MELISSA & TAI | Toronto Edwards Garden and Intimate Chinese-Vietnamese Wedding
Food and fitness goes hand-in-hand together, would you agree? Best thing yet, Melissa and Tai are both foodies! Melissa loves all thing ramen and Tai digs for fried chicken. In fact, their first meeting revolved around food at the monopolized fast-food chain McDonald's. As a 17 year old student at the time, Melissa worked at McDonald's where her manager was dating one of Tai's friends. Tai, who was 19, would visit the restaurant often with his friend and coincidentally Melissa was on shift. With a little introduction, these two began their love story soon after! As a couple now, they explore the city for food and also spend time together at the gym! What a great balance!
Melissa and Tai's wedding was an intimate size which only surrounded by immediate families. They started off the day in their traditional Chinese wedding attires for the tea ceremony. They poured tea for their parents and older siblings in exchange for words of blessings and marriage wisdom! Below you will find a glimpse of joy and excitement that the couple shared with Melissa's mom during the tea ceremony, while she was gifting them with words of blessings, so cute! Next, the civil ceremony took place with family witnessing this special moment when the couple exchanged their "I Do's". And of course, we cannot forget the cutest ring bearer in his adorable outfit; puppy! After some family portraits, we moved onto Tai's parent's resident where the second set of tea ceremony took place. The couple also changed out of their traditional attire into their modern wedding outfits. A surprise first look also happened and Tai saw his stunning bride for the first time in her beautiful wedding gown! She was absolutely gorgeous!
We moved to Toronto Edwards Garden for the bridal portraitures with the bride and groom - can we get more of this?! Yups, it was just Melissa, Tai, Warden and I for 2 hours! Photographers, I know it's amazing and lucky we got to spend that length of time with our couple! :) Couldn't have asked for more! We walked, we posed, we talked, and we even joked about how there should be some air conditioning or fan under the dress since it was such a hot day, IN MAY! Oh, and we were asked for a photography permit on the premise; good thing we had it! Always carry your photography permit with you when one is required on the premise!
Melissa and Tai's wedding was intimate and family-oriented; we loved and enjoyed it so much! Thank you Melissa and Tai for having us share this special day with you and your loved ones and capturing the moments for you!