Let me assure you there’s NO better place to start your Friday than this little ol’ gallery. Why, you ask? It’s jam-packed with engagement sweetness captured by Joel Bedford and just might inspire you to book a love session of your own. Happy swooning!
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From Joel Bedford… We photographed these two lovers in late summer. They had just become engaged, and are putting their wedding off for a little while as Alia finishes medical school and David wraps up his PhD. We gallivanted around Ottawa with these two – from coffee shop to canal, rooftop and park. If these two were any more elegant and in love, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself. We had originally planned an evening shoot but it poured that night, so we met up at 9 am the next day – they woke up like this. No joke. #beautifulinlove
Photography: Joel Bedford
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: BCBG Max Azria | Bride's Dress: Mikaella Bridal from With Love Bridal Boutique | Bride's Necklace: BCBG Max Azria | Decor: Details Ottawa | First Look Photos: Brookstreet Hotel
Now this is a couple that knows how to celebrate their upcoming wedding. A little something that may or may not have to do with their sky-high adorability factor (it’s a real thing), their total chicness or their serious happiness in each and every photo captured by Laura Kelly. My guess? It’s all of the above, and then some. See so much more right here.
From Laura Kelly Photography… Kim and Jeremy are two of my sweetest friends, and when the time came for them to get engagement photos done, Kim and I started planning immediately!
I’m in love with the three different styles this shoot has to offer — the homey dog-walking look, the stylish downtown couple, and OF COURSE the romantic beachy vibe at the end. Kim made the save-the-date wine bottles herself with chalkboard paint and a chalk pen. So beautiful and perfect for these two wine lovers.
Photography: Laura Kelly Photography