Mocha Jenna Epic Wedding

Jenna Mocha

Shawn Desman, Kardi, Roz and so much more from Jenna and Mocha’s Epic wedding.

Every wedding I have the pleasure of photographing is special and unique in its own way. However, it isn’t at every wedding that Shawn Desman sings for the couple’s first dance, then they get to wonder at the marvel of a live performance by Kardinal Offishall, and then finally, receive congratulatory messages from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Daniel Radcliffe! Needless to say, the nuptials of the wonderful Jenna and Mocha were certainly one to remember.

Held on a crisp yet beautiful early November day, the wedding was always going to be one for the ages, given the groom’s popularity on Toronto’s KISS 92.5 Roz and Mocha Morning Show. The day started innocently enough, with the bride looking exquisite in a silk and lace Lea-Ann Belter dress for the couple’s first look at Hotel Le Germain. Quite quickly, though, the wedding certainly took on an exciting celebrity feel with the groom surprising the bride by illuminating their names and wedding date in flashing lights on the giant billboard in Maple Leaf Square! The excitement continued at the ceremony and reception, which were held at the Arta Gallery and Archeo respectively, with multiple music celebrity appearances throughout the evening, including a fantastic music selection by DJ Clymaxxx.

Planner: Clinton Paul Events (Sheila Torabi)
Florals: Stemz (Fiona Liston)


Lea Ann Belter
Wedding Slippers
Jenna Mocha Wedding
Mocha Ceremony
Jenna Mocha Veil
Mocha Amzzing personality
jenn Mocha Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square
Janna Mocha
Arta Mocha Jenna Wedding
Jenna Mocha Wedding Day
Perfect Day Mocha Wedding
The best groom so much fun ocha 92.5 Kiss
Archeo Wedding

Live Performances
Canadian rapper and record producer Kardinal Offishall and his hype man Solitaire
Canadian pop/R&B singer Shawn Desman
DJ Clymaxxx
Sacha, Shiran, Ben, Carlo, Jay, Vernon and Zorina, Carol, Laura, Lisa and Laura N.
Amazing Congratulations Videos from many celebrities including:
Daniel Radcliffe, Ed Sheeran, Kardinal Offishall, The Wiggles, Mike Holmes, Brian Williams, Jermain Defoe, Kim Coates
and the entire cast of Breakfast Television.

Click here to listen to the KiSS92.5 Roz and Mocha Morning Show
talking about the wedding.

Shawn Desman at Mocha
Shawn Desman Signing at Mocha Wedding
Shawn Desman Signing at Mocha Wedding
Shawn Desman at Mocha Wedding
Roz at Mocha wedding
Kardi at with Jenna and Mocha
Photo Bomb Roz at Mocha wedding
Kardi at Mocha wedding
Behind Archeo Wedding

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Playing matchmaker may sound fun to some, but for others it can be a very stressful role. When Chris laid eyes on Michelle, who lived on the same floor while they were at university, he relied on his good friend to give him her phone number! His poor friend was hesitant, but he finally took a chance and became this couple’s Cupid. It’s a good thing, too, because Michelle + Chris have been together for 9 wonderful years!

Michelle + Chris are very sweet and down to earth. After university, Michelle went on to become the director of events for the Hudson Bay Company which granted her the invaluable experience that she needed to plan the wedding of her dreams. She designed each and every aspect herself, making the day all the more personal and special. She went with a mix of contemporary and elegance, yet the vibe was cozy and relaxed. We were very impressed!

I can tell you, a bride’s worst nightmare is hearing that the weather is going to rain on her parade. All of the hard work that she put into the special details is dampened, as is her spirit. This was almost the case on Michelle’s wedding day as it was set to rain all day long. Incredibly, though, the weather was kind enough to hold off until after the ceremony – crisis averted!

Michelle looked amazing in her beautifully detailed Alvina Valenta gown and blush pink Prada shoes. The bouquet was so interesting and very stunning with its fresh snow berries, roses, white dahlias and romantic blush feathers. Her bridesmaids wore strapless knee-length BCBG dresses and carried bouquets of soft pink roses with black feathers.

We took a lot of fun photos outside the Royal Ontario Museum, including group shots and some wonderful shots of Michelle + Chris. We also went to the Gardiner Museum for a few more photos.

The reception was held at the lovely Gardiner Museum where Michelle decorated the long dinner tables with incredible flowers by Stemz. The tables were also adorned with softly lit candles and mirrors. The guests had such a wonderful time, as you can see from their smiles and laughs in the photos. The DJ from Bello Sound kept them dancing all night long. Once again it was wonderful working with Belle Fleur Events:)

They feasted on wine and sweet treats by Cake Opera Co.  I have to confess that the dessert display was one of the most impressive that I’ve seen to date. The wedding cake was classic and perfect in every way, but it was the mini cupcakes, macarons and lemon squares that kept catching my eye!

I had such a great time shooting this wedding. Thank you, Michelle + Chris, for sharing your day with Boston Avenue!

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Time honoured traditions go hand in hand with wedding ceremonies, but it’s a little unique to have an opportunity to wed in the exact same church where your grandparents were married over 50 years ago! Tania + Sean, friends of Holly and Simon, were married at the gorgeous St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church where Tania’s grandparents spoke their vows!

After meeting and falling in love at Western University, Sean knew he wanted to spend the rest of his days with Tania and proposed to her in High Park with a special picnic. It was very sweet and romantic!

Tania had a lovely morning before the ceremony where she had her hair done by Rico of Italy and read wonderfully sentimental cards from her fiancé. She wore a whimsical petal-laced Watters gown with Badgley Mischka blush heels which featured dainty petals near the peep toe. Her large white rose bouquet was the perfect complement to her head-to-toe floral aesthetic.

Sean had a touch of personal sentiment on his wedding day as well. He wore his grandfather’s cufflinks and a handsome watch given to him by Tania’s father. He looked amazing in his custom made tux by Harry Rosen!

The ceremony was truly beautiful, from the church itself to the words that were spoken. The couple looked serene as they were joined together. The bridesmaids, all wearing pretty purple Monique L’Huillier gowns, stood by watching with misty eyes.

Once the ceremony was over, we had the wedding portrait session outside the church. The church, as you can see, was amazing! We took countless classic shots, along with many playful ones that showed off the groomsmen’s wacky socks and personalities.

The reception took place at The Granite Club where guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour outdoors before the bride and groom made their grand entrance. Stunning florals were provided by Linden Grove. We all stood by as the newlyweds danced their first dance, thanked their loved ones for joining them and ate delicious food (including to-die-for deserts!).

Congratulations, Tania + Sean!

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