Edythe + Matt's Toronto Wedding! / by Kate Lord

I was beyond excited when my friend Edythe McNamee called and asked if I would shoot her wedding! Edythe and I studied photojournalism together at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and worked together for two months in Shanghai after graduation, on assignment for Special Olympics International to teach Chinese college students how to shoot and edit video in order to cover the 2007 World Summer Games. Since then, she's worked all over the world, most recently as a producer for CNN. She's an amazing journalist, a killer videographer and a delightful travel buddy! 

After our gig in China, Edythe moved to Abu Dhabi to work for The National, an English language newspaper -- where she met the incomparable Matt. I'd seen photos on Facebook and heard stories from Edythe and our mutual friends about him, but I didn't have the opportunity to meet him until his wedding day! I'm so glad my friend found such a joyful, funny and clearly loving person to spend her life with -- my time photographing their Toronto wedding was full of laughter and smiles!

Many congratulations to Edythe and Matt, and thank you for having me be a small part of your big day!

 The couple honored Matt's Chinese heritage with a traditional tea ceremony -- and Edythe changed dresses to a traditional Chinese wedding dress!

The couple honored Matt's Chinese heritage with a traditional tea ceremony -- and Edythe changed dresses to a traditional Chinese wedding dress!

 Edythe's sister leads the bridesmaids in a twirl-off!

Edythe's sister leads the bridesmaids in a twirl-off!

Congrats Edythe and Matt! See more images from their wedding in their gallery!