A Chic Garden-Style Wedding at the Ornamental Gardens | Audra + Mike

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They were connected to one another when they were young kids. But their circles only intertwined decades later as adults. Mike’s dad, Audra’s doctor when she was a little girl, pointed her out to him as a girl to watch for. And on this day, they stood in front of one another and promised to spend the rest of their lives side by side.

My favourite moments at Audra and Mike’s garden-style wedding at the Cereal Barn:

  • Even though Audra and Mike had a first look earlier in the day and spent a couple of hours hanging out and having a good time with their best friends, it was still such an emotional walk down the aisle. Especially for Audra and her mom!

  • The cow's went out to pasture during their cocktail hour, so Audra and Mike grabbed all four of their adorable nephews and went out to watch them pass through the barn!

  • The traditional Lithuanian cake, brought to Ottawa all the way from Toronto, was made of 60 eggs!

  • You can’t tell from the photos, but the weather on their wedding was all over the place. It was hot, then it poured rain several times during their bridal party photos. We then had a beautiful RAINBOW as a result (see below for proof!) then the glowiest and warmest of sunsets to end the day just right.

I am so truly honoured to have captured Audra and Mike’s special day filled with beautiful, meaningful traditions and their favourite people to celebrate their union. Here are a few of my favourite photos to share with you all below! The full wedding team to make this day come together are detailed afterwards!


Photography: Ali and Batoul Photography

Flowers: Flowers Talk

Venue: The Cereal Barn

Hair: Richardson Hair Design

Makeup: Elvira Rino

Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia from Sinders Bridal House

Earrings: Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewellery

Groom + Groomsmen Attire: E.R Fisher

Invitations: Vistaprint

Catering: Tulips and Maple

Lithuanian Wedding Cake: Irene from Toronto

Classic Cake: Groom’s sister and aunt

DJ: Midnight Music

Second Shooter: Teah Lizée

Assistant: Zaynab Al-hemed