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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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July 29, 2016

MICHELLE & HARVEY’S OTTAWA WEDDING – NEXT RESTAURANT & N.A.C.

Michelle and Harvey tied the knot last May.  The ceremony was preformed at the National Art Center. While the guests were enjoying lunch, we took the couple and the bridal party for a walk around the downtown core. The Chateau Laurier, the locks, the canal, and Major Hill’s Park gave us great backdrops as we took beautiful pictures of this gorgeous couple. Of course, it had to be the hottest day of the summer, with the weather reaching 38 degrees, but this couple did not let the heat slow them down. The photos continued at a Stittsville park after the couple changed for their wedding reception. The evening held at Next restaurent, was filled with fun, laughter, heartfelt speeches, awesome food and entertainment. (We were even treated to a solo signing performance by the bride’s father!). In all, it was a perfect day.

Michelle and Harvey, your wedding day was magical! Enjoy your time visiting the world and we will see you when you are back in Canada!  ottawa sikh wedding photographers

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February 24, 2016

Ottawa Les Suites Hotel Wedding Photography – Studio G.R. Martin Photography

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August 23, 2015

Christina & Daniel – Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa Wedding

Christina and Daniel got married last September at the famous Ottawa Landmark Notre Dame Basilica. What a beautiful day. We can say it was perfect. When we got to the Bernado’s home for the groom’s coverage, we got a warm welcome from mom, dad , family and friends. The house was photo ready already!!! Mom was serving all the special appetizers and treats she had spent hours making and the boys were having a blast.  We then made our way to the Timpson’s home for the bridal photos. Christina was beautiful in her Mori Lee wedding dress. The ambience in the house was amazing…All the family and friends were there to see her walk down the stairs…let’s just say the party had already started! The ceremony was held at the Notre dame Basilica and the family photos were done on the church grounds. We then took photos around the church,  National Art Gallery,  Chateau Laurier and the locks at the Rideau Canal ( A big thank you goes to the young man that took a polaroid snap of the couple and gave it to them as a souvenir, it made a great photo!!!) The bride, groom and wedding party were the best models!!! We had so much fun during the photo session, it was a blast! The reception was held at the Centurian Banquet Hall on Colonade Road in Ottawa. The evening was filled with love and laughter while the live music and the  MC offered amazing entertainment….To top it off, Elvis even showed up to give a 30 minute show! Just when we were  leaving, the buffet was served. I have never seen so much homemade goodies at a wedding before. Everything was so good! To Christina and Daniel: May your lives be filled with greatness, love, health and lot’s of babies!!! It was a great memorable wedding and a pleasure to be a part of it!

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August 25, 2014

SARAH + MATT – CARLETON UNIVERSITY OTTAWA WEDDING

 Sarah and Matt tied the knot on a beautiful summer day. The venue was amazing. For a short time, the  Carleton University in Ottawa accepted to do weddings and Sarah and Matt were fortunate to be amongst the very few that got the chance to use this new conference center in Ottawa. Sarah looked radiant, beautiful and elegant in her McCaffrey designer dress and Matt, so handsome.  The wedding ceremony  was on the Carleton University terrace overlooking the park and river. It was a beautiful setting. To make it even better, Keith Langille, from exceptional ceremonies preformed the ceremony and made it original, unique, and added just the right amount of humor to keep the guests and family totally connected from beginning to end!

The family , wedding party and couple photos were done on the terrace and Carleton University grounds. Here are some highlights of the wedding day.

Congratulations again Sarah and Matt. You are perfect for each other. We wish you the best!

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July 8, 2014

KATIE & JON’S WEDDING -NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL BASILICA & SALA SAN MARCO

        At Studio G.R. Martin, we love weddings!  We love to capture and record the events of the wedding day as they happen, but, we also love to help create wonderful moments. Katie and Jon are so great together. Jon is handsome and charming, has an awesome personality and a great smile. Katie is beautiful, sweet, kind and so generous. The day was well planned. We covered the groom at his parents house and the bride at her friends house in the morning. Then, tried to make our way on time to the Notre Dame Basilica church during race weekend. The road closed a few minutes before we got there, so, i jumped out of the car and tried to get police cars to escort us to the church on time. The two first cops were so nice and sympathetic, told me to wait 5 minutes for a vehicule to escort us and the limo………then, the big cop in charge arrived to say: NO,NO,NO….I tried, I begged, asked him if he was a romantic and that the bride would have a great story to tell her kids one day about the nice cop who got her to the church on time…….Well, he obviously was NO romantic, cause he told me to get back in the car and get in the traffic jam line like everyone else…:(  So, Katie got there late, but the priest was so nice about it and said not to worry cause he is always stuck in traffic too…LOL. The rest of the day went by like a charm and the reception at Sala San Marco was great. Katie and Jon are surrounded by great friends and a wonderful family. The food was excellent, from the sushi to the oysters, to the antipasto to the fancy hors d’oeuvre…And to top it off,  the 24 course meal :). I highly recommend this venue.

In conclusion, weddings are full of emotions and it’s our job to capture those moments on camera. During the wedding party photos, the sky started to change and dark clouds started rolling in. We took the couple in a courtyard full  of  crab apple trees in full bloom. The wind was blowing pink petals…it was magical. Moments like these are what we thrive for as wedding photographers. Here is a look at Katie and Jon’s wedding day!

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I would like to introduce a new videographer that works with us to create unique wedding story videos. Here is his artistic twist on Katie and Jon’s wedding day. His name is Brenden Palmer from BHCP Media and we are proud to introduce him and work with him. Call us for information on his video package. Here is his short film.

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DRESS BOUTIQUE: Mia Bridal             DRESS DESIGNER: Lazaro

HAIR: Christina DiCintio        MAKE UP ARTIST: Pina Cava

GROOMS ATTIRE: Vera Wang        RINGS: Peoples

GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Vera Wang              CEREMONY : Ottawa Notre-Dame Cathedral

RECEPTION: Sala San Marco            FLOWERS: Wedecor             DECOR: Wedecor

BRIDE’S SHOES:Badgley Mischka             CAKE:Kakes by Judy      DJ: PM Events

Your Ottawa Wedding Photographers,

Guy Martin, Julie Robichaud-Martin & Joelle Martin

Blog author: Julie

 

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April 28, 2014

LAURENCE & MASON’S FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER WEDDING

 

 Mason and Laurence met on campus at Queen’s university. You can  find out more about how they met and have a look at their engagement session by “clicking here“. This couple managed to plan their  wedding between long hours of residency and studying to become doctors. They got some help from family of course, but, to pull this off you must be very dedicated and organized.

We started the day at the bride’s parents home in Ottawa, then made our way to the Chateau Laurier for some photos of the groom and his groomsmen. The ceremony was held at the National Art center in Ottawa followed by a wedding reception at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.  The family, bridal party and couple photos were taken downtown Ottawa.  When I think of grace, beauty and elegance, I think of Laurence. She is in every way a true beauty.  Mason is a beautiful person inside and out, he is kind, generous and, a true gentlemen. Guy and I had so much fun taking their wedding photos, but, most of all, enjoying their company.  We wish them the best of luck with their new careers and life together as newlyweds!

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DRESS : Jim Hjelm From Mia Bridal    BRIDE’S SHOES: Nine West  FLOWERS & DECOR: Wedecor 

BRIDEMAID DRESSES: Lazaro Noir  From Mia Bridal

GROOM’S ATTIRE: Custom made by Greg Brocanier‘s in Cobourg

CEREMONY VENUE: National Art Center    RECEPTION VENUE: Fairmont Chateau Laurier

CAKE: Kate Green Cakes

Your Ottawa Wedding Photographers,

Guy Martin, Julie Robichaud-Martin & Joelle Martin

 

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August 30, 2013

Renée & Vito’s Ottawa Wedding – Glebe Community Center

Here is a look a Renee and Vito’s wedding photographed in Ottawa. What an amazing wedding! The love that Renee and Vito share in infectious. They are fun, full of life, beautiful and great for one another!!! Guy and I have known the bride’s parents,  Lynne and Keith Langille for a long time now. We have photographed their families,  graduation’s and Lynne and Keith professional business portraits for their  business ” Exceptional  Wedding Ceremonies” ( They also married Guy and I in 2005 ). It was an honor for us to photograph their daughters wedding. We are so happy to share some of the highlights of the day and a few of there prefered vendors! 

Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Lynn Lee with Weddings Unveiled

Dress – McCaffrey Haute Couture

Food – Culinary conspiracy

Reception Venue – Glebe Community Centre

Music – inTouch Media

Flowers – Minoo at Bel Fiore

 

Your Ottawa Wedding Photographers,

Julie & Guy – Studio GR Martin

 

 

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November 4, 2012

Karina & Danny – Ottawa Wedding Photography

Karina & Danny met in 2004 at College Boreal in Sudbury at the volleyball meeting.  Karina was studying at the library and Danny came up to her and ask asked if they could sit together on the school bus trip for the volleyball tournament. Their first <<official>> date was on Halloween.

It took seven years for Danny proposed to Karina on February 9, 2011 before going on vacation to Edmonton. Here is what Karina had to say about it “It was our first time having a vacation together, first airplane ride and first time visiting Edmonton. We are big hockey fans, we went to see Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators in Edmonton.  Quite an experience!! Danny’s favorite hockey team: Edmonton Oilers Karina’s favorite hockey team: Ottawa Senators. Danny’s smile was priceless when we first walked in the Rexall Arena where the Edmonton Oilers played.  The Senators did win that game!!! Too bad for Danny!”

Well, I can say : Lucky you Danny because Karina said yes! You two make a wonderful couple, so in love and so compatible. We wish you happiness, health and lot’s of kids to make your own volleyball team:)

Here are some highlights of the wedding day!

Your Ottawa Wedding Photographers: Julie & Guy Martin

Here is a list of the couple’s preferred vendors:

Bridal Dress bought at :  Alliance Bridal, Moose Creek, Ontario,

Bridal Dress Designer: Richmond Group, Madison Collection Style 5515,

Groom and groomsmen’s men attire: Moore’s clothing for Men, BLACK by Vera Wang, Ottawa,Ontario,

Wedding Venue Lightning:  Quality Entertainment,

Ottawa, Ontario, Wedding Venue and decorations:   Tudor Hall,

Ottawa, Ontario, Table Linens: Groovy Linens, Ottawa, Ontario,

Napkins Linens: Mastermind Events, Ottawa , Ontario,

Wedding Shoes:  Barbie by Town Shoes,

Wedding flowers: Passiflora Floral Boutique, Embrun, Ontario,

Wedding Jewelry: Lady Angelistic by Joanne Latreille, Embrun, Ontario,

Wedding Hairstyle & Makeup Artist:  Studio Shanthaly (by Anik Plouffe) Embrun, Ontario,  Ottawa, Ontario,

Wedding DJ: Dj Lemayeur.

 

 

 

 

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