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Elegant Casa Loma Wedding – Helena & Gavin

Elegant Casa Loma Wedding

Who hasn’t dreamt of gettting married at a castle at least once in their life? Well, Helena and Gavin made it a reality last summer when they said their I-do’s at their Casa Loma wedding in Toronto! Before we get into their wedding day though, if you missed their Cherry Blossom engagement session – you can check it out here!

I remember doing a site visit to Casa Loma with Helena last summer. It’s not often I do this, but when I do, it’s usually because it’s a very big venue with lots of options for photos. I remember being super excited as we toured around, and made notes in my mind for locations. Fast forward to their wedding day. Just wow! The girls got their makeup done at Helena & Gavin’s condo by  Amanda Elysia.  Having a getting ready space full of bright natural light, is always helpful for us photographers! It also had a rooftop that we were able to access with an awesome view of the CN Tower – which is always a bonus for a Toronto wedding! The groom got ready a little north of downtown, and my awesome second photographer Gillian captured him and his boys looking all suave and having drinks together!

More about their Casa Loma Wedding

Helena had a first look with not only Gavin her soon-to-be-husband, but also with her bridesmaids. Wearing a stunning wedding dress from the amazing Felichia Bridal, Helena was gorgeous & the girls reactions were priceless. Gavin had his suit custom made by Garrison Concierge and wow, he looked great! Complete with a stained glass dome, the Conservatory at Casa Loma was the perfect spot for their ceremony. If you haven’t seen it before, make sure to check it out below. Helena’s niece was the flower girl and her brother walked her down the aisle. I thought that was so sweet! I always love it when the bride and groom have someone close to them perform the ceremony. Having their friend Ira up there put that extra special touch on the celebration. Elegant and sophisticated florals were put together by The Paisley Rose – just dreamy! Making your way into the reception, you could see how much thought Helena put into everything. Having designed many elements such as the invites, all of the table numbers, the seating display and so many other things – everything was perfect.

Why choose a Casa Loma wedding?

Well, straight from the bride here it is: “We wanted to choose an indoor venue so there was no stress with rain. We also wanted a venue that would be as beautiful as an outdoor venue. Casa Loma was the perfect venue! The inside is beautiful and if weather cooperates the terrace is a perfect spot for cocktails with Toronto as a backdrop. The Conservatory stained glass is what drew us in plus, the bridal suite is gorgeous. Everywhere is!”

Gavin & Helena made photographing their day a breeze and it was a true pleasure to be a part of it all. Congrats again to you both! xox

Navy and gold wedding invitation suite laying on white table with bride
BirdBlack and white photo of bride putting on white robeBridesmaids holding their navy robes up and looking at each otherBridesmaids opening Kate Spade gift boxes from BrideBridesmaids laughing together on rooftop with CN Tower in backgroundGroomsman putting on groomGroom putting on suit in bright room before leaving for wedding at Casa LomaGroom adjusting his watch and then having a drink with groomsmen and having a toast with themGroom stands for portrait of himself looking away from camera in front of Casa Loma architecture BrideBrideBride opening a bottle of champagne with bridesmaids in bridal suite at Casa LomaLooking through the door of bridal suite, bridesmaid helps bride put on wedding dressBlack and white close up of brideFirst look with bridesmaids in bridal suite at Casa Loma weddingBridesmaidBridesmaid putting on veil, bride sitting on chair for wedding portraitAbove photo of bride holding her flowers in bridal suite at Casa LomaBride walks up to groom for first look with Casa Loma as the backdropBride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day with excited smilesGroom kisses bride for the first time on their wedding day at Casa LomaBride and groom post for portraits in front of Casa LomaBlack and white photograph of groom holding brideBride and groom portraits in front of Casa Loma before their wedding inside10 person wedding party looks at each other smiling and laughing for photos in front of Casa LomaBridesmaids laughing and holding their bouquets in front of Casa LomaClose up of bride holding sisters hands framed by their bouquets



Bride and groom portraits with the castle in the background

Gorgeous ceremony space inside of Casa Loma with stained glass domeBride walking down the aisle at her indoor Casa Loma ceremony with her brotherBride and groom standing at the altar getting married inside of Casa Loma ceremony space with stained glassWedding ceremony inside the conservatory at Casa LomaBride and groom get married inside the Conservatory inside Casa LomaGuests enjoying the cocktail reception outside on the back patio of Casa LomaBrideTable number on table inside the Library at Casa Loma before wedding receptionTable setting and wide angle photo of room waiting for guests to arrive in the Library at Casa LomaWelcome sign and waiter pouring champagne inside Library at Casa Loma during wedding receptionBride and groom entering into wedding reception at Casa Loma with big smiles on their facesBride and groom laughing during speeches at weddingBride taking a selfie of groom and her at their wedding reception inside Casa LomaClose up in black and white of bride and groom holding handsBride and groom giving their speech at wedding receptionBridesmaid hugging bride after wedding speechFour layered cupcake tower inside the conservatory at Casa LomaBride and groom having their first dance, and 2 guests at wedding sticking out their toungesGroomsman throwing his son in the air at wedding receptionNight time photograph of Casa Loma lit up at nightNight time photographs of bride and groom outside of Casa Loma holding sparklers


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  • Michelle

    Congratulations to the newlyweds! This Casa Loma wedding looks incredible! What an amazing venue in Toronto to hold a wedding! That stained glass dome in the ceremony space is simply breathtaking, as is the exterior and reception space. You captured everything about their wedding day so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Wow what a stunning Casa Loma Wedding. Love your editing style, and mix of color and b/w pics.ReplyCancel

  • Corey

    This Casa Loma wedding is absolutely gorgeous – and so is your wedding photography! You captured their day so perfectly. I love all of these!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    What a gorgeous Casa Loma Wedding! I love the way you captures all the pretty details. The night shots at the end are to die for. Helena & Gavin were so lucky to have you as their wedding photographer…you are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • That venue is indeed a dream destination to get married at! This Casa Loma Wedding is what dreams are made of. Love all the shots, especially the ones on top of the castle the most, incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Cori

    The lighting in all these images is so amazing! I love love love the above perspective of her getting ready. This Casa Loma Wedding is seriously incredibleReplyCancel

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