to hear that they were planning a June wedding and looked so forward to capturing all of their wedding day memories.  We know they are anxiously waiting to watch this again from some romantic spot on their travels as they spend their honeymoon in Europe, so here it is… their beautiful Same Day Edit.

Soundtrack: You Will Find Me by Andrew Ripp. Licensed through the Music Bed

The Team

Cinema + Photo Love Madly
Makeup: Deb Sioutis
Hair: Manny Dimitrakopoulos
Decor: Luxel Decor
Reception Venue: Bellvue Manor
Cake: Simply Frosted Cupcakery
Florals: Coriander Girl
Special thanks to our Guest Cinematographers Brian and Kelly: Blue Canister Studios

Posted on Apr 06, 2014

Each year I have the pleasure of designing gorgeous wedding albums for our couples and it’s a process I really do love.  Selecting approximately 65 of the very best and most favourite images is probably the biggest challenge, but once those images are picked it’s truly magical to watch the album all come together.  We love when couples come into the studio and get a chance to flip through these hand crafted albums in person.  They feel beautiful in your hands and you can feel the workmanship and quality that has gone into each one.  These are not flimsy books that are slapped together.  Our albums are individually made by the album masters at Vision Art.  We love the look and feel of these albums and they really do last forever!  The thick pages are protected from finger prints and dust, the lay flat flushmount design means you don’t lose any of your photographs in the seam and they open nicely allowing you to see the entire image or images.  We can’t imagine not having a wedding album… it truly is the storybook of of your wedding day and is a keepsake to cherish for a lifetime.  Our couples are still telling us many years later how much they love their album and how they love looking through it with their children and their grandparents… over and over again.  You chose us to capture your wedding story, why not let us design an album for you to truly showcase those moments and memories!  Sure you can do it yourself and upload your images into an online template if you wish, but hands down I have never seen an album with the same quality, durability and breathtaking beauty as our Vision Art wedding albums.

Here is a sneak peek of Joanna and Dennis’ wedding album – we just had to make a studio sample for ourselves to share with all our 2015/16 couples that are coming in… we are in love with it’s elegance and beauty!

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This gorgeous canvas carry pouch comes in several colours and patterns and protects your album when taking it around it to show friends and family or work colleagues; it also looks stylish on display in your own home.

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the inside of the pouch is velvety smooth and soft so it won’t scratch your album cover

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you can either choose a beautiful photo wrap cover like this one or we have a variety of genuine soft leather choices in several popular colours

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you can see how thick the album is in this image – it’s sturdy and so well made  – it also feels nice in your hands with it’s silky smooth matte or gloss finish

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designing the full 24″ wide spreads is so fun for me – I love using a variety of page layouts to really showcase each gorgeous wedding image – this bouquet definitely needed to be shown as it’s own large single image; it was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen

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I love including a couple of pages of black & white images in each album… of course it’s a personal preference, but some images really do look better and more dramatic in b/w (in my opinion)

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this macro photo really shows an upclose look at the page thickness…. similar to a small child’s board book… these durable pages are built to last and can be turned many hundreds and thousands of times over generations and still look amazing – the clear coating protects your images from finger prints and dust as well

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choosing the day’s most romantic or memorable moments is sometimes tough… but there are always a few that just stand out from the rest to me, like this moment when Dennis leaned in and whispered in Jo’s ear… that smile on her face…  THAT moment needs to be remembered for always

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the details are always an essential element of the day and need to be showcased on their own page… you have spent so much time (and money) choosing each and every one… when they all come together at the reception it’s simply gorgeous and you’ll want to remember them.  Jo and Dennis chose a couture cake from The Luvvly Cake Co and their design details and inspiration in whites and creams with lots of sparkle were the work of Jackie Penner Events – stunningly beautiful for sure

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Here you can see again how thick and durable the album is by the spine

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and finally the back cover… just as beautiful as the front

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Just like no two weddings are the same, nor are two albums.  Each one is individually designed and then hand crafted.  This album was designed in the 9×12 style but square options as large as 12×12 are also available.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014

We are so excited to announce our newest offering at Love Madly – our Highlight Films. These are beautiful 7-10 minute films that really encapsulate the joy and all of the very best and most memorable moments of your wedding story. We know that some couples still prefer our longer feature films and others prefer a one song 3-5 minute version… now we have something that falls right in the middle. Because every couple and story is unique we wanted to offer another option for our wedding film delivery. For those who may be on a more limited budget or simply prefer a little shorter film, this option is the PERFECT choice for you! Contact us for more information on all of our film and photography options for your special day!
We thought it was important to share a sample of a highlight film so you can see for yourself how beautiful they are. Joanna and Dennis’ gorgeous wedding took place at Hart House and Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto this past summer. We just adore these two and feel that this film is not at all about the length, but rather about all of the moments, details and ‘highlights’ of their wedding story that are beautifully captured and re-told. Enjoy!

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013
Posted in Same Day Edit

We first met Pam and Stephen last year when Pam’s sister Sabrina and her hubby Franco were married.  The one thing I remembered so vividly from that day was just how amazingly kind and warm their family was to us.  Joe, Pam and Sabrina’s father, was constantly asking us if we needed anything or if he could do something for us.  He is always smiling… and last Saturday morning it was exactly the same.  It was pouring rain when we started our morning coverage at 8 am.  Pam arrived home from the salon with a huge smile and an attitude of “I don’t care if it’s raining this is going to be the most amazing day”.  I love that both her and Stephen are so easy going and were completely trusted us with the photo location when their plan to visit Pioneer Village fell through because of the heavy rain and winds.  Everything fell into place and we had an amazing day.  The rain stopped briefly in the mid afternoon and we went outside to capture some photos with the vintage car they rented.  The reception at Paramount was gorgeous – I loved the decor and little hints of Autumn and lots of sparkle.  Their Same Day Edit matched their personalities perfectly – it was both fun and upbeat!  We know that just as they’ve spent many years together planning for their big day they’ll now have many, many more years ahead of great adventures… cheers to love and laughter!


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Music: When I’m With You by Ben Rector licensed through the Music Bed

The Team:

Photography + Cinematography: Love Madly
Hair and Makeup: The Colour Room
Reception: Paramount Event Centre
Entertainment: Bongo and B
Cake: Carla’s Cake Creations
Decor: Underwrapsdecor

Posted on Sep 01, 2013

It’s been an amazing year-long journey getting to know and become friends with Sasha and Eric.  Yesterday, it was such an honour  for us to capture the wedding story of this fabulously warm, completely in-love-with-each-other couple.  From her couture Vera Wang gown and Louboutin Shoes to walking down the isle to the love of her life it was evident that Sasha’s biggest wedding day dreams came true.  Eric looked so handsome and was teary during his personal vows to his new bride.  The entire day was filled with love and laughter.  We saw many of their guests wiping away tears after their Same Day Edit showed last night… it truly encapsulates their love story and will always take them back to their magical day.   We had the pleasure of working alongside some very talented individuals who all had an important role in making their day as memorable as it was!

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Music:  Loud Harp,  Always with you Licensed from The Music Bed

THE TEAM:

Photography + Cinematography:   Love Madly
Planning + Coordination:  Gush Weddings and Events
Make Up :  Dawna Boot, MakeUp Worx
Hair : Kal Brar
Ceremony:  Hart House
Reception:  The Grand Luxe
Florals & Decor:  Luxel Decor & Flowers
Linens & Backdrop:  Susan Murray International
DJ/Entertainment:  Michael Coombs