Loryssa & Leo’s Romantic Storys Building Wedding

Loryssa and Leo’s wedding was perfect. They wanted to be intentional with their wedding by focusing on a few decor elements that they did themselves and left the rest up to the professionals. Tellie from Hunt & Gather Floral filled the space with beautiful flowers and the tables were lined with greenery and candles. The reception lighting should be the standard for reception lighting: a good mix of candles on the table and overhead string lights making for beautifully lit candid reception photos. I was also so happy to hear they booked a slot for portraits at Knox College at U of T, with a beautifully lit corridor leading to a sophisticated indoor space, I was able to create some of my favourite portraits. I wanted to share absolutely every single image from this day and it took me quite some time to narrow down images to share. Enjoy! This wedding was featured on Junebug Weddings.

How did you chose your venue?

I’m an architectural historian so I knew we needed to have our reception in a historic building. I came across some photos of the Storys Building, booked us an appointment to see the space and it was love at first site. We didn’t even go see any other venues because we knew it was the one right away.

Did you DIY anything for your wedding?

Leo has a background in graphic design so he designed all of our stationary from our invites to our menus, seating chart, the architectural prints we gave out to guests, and the eclairs we gave out as party favours. One of my best friends also did the calligraphy for the seating cards at our head tables.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

While the ceremony and actually being announced as husband and wife was absolutely amazing, the most memorable moments were the ones in between all the busyness when we got to be alone and really take in what was happening. Sitting at a table just the two of us during dinner really gave us the chance to reconnect and appreciate how out of this world the day was.

How did you chose your wedding photographer?

We came across Jess at Daring Wanderer on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her moodier style and her use of light and dark contrast in her photos. Since Leo’s a web developer, he has a very strong opinion about people’s websites, so we checked out Jess’s and after it got his stamp of approval, we Skyped with her and instantly got along and knew she was the one we wanted to capture our special day.

minimalist wedding invitation suite on dark floor surrounded by flowers and lace
blush and earthy wedding flowers
Jimmy Choo white heels and flower bouquet
blush, maroon romantic wedding bouquet and lace wedding dress
wedding dress with long train hanging in window
bride sitting in chair reading card while getting ready
autumn wedding bouquet
maroon flower in autumn wedding bouquet
bride getting into dress
sister and mother of bride helping do up back of dress
bride getting into dress
mother of bride putting on shoes for bride
mother of bride putting on bride's pearl bracelet
bridesmaids first look of bride
ethereal portraits of bride sitting in chair with bouquet
bride holding bouquet with lace ribbon
flower girls holding hands
flower girls holding hands
flower girls holding hands and running down aisle of church
parents of bride walking bride down the aisle
St Basil's Church wedding ceremony
St Basil's Basilica wedding ceremony
bride smiling while exchanging rings with groom
bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony
bride and groom smiling as they walk down aisle
Black and white images of bride and groom walking in St Basil's church in Toronto
Wedding party walking in archway at Knox College University of Toronto
wedding party portrait at Knox College
Wedding portraits at Knox College
bridesmaids laughing, wedding portraits at Knox College
wedding portraits at Knox College
bridemaids sitting on steps and laughing at Knox College
bridesmaids sitting on steps inside Knox College
Dramatic and vogue inspired wedding party portrait inside Knox College
ringbearers sitting on steps inside Knox College
Wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
bride walking up stairs holding dress
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic wedding portraits at Knox College U of T
Romantic Storys Building wedding portraits
Romantic Storys Building wedding portraits
Romantic Storys Building wedding portraits
Romantic Storys Building wedding portraits
Wedding party portrait at Storys Building
guests mingling during cocktail hour at Storys Building wedding
grandparents of bride sitting on couch during cocktail hour
guests mingling during cocktail hour at Storys Building wedding
flower girl holding her mom's hand during cocktail hour
old man sitting on chair during cocktail hour
Romantic Storys Building wedding reception setup with string lights and candles on table
Romantic Storys Building wedding reception setup
Large floral arrangements on table for wedding reception at Storys Building
Romantic wedding reception table set up
Greenery and candles on table, Storys Building wedding reception
Flower arrangement on table for reception
White and black tiered cake with lots of fresh flowers
Sweetheart table for wedding reception at Storys Building and floral arch for bride and groom
Romantic autumn flower arrangement for backdrop
Name card calligraphy for romantic table setup at wedding reception
blush, coral and maroon flowers on table for wedding reception at Storys Building
Loft wedding reception with string lights and candles on long harvest tables with lots of flowers
Bride and groom kissing at sweetheart table during reception
Best man speech toasting during wedding reception
Guests clinking glasses during at Storys Building wedding reception
guests smiling and laughing during Storys Building wedding
guests smiling during wedding reception, candle lit wedding reception at Storys Building
Bride and groom cutting cake
Bride wiping icing off nose during cake cutting
bridesmaids dancing with flower girl during wedding reception at Storys Building
Bride and bridesmaids dancing during wedding reception
Guesting dancing on dancefloor at wedding
bride dancing during wedding reception
groomsmen dancing during wedding reception
bride singing and dancing during wedding reception

Vendors

Photographer: Daring Wanderer
Dress: Inbal Dror from White Toronto
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Suit: Ted Baker
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nouvelle Amsale from White Toronto
Hair: Kroma Salon
Makeup: Nicole Grittani & Vanessa Baudner
Florals: Hunt & Gather Floral
Invitations: Designed by the groom and printed by Ingledew Invites
Calligraphy: Alex Lou Creative
Cinematography: Beautiful Life Studios
Venue: The Storys Building
Caterer: The Storys Building
Cake & Sweets: Patisserie V. Marie and Bake Shoppe
Favours: Nugateau
DJ/music: Jet Entertainment
Band: Christopher Plock
Officiant: Father Morgan V. Rice at St Basil’s Catholic Church, Toronto
Month of Planner: The White Book Company
Processional song / musician: Canon in D- Pachelbel
Recessional song / musician: Trumpet voluntary- J. Clarke
First Dance song: First Date – Sam Eason

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