This Chateau Laurier Wedding in Downtown Ottawa was such a dream to be a part of! The weather was warm – without being too hot, and the sun was shining that perfect glow that we all crave for wedding days! It truly felt like the first weekend of Summer, after all the rain and cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing this Spring! And in fact, it seemed that the whole of Ottawa was downtown, soaking in the Summer-like weather! As we toured through Major’s Hill park for wedding party portraits, people cheered and congratulated Erika and Jon, who had just exchanged their vows in the Canadian Room of the Chateau Laurier!
It was a wedding ceremony full of some of my favourite Ottawa vendors, like Kimberley Dunn on piano, florals by Rebel Petal, and Lynne Languille as their officiant! Guests couldn’t help but laugh along with the couple as Erika and Jon recited some personal (and quirky!!) promises to each other and Lynne recounted the story of how these two first met and fell in love! I think it was this extra attention to detail, along with the duet sung by the bride’s sister – Justine (and Kim on piano) that made the ceremony feel so lighthearted and personal.
The rest of the day was just as relaxed and wonderful, due in large part to Erika’s planning and the wonderful team at The Paper Bride. We loved being a part of this wedding and are so grateful to everyone who helped make Erika and Jonathan’s day so special!! Enjoy this sneak peek from their classic-meets-boho Chateau Laurier Wedding!
What was my favourite moment of the morning? Hands down, this one, when Micheal saw his daughter as a bride for the first time…
The mismatched bridesmaid dresses and formal black suits of the groomsmen were such a classic look for this Chateau Laurier wedding!
Erika, Jon!! Your wedding was such a dream to be a part of and that’s all because of who you are as people and the hard work you and your friends and family put in to your day! We always know it’s been a great day when we’ve spent the whole day laughing, and it’s the topping on the cake to get to take a SuzyQ doughnut home too (haha)!! The weather was flawless, the dinner was unbelievable (I mean that main course and dessert plate were unreal!!) and the theme of your day was put together so perfectly! Thank you for the honour and privilege of your friendship and for being your wedding photographers!! We hope you love this sneak peek into your wedding gallery!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:
VENUE: FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER
HAIR + MAKEUP: BOSSARTS SALON AND SPA
FLORIST: REBEL PETAL
DJ: QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT
LIVE PIANO CEREMONY MUSIC: KIMBERLEY DUNN
DESSERT ARTIST: QUELQUE CHOSE PATTISERIE
DONOUGHTS: SUZY Q + STRAWBERRY BLONDE
JEWELLERY: MAGPIE JEWELLERY
WEDDING DRESS STORE: BOUTIQUE 1861
SHOES: FLUEVOG SHOES
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS STORE: SOPHIE’S GOWN SHOPPE
INVITATION SUITE: PAPER BRIDE
OFFICIANT: LYNNE, AT EXCEPTIONAL CEREMONIES
DECOR: MASTERMIND EVENT RENTALS
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
PS. I love hearing your thoughts and kind words for my couples! If Erika and Jonathan’s Chateau Laurier wedding photos get 10 or more comments, I’ll give them a surprise gift with their favourite wedding image! Comment below :)