It was December 2011, they had just finished writing their final exams and a group of friends were hanging out afterwards celebrating the much anticipated down-time that comes after the grueling exam period. Lauren and Skylar were first introduced through a mutual friend at this one hang-out and immediately bonded over their love of country music. It wasn’t until a few months later, and several asks from Skylar, that Lauren agreed to go on their first date. Lauren knew Skylar was the real deal when she moved away to London, Ontario on a 6 month-job contract and he whole-heartedly supported her career choice.
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.
Audra and Mike first met as students back in 2003. They lived in the same residence at McMaster University and naturally became friends. After flying home together to Ottawa for Thanksgiving dinner, they made the connection that Mike’s dad had been Audra’s family doctor when she was really little. Small world! These two had remained friends over the years and bumped into each other now and again as they both started their teaching careers in Ottawa.
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.
Katie and Ryan first met while Ryan was visiting a mutual friend (who is one of Katie’s bridesmaids!) in Peterborough where Katie was going to school. Here’s the most memorable part of the start to their relationship: when they all went to a party together and accidentally went home and left Ryan completely alone at the party! Luckily, he forgave Katie and returned for another visit a few weekends later. Katie knew there was something special between them.