Carla and Josh met on their wedding date, exactly five years ago, at a ministry seminar. They were simply acquaintances, nothing more, until two years later when Carla was visiting Detroit (where Josh lived) and the two friends were able to catch up. After attending the same seminar that summer, it didn’t take long for Josh to fall in love with Carla. However, at the time Josh was discerning a call to priesthood in the church and didn’t want to rush a relationship if his life would be going a different direction. One year later, Josh decided he couldn’t live without her and very shortly after they started dating – they were engaged!
Carla and Josh’s faith is very integral to who they are as individuals and now, as a married couple. To honour their commitment to one another and their faith, they had a beautiful ceremony full of tradition and meaning. I loved the pure joy on Carla and Josh’s faces throughout the day – these photos truly communicate just how happy they were. :)
We photographed portraits at Minoru Park with Carla and Josh and their amazing wedding party. I had so much fun with this group. Everyone was so encouraging, quick to listen and have fun and I had so many of them come up to me throughout the day to thank me for the great job. (So if any of you are reading this, thank you! That was really kind and appreciated.) We found some gorgeous settings for photos and I loved how Carla’s cobalt blue bridesmaids dresses really popped against the natural greenery.
The ballroom reception that followed their afternoon ceremony was so, so much fun. I’ve mainly included dancing photos in this post because there was a lot of it and it was amazing. Carla and Josh choreographed a ‘surprise’ ballroom dance after their slower First Dance. It was over 7 minutes long and a medley of different styles of music. Adorable.
C+J, thank you so much for having me and trusting me with your photos! I hope you love these as much as I loved taking them.
Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist: Muah Artistry
Bride’s Shoes: Davids Bridal
Dress Store: Lisa’s Bridal
Florist: Nancy Yaworski
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Vest and Ties: Moores
Stationery/Invites: QP Designs
DJ: Pavel, Canadian DJ
Cake Designer: Cakes By Nicole
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph the Worker
Reception Venue: Riverside Palace
Videographer: Three Sixty Photography
Officiant: Fr. David Poirier