Mary Anne + Martin / Hazelton Manor Wedding

Christian PetersonComment

I've always wanted to work a wedding with my friend Heidi of Heidi Lau Photography, so when she referred us to Mary Anne & Martin, I was excited. I didn't know them yet, but anybody that liked both Heidi's style and ours was bound to be a winner. And were they ever!

Mary Anne and Martin, both nurses (her in oncology and him in ICU), were so hospitable from the get-go. With a bridal party filled with nurses, I instantly knew that they would both be taken care of as well. Between Funny Man Joe and caring sister / Maid of Honour Maricel, all bases were covered! 

After an hour or so at St. Marguerite d'Youville Parish enjoying a beautiful ceremony featuring both Christian and Filipino traditions such as the candle lighting, pinning of the veil and draping of the yugal, we then headed over to the Kortright Centre for Conservation, for a fun-filled photoshoot (Mary Anne and I came up with a special handshake and a whopper-related posing trick- the details of which will remain secret - and the boys, I'm sure, were also up to no good!).

Wrapping the day at Hazelton Manor in Vaughn, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and, as you can witness in the edit, speeches that ranged from deeply emotional to lighthearted and intimate. With fun photo booth posing and a myriad of outrageous dancing (cha cha real smooth anyone?), things culminated toward the end-of-night partying, but not before Martin gave us arguably the best garter retrieval performance we've seen - dubbed 'the mechanic' by the DJ.

Now that it's all behind us, a couple of words for you, Mary Anne and Martin: know that the connection you share seemed, to me, 'easier' than it is most; that when you come together, you do so effortlessly and lightheartedly. Your love is so beautiful to witness, and I have no doubt you'll go through life happy, together. Thank you for the memories!




planner / Willow Rose Events
photographer / Heidi Lau Photography
make-up & hair / BlushPretty
florals / DeLight Floral + Design
bridal gown / David's Bridal
bridesmaids dresses / Henkaa
groom's suit / Soren Custom Suits
groomsment's suits / Freeman Formalwear
emcee + DJ / Veriation Music
photo booth / Boothclicx
cake / Just Temptations
invitations / A Paper Story
venue / Hazelton Manor