I instantly loved them. Their energy, their sweet love for one another, and their amazing story. Having met in high school, they were each other’s first relationship. After moving away and losing touch for a few years, social media came along and changed that. Some conversations turned into a visit and that turned into a forever.
I arrived at their apartment in Toronto in February. Their gorgeous loft was set up to accommodate their guests – their families and her best friend. Beautiful greenery adorned the window, their personal touches throughout the space. The book he gave her in high school sat on the bookshelf beside where they’d be forever joined as husband and wife. Marika and Matt were in various stages of getting ready. The silence was beautiful and only broken by their laughter. He waited downstairs as she stepped into her wedding dress then shared a sweet first look. As we waited for her best friend to arrive, I photographed them in their space.
Then the family began to arrive. Marika’s mom was almost not able to attend after having a fall in India just prior to the day that required surgery, almost derailing their trip home. But thankfully her parents arrived just in time and the joy was obvious.
Everyone gathered in the living room enjoying drinks and treats before being ushered to their seats. With the most incredible happiness, Marika and Matt walked in together, arm in arm. They shared personal vows, tears, and rings before officially becoming Mr and Mrs.
I can not wait for their reception in June – it’s going to be an amazing party!!
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