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Romantic Pink & Gold Wedding at the Canadian Museum of Nature

I may be a little bit biased since I too met my husband online, but these screen time sweeties are stealing the show. Especially considering that their Big Day included loads of pink, gold, and elegance deets that are to die for. It’s SMP with a soft twist of pastels, and thanks to Nicole Amanda Photography we’ve got it all sitting in THE VAULT!


From Nicole Amanda PhotographyThe wedding on this gorgeous couple’s day was absolute perfection. They each started getting ready at opposite ends of the city, before seeing each other for the first time in the arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm. Both their ceremony and reception was at the Canadian Museum of Nature, in my opinion, the best indoor venue in the city as you can see from all it’s amazing natural light. Pink & gold bliss.

From the Bride… After a 6.5 hour first date at a quaint restaurant in a trendy area of Ottawa known as Westboro, we knew we were meant for one another! Whether it was teasing each other about showing up to the date and not being who they claimed to be (we met online), laughing endlessly the entire night about anything and everything, or sharing dorky details about ourselves to get to know one another, we knew it was the beginning of something amazing. This first date set the tone for our entire relationship – a couple of geeks bonded by mutual weirdness and an innate love for making each other laugh and smile. In March 2014, we jetted off to hot and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for a vacation from our jobs and the bitter, cold weather of Ottawa.

While in Vegas, Brennan knew how excited I was to visit the Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor so that I could gawk over artifacts and pretend for one second that I was a passenger on the Titanic. Little did I know that Brennan was going to pop the question here with a ring that he had hidden in his camera bag the entire time through U.S. Customs and travelling. While we walked through the exhibit, Brennan always stayed 10 feet ahead of me to scope out where he would pop the question, and alas, he finally found it. I walked out onto a beautiful replica of a deck complete with the sounds of waves, a starry sky, and some sort of cooling system to make it feel chilly exactly like it would have been during an evening on the Titanic. I gasped and ran in awe to the edge of the deck and looked out over the rails smiling. Seconds later I heard Brennan say my name, and I turned around to see him down on one knee as he asked the infamous question. I was quick to excitedly say “yes!”, and here we are today!

Photography: Nicole Amanda Photography | Cinematography: Hello, I Make Films | Event Planning: Bluebird Weddings | Floral Design: Sage Design | Wedding Dress: Izabella Bridal Boutique | Cake: SuzyQ | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Museum Of Nature | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Gourmet Cuisine | Makeup: One Fine Beauty | DJ: Quality Entertainment | Men's Attire: Surmesur | Officiant: Scott Rothwell | Hairstylist: A Cut Above | Photo Booth: Brennan Schnell | Portrait Location: Dominion Arboretum | Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias

Colorful Ottawa Herb Garden Wedding

Bursting with brightly colored blooms all around, this garden wedding is sure to put a smile on your face! You’ll find whimsical touches in the potted plants and the sweetest dessert table we’ve ever seen, and there’s plenty more pretty to see thanks to wonderful work of Laura Kelly Photography in the full gallery right here!


From Laura Kelly PhotographyIt rained for six days straight leading up to the wedding. Clearly someone was watching over Jamie and Chris as they prepared for their outdoor ceremony and tented reception at The Herb Garden. When the big day finally came… there was nothing but blue skies and warm sunshine.

This wedding will certainly be one of my favourites from the season!

Photography: Laura Kelly Photography | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Catering: Balconi Floral Design Studio | Makeup: One Fine Beauty | Hair: Showpony Hair | Venue: The Herb Garden | Bridal Accessories: Sarah Walsh

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Cozy At Home Engagement Session

I really wish I had thought of doing an at home engagement session, they’ve quickly become my favorite ones. This adorable couple embraced the whole concept and we get some super sweet peeks at their life together, complete with donuts, a love for thrifting and games, and even braving the chilly Canadian winter. AMBphoto truly captured their essence and I’m declaring them one perfect pair.

From AMBphoto… A makeshift tent, gourmet donuts and sweet tunes cranked on a vintage record player are the fixings for a party of two! What do you do in the cold Canadian winters anyway when you can’t get outside for too long to enjoy the sun? Cuddle up inside with your adorable puppy named Eggnog, video games, treats and lots of love.

Kristina and Graham are getting married in the summer of 2015 and like their personalities, their wedding is going to be thrifty and fun. Kristina adores crafting, Etsy, and being creative and Graham, while not so into the thrifting, likes to have fun and goof around with Kristina’s ideas. They decided they wanted all of the pieces they used in their session to be things they already owned so that they truly reflected their tastes. For example, the adorable blue record player usually lives in their kitchen for dance parties while cooking! They are a match as sweet as the gourmet donuts they were munching on during the session and super fun to photograph! I’m always impressed when a couple will shed their coats in -20 degree Celsius weather for outdoor photos!

Photography: AMBphoto | Makeup: Amy Lupiano Of Ottawa Makeup Artists | Hair: Showpony Hair | Venue: Private Residence | "I Love Us" Pillow: Chapters | Blue Record Player: Urban Outfitters | Donuts: SuzyQ | Kristina's Dress & Graham's Shirt: Urban Outfitters | Outdoor Sweaters: Roots Canada | Rubber Boots: Hunter | “I’d Rather Be Thrifting” Print: Ashley G