Their wedding day was brimming with beautiful family and Newfoundland traditions. They danced to a song called ‘Spirit’ by Tim Baker, a folk song that spoke to their deep love story. They ate cake made by Becca and Kendrick’s dad, a special carrot cake recipe that Kendrick’s late mother used to use to whip up this delicious dessert. Becca’s romantic Abigail of Gardenia dress was lined with blue ribbon under the hem, the same ribbon in her mother’s wedding dress.
It was the last weekend of July when Dan planned it all. He had Emily’s step-dad come up with a fake excuse to get the entire family to Emily’s family cottage at Charleston Lake. Emily had no clue what was in store for her. On the Saturday morning, Dan took Emily out for a seadoo ride to the middle of the lake. He stopped the seadoo, repositioned himself to face her straight on and proposed to a very surprised Emily!
Val and Paul’s love story started when Paul passed Val his number on a napkin.
Rewind a few days prior, Val and Paul met by pure chance through work a few years ago. Paul was an AV technician in Toronto and ended working at Val’s work’s annual event and spent a few days in Ottawa. Her role was to be the power-point girl, the one who pushes the button to change the slides for the speakers. She was really not looking forward to this event and wasn’t at all expecting that she’d be meeting her future husband. Although they had chatted a bit over the few days that Paul was working the event, nothing really ‘happened’.
It was December 2011, they had just finished writing their final exams and a group of friends were hanging out afterwards celebrating the much anticipated down-time that comes after the grueling exam period. Lauren and Skylar were first introduced through a mutual friend at this one hang-out and immediately bonded over their love of country music. It wasn’t until a few months later, and several asks from Skylar, that Lauren agreed to go on their first date. Lauren knew Skylar was the real deal when she moved away to London, Ontario on a 6 month-job contract and he whole-heartedly supported her career choice.
So many special moments stood out from Thea and Kellan’s wedding that took place this past weekend at Social in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core. The overall elegant, laid-back and exciting vibe of their wedding is one that can’t be forgotten. A big shout out to Erica Irwin Weddings and Events who helped everything run so smoothly. Kellan’s heart-felt speech directed to his parents and their wonderful example of a strong, beautiful marriage. The long flowy black bridesmaids dresses that her besties wore. Thea wore her grandmother’s gorgeous vintage ring - such a show stopper. The words used by family and friends to describe Thea: Brilliant. Down-to-earth. Joyful. The wedding cake that was baked by Kellan’s mom.