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.
Laura and Chris’s wedding was everything artful, luxury and class. Laura and her ladies got ready at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in the downtown core of Ottawa while Chris and the groomsmen got their suits on at the Andaz Hotel not too far away. These two different starting points of the day totally spoke to their personal styles: sophisticated and trendy with a clear love for European-inspiration.
Everything fell into place perfectly as Laura texted me pictures of her fun wedding prep details, including her gorgeous Badgley Mischka studded heels that she would be wearing throughout the day. She chose white, green, gold and lilac for her wedding colours, a perfect combination for a hot summer day. An all white, cream and pale green wedding bouquet created by her florist, Beyond the House, that combined roses and ranunculus must have been the highlight of her details! She went for my favourite garden-inspired bouquet style, which is what EVERY SINGLE BRIDE SHOULD DO (in my non-biased opinion haha). She looked like a dream in her intricately detailed mermaid wedding dress from Allure Bridal.
"I still can’t believe that today I get to marry not only my best friend, but also my grade 4, 7 and 11 girlfriend.” Natasha and Rich, having already spent much of their lifetimes together, made their love for one another official this fall at Stonefields Estate in Ottawa this fall.
It was nearly 2.5 years ago that Natasha first reached out to me to potentially shoot her wedding. At that time, I was 5 months pregnant with Hayat and weeks away from travelling abroad. We managed to set up an engagement session before I flew off and we connected instantly! She was looking for a modern yet rustic barn to host her wedding in 2018, so I instantly recommended that she look into Stonefields Estate. With their white-washed interiors and crystal chandeliers, this modern barn venue was the perfect space to compliment Natasha and Rich’s love for the country with a clean, minimalist and modern feel.
When Ann-Lori told me that she commissioned Stacey from The Design Co. to design and plan her wedding, I was all sorts of giddy. Bringing one of Ottawa’s premier wedding planning and floral design teams to create Ann-Lori’s vision from scratch was her dream come true. Elegance and luxury meets tropical and urban. This combination is so unique and different and The Design Co. nailed it!