On a slightly chilly spring day, Jihee & Ed got ready to celebrate their wedding with a small intimate group of family and friends at St. Basil’s Church and Cluny Bistro in the Distillery District. Small weddings will always have my heart and I love them every single time. Every wedding is a reflection of the couple and Jihee & Ed’s wedding reveals the quieter side of the couple who values spending quality time with all the guests who were there for them.
I arrived to take few photographs of Ed getting ready with his family. Some people opt out but most couple opt to see photographs of the groom getting ready. There are few reasons why you should add this to your timeline:
– it tells a more complete story of your wedding when you receive your photos
– it’s to capture those sentimental moments. My favourite part was catching Ed’s mom watching Ed & his best man drive off. It’s a simple photo with so much emotion in it. Becoming a mom yourself makes you appreciate and see the world a little differently.
After Jihee & Ed’s first look, the ceremony was held at St. Basil’s church, and with such a small group, everyone was invited to join the ceremony on the alter. It created a small intimate experience set against the large empty church. We walked around the grounds of St. Basil’s Church and the Distillery District for photos; I usually go with the flow and don’t plan out “poses”. I keep things natural and give loose prompts. Often I’m inspired by the light, the location, but most importantly the connection between the couple.
About the venue
Cluny Bistro in the Distillery District is a French restaurant with the most delicious food and its quality is in par or above other wedding venues. I mean every single appetizier and dishes they brought out was mouth watering good. This private room is large enough to host 40 people comfortably. Additionally, you barely need to decorate the space for your wedding as it’s beautifully designed!
If you want a small wedding, having your wedding at Cluny Bistro in Distillery District or other restaurants with private rooms would be perfect!