Sala San Marco Winter Wedding in Ottawa
Laura and Tom’s winter wedding marked our first Canadian wedding of 2020!! Having just got back from photographing a destination wedding in Mexico, it came as quite a shock for us to swap our flip flops and beach hats for boots and tuques! But knowing we were getting to be a part of THIS wedding was the best reason to come home!!
You see, Laura and I first met at her sister’s Alpaca Farm Wedding just a couple years earlier…I adore the Brouwer family and their alpaca farm at Wilhaven Ridge, which is where Laura and her bridesmaids got ready the morning of her wedding. Getting to know Tom and his (amazingly talented!!!) family throughout our experience as their wedding photographers was also such a dream! Imagine, watching Laura and Tom’s first dances, thinking you were listening to a recording, and then realizing it was actually his sisters singing live with a guitar…seriously so gifted! Both sides of Laura and Tom’s family are just so generous and active in the community – from organizing sports teams, to hosting events at their homes, to running their own family farm…they were a huge part of what made this day so special and we’re so grateful for that influence on Laura and Tom’s wedding day!
As we toured Wilhaven Ridge for bride and groom portraits, Laura turned to us and said ‘this is exactly how I envisioned today would look’! What better feeling than to live through your dream day with all of your closest friends and family!! And the feeling for us was mutual!! Watching Laura walk down the aisle of St. Anthony of Padua church – with my second shooter, Nicole’s epic view from the balcony nonetheless!! – made me so happy for them! And when the sun came out at literally the exact minute they left the church, my photographer heart skipped a beat!! We got the best sunset photos with them in Hintonburg right before heading to Sala San Marco for their reception in Little Italy!
This Ottawa winter wedding in February was so special to us for all those reasons and more! Enjoy as you scroll through this sneak peek of Laura and Tom’s winter wedding and reception at Sala San Marco!
Congrats Laura and Tom!!! Please tell me you’ve got your toes in some Costa Rican sand as you look through this sneak peek!!! We love you and hope you’re loving every minute of your honeymoon!! xx
WINTER WEDDING VENDORS:
OTTAWA RECEPTION VENUE: SALA SAN MARCO
CHURCH CEREMONY: ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH
PREP AND FIRST LOOK: WILHAVEN RIDGE ALPACAS
MAKEUP: MAKEUP BY ELLE
HAIR: TOP KNOT HAIR
FLORIST: OTTAWA FLOWERS
DECOR: LAIMA DECORATION
PHOTOBOOTH: FLASHBOOTH OTTAWA
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
PS. I love hearing your thoughts and kind words for my couples! If Laura and Tom’s February Winter Wedding photos get 10 or more comments, I’ll give them a surprise gift with their favourite wedding image! Comment below :)