The Reveal: Engagement Photo Session Winners Aboard The Yacht Rosemary

Mariposa Cruises is pleased to present some of the photography from our Engagement Photoshoot Contest  this past May. Contestants were asked to submit a little about their love story and the marriage proposal for a chance to win a two-hour engagement photo session aboard the yacht Rosemary, with professional photographers Photoworks, a package valued at $3200.00.

We were touched by all the incredible love stories we received, but the story of Eric & Niamh struck a chord with us! It all started with the marriage proposal on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. You can read all about it in the blog post following the contest winner announcement at the end of May.

Eric & Niamh came aboard the Rosemary in August for their photo session, scheduled in the early morning. Perfect weather, calm harbour waters and the soft morning light made for optimal photographic conditions, and we think you’ll agree the photography is beautiful!



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Engagement Photo Packages aboard the Rosemary can be booked between May and September.  Couples save when they book the photo package in conjunction with a Mariposa Wedding Cruise.

Congratulations again, Eric & Niamh. We wish you a lifetime of love and joy!

Special thanks to Photoworks for partnering with us on this contest!

Engaged? Win Your Engagement Photo Shoot Aboard the Yacht Rosemary!

Throughout Toronto’s history,  the view from the water has been a favourite vantage point for photographers to capture images of one the world’s most iconic and ever-changing skylines. During our 31 years of operation, Mariposa Cruises has hosted over three million guests who come to experience the city from the harbour, not to mention countless photo shoots! This season we’re giving a photo session away aboard the yacht Rosemary. So if you recently popped the question and got a “Yes!”, you’re both in luck because you have a chance to win an engagement photo shoot featuring one of the most stunning backdrops in Toronto.  (more…)

Intimate or Grand: Pop the Question Away from land!

Marriage proposal aboard The Captain Matthew Flinders

Newly engaged couples can agree that after showcasing their shiny new engagement rings, the first question asked is, “How did s/he propose?!” While people may tire of sharing other stories, an engagement story is truly one of a kind, and never gets old. For some, this is the day they’ve always dreamed about, and the biggest surprise of their lives! Not surprisingly, this leaves most people mounting under pressure once they realize that they want to pop the question, but don’t know how. (more…)

Outdoor Wedding Planning – Top 10 Things to Consider

How to plan an outdoor wedding

Photo by Photoworks

Imagine walking down the aisle basking in the glow of the afternoon sun, surrounded by the natural beauty that only nature provides. You share your first kiss as husband and wife as the sun sets just behind you. Later at the reception you have your first dance as a married couple under the stars.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to a religious venue for your ceremony or simply a gorgeous setting for your reception, the appeal of an outdoor wedding, with its romantic natural backdrop, is undeniable. Planning and executing an outdoor wedding, on the other hand, can be unpredictable and is not without its challenges.

Over the years, we’ve played host to a number of weddings in the natural beauty of the Toronto Harbour. As such, we know what can make or break an outdoor wedding.

Here is our top ten list of what every bride and groom needs to consider when planning their outdoor wedding.