This very emotional image features the bride and groom having a close moment at Berkeley Church. They are sitting at the table and the groom is wiping a tear, while his bride is placing her hand on his shoulder comforting him.
The image has three layers, which gives the photograph dimension. In the foreground, the guest in the lower right part of the frame is is looking at them. The middle layer, the focus is on the bride and groom and finally, in the background we can see a pensive lady looking away. She seems completely decoupled from reality.
The most interesting fact about this wedding was the table arrangement. This is one of the few celebrations where there was a king's table and not a head table. The large bridal party composed of sixteen bridesmaids and groomsmen plus the bride and groom was accommodated by this table.
Like in many other photos where emotion is involved or transmitted if you want, I used a black and white processing. After giving it a lot of thought, I felt there was something missing so I added some grain in post production. Thus, the image has that film look characteristic of old images taken a few decades ago.
This photograph features a Berkeley Church Wedding that was held in downtown Toronto.
Location: 315 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7.