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May 7, 2020

Mehndi Ceremony | Indian Destination Wedding

Henna design mehndi party

Serena & Alex

September 2013 was where it all began for them. Serena & Alex met during their first undergrad year at the University of Ottawa. In Serena’s words, “they found chemistry in chemistry” (seriously, HOW CUTE is that)! Fast forward to the present; they now have been together for almost six years, have finished/are finishing up graduate and professional degrees, and are now just a couple of months away from their wedding.

It was such a joy to finally get to meet Serena and Alex in person for their engagement session. The moment we read their first email we could tell that these two had such a deep and passionate love for each other. As we got to know them throughout the session, it was obvious that their love wasn’t just present in the words they had written, but also in the way they carried themselves and how they treated each other with such admiration, kindness, and respect. Serena said, “we count our lucky stars that we found eternal love with one another at such a young age.”

(Honestly, every email or text I’ve received from Serena is filled with emotion and so much of her beautiful soul, it’s so hard not to love her and see love through her eyes.)

Serena and Alex, we have loved every moment getting to know you two! We are so happy that you two have found a true partner in each other. We cannot wait for your wedding, but more importantly, we can’t wait for you to be married. To spend the rest of your lives together. To continue to make memories and share your beautiful hearts with the family you’ll create in the future.

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

March 4, 2020

Winter Engagement at Dundurn Castle | Hamilton, ON

Winter engagement session at Dundurn Castle

When Brenna from Wild Honey Weddings asked me to be the photographer for her “Winter is Coming” styled shoot (inspired by the TV show, Game of Thrones), I couldn’t say no! Game of Thrones was one of my favourite TV shows (before the last season though, let’s be honest)! Brenna says,

“This shoot, titled Winter is Coming was designed to celebrate the coming launch of the newest Game of Thrones season. We wanted to show brides that it is possible to incorporate a theme into your wedding without sacrificing the sophistication and class of your event. To achieve this, we decided to avoid emulating the aesthetic of the popular tv show, but rather make subtle references to the storyline to maintain an elegant atmosphere.

Perhaps the most obvious of these references was the quote from Game of Thrones weddings “from this day, until the end of my days” which adorned both the banner above the fireplace and bands of the stationary. We also utilized glass chalices, protea, and glassware resembling dragon eggs, regal jewellery, a custom gown, and an icy blue palate. Reference was made to the theme song of the series by adding burning fire to the background of the bridal portraits.

What really gave the shoot it’s edge though, in my opinion, was the importance of strong posing. By using regal body language, our model was able to portray and embody the strong female characters in Game of Thrones.”

I loved Brenna’s vision for this shoot. I’ve seen so many GOT-inspired editorials, but never anything so classy and bright! Check out the feature on Dear Bride, which was posted on the weekend of the series finale!

The amazing vendor team:

Styling + Co-Planner: Wild Honey Weddings | Co-Planner: Maguire Events & Co. | Photography: Ariana del Mundo Photography | Videography: Beau Films | Stationery: Red Bicycle Paper Co. | Calligraphy: Lettering by Mehak | Hair: Sara-Lise Jaworski | Makeup: Makeup by Elisha | Gown: Lilac Bridal | Jewellery:  luxe.zen | Model:  Cacie Carroll | Venue: Cellar 52 | Cake: Flour Petal | Florals: Thuya Floral Arts

Bride at Cellar 52

Winter wedding invitation

Winter wedding invitation

Winter Bridal Details

Bride getting ready

Bridal details

Winter wedding cake

Winter bridal details

Winter bride details

Winter bride

Winter wedding invitations

Winter bride details

Winter bride

Winter bride

Winter wedding table

Winter bride

Winter bridal hair

Winter bride outfit

Winter wedding cake

 

February 10, 2020

Winter is Coming, Game of Thrones Inspired Bridals | Featured on Dear Bride

Winter bridal details

2019 was a fabulous year. You have seen all the amazing ADM Couples we get to work with, featured on our Best of Engagements and Best of Weddings blog posts. What you don’t see is all the fun we have behind the scenes! Behind all the pretty and romantic photographs, you don’t see the stuff we do to “get the shot”,  you don’t see the way we interact with our clients, you don’t see US. So! Here are some of our most fun, awkward, and silly behind the scene photos of 2019!

Before we begin, let’s get this important question out of the way. Who squatted better? Alex…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Or Ariana?

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Our job description consists of a lot of things. Sometimes it requires that Alex act like the bride…

Wedding photographer Behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And sometimes it requires Ariana to be standing up at the front, alone, with the sun in her eyes…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

With all these test shots, you’d think we were pros at striking a pose for each other…

Guelph Photographer

Wedding Photograph Behind the Scenes

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Sometimes, not so much…

Burlington Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Occasionally it makes for great Instagram content (part of the job is acting like models. lol jk)…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Mississauga Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Behind the Scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

But most of the time, it’s awko-taco! We tend to catch each other off guard…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Other times, the struggle is remembering that we don’t need to come up with a different pose for each test shot…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Especially when done in front of a bunch of people…

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

“Stop the paparazzi, please!”

Wedding Photographer behind the scenes

We work hard to help our ADM Couples look their best!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Along with all their friends and family, too!

wedding photographer behind the scenes

To make life easier, we’ll bring our handy cart along to carry all the things…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And if your session is in Toronto, you’ll occasionally see one of Ariana’s sisters lending a hand as well!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scnes

We’re basically directors. And being a director often means a lot of weird hand movements captured. Ariana always looks like she’s directing a choir…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

wedding photographer Behind the scenes

And Alex tends to channel his inner CIA agent.

wedding photographer behind the scenes

NO COMMENT

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

This is what I’m actually doing though lol!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

From teaching our couples how to shake champagne bottles to collecting your wedding party’s phones to avoid pocket bulges, we’ve got your back!

wedding photographer behind the scenes

We’ll do anything to get the right angles for you! We’ll go high…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And low…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And even attempt to climb large objects just to get the shot!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

We’ll test all types of light and make sure you get the best one…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

We believe teamwork makes the dream work! Shoutout to the videographers who gameplan with us for the best footage from all cameras present!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

They even help us make sure every detail is perfect!

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

And shoutout to your pups for keeping us company 😉

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

You’ll most likely catch us dancing while we work…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

It’s no secret we love what we do…

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

It’s because of all of you!!! #ADMCouples #ADMCouplesSelfie #DelMundoSandwich

Selfie with wedding couple

Wedding photographer behind the scenes

ADM Couples

Thank you for such an amazing 2019!! We love you all!

Much love, Ariana & Alex

 

 

January 31, 2020

Best of 2019: Behind the Scenes

Wedding photographer behind the scenes
Wow. Another year with some of our favouite people in the whole wide world. Our #ADMCouples are the best and we are truly blessed to be able to serve them. It is always so fun making this recap and going back through all the romantic & fun-filled moments of each wedding day.
Our #ADMCouples are truly magical people. They are kind. They work hard and play harder. They love all that life has to offer.
They are adventurous and love to explore the world, but more importantly; they are so excited about the adventure of marriage with their best friend.
The joy on their faces truly makes our hearts swell. It’s the biggest honour to be able to witness all the love on their special day.
Thank you to our couples for another amazing year.
Indian wedding in Cancun Mexico
Wedding Photos at the University of Guelph
Invitation suite by Monarch Design Co
Backyard wedding in Waterloo Ontario
Wedding at Mississauga Golf and country club
Indian Wedding in Toronto Ontario
Guelph Wedding at Sacred Heart
Wedding in Burlington Ontario
Backyard wedding in Waterloo Ontario
Wedding at the Mississauga Golf and country Club
Bride getting ready
Groom getting ready, Guelph Ontario
Indian Groom getting ready in Cancun Mexico
American Indian bride in saree
Bride at the University of Guelph
Bridal Details
Groom's details
Wedding at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club
Bride and Groom with flower girls and ring bearers
Brides details
Indian Wedding, Bride and Groom details
Bride getting ready in her home in Toronto Ontario
Wedding details Waterloo ontario
Bridemaids in SmashTess Rompers
Wedding at Storehouse408 in Cambridge Ontario
Bride and Groom photos at the University of Guelph
Bride and Groom dancing in Indian ceremony apparel
Wedding on a beach in Cancun Mexico
Bride and groom under cherry blossoms
Bride and Groom portraits
Bride in Tatyana Merenyuk dress
Bride and Groom at Indian Ceremony
Groom getting ready
Bride and bridesmaids in robe
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Bridesmaids in Smash Tess rompers
Bride reading letter from groom
Wedding details of invitation and calligraphed jacket
Bride and Groom at the University of Guelph
Indian American Ceremony in Cancun Mexico
Bride and groom ceremony exit in Cancun Mexico
Bride's dress details
Bride twirling in dress
Bride and groom at Mississauga golf and country club
Bride putting on earrings
Wedding Party in Kitchener Ontario
Jimmy Choos bridal details
Bride and Groom under veil
Bride details
Bride before ceremony
Bride and Groom in Cancun Mexico
Cancun Wedding Reception
Wedding party cheering for bride and groom
Bride's flower bouquet and shoes
Bride and Groom under veil
Bride getting ready
Bride and groom dancing
Dress details
Bride and groom details
Indian ceremony in Cancun Mexico
Ceremony decor on beach in Cancun Mexico
Wedding party in waterloo ontario
Bride and groom dancing
Bride and groom dancing
Dreams Resorts Cancun wedding
Bride and Groom under a cherry blossom tree
Wedding florals and cake
Bride and groom in downtown kitchenr
Wedding party in Waterloo Ontario
Bride getting ready
Wedding party in Toronto ONtario
Bridal Party in Waterloo ONtario
Bride crying at ceremony
Bride and groom hugging each other
Groomsmen in Cancun Mexico
Bride wearing calligraphed jacket
Wedding shoes and puppy
Bride in wedding jacket
Bridal flower details
Groom in Waterloo
Indian ceremony groomsmen
Bride and groom in Burlington
Bride and her sisters
Bride and groom at Mississauga golf and country club
Indian bride details
Groom details
Wedding party photos
Upclose photo of Bride and groom

December 30, 2019

Best of 2019: Weddings