Wedding Venues | A magical rooftop wedding in Toronto | Atlantis Pavilions, Old Ontario Place

With so many options available at our fingertips for wedding venues in Toronto and its surrounding cities, it can be exhausting trying to narrow down the perfect space. One of my recent couples, Brittany and Ken White, found their magical spot on a rooftop at the Atlantis Pavilions in old Ontario Place.

Rooftop wedding ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride reads her wedding vows on a rooftop wedding ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, www.daphotostudio.com

Ring bearer playing hide and seek during a rooftop wedding ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, www.daphotostudio.com

Maid of Honour signing marriage certificate on a rooftop wedding ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, www.daphotostudio.com

Husband and wife kiss, end of a rooftop wedding ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, www.daphotostudio.com

The first step as a married couple - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

When they prayed for nice weather, they didn’t anticipate they would be saying their ‘I do’s’ on the hottest day of the year, so the breeze coming in from the lake which enveloped the Atlantis Pavilions was certainly a welcome one. In fact it played a large part in the day, as during the ceremony, all the guests were assembled on the rooftop overlooking Lake Ontario on one side and the infamous Toronto skyline on the other, and a huge gust of wind blew Brittany’s veil right off her head as she entered the aisle! The day was saved by a quick reacting Aunty who managed to catch it just in time, and as you can see from the pictures, Brittany stayed calm and focused and stunned both Ken and the crowds .

Bride getting ready - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The wedding ring in-between wedding shoes - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Surprise choice of wedding garter - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Exchanging gifts and letter on the wedding day morning - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The last look at the home mirror, bride before ceremony - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride's bouquet - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Bridesmaids making sure there is proof of everything - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Here comes the bride - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride with her bridesmaids - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride in her backyard - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride with her bridesmaids in-between shoot moment - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Once the ceremony was over and guests had taken personal pictures of themselves against the blue skies and iconic Toronto City backdrop, everyone headed downstairs for cocktails and hors d’oeuvre in Atlantis’s instantly recognizable glass rooms which are in the style of pods on stilts, perched above the lake and marina.

getting ready, The Groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The Groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The last touches for his wedding day, The Groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding rings - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The ring bearer - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The groom with his groomsman's - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The groom with his groomsman's casually walking to the wedding ceremony site - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Final moments before the big "YES" the wedding ceremony rooftop site - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

As a photographer who has the luxury of photographing some of Toronto’s finest event spaces and wedding venues, there was something really magical that began to take place as the sun was setting over the skyline. You could feel the energy and buzz of the city yet felt like you were detached from it due to the floor to ceiling windows offering an almost voyeuristic view. As each minute passed during the emotionally charged speeches and first dance, the skies seemed to showcase every single colour under the sun as it set and it was an amazing sensory experience to offer their guests.

Bride with her bridesmaids by the lake - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Journalistic photograph of groom with is groomsman's having real fun and laughter - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Ring bearer "photo bomb" the Bride with her bridesmaids getting ready for this pose - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The Kiss and groomsman's support! - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Walk with me! Bride and groom by the lake - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Tranquillity! Bride and groom by the lake - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Traditional photograph of a bride and groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Down the hill kiss - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Meet me halfway! - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Marina walk with a CN tower on this back - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

If I had to choose a favourite shot that summed up the energy and high class, fine art, stylized wedding ceremony, I would be hard pressed as each photo seemed to represent such a poignant part of the day. The images of Brittany getting ready at her parents’ house are so simple yet really sum up the excitement between her and her bridesmaids. Likewise, the photograph of Ken and his groomsmen show the testosterone fuelled energy celebrating his final few minutes before getting ready to plunge into married life. Whilst everyone was caught up in emotions and laughter during the ceremony, I managed to snap some candid shots of the little ring bearer who was quite happy playing peekaboo between the bridesmaids and the guests and of course the images from the speeches speak for themselves. The love resonating between Brittany and Ken was evident throughout the day and the nighttime image of their silhouette against the lit up dome at the Atlantis Pavilions summed up their magical day.

The first dance of a happy bride and groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Kissing request image from bride and groom's perspective - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Speech moments - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding night, groom dance for the garter removal - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

If you are considering offering your guests a unique experience, a rooftop wedding is one way to guarantee an instant wow factor, and Toronto with the iconic CN tower standing proudly in the skyline, is a fantastic backdrop for any cosmopolitan or patriotic couple!

Nighttime session, bride and groom by the Atlantis Pavilions Dome - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

The Dome and the bride and groom - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Toronto Skyline at night, Moments to reflect - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

We did it! Happy couple at night Toronto Skyline at night - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

You, Me, Moon and the Stars by the dome - Wedding by DA Photography at Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto, www.daphotostudio.com

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2016 DA Photography

2nd Photographer, assistant and photo boothJacquie Dudley

3rd Photographer and rooftop photo booth: Erika Alvarenga

Wedding Ceremony, Reception and Photography Location: Atlantis Pavilions, Old Ontario Place, Toronto, ON

Wedding decor by Doris Brodie from Grand Entrance Design

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