Cyndi and Victor gathered their closest friends and family for a perfect day. I mean nothing weird happened, no one ran late, the day was impeccable. The holiday wedding was a perfect combination of Cyndi’s sense of humour & style with Victor’s classic taste’s & debonaire stature – and laughs, lots & lots of laughs. I barely ever tear up during weddings but Victor wrote the best personal vows I think I’ve ever heard. Cyndi is probably one of the funniest ladies I’ve ever met and her vows brought down the house, there was tears of joy on top of tears of laughter. It was awesome.
Thank you two for allow us to be there with you on your day. Documenting this start of your amazing love story was our absolute pleasure.
Name of Bride and Groom: Cyndi Le and Victor Quang
Wedding Date: December 28,2012
Ceremony: Hotel MacDonald – Wedgwood Room
Reception: Hotel MacDonald – Empire Ballroom
Cyndi and Victor opted for a first look, where they saw each other prior to the ceremony. This was one of my favourite first looks, Cyndi was gushing, Victor took a deep breathe and she came out from behind the door. It was just awesome. Donna was on the other side with Cyndi and got a few sneaky shots through the window curtain. So great.
With more time allotted for just the two of them we could create some memorable photos prior to their ceremony.
Seriously, Cyndi, you are gorgeous. You pulled off the sexiest of Friday weddings. You are my muse.
The Wedgewood room at the Hotel MacDonald is a perfect setting for their vintage glamour theme. What a beautiful space.
From Victor’s vows “You give me companionship. You give me happiness. You give me motivation. You give me support. You give me laughter. And sometimes you give me attitude. But the most important thing you gave me was an important life lesson. We were going through a rough time and I was feeling really defeated. And then you said to me “Love is like life. It is never easy, it will always be hard. You have to keep fighting for what you love and that’s what makes you stronger and your relationships stronger”. This showed me the type of person you were and your dedication to me. It changed my outlook on life and shown me the type of man I wanted to be. And because of that I vow to protect you. Vow to comfort you. Vow to stick up for you. Vow to support you. And most importantly I vow to, no matter how though it gets, never stop fighting for you, and for us.” this girl… tearing up!!!!!
What an awesome ceremony. Cyndi was next with the most hilarious vows I’ve ever heard, I’m totally hiring her to write mine. It cracked everyone up–especially the groomsmen.
What an elegant, awesome wedding party. They really rocked the session and kept Cyndi and Victor laughing and relaxed. We also had a birthday girl in the house. Holla Ashley!
The reception moved over to the Empire ballroom. Another amazing room that was so elegantly designed. Cyndi hand picked most of the lace that was used in the space. It was the perfect mix of their theme.
Hydrangeas in old antique water bottles with chalk stickers for table markers was a really sweet touch.
Heart felt speeches brought us to the dance party. What what an amazing dance party it was! DJ Esco was really great.
What was the best advice you received while planning your wedding AND what is a word of advice you would pass on to future brides? From Cyndi (she means “assholes” in the sweetest possible way) I didn’t receive any advice because my friends are assholes. My advice is to be prepared (make check-lists and write down questions you have) and aim to have everything done at leastweek before the big day. Also, take Benadryl or melatonin the night before the wedding. Enjoy every moment because it goes by super fast.
Cyndi, you changed me. You complete me. You are my african queen. I will forever carry your hypothetical heart in my pocket for when we run away together. Victor, good luck with her man. I can’t wait to have your sweaty bodies in front of my camera again some time soon.
Second shooter: Donna Gamble
Wedding dress: Blue by Enzoani from Novelle Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: BCBG Maxazria
Mens tuxs/suits: Indochino
DJ: DJ Esco
Make-up: Julia McGarvey
Hair: Stacie Paige Hair & Patricia J Hair Designer