The Westin Ottawa Inspiration Session from Joel Bedford Photography
May 6, 2013
North America
Classic WeddingsHotels + Resorts Weddings
A wedding that's draped in stunning black and white details, with lace, pearls and satiny bow-ties is the epitome of timeless tradition for me. And if you told me that I'd be walking into a gorgeous ballroom like the ones at The Westin Ottawa where this styled shoot took place, that seals the deal. Top it off with shimmering table linens, sparkling chandeliers and glimmering chiavari chairs and you've got just about all the romance you need frozen in time with Joel Bedford Photography's stunning images. See all of the timeless pretty right here.
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From Tia Ward from The Westin OttawaThis styled shoot was a culmination of all of the great things I had either seen or hoped to see in weddings at The Westin Ottawa, with a little of my personal style and flair added in. We are lucky enough to have beautiful ballroom spaces that can be transformed into just about anything, and I wanted to show that it was possible to create a timeless and romantic wedding within our very contemporary space.

Our beautiful couple, Michelinne and Darren, were actually married on our rooftop terrace last September. While planning their wedding, we had so much fun and so they were the obvious choice for the shoot. The White Dress graciously provided the stunning lace Oscar De La Renta gown, and Flowers Talk created elegant floral accents, including the bride’s bouquet black broaches and feathers to tie together the whole black, white, and champagne color scheme.

Hair and makeup by Noah was perfectly styled to complement the soft, timeless, romantic feel. Joel Bedford, our photographer for the shoot, captured my vision beautifully, including the stunning lace table linens which were suggested and provided by Details Ottawa. In order to really pull the idea together, Party Time Rentals  supplied the chandeliers, chiavari chairs, charger plates, and the beautiful chest of drawers that held the cupcakes artistically designed by The Cake Whisperer. And, of course, no wedding is complete without stationary; Inky Design always delivers creative and inspiring ideas, and graciously worked with me to create menus, place cards, and table numbers that fit seamlessly into our shoot. It is such a dream to work with such talented vendors on a regular basis.

Wedding Photography: Joel Bedford Photography | Wedding Venue: The Westin Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Styling + Concept: Tia Ward from The Westin Ottawa | Floral Design: Elizabeth Young from Flowers Talk | Wedding Cake: Cat Campbell from The Cake Whisperer | Decor Rentals: Details Ottawa | Furniture Rentals: Party Time Rentals | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Inky Designs | Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta via The White Dress | Groom's Attire: Strellson via The Bay | Hair + Makeup: Noah from Faces by Noah