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Mississauga Convention Centre Wedding

Patricia and Peter had a romantic winter wedding at Mississauga Convention Centre. We started the day with the groom preparation at his house, followed by the beautiful bride's preparation.

First Look at the Venue

Once the bridal party was ready, we headed to the venue for the couple's first look. The father of the bride escorted her to the main lobby of the event space. It was a very emotional part of the special day and we shot some of the most emotional photos of the day. I especially like the image of the father looking at his daughter meeting the love of her life. As a father, I find that image particularly special. For the father, she will always be his little girl while for the beautiful bride another one will be the first man on her life from now on. After the first look, the bridal party spontaneously started cheering and applauding. This reminds me of another big day at Chateau le Parc where the couple had a very emotional first look. As that is the object of another article, let's focus on this particular day.

Photo Shoot at Chinguacousy Park in Missisauga

After the first look, the bride and groom headed to Chinguacousy Park in Missisauga for the photo shoot. As the temperatures were well below the freezing mark on that special day, we took advantage of the greenhouse to take photos indoors. Mother nature thew a few curved balls when our lenses were completely fogged upon entering the greenhouse. As wedding photographers, we are always prepared and have backups in situations like this when things might not go according to the plan so we switched lenses immediately and kept shooting. After all, we could not stop the big day due to technical problems.

Ceremony and Reception

The photo shoot was short as the bridal party was freezing and we did not want to ruin the big day with outdoors winter photos. After about 30 minutes we headed back to the reception. Patricia was accompanied by her father and a bagpiper when she walked down the aisle, which contributed to an emotional atmosphere. After the couple tied the knot, we took family photos in the lobby next to Hall C of the beautiful event space. During the ceremony and reception, the blue uplighting created a winter like atmosphere. The bride and groom even had a snow machine when they entered to Shipping up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys.

They continued with their first dance, dinner and speeches as you can see in the timeline at the end of the photo gallery. One of the most interesting ideas was that of shotski or drinking shots out of the ski as you can see in the images below.

We hope you liked this collection of wedding photographs and we urge you to visit our more recent weddings: One King West, Storys Building, King Edward Hotel, Thompson Hotel, Sassafraz Restaurant and Liberty Grand wedding.

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Timeline of the Wedding Reception

Here is the exact timeline to help you plan your beautiful winter wedding:

Nationality: Canadian

Up lighting – Blue

4:30pm Ceremony – pre ceremony music – soft music to be played as bridesmaids enter – we will have a bagpiper for when Patricia walks down the aisleStand by Me (Ben E. King) to be played while we are signing papers - we will be piped out of the ceremony as well

5:00pm Cocktail hour to take place in the lobby – passed hors d’oeuvre – Convention centre will be setting up the room for the reception during this time

6:00pm Receiving Line Begins, Cocktail music playing – snow machine as guests enter the room

6:30pm Begin to Prepare for Introductions

6:40pm Introduction of Parents and Wedding Party as they enter the room – Let’s Get it Started (Black Eyed Peas)

Parents and Bridal Party enter.

Bride & Groom enter to Shipping up to Boston (Drop Kick Murphy’s) - snow machine as bride and groom enter the room

B&G walk to the centre of the spotlight on the dance floor for their first dance

First Dance Before Dinner- Amazed (Lone Star) - special effect to be used: Dry Ice

7:00pm Toast Peter’s Brother Paul and Patricia’s Brother Stephen (Very Short – Toast Only)

bb Blanc announces no clanking of the plates, guests must use the shotski in order for the bride and groom to kiss – demonstration by Andrew and Michelle – located beside the DJ

7:00pm Salad Served

Speech by Peter’s Parents

Speech by Patricia’s Dad

bb Blanc introduces dancing in between courses (If time allows, check with floor captain)

Soup Served

1. Bride Father Dance - Forever Young (Blake Shelton)

2. Speech by Best Man

Main Course Served

  1. Groom Mother Dance – Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
  2. Speech by Maid of Honour Michelle

Dessert Served

Speech by Bride and Groom Patricia and Peter

Bb Blanc announces the winner of the centrepiece is the person from their table that stays the latest

Garter and Bouquet Toss – Legs (ZZ Top) and Man I Feel Like a Woman (Shania Twain)

BB Blanc to kick off the party

11:00pm Late Night Station Open

12:55am Bride and Groom’s Last Dance – Closing Time (Semi Sonic)

Must Play Songs

  • Come on Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) – Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)
  • Baby Got Back (Sir-Mix-Lot) – Friends in low places (Garth Brooks)
  • Gonna make you sweat (C&C Music Factory) – Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Save a Horse (Big & Rich) – Red Red Wine (UB 40) – Hey Ya (Outcast)
  • Mony Mony (Tommy James and the Shondells) – Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
  • Shook me all night long (AC/DC) – War (Low Rider) – I want you back (Jackson 5)
  • Piano Man (Billy Joel) – American Pie (Don McLean) – Under Pressure (Queen)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skyrand) – Can’t get enough of your love (Barry White)
  • Don’t stop believing (Journey) – Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Don’t stop til you get enough (Michael Jackson) – Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)
  • Livin on a prayer (Bon Jovi) – That’s Amore (Dean Martin)
  • I gotta feeling (Black Eyed peas) – Life is a highway (Tom Cocrane)
  • Free Fallin (Tome Petty) – Ain’t no mountain high enough (The Supremes)
  • Ballroom Blitz (The Sweet) – Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Hey Jude, Come Together & All you need is love (The Beatles)
  • Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil & Paint it Black (Rolling Stones)
  • Let’s get it on (Marvin Gaye) – Stayin Alive (Bee Gees)
  • Tiny Dancer (Elton John) – Slow Ride (Foghat) – Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
  • Dream On (Aerosmith) – Sprit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
  • New Orleans is sinking (Tragically Hip) – Starseed (Our Lady Peace)
  • Soul to squeeze (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Make me wanna shout (Isley Brothers)
  • Any requests from our guests

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