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September 18, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Reception at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

We are now at PART THREE – The reception at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.

The room is transformed into a breathtaking, luxurious decor nothing short of what you would see on a movie set. The crab apple trees are the centre of the attention again as they stand on each side of the head table with a branch cascading above them to form the perfect setting fit for the happy couple. No details has been left out. Even the bride and groom’s monogram is on display on the walls on each side of the room. The vendors team  lead by Bharat Rudra has been on there “A game” for days. Seema Haider had the privilege to once again do the makeup and hair for Shilpa and her family. When we first saw Shilpa in her purple dress we were blown away by her beauty. Alex looked ever so handsome in his classic tux and bow tie look! But most important was how sweet, respectful, patient and totally in love Shilpa and Alex were throughout these busy days. They are truly a class act! Their families are nothing short of wonderful either! They treated their guests like royalty. From the cocktails and canapés , the breakfasts and diners, the chocolat treats, desserts  and entertainment, the guest felt like superstars for days. Both families, the Eastmen’s and the Goel’s,  greated each guest with the same attention. The wedding party along with their friends even prepared a dance and song number and made a hilarious reenactment of Alex’s proposal to Shilpa. The speeches were heartfelt, the couple’s first dance was amazing with Alex twirling Shilpa on the dance floor showing of her gorgeous gown.  Once the party started, it was nonstop. What a night…. In fact , what an amazing weekend!!!!

Here are some highlights of the reception. To see part one and part two, just click on the two posts below this one! Enjoy !

 

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September 16, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Hindu Ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

Here is PART TWO – The Hindu Ceremony of this multicultural Christian and Hindu Wedding. We started in the afternoon after we got a little break to mingle and eat with all the guests. Shilpa changes her hair and make-up and put on a gorgeous Hindu wedding dress. Alex, also changed to get ready for the Baraat ceremony. With a team of professional musicians from Montreal and a crowd of 500 people, the Hilton Lac-Leamy parking lot turned into a big parade!!! It was amazing! After this, we took photos of the couple, wedding party and families around the Casino and the Hilton Lac Leamy. The Hindu ceremony was in the evening followed by Indian wedding games. It was an incredible day filled with laughter, love and happiness. Here is a look at a few of the highlights of the day. Stay tuned for PART THREE – THE RECEPTION.

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September 15, 2017

Shilpa & Alex – Christian Ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy

Here is PART ONE of this amazing wedding. I had to split this two day wedding in three parts as there are so many photos we wanted to share. The day started at 7h00 AM for us, so imagine how early it started for the bride and groom!!! The morning preparations were done at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.  The Presidential suite is breathtaking and offered the perfect backdrop for this luxurious wedding. Seema Haider makeup artist and her team did a wonderful job getting the bride, her family and wedding party ready on time. Bharat Rudra coordinated the wedding and made sure all the vendors, couple and family members knew exactly were to be at all times.  To bring the “mother nature” team indoors, the decorating team made replicas of crab apple trees in bloom. It was perfect with the white and blush colour palette. This was an early Cristian wedding to honour the groom’s family traditions. We took some additional photos of the family and wedding party around the Hilton. We then crossed over to the Ottawa side for more photos around the National Gallery of Canada. We were back at the Hilton for lunch and to get ready for the Hindu Celebration! (Thank you Shilpa and Alex for  being so amazing and for looking soooooo gorgeous. You two were so fun to work with and were truly a joy to photograph.

Stay tuned for PART TWO of Shilpa and Alex’s Hindu Wedding.

 

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August 1, 2017

C & M SAY I DO – WEDDING AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL & OTTAWA NATURE MUSEUM

Caroline and Miguel are a sweet, beautiful and amazing couple. We have been photographing Caro since her early days with the Academy of Dance Arts and Miguel and Joelle went to school together. It’s an honour that they chose us to photograph their most important day!  Caroline’s sister is tying the knot this upcoming September in Montreal and we have the privilege of  photographing her wedding as well. We can’t wait!

The morning of the wedding was photographed in Cumberland and in Orleans. Both the groom and bride looked absolutely wonderful. The locations gave up plenty of natural light and were perfect for the style of images they were looking for. The ceremony was held at the iconic  Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa.

 After taking advantage of the church property for family and wedding party images, we crossed the street for additional photos of the bride and groom at the National Art Gallery. The reception at the Ottawa Nature Museum  offered more amazing backdrops making this wedding a photographers dream! The reception was beautifully decorated as Caroline worked closely with Nancy and her team at  Wedecor  to make her vision become a reality. In short, WHAT A WEDDING!!! Congratulations to the happy couple. Here are some images  from their wedding day.

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July 20, 2017

LEIGH-ANN & DEREK’S FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER & NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL OTTAWA WEDDING

Leigh-Ann & Derek got married at one of Ottawa’s most famous historic buildings built in 1841 , The NotreDame Cathedral Basilica. This church is so beautiful and for photographers, it is a true blessing! We also love to photograph outside the church and use the side doors in the background.

This sweet couple got ready at the Chateau Laurier, they both had rooms there so it was perfect and close to the ceremony site. Leigh-Ann has to be the tiniest bride I have ever photograph. She is so pretty and minute but has the biggest heart ever. Her natural beauty is so stunning, she looked amazing when she put on her wedding dress…wow. Derek is tall, dark and handsome. He is so thoughtful and has the nicest personality and smile!! They make a fantastic couple.   After the ceremony, we took couple and family photos around the church. When all the guests left for the cocktail, we left for a walk at Major hill’s park with the couple and wedding party. There are so many photo opportunities along the way, and walking on such a wonderful day gives time for the couple and wedding party to chat and have fun along the way! The reception was held in our favorite room at the Chateau, The Laurier Room. After diner, we took more photos of the balcony and were blessed with an amazing fireworks show. What an amazing day and evening!

To Leigh-Ann and Derek: You are beautiful, caring and perfect for each other. Congratulations !

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July 11, 2017

Solinny + Andrew – La Grange de la Gatineau Mariage Wedding Photography

What a sweet couple, an amazing day and great venue! This was our first time photographing a ceremony & reception at La Grange de la Gatineau located at 80 ch. Summer, Cantley, QC J8V 3J3. It is a charming property with a  log cabin built in 1819 on the shore of the Gatineau River. Solinny and Andrew are the sweetest couple ever ! Their love for one another is so evident and contagious that you just can’t  stop smiling looking at them. They are made for each other! The day was truly magical!  The stars were aligned for this wedding. Enjoy the preview! Congratulations to the happy couple.

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May 3, 2017

ALEX AND PAT’S WESTIN | 18 RESTAURANT’S WEDDING

It all started at the House of Barons, where the groom and his groomsmen got a clean shave. Since high school, the groom has worked at the Westin hotel. It was a perfect fit that both, the bride and groom got ready there. Alex found her dress at Kleinfeld in Toronto. She looked absolutely stunning! The couple’s first look  was photographed at the locks close to the National Art Centre. We were blessed to have an energetic, fun and beautiful couple,  a most amazing wedding party and great positive energy to make the photo session fun! The ceremony was held at the Eighteen restaurant on York Street in Ottawa and the intimate ceremony was performed by a friend. A cocktail style reception following the ceremony was held at the same venue and the bride and groom got to enjoy every minute of it with their guests. First looks are becoming more and more popular. That recipe makes the bride and groom totally stress free to enjoy every minute of the cocktail and reception! To Alex and Pat! Congratulations! Your wedding was a blast!

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March 9, 2017

ISABELLE & SCOTT’S BEAUTIFUL CUMBERLAND HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM WEDDING

 Elegance, beauty and class in an organic country setting… This sums up Isabelle and Scott’s wedding pretty well. The museum is located on a 100-acre site in the Village of Cumberland and is home to a small number of livestock in the summer, a working sawmill, forge, carpentry and pump factory, and several other buildings of local historical significance as the schoolhouse, the church and the train station. This museum is an amazing venue for an outdoor wedding, it is only 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa and the scenery and photo opportunity are endless!  We started the day with the groom’s coverage at their friend’s home followed by Isabelle’s bridal session at her parents home in Orleans. The ceremony and the reception was held on site at the Cumberland Museum. The ceremony’s location was carefully selected and designed by Stacey Price and Erin Charmichael from The Design Co. in an alley between two rows of majestic trees. It was breathtaking. When the flower petals where set, and Isabelle walked down the aisle, it was a beautiful moment. To view more photos showcasing the details, style and colour scheme from this wedding, visit The Design co‘s website. The weather was perfect, the guests mingled and visited the site while we took the wedding party and family photos. After the cocktail, we all made our way to the outdoor reception area and enjoyed nachos, tacos, pizza’s and salads from a variety of gourmet food trucks chosen by the bride and groom. Everyone partied on till the early morning!!!

To Isabelle and Scott: Thank you for allowing us to record the events of you’re wedding day. It is a privilege and a great honour to be a part of our couple’s most special day! You make a beautiful couple. We wish you happiness forever and love always!

Congratulations to the proud parents of two beautiful children and one more on the way! For an extra glimpse into their life, check out Isabelle’s lifestyle blog Demoiselle Isabelle!

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March 1, 2017

SABRINA & BABAK’S FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER SUMMER WEDDING

 This powerhouse couple have it all; great careers, amazing families and friends, beauty inside out and love, love, love!!!.  The day started at the Chateau Laurier in our favourite bridal suite! Every detail was photographed and we had fun exploiting the suites versatile decor. We left the fairmont Chateau Laurier for a ceremony at the First baptist Church on Laurier Street in Ottawa. When Babak saw Sabrina walking down the aisle, everyones hearts melted. It was a beautiful moment. After the wedding ceremony, we took our time to photograph the families, wedding party and couple around the church, downtown Ottawa and at Major Hill’s park.  The ceremony was help in the Chateau’s largest room, The Grand Ballroom.  The ambiance, the decorations, the food, the service, everything was top notch! The night was filled with laughter, music, dancing, humour, heartfelt speeches and LOVE. Enjoy this highlight of Sabrina and Babak’s Ottawa wedding.

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February 20, 2017

FAIRMONT CHATEAU MONTEBELLO WEDDING – MARIAGE MONTEBELLO QUEBEC

This lovely couple tied the knot last fall. The day started on the Ontario side at both their home and parents home. The wedding was held at the “Paroisse St-Jacques” on Notre Dame Street, in Embrun,Ontario. This is a very majestic church in the middle of a small village that looks amazing visually, especially on photos!!! After the church wedding, we crossed over to the Quebec side to make our way to the Chateau Montebello. We love photographing weddings at Montebello. The scenery, the river, the marina, the chateau, the iconic fireplace, la maison Papineau, the stables, the trails in the woods… you name it, they have it. Let’s not forget to mention the staff at the hotel, always friendly and very helpful. The evening was filled with heartfelt speeches, lot’s of laughter, amazing family and friends and lot’s of dancing!!!

To Mauranne and Marc: It was a privilege to record the events of your wedding day! You are truly beautiful and we wish you the best in the new chapter of your lives together. May these wedding photos help keep the memories of your day alive and we hope you enjoy them for years to come!

Here are a some highlights of the day!

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