From the moment that we met Karen and Johnny, we knew that their wedding would be one truly for the books. Their stunningly elegant and regal wedding was held in one of Toronto’s most renowned wedding venues; the early 20th century gothic revival house better known as Castle Loma. As photographers, we could not have chosen a more perfect venue ourselves to stage and capture wedding photos that were truly fit for a Princess and Prince. Please read on for the following story! A Casa Loma Regal wedding by LaMemoir Photography.
Karen and Johnny were a couple that knew exactly what they wanted for their elegant and regal affair. They opted against the more modern route of hiring a wedding planner and chose rather to plan their wedding themselves. We were beside ourselves with excitement to work with such an innovative and composed couple that we were able to so easily and warmly connect with.
Any wedding photographer greatly appreciates the ideal venue to build the ideal foundation that will support and foster the best shots possible. In addition to the importance of the venue, staging and lighting were very important finishing touches that we utilized to capture the perfect shots.
Staging wedding photos is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of our job. For Karen and Johnny’s wedding, we strove to create and execute truly innovative poses for the bride, groom and their wedding party. We wanted to stay loyal to their elegant royal theme with each and every photo we staged. In our solo shots of Karen, we staged each shot to look like an elegant princess blissfully preparing for one of the most important days of her life. When it came to staging the ideal shots with the bride, groom and their wedding party we went both the classic and more whimsical routes. We staged some group shots that were worthy to be featured in any fashion editorial spread. We then decided to turn direction for a while and stage some more whimsical lighter groups shots by having the wedding party pose as if they were being featured in an upscale liquor advertisement. Needless to say each and every shot of solely the bride and groom needed no additional work to capture their beauty, grace and endless love for one another.
Utilizing the ideal lighting was to key to set up each shot effectively. We were able to take advantage of the soft beauty of the abundant natural light from outside thanks to the beautifully large and ornate windows that were present in each room we shot in. We further complimented the natural lighting with the elegant sconces and grand chandeliers that were also present. Yet again rich and regal purple was front and centre (in the form of back and uplighting in the ceremony and reception spaces) to cohesively tie together Karen and Johnny’s elegant and regal theme. In yet another one of our favourite shots, we posed Karen and Johnny in a fairytale romantic embrace with each of them holding a whimsical flickering sparkler. They were front and centre with the majestic Castle Loma lit up behind them in glorious orange, red and purple tones. This was truly the perfect shot to effortlessly capture Karen and Johnny’s elegant and royal themed wedding.
At LaMemoir Photography, it will always be our pleasure to create and capture your most important wedding memories for you to cherish forever. Thank you Karen and Johnny once again in trusting us to unleash all of our creativity.
Wedding Planner: Karen and Johnny
Venue: Castle Loma
Wedding Ceremony: The Conservatory
Wedding Reception: The Library
Flowers: Bloor Village Flowers
Band/DJ: Tone Labs Music
Karen, Johnny and their wedding party dripped in style and sophistication with their classic and elegant wedding attire. Purple in various shades and tones was a colour scheme which was thoughtfully chosen by Karen and Johnny to visually represent their wedding theme in a classic manner.