We are so lucky to get to work with families again and again as they celebrate the many special events in their lives. It usually starts out with a wedding, leads to more weddings and of course there are the family sessions. It sound corny, but each and every session really is an honour to be a part of. And I am oh so very glad that this particular series of sessions lead us to Patricia + Mike as I really can’t think of two more down-to-earth, kindhearted people and getting to capture their wedding day was just such a treat for us!
About a week before Patricia + Mike’s wedding day I did some updated location scouting. And since the weather had been spotty at best in the recent days and the forecast wasn’t quite sure what it wanted to do, I had to consider the very likely outcome that it was going to rain on the big day. So after driving around Kanata for a while going from spot to spot, I eventually ended up at the Kanata Recreation Complex. When Patricia first listed it as an option, I thought for sure it wouldn’t work as I just didn’t think it would have enough variety in terms of photo location and still offer a dry place in case of rain. But I was definitely wrong as it turned out to be the perfect location for this wedding day as not only did it have a cute little gazebo we could use if the weather was less than ideal (which fortunately it wasn’t), but it was also right on the way from the ceremony to the reception hall! So shout out to this Patricia who thought of this wonderful location!
But like with so many of our weddings, the location really didn’t matter in the end as this super fun wedding party could have made any spot perfect! But really, I should have expected that from the beginning as two people as delightful as Patricia + Mike would of course surround themselves with people who are just as spectacular to spend a day with!
A special thanks and shout out to all the vendors who helped make this day awesome:
Wedding Photography: Stephanie Beach Photography (that’s us!)
Photo Booth: Stephanie Beach Photography (that’s us too!)
Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Kanata
Bride + Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmens’ Suit: Morris Formal Wear
Hair + Make-up: Aveda Hair by Design
Flowers: Talisman Flowers