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Ottawa Winter Wedding at Sala San Marco

February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography

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 churchwith 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!

Long sleeve dress hangs in the window for February Winter Wedding
Solitaire diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding band
Swarovski earrings and hand knit alpaca wool shawl for February Winter Wedding
Bridesmaids open gift from the bride for February Winter Wedding
White alpacas from Wilhaven Ridge Alpaca farm for February Winter Wedding
Bridesmaids open alpaca shawl gifts from the bride
Alpaca wool toy for February Winter Wedding
Mother and sister help the bride get dressed for February Winter Wedding
Bride put in her earrings for February Winter Wedding
Wedding band and engagement ring from Laura and Tom's February Winter Wedding
Groom gets ready and puts on watch for February Winter Wedding
Custom groomsmen flasks February Winter Wedding
Calvin Klein shoes for February Winter Wedding
Bridesmaids in forest green dresses help bride get ready for first look
Bride is ready for the first look February Winter Wedding
First look in the snow for February Winter Wedding
Bride wore a long sleeve dress with a hand knit alpaca shawl for February Winter Wedding
Long cathedral veil for February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom portraits in the snow February Winter Wedding
Cathedral veil in the snow for February Winter Wedding
Photos of the bride and groom at February Winter Wedding
Pine and white rose bouquets with long green bridesmaid dresses for February Winter Wedding
February Winter Wedding
Bride holds up her dress as she walks in the snow February Winter Wedding
Forest green bridesmaid dresses with alpaca shawl
Winter bridal bouquet with evergreens roses and succulents
February Winter Wedding
Pine and white rose bridal bouquets for February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom portraits in the snow for February Winter Wedding
Bridal portraits at Wilhaven Ridge
Winter family photos at Wilhaven Ridge
Ring bearer in tiny suit February Winter Wedding
Forest green bridal party dresses and ties
Bridal party in alpaca shawls for February Winter Wedding
Bride in a cathedral veil for February Winter Wedding
Wilhaven Ridge alpaca farm house February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom walking hand in hand in the snow February Winter Wedding
St. Anthony of Padua church in Hintonburg
Live music at traditional catholic ceremony February Winter Wedding
Bride and her father walk down the aisle February Winter Wedding
Bride and her dad walk down the aisle of catholic church February Winter Wedding
View of bride walking down the aisle from a balcony February Winter Wedding
Dad hugs his daughter and gives her away at catholic ceremony
Catholic church ceremony February Winter Wedding
Traditional catholic ceremony February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom get married at February Winter Wedding
First kiss in catholic church ceremony for February Winter Wedding
Just married in a catholic ceremony at February Winter Wedding
February Winter Wedding
Sunset photos February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom in the snow February Winter Wedding
Bride and groom in the snow February Winter Wedding
Dark green bridesmaid dresses for February Winter Wedding
Sunset photos for February Winter Wedding
Hintonburg park for February Winter Wedding
Sunset wedding party photos for February Winter Wedding
Bride in the snow at sunset for Ottawa winter wedding
Forest green and black wedding party stand in the park for February Winter Wedding
Sunset photos in Hintonburg for February Winter Wedding
Gold chiavari chairs with tall centrepieces at Sala San Marco
Tall floral centrepieces February Winter Wedding
February Winter Wedding bouquet inspiration with roses, pine and succulents
Grand entrance into ballroom at Sala San Marco
Grand entrance with guests cheering at Sala San Marco
Groom twirls bride on the dance floor for winter wedding
Parents laughing February Winter Wedding Photos
Head table with maid of honour and best man
Guests at February Winter Wedding Photos
Lower head table with groomsmen February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography
Hula hoop first dance February Winter Wedding Photos
Toast from the bride and groom February Winter Wedding
First dance at February Winter Wedding
First dance under a chandelier February Winter Wedding
First dance with sister singing February Winter Wedding
Cunningham sister sings at her brother's February Winter Wedding
Father daughter dance February Winter Wedding Photos
Mother son dance February Winter Wedding
Bride gets ready to throw the bouquet to her friends February Winter Wedding
Girls jump to catch the bride's bouquet at her February Winter Wedding
Girl catches the bouquet February Winter Wedding
Doing a happy dance after catching the bouquet
Guests dance at Sala San Marco
Dance floor February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography
Open bar wedding at Sala San Marco
February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography
Slow dance to Ed Sheeran at Sala San Marco
Dance floor at Sala San Marco Winter wedding reception
Parent dance February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography
Guest dances at winter wedding reception
February Winter Wedding Photos - Amy Pinder Photography
Cutting the cake 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

WANT EVEN MORE WINTER WEDDINGS?…Check out Deb and Chuck’s Mill Street Winter Wedding; or Jared and Amanda’s Winter wedding at Le Belvedere!!

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 :)

13 Comments

  1. Wow!! These are breathtaking. You were such a trooper running through the snow and it was so worth it! Thanks!

  2. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Looked like such a fantastic day.

  3. Thank you again for everything! I’m in love with these photos and your blog!

  4. Amy, you were amazing to work with! You gave us such wonderful tips during the photo sessions – it made it so much easier and natural for us! The photos are GORGEOUS!! You really captured the beauty and energy of the day! Thanks again!

  5. Wow! What stunning photos! Beautiful wedding. Congratulations Laura and Tommy.

  6. These photos are so beautiful! I now understand why Laura was excited to have Amy as their photographer on their special day.

    Congrats Tom and Laura!

  7. Thanks for the sneak peak Amy!! The photos are beautiful :) can’t wait to see the rest!

  8. GORGEOUS PHOTOS!! What a beautiful wedding day. Congrats Laura and Tommy!!!!! Thanks for including me in your day!

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