Wedding of the Week

The Most Laid-Back Day Imaginable, by Jennifer Moher [Rf Wedding of the Week]

July 13, 2016

By RF Staff

When bride Sylvia got in touch with Jennifer Moher, she described the wedding she and groom Matt envisioned as "an intimate day to just celebrate," the 30 Rising Star says. "[They] planned the most laid back day I could ever imagine!" The plan: have cheese and wine at home as they got ready, take the subway to City Hall to get married in front of their eight family members, stop for a drink on the way to a restaurant in Toronto for an intimate dinner together with their family, and Uber it on home.


All photos © Jennifer Moher

DSC_5766-Edit DSC_5765-Edit DSC_5812-Edit DSC_5847-Edit DSC_5859-EditDSC_5834-EditThe couple kept the details fairly DIY as well, allowing for some nice opportunity for meaningful detail shots. "Sylvia actually painted her leather jacket with the words 'Just Married,'" Moher says. "It was such an adorable touch to the simplicity of their day. A month prior to the wedding, they had made their own wedding bands."

DSC_5901-Edit-Edit DSC_5932-Edit DSC_5947-Edit DSC_5957-Edit DSC_6044-Edit DSC_6100-Edit DSC_6148-Edit DSC_6225-Edit"Sylvia and Matt really just enjoyed each others' company for the entire day," she says. "I was essentially just a fly on the wall as they hung out for a day. It was perfect."

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Camera: Nikon D4
Lenses: 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4

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