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!
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.
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.
It’s no secret that over the years, I’ve become a little flower obsessed. Maybe it’s my increased appreciation and love for all things natural and beautiful. Or the way flowers add life to a room. Or simply, flowers make everything better! For weddings, I’ve become more attuned to how flowers set the stage for the overall vibe of the wedding day. Whether it’s a classic all white affair, or a bohemian backyard bonanza, flowers can bring your wedding to life! Understanding that full floral service can get expensive, I’m focusing on why I think you should invest in your wedding bouquet. Special thanks to my friend Katherine from Pollen Nation Floral Studios, one of the premier florists in the Ottawa area specializing in organic, garden-inspired florals, who is lending her expertise on this topic too. So lets dive right in!
Oh, the infamous first look.
Whenever we meet with a couple, we always ask if they have thought about having a private reveal or what is more popularly known as 'the first look'. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, here’s the gist: The bride and groom get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day before the ceremony. They have a few minutes (or however long they want) alone together to enjoy the moment in privacy before spending the rest of the day with everyone else. Some choose to read their personal vows to one another while others opt to simply enjoy each other’s company before the rest of the day unfolds. I would say, 90% of our couples decide to have a first look, even those with a religious ceremony later in the day. There are a multitude of reasons why, so I’ve narrowed down 4 of the top mentions.