Do you remember near the start of the summer when the forecast was calling for rain literally every afternoon? As the day passed the forecast would push the rain further another hour again and again until eventually it would just push it to the next day’s forecast. As a photographer, this was incredibly annoying! Not only were couple’s unsure as to whether or not we would need to postpone their engagement or family session, but no one had any clue what wedding days were going to be in terms of the weather. And this of course meant I had to pack and carry around way more equipment than I really needed to. Very annoying.
Although to be honest, it was always a plus when that rain was pushed to the next day because it meant our couples got a beautiful, albeit very hot and humid, wedding day instead of one that needed towels and umbrellas. This was the case for Maritza + Ismael, who persevered through the muggy weather like champs and definitely made the most of not on the weather, but also the gorgeous location they had chosen!
But the weather was far from the moment I remember most from this day. Instead it was the immense amounts of love that their friends + family had for them throughout the entire afternoon. We were only with them for a few hours, but even in that short time it was abundantly clear that Maritza + Ismael were surrounded by love support from everyone who joined them on their day. So much so in fact, that they asked everyone to sign their wedding certificate alongside their witnesses. Such a great memento from the day to really celebrate not only their wedding, but all of their wedding guests too!
Add in these two in their gorgeous wedding attire, a celebratory toast for the couple after the ceremony, and an impromptu chat with a random dude who was also at the park, and you have a pretty wonderful and memorable wedding day at the park.
Thanks to all of these amazing vendors who helped make this wedding possible!
Wedding Photography: Stephanie Beach Photography (that’s us!)
Wedding Planner: Pop-Up Wedding Ottawa
Videographer: Meven Studio
Venue: Rockcliffe Pavilion
Bridal Gown: With Love Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen’s Suits: Nordstrom Rack
Flowers: Alta Vista Flowers
Officiant: Kathleen Everett