The 2012 wedding season had the craziest weather. The summer was brutally hot and then autumn came quickly with a big chill. For us, as Toronto wedding photographers, the weather is an incidental factor – if it rains we bring umbrellas, if it’s cold we grab jackets. But, for the brides, grooms, attendants and groomsmen, the 2012 weather was a challenge. This year, our grooms and groomsmen in tuxedos coped with unbelievable heat during outdoor ceremonies and during photo shoots. We encouraged the guys to take off their jackets as often as possible to try and cool down. As soon as the weather turned cold, our brides and attendants had to find creative, attractive and sometimes cute solutions to staying warm.
At a recent wedding we witnessed some very tender moments between Brian and Xiu as they navigated the bitter cold temperatures during pre-ceremony wedding photography at Kariya Park in Mississauga. Kariya Park is a hidden gem, a peaceful Japanese garden with mature trees, a beautiful wooden arched bridge over a pond with ducks, and lovely architecture. Even www.tripadvisor.com, the online travel site, recommends the park. Kariya Park would be a wonderful photography location in the summer since the large trees would provide cooling shade, but on Brian and Xiu’s autumn wedding day the temperature had plunged and the garden was cold.
As you can see from the photos below, Xiu brought a lovely white leather jacket to wear over her bridal gown, that Brian helped her put on, and a bright red thick woolen blanket. The blanket made the rounds – anyone who was cold “borrowed” it for a minute or two.