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.
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.
My favourite things about Jessica and Rylan’s wedding at Le Fairmont Chateau Montebello this past weekend are the following:
The father-daughter first look. Made us all melt and cry watching from afar.
Rylan’s sweet grandpa who wanted to make sure he got a good photo with his grandson.
How Rylan looked at Jessica with such affection and love throughout the entire day.
Our first wedding of the 2019 season started off in the best possible way. Elise from Toast Events channeled the fresh spring season with the warmest-toned flowers across long harvest tables in a church-turned-urban-wedding venue in downtown Ottawa. Being their second wedding celebration (see their in-home ceremony here) Christine and Liam, went for a family style vegetarian dinner to make all their guests feel at home while the warm sun sparkled through the floor to ceiling stained-glass windows.
I think 2018 was our biggest year ever on all fronts, both business and personal. We shot the weddings of the sweetest, kindest and funniest couples who we connected with so perfectly. It felt like we were photographing our friends’ weddings, so there were lots of tears (from Batoul) streaming down our faces throughout many first looks, ceremonies and speeches.