The Great Hall Wedding Photography
Alanna & Jimmy got married on a Good Friday, and what a Good Friday it was.
Both of them wore grins from ear to ear, and I couldn’t help but join them in that throughout the day and later as I worked on their photos.
They enlisted the help of wedding planner Jessica of Bisous Events who elevated the look of the day to an understated elegance that struck the perfect balance of opulence (with the lush fabrics, incredible florals by Hunt & Gather and beautiful place settings) and comfortable intimacy (with the understated romantic candle votives, flowing foliage and enough space for the design to breathe without feeling overwhelming). The whole day was so tasteful.
The Great Hall is a super interesting and different historic venue in Toronto’s West End.
There are several really lovely spaces to use – light & airy bright rooms that can be used for ceremony (as in the case of this wedding) and even cocktails or a smaller reception, and a larger main hall that has a theatre vibe. This is due to a stage – perfect for this wedding’s live band! – and the balcony that spans the perimeter of the upper level, overlooking the dining/dancing main space.
There’s definitely a charm to this venue with its old wood floors, crown molding and hand painted lettering labeling the spaces. I really enjoyed photographing at this unique Toronto venue, and I adored working with this incredibly sweet couple!
Alanna and Jimmy, it’s been beyond a joy being a part of this special time for you!
— Without further adieu, here are some highlights from their day! (And read below for some thoughts from the couple themselves!)
What a great day!
From the couple themselves!
Photographer: Olive Photography
Wedding Planner/Stylist: Bisous Events
Venue: The Great Hall
Flowers: Hunt & Gather
Dress designer: Rivini
Dress shop: Kleinfeld
Bride’s Shoes: Oscar de la Renta
Stationery: Protea Press
Groom’s Suit: Garrison Bespoke
Cake: Bobbette & Belle
Makeup: Melanie Whitmore
Live Band: Dwayne Gretzky
Want to see another downtown Toronto wedding at a historic venue? This one’s at the Gladstone Hotel.
Interested in chatting about us photographing something special in your life? Get in touch!