eccy was quirky and artistic – with a pen always at the ready to sketch her latest creative thought – and Scott was a smart, and well-educated student with aspirations of becoming an engineer. Together, they navigated the hallways of their high school, fought through the hardships of university, and withstood the pressures of graduate school. They walked together through the ups-and downs of adolescence, and this September, Beccy walked towards Scott in a white dress to become his wife. They were married in the Ramada on the Rideau in a ceremony to celebrate long-lasting love and a relationship that was 10-years in the making.
Beccy and Scott, you were – and have always been – so welcoming and thoughtful to those around you, and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say how happy we are for you both. I was beyond honoured to have been chosen to photograph your wedding, and I look forward to keeping in touch as you begin this new chapter of your lives together. Much love, x.
The Ramada on the Rideau is a quaint hotel bordered by evergreen trees and the Rideau Canal.
Though the rain began to fall as Beccy stepped into her dress, the shelter of the balcony kept us dry. The view of the Canal from her room was beautiful as the rain danced across the water.
Her details were so pretty, they speak for themselves…
Beccy wore her grandmother’s earrings as her ‘something borrowed’. I just can’t get over how beautiful they are.
I liked Beccy’s dress…until I found out it had pockets…and then I loved Beccy’s dress!
Over at Scott’s getting-ready-room, the guys prepped for the ceremony while sipping from personalized, old-fashioned glasses.
The Ramada Hotel on the Rideau is a mix of cottage charm and casual elegance.
With the rain still threatening, the Ceremony took place inside by the cobblestone fireplace.
Guests were welcomed to the space with live music.
All eyes were on Beccy as she walked down the aisle with her father.
The bridal party lined the staircases behind them as these high school sweethearts said their vows.
This fleeting moment between Scott and his grandfather made this recessional image one of my instant favourites.
Outside, the rain had stalled, which meant portraits could be taken outdoors.
Beccy is such a natural beauty…I’m envious of anyone who can pull off straight bangs, and she does it flawlessly.
Instead of carrying bouquets, Beccy’s bridesmaids all carried uniquely-shaped lanterns. This idea was so fitting for such a creative crowd.
These girls did all their bridesmaid-ly duties: support the couple as they prepare for their day; dress nicely and coordinate; and – most importantly – make the bride laugh this hard on her wedding day.
More fun in the (cloud-covered) sun!
The Ceremony space was transformed for the Reception with hints of gold and navy blue.
Guinness cupcakes anyone?
The dance floor at the Ramada is surrounded by brick archways. Friends and family peered through them as the couples shared their first dance.
Beccy and Scott broke tradition with their alternative to a bouquet toss. In this version, couples were invited to the dance floor to share in a slow dance, while the emcee listed off the number of years couples had been together. Couples were asked to leave the dance floor once their number has been announced, until only one couple remained: Scott’s grandparents, who had shared over 50 years of marriage together!
Then the party really got started and the dance floor was filled with people and the melody of upbeat folk and celtic rock.
This last picture makes me smile. So much laugher and happiness from a crowd of people who couldn’t be happier for the newlyweds!
Thank you to all the vendors who helped make this wedding such a success!
Photographer: Amy Pinder Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ramada on the Rideau
Makeup: Liana LaCroix Beauty
Music: Quality Entertainment
Wedding Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Trillium Floral Designs
Men’s Suit Store: Moores
Cupcake/Cake Artist: Kim Boulet