We are adoring Melissa’s gorgeous loc up-do as she celebrates her nuptials on Lake Ontario. Looking through their wedding photos makes me want to jump on a plan and travel to a sunny state but I will digress as I wait on sun in Chicago. Take a look for yourself then let us know your favorite photos via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Chat soon, Ro’Shunda
Gorgeous Locs and Outdoor Yacht Wedding | Natural Hair Bride
Photographer Samantha Ong Writes:
â€œIt was a hot summer day and in the middle of downtown Toronto the Blue Jays were playing at the Rogers Centre. There were people everywhere, sun a blazing, hot dogs being sold by the second, chaos was abound. But this day was different. This day, right in the parkette of The Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, Melissa and Ian were to be wedded as husband and wife.Â The parkette trees beautifully shaded the ceremony whilst many fans from the Blue Jays came out to witness the ceremony and cheered their blessings for the couple. Melissa wore a stunning ruffled dress and coral heels to match her wedding colours. I loved how adorable Melissaâ€™s son was throughout the entire wedding day. He looked so happy and proud to walk his mother down the aisle and see his mother marry!
We made our way over to the Toronto Music Gardens for the wedding party photos. As the sun was setting, the light was so soft and warm. I loved these pictures with the bride and groom surrounded by flowers but my favourite was right by the marina when the wind blew Melissaâ€™s bridal veil for an amazing shot! As we moved over to the reception on The Captain Matthew Flinders hosted by Mariposa Cruises right by the Toronto Harbourfront Centre, we were able to get some nice sunset photos on the boat. The colours of the sky came out beautifully for a nice timeless bride & groom photo.
Melissa and Ian was so fun to photograph â€“ just like the time we went out to the Scarborough Bluffs for their engagement session which has also been featured on The Wedding Co. Melissa said that it was so cool that her engagement shoot was taken at sunrise and now her wedding photos were taken at sunset. We were so lucky to be blessed with gorgeous skies but even more so, a truly beautiful couple.â€
See more gorgeous photos at our friend, CHIC BROWN BRIDE Blog.