This couple used beautiful rustic décor to add romance to their industrial venue, then Toronto photographer Barb Simkova captured all of the stunning details using the new iPhone 8 Plus.
From the photographer: “I love that an iPhone allows you to capture something quickly, with little technical knowledge and set up. Portrait mode blows me away – some of the images that come out of the iPhone in portrait mode have such a beautiful depth to them that I find myself exclaiming, ‘THAT was shot on an iPhone?’ I also find that the low-light capability of the iPhone 8 Plus is quite astounding. The quality of colour that the phone is able to pick up and the quality of the images that you can capture without motion blur or too much grain is really surprising.”
“The portraits of Kristen with her flowers are my favourite. These images were lit from behind, which gives her the beautiful glow. Historically, backlight has been more challenging to capture on phone cameras, and the iPhone 8 Plus’s ability to deal with that type of light – which we wedding photographers spend all day hunting for – is a game changer.”
From the bride: “We were going for a casual, rustic feel with our wedding. We didn’t have a ‘theme’ or ‘colours’ per se, we just knew we wanted a lot of neutrals and greenery to give the industrial space at Evergreen Brick Works a somewhat romantic feel. We had always loved the space at Evergreen and couldn’t picture any other venue for our wedding. We wanted the decor to be minimalist such that it would complement rather than overpower the existing aesthetic of the venue.”
“From our perspective, the band was key to the whole evening. We still have vivid memories of our guests running to the dance floor from across the room when they heard the beginning of a Backstreet Boys’ track.”
“At one point in the night I looked over my left shoulder to see my 86-year-old grandfather busting a move – a sight I have never seen before in my life. Our whole family was amazed and I can guarantee that moment will be etched into my mind forever. It was a testament to the energy in the room. Our families were living in the moment that night and the excitement was incredibly contagious.”
“After being together for 12 years, we wanted to plan a wedding that was very ‘us’ – something casual but heartfelt that was riddled with personal touches. Our wedding day turned out to be just that. The energy and pure, genuine excitement we felt throughout the day, from beginning to end, is something we will never be able to replicate. Our family and closest friends really made sure we felt the love in a big way.
Kristen Holman and Robert Frasca, October 7, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Barb Simkova from Tara McMullen Photography.
Ceremony venue: Trinity College Chapel
Reception venue: Evergreen Brickworks
Bridal gown: Pronovias from Ferre Sposa
Groom’s tux: Nino Cerruti
Cake: Le Dolci Bakery
Flowers: Sharon Johnson from Coquette Studios
Hair and makeup: Bespoke Beauty
Favours: Blood Brothers Brewing
Day-of coordination: Andrea Hanifen and Julie Stulberg from Kari Lywood Events
Caterer: Cafe Belong
Music: Off The Wall (guitar, Jeff Eager; bass, Mike Ferfolia; drums, Marco Stornelli)
Midnight snacks: Great Canadian Food Truck
Coffee truck: Brightside Brew
Sweet table: Baxter’s Bakery