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The Horticulture Building Wedding that was Transformed into a Modern Lounge in Ottawa

Park near Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

Kathryn and David exchanged their vows at their Horticulture Building wedding, on 18/08/18: thought to be one of the luckiest days of 2018!

The story of Kathryn and David’s proposal is a total bride’s dream: a trip to Italy, balcony views of Naples, and wine at sunset. Add in the fact that David captured the moment by balancing their camera on a stack of pizza boxes, and you have a ‘David and Kathryn moment’ in one of the most romantic settings imaginable!

With help from their planner – Elisa from Toast Event Planning – Kathryn and David transformed the blank canvas of the Horticulture building into a modern lounge; complete with high top tables, couches for causal seating, and a head table with a loveseat and floral arbor.

Enjoy this sneak peak from David and Kathryn’s modern lounge Horticulture Building wedding!

Modern industrial Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Custom engagement ring with engravings PBR Designs Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Sarah walsh bridal bracelet Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Soft silk ribbon industrial wedding Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
engraved rings Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Bridesmaids at bride prep Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Metallic chairs mixed with ghost chairs Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Custom engraving engagement ring Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Simple calligraphy invitation Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Blush Mrs. Box velvet Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Silver Badgely Miscka shoes Sarah Walsh earrings Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Cathedral veil in the park Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Ceremony arbor with flowers and drapery Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
First look Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
First look at park near Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Groom's reaction to first look Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Bride's reaction to first look Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Blush and mauve bouquet Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Bride and groom nuzzle Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Blush bridesmaids dresses Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Bride and groom Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Laughing bridesmaids Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Mermaid wedding dress Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Park near Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Modern wedding dress mermaid Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Wedding party in park Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Industrial chairs floating candles Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Willow trees park Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Calligraphy sign welcome to wedding Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Walking down the aisle Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Groom as bride walks down the aisle Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Father and daughter Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Overhead view of ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Groom's checkered blue suit at ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Ceremony details Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Groomsmen at ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

I’m not usually a fan of cell phones during the ceremony…but somebody please tell me they caught David’s ceremony song on video…!!

Song during ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Happy bride at ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
First kiss Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Officially married Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

Everyone loves a second kiss down the aisle!

Second kiss down aisle Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

The reception space – already having an industrial feel with its gabled ceilings – was softened with blush florals, champagne linens and plush white furniture. Clear ghost chairs and metallics were also mixed in to maintain that modern and industrial theme.

Modern industrial chairs Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Family photos Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Edison bulbs on gabled industrial roof Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Large windows Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Cocktail hour Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
My Catering Group cocktail appetizers Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Round table with ghost chairs cream linen Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Cocktail hour on patio Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Cocktail hour guests Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Fresh mussels at cocktail hour Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Guests Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Family photos Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Thimble cakes wedding cake with white icing flowers Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Grand entrance dip kiss Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Toast at lounge ceremony Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Funny MC during reception Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Lounge style reception setup Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Sunset photos Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Lounge high top seating Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Sunset golden hour Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Toasts Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

I’ve never been so impressed by guests during a kissing game…everperiod…like honestly…

The rules? The MC had a list of famous choreographed dances (the Macarena, Gangam Style, The Floss Dance..etc). To get the bride and groom to kiss, you’d have to get up on the dance floor and do a believable (and I’m talking recognizable!) impression of one of these dances! And let me tell you, each guest was bang on perfect!

Best kissing game idea Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

…and ‘The Vogue’ was definitely a fave…cause…Madonna.

Kissing game dance idea Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

and speaking of impressive guests…this custom rap, sung by their MC/groomsman was beyond!!

Creative guests Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography
Garter toss Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

And to finish off this post, a first dance with the newest mister and misses!!

First dance Horticulture Building wedding at Lansdowne Amy Pinder Photography

Kathryn, David! It’s not every day we meet people like you: from David’s sassy jokes in the park (re: the athlete and the tree)…Kathryn’s warm smiles and positivity…and your hugs at the end of the night! Your friendship means the world to me, and your choice to keep things casual and decorate the Horticulture Building as a lounge was the absolute perfect decision for your day! I loved every minute of being your photographer and I look forward to keeping in touch over the years to come! Congratulations again, you sweet people you!! 

With love.
xo, A.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:

VENUE: HORTICULTURE BUILDING 
PLANNING + COORDINATION: TOAST EVENTS
DECOR: WEDECOR
HAIR: BOSSARTS SALON & SPA
MAKEUP: BOSSARTS SALON & SPA
DRESS STORE: IVOIRE COLLECTION
DRESS DESIGNER: MARTINA LIANA
VEIL: IVOIRE COLLECTION
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: BILL LEVKOFF
GROOM’S SUIT STORE: HARRY ROSEN – Hugo Boss
GROOMSMAN SUIT STORE: MARIO UOMO
BRIDAL JEWELLERY: SARAH WALSH BRIDAL
ENGAGEMENT RING: PBR DESIGNS
INVITATION: MINTED
CAKE: THIMBLE CAKES
CATERING: MY CATERING GROUP
DJ: PRIMETIME ENTERTAINMENT
TRANSPORTATION: EAST COAST LIMOS
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

PS. I love hearing your thoughts, love and kind words for my couples! If this Horticulture Building Wedding gets 10 or more comments, I’ll gift Kathryn and David a FREE 8×10 print of their choosing! Comment below :)


8 Comments

  1. Amy! These photos are STUNNING and your write up of the day is spot on. Thanks for making the photo experienxe fun for the wedding party and for capturing the days best moments. I can’t wait to see more!

  2. These photos are amazing!! You really captured all the love that was present on that day ❤️

  3. Absolutely love these shots! These capture the day beautifully and the colours are amazing :)

  4. WoW these photos are absolutely amazing and capture the beauty of this special day so well :)

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