One of the great advantages of being a wedding photographer in Toronto is the diversity of cultures I get to experience.
Eunji and Charles are both Korean and while they’re not the first Korean couple to be in front of my camera they’re the first to incorporate a traditional Korean ceremony. Bright and colourful clothing, tea and gifts, a piggyback ride and the striking of the grooms feet with a fish. Yes, that’s right a fish.
Oh and some Gangnam Style dancing!
When I arrived at Charles’s house in the north end of Toronto there was no one home and I actually thought I showed up at the wrong place for a while. Luckily his best friend and best man Harrison showed up before I had time to get worried. After some getting ready shots and a few portraits I headed over to their new condo where Eunji was getting ready.
That’s where I found out Eunji speaks fluent French and that she lived in France for a good part of her childhood. There was also a familiar face there, Makeup Artist Jenn Shulz who I met at a wedding I photographed earlier this year in the Distillery District.
The wedding ceremony took place at the Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church and after the ceremony we headed down to Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto for the wedding portraits. The Korean ceremony and reception was held at the wonderful Donalda Club in North York.