Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Sassafraz Restaurant, Toronto, Canada Elopement Photo Story Award

Sassafraz, Toronto, Canada restaurant and wedding Ceremony venue image of a couple Madly in love sharing vows at the altar

Sassafraz, Toronto, Canada Elopement Ceremony Photos | Madly in love, the couple decided to tie the knot at the iconic Sassafraz Restaurant wedding venue

The couple hold hands while the officiant has a few words to say as well.

Kasia and Amr wanted a quick, rapid-fire wedding - both of them were flying into Toronto the same day. Madly in love, the couple decided to tie the knot at the iconic Sassafraz Restaurant wedding venue located in the high profile Yorkville area of old downtown Toronto. Opened almost 20 years back, Sassafraz has earned a name to be a celeb hangout - famous guests including Mick Jagger, Bono, and Sylvester Stallone.

Kasia contacted me on the morning of the day of their marriage - they had loved my previous body of work. Luckily, I was available and in another 3 hours from the time we spoke, we met at the venue... me, ready with my gear for action. I cannot even remember how the next couple of hours flew by - it was short, crisp, and beautiful. Only a very close group of family and friends were present and both Kasia and Amr looked stunning. They were so much in love that I did not even feel the need to brief them about the shoot - I just let them be. They were by far one of the easiest wedding subjects to capture - absolutely non-conscious of the camera. They left for their honeymoon the same evening. 

A week later, I woke up to a message from Kasia saying how much they loved the pictures - "you just worked your magic to give us these beautiful memories". Thinking of that day still brings a smile to my face.  

Toronto wedding Bride image of The bride looking one last time in the mirror while getting ready

Toronto, Canada Elopement Bridal Picture | The bride looks one last time in the mirror

Kasia looks one last time in the mirror and notices something that needed some quick mending just before heading to meet her dad outside the wedding hall.

Toronto wedding Ceremony image of A close member from the family sharing a moment with his daughter

Toronto Elopement Ceremony Picture from Canada | A close member from the family sharing a moment with his daughter

A close member from the family sharing a moment with his daughter while waiting patiently in the wedding hall.

Toronto wedding Ceremony photo of The bride with her dad waiting to start the walk to the marriage aisle

Elopement Ceremony Image from Toronto, Canada | The bride with her dad waiting to start the walk to the aisle

Kasia with her dad waiting to start the walk to the aisle. She was emotional about this moment and it was quite evident... she took a few extra moments.

Toronto FOB wedding Ceremony image showing the The bride and her dad sharing a hug and an emotional moment

FOB Elopement Ceremony Photography from Toronto | The bride and her dad share a hug and an emotional moment

Kasia and her dad share a hug and an emotional moment while Amr, the groom treasures this moment in the background.

The Toronto Bride image from an Indoor wedding Ceremony - the bride looks at the groom says it all

The Toronto Bride - Indoor Elopement Ceremony Picture | The way the bride looks at the groom says it all

The way she looks at Amr says it all! ... while he says his vows.

Canada Marriage image from a Toronto Ceremony of A light moment shared while signing the documents

Canada Elopement Marriage Photo from the Toronto Ceremony | A light moment shared while signing the marriage documents

A light moment shared while signing the marriage documents, with Kasia, Amr, the officiant, and the groom's brother.

Toronto color wedding Ceremony photography as the couple heads out amidst some cheer from family and friends

Canada Elopement Ceremony Image from Toronto | The ceremony is over and they head out amidst some cheer

The ceremony is over and they head out amidst some cheer from their family and friends.

Toronto, Canada Bride and Groom wedding image from An intimate minute alone

Canada Elopement Bride and Groom Photo | An intimate moment between the bride and groom

An intimate minute between the bride and groom - every time they looked at each other you could see the love between them.