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Westin Hotel Wedding Photos in Downtown Ottawa

Hblacker e-mail was casual and to the point. She was making plans for an afternoon meeting with work friends and wanted to extend the invite to Arun. Being the well organized person he is, Arun promptly agreed and confirmed he would be there to meet them. Only, when it came time to the get-together, those colleagues who had been invited had suddenly become too preoccupied in other matters to show up…That left Carolina and Arun alone together, with their first real chance to get to know each other on a personal level.

Their friends described the changes that followed as immediate and unmistakeable. Arun – who was known for wearing dark, basic clothing – suddenly came to work in fashionable and multi-coloured outfits. Carolina – who was rarely shy about her feelings – suddenly had secrets that she wasn’t so eager to tell. Their colleagues noticed these changes instantly, and to their delight, it wasn’t long before Carolina and Arun’s courtship became a unabashed office romance.

Carolina and Arun were married in the downtown Ottawa Westin Hotel on a beautifully warm, June afternoon. They got ready in adjoining rooms overlooking Parliament – separated only by a thin door – but they each resisted the temptation to see each other before their ‘first look’ down by the Rideau Canal.

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Carolina’s getting-ready room was private and relaxed. Her parents and sister helped lace her into her crystal-beaded gown, while Panda – who you may remember from Carolina and Arun’s engagement session – watched patiently from the bed.

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Just before heading out for their ‘first look’, Arun and his future father-in-law polished off their outfits with white rose boutonnieres and black silk bowties.

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With a view of the Westin – where their ceremony was to take place, Carolina prepared herself to walk down towards her future husband.

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Arun’s reaction to seeing Carolina in her wedding dress was one that all brides dream of.

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The Ceremony took place inside an intimate room within the Westin Hotel. Friends and family gathered around banquet tables and waited for the beautiful bride to arrive.

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Family was intimately involved in every portion of their wedding day. After the Ceremony, we took a tour of the Locks along the Rideau Canal for some fun family pictures.

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We had a few minutes for romantic portraits before skipping back to the Westin Hotel for the Reception.

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Though they needed no formal introduction, Mr. and Mrs. Bauri we announced to the reception room to the applause of friends and family.

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Guests were invited to take home macaroons, chocolates and other sweets as their wedding favour, created by Candy Bar for Hire.

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Carolina and Arun’s first dance was a special moment for the couple. Not only was this their first dance as newlyweds, it was their first dance…EVER…

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The intoxicating vibes of Nora Jones were replaced with the lively beat of dance music. Guests flooded the dance floor and the DJ played music that kept us dancing long into the night.

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Much appreciation to Carolina and Arun, as well as to their family and guests whom I had the pleasure of meeting that day. You made me feel like a welcomed guest and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all.

Warmly,

Amy


Thankful to the following teams for their contributions:

Venue: Ottawa Westin Hotel
Candy Bar: Candy Bar for Hire
DJ: Carlos Pepin of Quality Entertainment
Photography: Amy Pinder Photography


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