May 3, 2021
Melissa and Luis’ Backyard Wedding in Brampton took place on October 24, 2020. Rather than postponing their wedding date because of the pandemic, they decided to reduce their guest list, change their venue and plan a backyard wedding. With the help of their family and vendors, the wedding was gorgeous and uniquely them. 😍
To start the day, I met Melissa and Luis in Gage Park in Brampton. This is where they decided to have their first look. Luis stood facing the Gage Park Bell (fun fact this bell was installed in 1913) and awaited his beautiful bride-to-be! The original plan was to be by the gazebo but there was a protest taking place there and so we had to switch up locations.
Following the first look, we headed back to Melissa’s parent’s home in Brampton. This was where the backyard wedding was going to take place. Melissa, her sister, mother and father spent the morning of the wedding clearing leaves, decorating and setting up. They did such a great job! Keep scrolling to see!
How great is this balloon arch? Melissa’s sister Melanie put this together! I’m so impressed. You can actually buy these sets off Amazon and they’re fairly easy to put together! Most sets will come with balloon string, all of the balloons and balloon tape. I made one once and followed a YouTube video. For the one I made, click here. Super easy and such a great and cost-effective way to decorate a space.
Melissa’s nana’s first reaction to her in her dress is priceless. These are the photos my clients treasure most. I especially love Melissa’s mom’s reaction to the overall moment. So tender.
Suit by Spier & Mackay
Officiating by Lisa Pearson.
Now to take the festivities indoors. ❤️
Melissa and Luis printed and decorated their indoor wedding space with photos from their engagement session. Such a lovely idea!
A great benefit to having a smaller guest list is the ability to put together custom and unique wedding favours with personal notes and touches.
Cake was made by a family friend and catering was provided by TKS Catering.
I loved Melissa and Luis’ first dance in the dining room under the chandelier. It was so emotional and beautiful. You could tell that the emotions of the day were all starting to set in.
Fun fact! Melissa and Luis cut their wedding cake with the same knife used at her mother’s and grandmother’s wedding. How special is that?!
And that’s a wrap! We finished the night with a sparkler exit. Sparkler exits are such a beautiful way to cap the night! I highly recommend working with your photographer on something like this as it really wraps the story of your day nicely for the album. Also if you’re going to go ahead with a sparkler exit, I highly recommend buying the long sparklers so that you can buy your photographer more time! 🙂
If you have any questions about planning a backyard wedding, feel free to reach out!
Florist: Flower Baby Floristry
Catering: TKS Catering
Hair & Makeup: Lucky Life Beauty
Wedding Dress: Sherry’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit: Spier & Mackay
Officiant: Lisa Pearson
Since first contacting Amanda in search of a wedding photographer, we we’re super impressed by her quick responses to our messages! Right up until the wedding day if we had any questions or needed recommendations, Amanda was so quick to help!
Before our wedding day we had an engagement session where we met Amanda and her husband Rob, they were both so awesome and friendly in person – it made the session really fun and we had a ton of laughs!
On our wedding day Amanda really helped us with the pace and timing of the day effortlessly! Both our families have since commented how friendly and professional Amanda was, we will all recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent photographer and look forward to working with her again in the future ❤️
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Amanda Soriano Photography is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke], the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee Saw-Geeg] language."