Ottawa Wedding from Joel Bedford Photography + Weddings Unveiled
February 1, 2013
North America
DIY InspiredCasualFall Weddings
Happy Friday, SMPers! I've got the loveliest little gem of a wedding from Joel Bedford Photography to share with you this morning. You would never, in a million years, believe that this beauty, coordinated by Weddings Unveiled, was put together in just six weeks! The fall-hued stunner held at The Shore Club was filled with details completely personal to the bride + groom from the hand-picked playlist right on down to the raw oyster bar! See the rest right here. 
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From the Joel Bedford Photography... Believe it or not the bride pulled off ALL the planning in just under 6 weeks. Lots of pretty DIY elements, elegant details and a couple blissfully in love. We shot everything outdoors (except of course, for the reception) and used mostly natural and available light. 

From the Bride... Seeing the weather would cooperate and feeling the warm sun through the trees in the backyard was the best moment! Every time we could catch our breath to soak it all in, we realized we threw a wedding/party we would have loved to attend. All the details from the location and decor, food and music to our clothes were intimately chosen to reflect our tastes and our personalities, so watching our guests enjoy the atmosphere and each other was a very gratifying feeling.

We didn’t host a conventional dance/dinner reception so there was no official wedding song. Nearly an impossible task if we had though! The entire reception playlist we created was a labour of love and we still play it at home just hanging out. Our favorite wedding detail was the raw oyster bar.


Wedding Photography: Joel & Justyna of Joel Bedford Photography / Wedding Venue: Private Residence in Ottawa, Canada / Post-reception Dinner: The Shore Club in Ottawa, Canada / Wedding Planner: Lynn Lee of Weddings Unveiled / Wedding Stylist:  Catalina Bloch / Floral Design: Michelle VandenBosch / Caterer: Lynda Hosking of  The Whalesbone Catering / Wedding Cake + Favors: DYI by the Groom's Family / Wedding Invitations: Glö / Paper Goods: Canvas Pop / Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal / Bride's Shrug: Custom made by Vivian from Dow’s Lake Tailoring / Maid of Honor Attire: Diane Von Furstenberg from Holt Renfrew /Groom's Attire: Canali Suit from Morgante Menswear /Hair: Jess Awad from Fernando Cellini Hair Salon / Makeup: Amber Sheikh