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Courtney and Darrell were married at Sidedoor Restaurant Contemporary Kitchen and Bar in a colourful Ottawa restaurant wedding!

It was a wedding filled with stories: from the groom’s sister getting stuck in an elevator for 90 minutes during bride prep…to grandma taking a bad fall on rehearsal night (ps. she’s okay!!)…to having to restart the ceremony after the bridesmaids had already walked down the aisle because of rain…

…but you know what comes after sun showers…the most gorgeous rainbow that seemed to arch right over the restaurants in the Byward Market. One has to wonder the coincidence of it all, and the thought of it appearing just as Courtney was about to walk down the aisle makes me smile!!

Courtney and Darrel’s Ottawa restaurant wedding was decorated by the amazing wedding planning team at Frid Events. With subtle hints of Harry Potter (table 9 3/4…’whomping’ willow table decor…’floating’ candles…) and custom dinner menus and signage; the room came alive with personality and charm. My favourite elements of their decor were the huge floral centrepieces – Frid is known for creating big, beautiful blooms!! – and the coordinating cranberry candlesticks, which lit up the restaurant at dinnertime.

Enjoy this sneak peek of Courtney and Darrel’s downtown Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor!!

colourful floral centrepiece Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Custom monogrammed pyjamas bride prep Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Andaz Ottawa has to be one of my favourite locations for getting-ready photos in Ottawa! This boutique hotel is the definition of luxury with its modern decor and views of parliament and the Byward Market!

Andaz hotel decor modern Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Groomsmen in off-white shirts with blue ties and pants Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Groom wore cognac shoes Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Toast at groom prep Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

If you ask Darrell what his favourite moments from his wedding day were, I have no doubt that this next moment at groom prep would make the top 5!! You see, Darrell has a thing for watches. When he first started collecting them as a teenager, he had his eyes set on one particular watch…but at the time they told him that you couldn’t just start with that watch…no, no…you had to earn it…

Well, Courtney must have agreed that that moment had finally come!

Grooms gift watch from birks Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Reaction to groom's gift Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Cheers at groom prep Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

What better place to have a first look that at one of Ottawa’s most scenic backdrops!

The first look Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
First look Major's Hill Park Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
Parliament background first look at Major's Hill Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Bride and groom portraits Major's Hill Park Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Cranberry bridal party in fall Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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cranberry bridesmaid walking down aisle Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

It was around this time that we were all ready and lined up for the ceremony…the bridesmaids had just walked down the aisle and Courtney and her dad were just about to step out of the restaurant and start their walk…

…but the skies had different plans…

Ceremony Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

…without warning, the heavens opened with rain so thick that we had to put the ceremony on hold. Of course, the delay did have its perks…

Rainbow Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

Round two – only a few minutes later – and all smiles!

Bride walks down the aisle Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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ceremony Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant
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Bride and groom speech Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

A final toast to ‘The Mayos’ and to a reception filled with dancing, laughter, and – of course! – the famous Sidedoor donuts ;)

Final wedding toast Ottawa restaurant wedding at Sidedoor Restaurant

Courtney, Darrell!! Your day has so many stories that I’ll never forget, and it’s these stories that will be handed down for generations! That rainbow could not have been timed more perfectly and I hope you’re reminded of that moment every time you look up and see a rainbow in the sky! Thank you for all the thoughtful details you put in to your day (the subtle nod to your favourite book series; the sweet gifts at prep; and the decor that wowed everyone at Sidedoor)!!

And to all the friends, family and wedding party members; thank you for making us feel so welcomed!! We had the best time celebrating with you and I hope you love this sneak peek!!

With love.
xo, A.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:

VENUE: SIDEDOOR RESTAURANT
WEDDING DECOR + COORDINATION: FRID EVENTS
WEDDING DRESS: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
VEIL: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: LA MAISON BRIDAL
SUIT RENTAL: INDOCHINO

TIES: KINGS STAY KINGS
BRIDAL JEWELLERY: SARAH WALSH BRIDAL
ENGAGEMENT RING:  GOLDFORM JEWLERS
HAIR: BEAUTIGO MOBILE
DJ: DJ MOMENTUM
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

PS. I love hearing your thoughts, love and kind words for my couples! If this Ottawa restaurant wedding gets 10 or more comments, I’ll gift Courtney and Darrell a FREE 8×10 print of their choosing! Comment below :)


4 Comments

  1. Courtney Ferguson Reply

    AMY!!!!!! I am sobbing at work reliving this amazing day! I could not be happier with the photos and working with you has truly been a dream! I cannot wait to see the rest (patiently waiting for them as never been so difficult!!). Thank you so much for all your hard work and kind words! :)

  2. Amy, you have done an amazing job capturing the essence and emotions of this truly special day! I feel like I can walk into each vivid photograph! Of course having Courtney and Darrell as your prime subjects would have helped—- they are so natural together and so in love! Congratulations to the happy couple as they embark on their rainbow adventure together!

  3. Amy you capture Courtney and Darrell’s love perfectly with these picture. Can’t wait to see the rest of them.

  4. While I was not in attendance, the suite of beautiful photos , along with the blog, took me through the day. You made everyone look great, including those whom I love so much. Well done!

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