Joanne + Mark Wedding

Now a days, it’s rare enough to find a long lasting dating relationship, but when you do find that special someone, it’s almost written in the stars that you will eventually marry that person. Joanne and Mark reminded me of my relationship with my wife. Much like myself, it took them 10 years before tying the knot…but that’s just really where ‘perfect’ starts! These two had a long journey to get here but I’m sure it was worth the wait! My warmest congratulations go out to you both!

It was also my first time shooting at The Grand Luxe Event Boutique in North York, Ontario…and boy was I impressed with the impeccable service and AMAZING food! I’ve been to many wedding venues and this place just topped the charts on both ends. They even had a super talented bar tender that also doubled as a pyro! His flair bar tending skills were simply awesome to watch and ignited the crowd in excitement!

Vendors for this event include:

Venue Coordinator: Jessica Pompeo (pegasushospitality.ca)
DJ: EJ Entertainment (ejentertainment.net)
Flowers / Decor: Pure Hue Dynasty (purehuedynasty.com)
Hair & Makeup: Chuana Tolibas | Charmartistry (charmartistry.com)
Videographer: Gordon Poon | Stories Worth Sharing (swsfilms.com)
Transportation: Exotica Limosines (exoticalimo.com)
Photobooth: (ejentertainment.net)

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A trip to Chicago

It’s been a very busy year and a half for me…finally got to go on our family vacation again! Wooo hoo!! With all our bags packed, a large cup of coffee for the long drive, and two (surprisingly well behaved) kids buckled up in the back seat…we decided to head west and hit the windy city – Chicago!

Ahhhh…the brilliance of the Chicago architecture! I just couldn’t get enough of it! It was art everywhere! This city was just packed with beautiful lines every angle you looked! Not to mention, this place was also home to one of the best deep dish pizza’s you’ll ever taste — Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria — truly done the authentic Chicago way! If you ever swing by Chicago, this place is a must! It’s a 45 minute wait for a pizza, but good things do take some time to make…totally worth the wait! Being city kids ourselves, we dug deep into our city roots and found ourselves in awe of how much this city has to offer. We had so much fun!! We even managed to end our trip with a bang (literally!) and caught some fireworks near Navy Pier! Another memorable trip in the books! 🙂

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Wrigley Field
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Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
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The world-famous Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”), Millennium Park
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Crown Fountain, Millennium Park
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Chicago Theater
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The beautiful Chicago Skyline
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Navy Pier
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Kinzie Street Bridge
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Field Museum
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Buckingham Fountain
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The iconic Michael Jordan statue in front of the United Center
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