Ottawa, CanadaChateau Laurier WeddingNancy + Christopher

After photographing Nancy and Chris at Mer Bleu, we couldn’t wait to document their Chateau Laurier wedding.  Their celebration was beautifully planned and designed by Tami Varma, an explosion of classic touches with whimsical florals, colours and a touch of Gatsby.  This wedding was truly the height of elegance – from Christopher’s impeccable Tom Ford suit, to the incredible florals designed by Erin Carmichael of The Design Co. – not a single detail was overlooked.

Aside from the beautiful details, our favourite days to photography are ones where the bride and groom allow themselves to enjoy every minute of it, leaving stress at the door and going with the flow.  Nancy and Chris were just that couple.   Every moment was a moment of joy -whether it was the first time they saw one another, or hearing a loved ones’ speech.  There are so many favourite moments from this day, but perhaps the best was their formal entrance.  These two lovers filmed a “Dumb and Dumber” parody video, and then blazed onto the dance floor with a scooter.  The crowd went wild, and they went even wilder when Tami launched confetti bombs to start the party.  The band played well into the night as the ‘Tim Hortons’ donut buffet opened up.  We’ve photographed quite a few ballroom celebrations, but this Chateau Laurier wedding is one we won’t forget anytime soon!

We’ll let the images speak for themselves for themselves – their love story is below.

This wedding was published in Junebug Weddings

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PHOTOGRAPHY Joel + Justyna Bedford; VENUE Notre Dame Cathedral & Fairmont Chateau Laurier; PLANNING + DESIGN Tami Varma GOWN Ashton Station SUIT Tom Ford FLORALS The Design Co.  RENTALS Joe’s Prop House & Party Time Rentals & Moonlight Decor Rentals; LIVE MUSIC Dwayne GretzkyLIGHTING AND SOUND DESIGN Intel Audio Visual; DJ DJ Atherton; CUSTOM SIGNAGE The Legendary Workshop; INVITATIONS Six Modern;