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Herb garden wedding photos with a ‘sweet’ late night surprise!

Bride and groom at sunset in long yellow grass for Herb Garden Wedding

An outdoor wedding ceremony at the Herb Garden

It’s been ages since we’ve had the pleasure of photographing a Herb Garden wedding (heck, thanks to COVID, it’s been ages since we’ve really photographed any weddings at all!), but being back at this venue for Maddi and Josh’s wedding was an absolute privilege. Let me start off by saying how incredible these two are as human beings, and – having met most of their friends and family members now – I can truly say that this characteristic runs in the family! If I wasn’t 7 months pregnant and exhausted from the busy day, we might have even stayed later into the night to keep on celebrating with this amazing couple! This was one of our first times since lockdown seeing the re-birth of the dance floor, and man-oh-man was it good to see friends having fun together (in person) again!

On top of all that goodness from the couple and their guests being so incredibly awesome, there were about a dozen other things that made Maddi and Josh’s Herb Garden wedding one of my favourite days ever! First…they served popcorn at their outdoor wedding ceremony..and I’m talking movie-style popcorn! Who wouldn’t want to munch on this deliciousness while watching this sweet couple say their vows! Also, as a dog-friendly wedding venue, the Herb Garden let Maddi and Josh bring their two sweet puppies to the ceremony, where they walked down the aisle with the wedding party! There were also TWO surprise dances, an outfit change, and – perhaps my favourite surprise of the day – an ice cream truck that served ice cream sandwiches at the end of the night. So. Freakin’. Awesome!

I literally can’t get enough of this Herb Garden wedding, and if everything I listed above doesn’t make this one of the greatest weddings of all time, then check out that sunset we got at the end of the night. Literal perfection! Enjoy this sneak peek from Maddi and Josh’s Herb Garden wedding! So many amazing memories to look back on!

Hexagon wood altar for ceremony at Herb Garden Wedding
Beige and tan bridesmaid dresses in assorted styles for Herb Garden Wedding
Steve Madden flats for walking on grass at Herb Garden Wedding
Robe shot in black and white for Herb Garden Wedding
Beige Mrs. Box for Herb Garden Wedding
Invitation flat lay for Herb Garden Wedding
Mom helps bride put on wedding dress at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride puts in her earrings and holds bouquet from Flowers Talk Tivoli for Herb Garden Wedding
Oval engagement ring with diamond wedding band for Herb Garden Wedding
Three pearls on dangling earrings for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride stands near mirror with reflection of the back of her dress at Herb Garden Wedding
Parla hair Ottawa hairstylist at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride stands in door way after getting her dress on at Herb Garden Wedding
Engagement ring from Denis Fairhead at Herb Garden Wedding
Dress alterations with lace sleeves that fall off the shoulder for Herb Garden Wedding
Bridesmaids first look at bride walks down the stairs at Herb Garden Wedding
First look with bridesmaids and parents as bride walks down the stairs for Herb Garden Wedding
Bridesmaids react to seeing bride in her dress at Herb Garden Wedding
Mrs Box with gold wedding band
Groom gets ready upstairs at Herb Garden Wedding
Groom puts on his blue suit jacket for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom's navy blue suit and brown shoes for Herb Garden Wedding
Handsome groom in navy blue suit smiles towards camera at Herb Garden Wedding
Bridesmaids arrive at getting ready room for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom reads letter from bride at Herb Garden Wedding
Groom is ready for first look at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride walks towards groom at Herb Garden Wedding for their first look
Bride taps groom on the shoulder for their Herb Garden Wedding
Groom turns around to see bride for the first time on their wedding day at Herb Garden wedding
Bride taps groom on shoulder during first look at Herb Garden Wedding
Groom is happy to see his bride at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom during their first look at Herb Garden Wedding
Romantic black and white photo of portraits after first look for Herb Garden Wedding
Groomsmen in navy blue suspenders while groom wears suit jacket for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride pours champagne after the first look at Herb Garden Wedding
Bridesmaids in mismatched dresses with bridesman at Herb Garden Wedding
Groomsmen pose in open field for photos at Herb Garden Wedding
Simple decorations for Herb Garden Wedding
Sisters as bridesmaids for Herb Garden Wedding
Bridal party walk to wedding ceremony for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride walks down the aisle as happy groom smiles at her for Herb Garden Wedding
Audience watch as bride and groom say their vows in outdoor ceremony for Herb Garden Wedding
Ring bearer in suspenders and blue bowtie that match the groomsmen for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom stand in front of wooden hexagonal altar for Herb Garden Wedding
Outdoor ceremony at Herb Garden Wedding
Outdoor ceremony with wood arbour at Herb Garden Wedding
Dog-friendly ottawa wedding venue with a golden doodle and golden retriever for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom in navy suit at the outdoor wedding ceremony at Herb Garden Wedding
Golden doodle puppy during outdoor ceremony for Herb Garden Wedding at a dog-friendly venue
White golden retriever dog at dog-friendly Ottawa wedding venue for Herb Garden Wedding
Flower girl throws flower petals during first kiss at outdoor Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the aisle at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests in the audience cheer as bride and groom walk down the aisle at Herb Garden Wedding
Confetti canon after ceremony at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom portraits at Herb Garden Wedding
Wedding party give big hugs after the outdoor ceremony for Herb Garden Wedding
Guests after the outdoor wedding ceremony for Herb Garden Wedding
Just married portraits outside of the labyrinth of Herb Garden Wedding
Guests during cocktail hour for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom are married at Herb Garden Wedding
Brothers and sisters laugh towards camera for fun family photos at Herb Garden Wedding
Sunny cocktail hour photos at Herb Garden Wedding
Fun family formal pose for Herb Garden Wedding
Grandparents during family formals at Herb Garden Wedding
Happy guests at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests enjoying cocktail hour at Herb Garden Wedding
Guest mingle during cocktail hour for Herb Garden Wedding
White tent at Herb Garden Wedding
Edison string lights in tent at Herb Garden Wedding
Ceremony arch is reused for reception head table at Herb Garden Wedding
Emcees welcome the bride and groom at Herb Garden Wedding
Happy guests laugh as MCs invite the bride and groom into the tent at Herb Garden Wedding
Meatings BBQ in Ottawa served tacos for Herb Garden Wedding
Groomsmen do shots at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests eat dinner at Herb Garden Wedding
Groomsmen reads hilarious speech at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests cheers with red wine at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests laugh during speech at Herb Garden Wedding
father daughter surprise first dance at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests cheers their wine glasses for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and father do a surprise first dance at Herb Garden Wedding
Mother of the groom and groom do their first dance under white wedding tent at Herb Garden Wedding
Groom twirls bride in long grass at sunset photos for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride looks at camera during sunset portraits at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom smile at camera and dance in tall grasses at sunset for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom lifts up bride in tall grass for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom and bride at sunset for Herb Garden Wedding
Groom lifts his bride in the tall grasses at Herb Garden Wedding for sunset photos
Bride and groom walk to reception at sunset for Herb Garden Wedding
The merry dairy served ice cream sandwiches at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom's surprise dance at Herb Garden Wedding
Guests cheer as bride and groom dance at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom dance during surprise outfit change at Herb Garden Wedding
Ice cream on board for Herb Garden Wedding
Guests ordering ice cream at wedding reception for Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom order ice cream sandwiches at their wedding for Herb Garden Wedding
Ice cream sandwich truck at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom cheers their ice cream at Herb Garden Wedding
Bride and groom dance in front of a love sign at Herb Garden Wedding

K, woww, that was a fun wedding! Congratulations, Maddi + Josh!!!

If you’re interested in learning more about our wedding photography Collections, please get in touch! I’d love to talk more about documenting this chapter of your love story!

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Wedding Vendors:
Venue: The Herb Garden
Wedding Coordinator: The Tulle Box Bridal 
Hair Stylist: Parla Hair 
Makeup Artist: The Tulle Box Bridal 
Florist: Flowers Talk Tivoli 
DJ: Quality Entertainment
Supplier: Rental Village 
Dress Store: Renewed with Love
Veil: With Love Bridal Boutique 
Engagement Ring: Denis Fairhead 
Suit Store: Jimmy the Suit Guy
Signage: Details by PK
Caterer: Meatings Barbecue 
Dessert: The Merry Dairy
Officiant: Mike Perreault
Transportation: Roxborough
Photo Booth: Glow Booths
Photography: Amy Pinder Photography

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