These two are adorable. And not just because they are high school sweethearts and called their wedding the “White Wedding”, a totally fun play on their last name. Nope, it’s because you can just tell that they are soooo in love. And in every beautiful image captured by Union Eleven Photographers, that love literally jumps from the computer screen. See it all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… On July 13, 2013 I married the best man I have ever known. Greg and I started dating in high school and I knew right away that my grade 12 prom date would one day be my husband.
During the planning of our wedding we had decided to do a “first look” photo shoot with our photographer. Greg thought this might take the edge off and allow us to be more relaxed during our ceremony. I will never forget the jitters that I had while being escorted down to meet Greg for the first time on our wedding day. I saw him about 200 feet away with his back towards me and knew that the emotion to come would be like nothing I had ever experienced before. When I finally tapped Greg on the shoulder, he turned around and instantly started to cry. This was such a special moment- one that neither of us will ever forget.
Luckily for Greg the first look photo shoot really did take the edge off for the ceremony. Unlucky for me, as soon as I started walking down that aisle towards my future husband, I could not control the waterworks. We were married at NEXT restaurant in Stittsville on one of the hottest days of the summer. The ceremony was extremely personal and touching and I could not have dreamt of a more wonderful way for us to begin our married lives together.
Our “White Wedding” (a play on our last name) reception was a mix of soft lace and crystals with just the right amount of DIY projects to keep me occupied for 13 months! My initial thought when walking into our reception space was that I felt as though I was in heaven. The space just had such a light, fluffy and cloud like feel to it.
The only thing more beautiful than the wedding itself were the people who surrounded us with their love and adoration. Thanks to Kristin at Union Eleven Photographers, we will never forget the overwhelming emotions of our wedding day.
Photographer: Union Eleven Photographers | Flowers: Ottawa Flowers | Cake: Cake Ninja | Reception Venue: NEXT Restaurant | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaid's Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Bride's Dress: With Love Bridal Boutique | Bride's Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Decor: Details Ottawa | First Look Photos: Brookstreet Hotel