Kristen Holman and robert Frasca
OCTOBER 7, 2017
FROM KRISTEN: We were going for a casual, rustic feel. We didn’t have a theme or colours per se, we just knew we wanted a lot of neutrals and greenery to give the industrial space at Evergreen Brick Works a somewhat romantic feel. We wanted the decor to be minimalist so that it would complement, rather than overpower, the existing aesthetic of the venue. After being together for 12 years, we wanted to plan a wedding that was very “us.” That meant something casual but heartfelt, replete with personal touches. Our wedding day turned out to be just that. The energy and pure, genuine excitement we felt throughout the day, from beginning to end, is something we will never be able to replicate. From our perspective, the band was key to the whole evening. We still have vivid memories of our guests running to the dance floor from across the room when they heard the beginning of a Backstreet Boys track. At one point I looked over and saw my 86-year-old grandfather busting a move—a sight I’ve never ever seen before! Our families were living in the moment and the excitement was contagious. FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER: I haven’t shot a wedding entirely on an iPhone before but I was so excited for the challenge! I love that an iPhone allows you to capture something quickly and portrait mode blows me away. The portrait of Kristen with her flowers is a favourite. This image was lit from behind, which gives her that beautiful glow. Historically, backlight has been more challenging to capture on phone cameras, and the iPhone 8 Plus’ ability to deal with that type of light—for which we wedding photographers spend all day hunting—is a game changer.