Toronto Wedding Photographer – McKinlay Wedding
As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s impossible to undermine the importance of gratitude. However, amidst all the cooking, planning, and cleaning, it’s easy to forget how vitally important it is to stop and take stock of the blessings in your life. Today I want to take a moment and say thank you to two of my amazing friends – Krislynn and Brandon McKinlay. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to capture such a beautiful moment in your lives. Thank you for allowing me the chance to be so inspired by the obvious love you two have for each other.
Kris and Brandon met at a bar, if you can believe it! They both were at Emma’s Back Porch and Brandon saw her across the room and asked her to dance. And as they say… the rest was history. They salsa danced the night away, and as Brandon puts it, Kris was “so much fun, a breath of fresh air”. An instant connection was made, which was so strong that although Kris lived 3 hours away from Brandon, they decided to give it a try. They drove to each other in their free time and Brandon knew then that she was different. He says she still continues to surprise him. It’s stories like this that melt my heart and give me hope. I’d like to share a snippet of Krislynn’s vows with you. These words still bring tears to my eyes, 3 months later…
“As a family, we will create a home filled with learning, laughter, and compassion. I promise to work with you to foster and cherish a relationship of equality knowing that together we will build a life far better than either of us could imagine alone. I promise to nurture your dreams, because through them your soul shines.”
This is love. This is beautiful love, and thus I wish nothing less than a lifetime of learning, laughter and compassion for these two beautiful souls.
From personal and professional experience, I can wholeheartedly say that there is so much unseen work done by so many unseen people when it comes to weddings. Continuing with an attitude of gratitude, I would like to take a minute and extend a big thanks to all of the vendors that helped make the McKinlay’s wedding so beautiful.
Hair/Make up: Jamaican Sun
Wedding Dress: Heirlooms Bridal
Lady of Honour Dresses/Veil: Davids Bridal
Shoes/Accessories/Ties: Le Chateu
Violinist: Barbara Armstrong
Custom Garter/Ring Bearer Pillow: Stephanie McDonald
Custom Suits: Luxury Plus Bespoke Tailor
Decor and Flowers: Victoria’s Decor
Cupcakes: Junior Baker
DJ: Fluid Music
Officiant: Bill Franks
Limo: Dorchester Limo
Donation Cards: Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton
Videographer: Nick Gagliardi