If I were to use one word to sum up both Shireen and Domenic on their wedding day it would be excited. They were both just so darn excited to be marrying each other! The anticipation of the morning all lead to the moment where Dom first saw Shireen as a bride as she walked down the aisle. They could hardly contain themselves; they were downright giddy, grinning at and whispering to each other. And their vows... I must admit that they were some of the best we've ever heard. They both absolutely nailed it with a perfect combination of hilarity and emotion. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. My personal favorite was when Shireen listed all the things she loves about Dom, adding at the very end: "plus you're so hot which is a bonus."
Shireen is lucky to be surrounded by very strong, incredible women. Her relationships with these women were clearly very important to her, and they all played an important role on her wedding day just as they do in her life. She was walked down the aisle by her mother along with her father, her step-mother was her maid of honour, and her little sister a bridesmaid. I was especially smitten with her little sister, a "big person stuck in a little person's body" as she describes herself. She and Shireen adore each other, and she especially adores Domenic! She and Shireen's younger brother made an adorable speech at the reception which once again brought tears to everyone's eyes, including us of course.
Domenic is from a big, beautiful, emotional Italian family who poured so much love on him and his new wife all throughout the day. They also poured a bunch of confetti on them at the reception... so much that Shireen still insists that she inhaled some!
One of the best parts about photographing weddings in our native Montreal is that we get to reconnect with some of our favourite fellow industry professionals, like Azar from Principal Planner who absolutely knocked it out of the park with the decor and coordination at St-James Theatre. The other is that we actually get to see our clients slash new friends more often, as was the case with Shireen and Domenic. We've already gone on a double-date with them since their wedding, and we're so excited to have them as new friends!