We're honoured to have been featured by Toast Events earlier this month as one of "Ottawa's Best Light and Airy Photographers" alongside other amazing photographers who we've admired for years. Batoul has had the privilege of working with Elise and her incredibly talented team this year and we can say that her flair for styling, incredible attention to detail and ability to bring to life any bride's vision is on point.
Hanan got ready at her parent's place surrounded by beautiful pink roses from her mother's garden. She had such thoughtful cufflinks made for her fiance - now husband - Said, engraved with the words 'happiness' and 'kindness', which is what 'Hanan' and 'Said' mean in Arabic. You two are indeed the kindness people I've ever met, and it showed in the amount of love and happiness overflowing from your family and friends as they watched you two tie the knot at your wedding last weekend.
This love story starts way back in the day. Ashley and Sarmad met when they were in their teens working together at Cosmic Adventures. So cute eh!? Their friendship spanned many years of working together, hanging out with mutual friends, and eventually into a blossoming relationship that culminated in a new year's eve proposal! Ashley confessed that what she loves best about Sarmad is his ability to look on the positive side and make her feel amazing all the time. Sarmad..he just plainly loves everything about Ashley!
As all my friends know, I am a jewelry fiend in love with big statement pieces and long-lasting heirlooms. And yes, the two can definitely go together if worn with the right attitude. As I type, I'm wearing my grandmother's turquoise stone on one finger and shiny gold beads around my neck dangling down my sweater. The most recent pieces in my collection (yes I do now have a collection!) have a special place in my heart. They remind me of the times of wandering through hidden alleyways, experiencing unique cultures and being by Ali's side full of love and excitement. I've begun selecting pieces that reflect my personality so that I'll appreciate them for the long haul.
We are thrilled to launch an exciting guest blog series we've been preparing over the past weeks! We've invited some of our most talented wedding industry peers in Ottawa to guest blog on each of their respective specialities, whether it's choosing the right wedding dress or planning your ideal wedding day. Most importantly, they'll be talking about how to make your wedding day the most meaningful, genuine and personal to you.