Join Jessica and Laith on a cozy journey through fall streets and modern city love at The Drake Hotel and Twist Gallery on their intimate wedding day.

Intimate Wedding Celebration at Twist Gallery


In the crisp embrace of fall in September, Jessica and Laith’s intimate wedding unfolded, a love story painted against the changing leaves. In fact, their journey with me began much earlier when they booked me for their engagement session. They wanting to try out my services before deciding to book me for their wedding. Without a doubt, as an affordable wedding photographer in Toronto, it was a delight to be chosen to document both their engagement and wedding day.

Engagement Session at Financial District

Jessica and Laith first contacted me for an engagement shoot. They wanted to capture their love amidst the iconic cityscape of Downtown Toronto. We explored the Financial District, with its towering buildings and bustling streets, creating a beautiful contrast between the city’s energy and their quiet, intimate moments. You can find their engagement photos here. This session laid the foundation for the trust and comfort we would carry into their wedding day.

On their wedding day, the crisp fall air and vibrant autumn colors set the perfect stage for their intimate celebration. Jessica prepared for her big day at The Drake Hotel, surrounded by an aura of classic and contemporary elegance. The hotel room buzzed with excitement as her closest friends and family helped her get ready. The blend of laughter and sentimental moments added a beautiful depth to the pre-ceremony preparations. Her dress, a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, hung elegantly, ready to transform her into a bride.

Celebration at Twist Gallery

They had their elopement on an island, hence this celebration was an intimate wedding event for their close relatives and friends. Instead of a traditional ceremony, they kicked off the day with a cocktail party before the reception at Twist Gallery. Before heading to the party, we had a portrait session that mirrored the magic of their engagement shoot. Walking through the waking city streets, Jessica and Laith shared private moments, their love shining brightly against the urban backdrop. These portraits captured their journey from engagement to marriage, adding a poignant layer to their wedding story.

The celebration moved to Twist Gallery, a modern and stylish venue that perfectly reflected Jessica and Laith’s understated charm. The gallery, with its minimalist decor and expansive windows, came alive with laughter, toasts, and heartfelt speeches. The space echoed with the joyous melody of their timeless commitment, beautifully woven into the heart of the city. Guests mingled and celebrated, their happiness creating an atmosphere of warmth and love.

The City Vibe

As an affordable wedding photographer in Toronto, it’s always a privilege to capture such genuine moments of joy and connection. Jessica and Laith’s wedding was a testament to the beauty of love and the power of intimate celebrations. Their journey from the engagement session in the Financial District to their wedding at Twist Gallery was a beautiful narrative of love, commitment, and the magic of shared moments.

Their story, captured through my lens, is a reminder that love can transform any setting into a fairytale. If you’re looking for an affordable wedding photographer in Toronto who can capture the essence of your love story, I’d be honoured to be a part of your special day.

In case you’re considering an intimate wedding, you must check out my blog on how to book your ideal wedding photography hours. Interested in my photography services and want to explore more wedding photos? Feel free to check out my portfolio and weddings blog.

Bride’s final makeup touches at The Drake Hotel.
A bride in a white off-the-shoulder gown smiling and holding a bouquet on a city sidewalk.
The couple laughing in front of The Drake Hotel for their wedding portrait.
An elegantly set dinner table in an art gallery with paintings displayed on the wall.
A landscape view of wedding reception with guests enjoying their meals at Twist Gallery.
Venue: Twist Gallery

Planner: Three Lights Events (Jenny Serwylo)

DJ: Danny Floh Back

Hotel: The Drake Hotel

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