Ever wonder what it would be like to throw a small backyard wedding? Well get ready to fall in love with Emily and Alex’s backyard ceremony and Social restaurant wedding reception in Ottawa! ‘Cause when it really comes down to it, what more do you need than family, friends, and a couple bottles of bubbly to celebrate your ‘I do’s’, right! Ok, ok…well – besides the obvious of having an officiant and the legal paperwork there too – I can think of one more thing that was truly needed…Archie the dog! Ask any guest there, and I’m sure they’d tell you the same thing: this wedding day would not have been the same without Archie (and you’ll see photo evidence of his involvement as you scroll through this post)!! Where else could a dog be so freely welcomed in a marriage ceremony, and where else could these two have planned such an intimate and personal wedding day??
After the ceremony, we made our way to Social restaurant in downtown Ottawa for Emily and Alex’s reception, where an entire corner of the restaurant had been reserved for the wedding’s 24 guests. The evening was relaxed – without too much emphasis on the ‘traditional’ wedding events – and was filled with laughter, thoughtful toasts, and delicious food (including a homemade wedding cake, made by the bride herself)!! From the natural garden setting, to the personal wedding vows, to the low key dinner reception at Social, this wedding day was colourful, fun and one of the most intimate wedding days I’ve ever had the pleasure witness!!
Enjoy this glimpse into Emily and Alex’s backyard wedding & Social Restaurant wedding photos in Ottawa!!
Big thanks to Emily, Alex and all their wedding guests!! We had the pleasure of meeting many of you at Taylor and Josh’s wedding earlier this year, and to get to see you again and celebrate two such amazing people is the very reason I love this job so much!! I hope you loved this glimpse into their wedding day from our perspective and that it brings back all those fun memories for you to relive for years to come!!
Much love and appreciation to you all!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:
RECEPTION VENUE: SOCIAL RESTAURANT
MAKEUP: SHERVON AMIN FOR LIANA LACROIX BEAUTY
HAIR: SARAH HANSON OF THE CAPELLI CLUB FOR LIANA LACROIX BEAUTY
FLORIST: ALTA VISTA FLOWERS
LIVE CEREMONY MUSIC: DAVID ENDEMANN & JILL BEACON
DESSERT ARTIST: EMILY COYNE
EARRINGS: STATEMENT GREY
JEWELLERY: DAVIDSON’S JEWELLERS
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: MIKAELLA BRIDAL
WEDDING DRESS STORE: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS STORE: BOUTIQUE 1861
INVITATION SUITE: VISTAPRINT
SUIT STORE: JIMMY THE SUIT GUY
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
PS. I love hearing your thoughts and kind words for my couples! If Emily and Alex’s Social Restaurant wedding photos get 10 or more comments, I’ll give them a surprise gift with their favourite wedding image! Comment below :)