They say you find love when you stop looking. Neither Kasia or Anthony were looking when they first met, although their family had different plans in mind. Anthony’s great-aunt happened to be friends with Kasia’s parents, and they were scheming to set the two up, despite Kasia and Anthony’s protests. Knowing they’d be perfect together, they introduced the pair at a mutual friend’s wedding. They hit it off instantly. Anthony wasted no time in calling Kasia for a first date – a casual coffee sipped while sitting by the river – and they’ve been inseparable ever since.
If there’s one word to describe Anthony it’s charismatic. He’s entertaining, boisterous (in the best way), and so nice. If you’ve had a chance to meet him, you’re one of the lucky ones. He’s head over heels in love with Kasia, who is one of the most loving and down to earth people you’ll meet (facts we can personally attest to!). They love coffee and car rides, shopping and cooking, and traveling near and far. One of their favourite places to visit is New York City, where we explored Soho & Central Park for their engagement session.
Their wedding day was a mix of modern elegance and old-world charm, and completely full of joy. Kasia started the day getting ready at her parents’ home, surrounded by her closest girlfriends and handsome pup, Enzo. Enzo was dressed to the nines with a fancy little bow-tie and attentively watched his mom step into the gown she’d marry the man of her dreams in. Anthony spent the morning joking around with his groomsmen, family, and friends something you’ll find him doing often. In true Italian form, they celebrate with more food than anyone could eat and a shot or two in celebration of the day to come. Both Kasia and Anthony were looking flawless! Kasia in her Berta Bridal gown, and Anthony in his custom suit by Gian-Paolo Mazzotta.
St. Angela Merici Church was filled to the brim with their loved ones as Anthony stood at the front waiting for his bride, all smiles, and nervous with anticipation. Kasia waited in a separate room, her dad by her side, who was beaming with pride. When it was time to go, Kasia peaked around the corner and made her entrance into the church as everyone stood to welcome her down the aisle. They reached the front, where he confidently placed Kasia’s hands in Anthony’s and sent them off to become husband and wife. Their vows were heartfelt, their eyes barely left each other’s as they repeated their promises to one another. When the vows had been said, communion had been taken, and the papers were signed, Anthony gave a fist pumped and kissed Kasia – they were finally husband and wife! They made their way back down the aisle, practically bursting with joy.
Soon after we headed to the Lowe-Martin Mansion for family photos and their first portraits together as husband and wife. Seriously, they were on fiiiire! As much as the two of them know how to let loose and have fun, they are absolute supermodels when it comes to being photographed, not to mention the connection between them is unmatched. The wedding party looked pretty damn good too.
Their reception at St. Clair College of the Arts was a dream! Florals decorated the tables and candles flickered everywhere you looked. Their entrance matched the enthusiasm of the rest of the day, Anthony proud to show off his new wife as they danced their way into their reception where they spent the evening with their guests, listening to speeches, enjoying their first dance, and tearing up the dance floor.
Kasia & Anthony, thank you for choosing us to photograph this time in your life. You’ve become more like friends than clients, and we’ve had an absolute blast getting to know you. We wish you the very best as you continue on this beautiful journey of life together!
“All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” Ed Sheeran
A REVIEW FROM THE COUPLE
“We are so incredibly grateful that we had Manifesto Photography capture one of the most important days of our lives. Arica and Josh are much more than just photographers. They offered support and guidance throughout the entire wedding process and became more like good friends than just our photographers. We thoroughly enjoyed stopping by the studio to discuss wedding details over a cup of coffee and many laughs. Arica and Josh’s fun and energetic personalities always made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. All of our most important wedding moments were captured for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives. We look forward to working with Manifesto Photography again!” – Kasia & Anthony
Accommodations: Best Western Riverside
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Revenge
Officiant/Church: St. Angela Merici
Decorator: Elegance by Design
Transportation: Universal Limousine
Wedding Planner: Adeline Rose
Hairstyle: Michelle Elyse
Makeup Artist: Michelle Lear
Florist: The Flower Shop
Caterer: St. Clair College for the Arts
DJ/Band: DJ PJ
Bride’s Dress Shop: Bisou Bridal
Bride’s Dress Designer: Berta
Bridesmaids’ Dress Shop: Here Comes the Bride
Suit Shop: Moores
Suit Designer: Gian-Paolo Mazzotta
Bride’s Shoes: Sophia Webster
Groom’s Shoes: Gucci
Videographer: Over the Ocean