Lago Bar & Grill Restaurant Wedding: Jennifer + Kyle

Ottawa-Lago-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-confederation-park-dows-lakeWhen I showed up at the Arc Hotel to start Jenn’s bridal prep I walked into a room of cool, calm and collected ladies (and one of the cutest flowergirls ever, who let me know exactly who her mommy was and that I was not to steal her). They were all just so relaxed and positive, it was an absolutely joy to be around. Mix that with the absolutely stunning details Jenn had set aside for me (look at those shoes!!!) and it was definitely the absolute best way to start a wedding day.

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Lago Bar & Grill Restaurant Wedding: Jennifer + Kyle, Sneak Peek

Ottawa-Lago-Wedding-Stephanie-Beach-Photography-ring-invitationSo any bride planning their big day knows that they need to have a Plan B in case of rain (assuming you are doing at least some portion of your day outdoors), and Jenn was prepared with that Plan B. She had discussed it with her wedding planner and us as her photographers. Her ceremony was indoors so no worries there, and we had lots of umbrellas and towels/sheets (to stand on and keep her dress dry) at the ready should the showers come during their first look and portraits. But what do you do when it hails – in August?

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Ottawa Arc Hotel Wedding Photobooth: Antonietta + Matt

Ottawa Photobooth Stephanie Beach PhotographyWe love weddings. We also love Photobooths at weddings. They are such a fantastic way to let your guests get some more memories during your special day and the perfect way for everyone to let loose during the reception. And that’s definitely what Matt + T‘s wedding guests did at our booth.

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Ottawa Arc Hotel Wedding: Antonietta + Matt

Ottawa Arc Hotel Wedding Stephanie Beach Photography I have never been the biggest fan of downtown areas. There’s very little parking, there are people everywhere and even though everyone seems to be in a hurry, they still move at a glacial pace. And even though Ottawa has a gorgeous downtown core, I tend to only head there for sessions. But, you know what makes it sooo much better, an absolutely stunning couple, a beautiful sunset and a private Escalade with full access!!

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Ottawa Arc Hotel Wedding: Antonietta + Matt, Sneak Peek

Ottawa Wedding Photographer Arc Hotel Stephanie Beach Photography

By the time Sunday came around I was so sore and tired that all I really wanted to do was stay in bed. Thankfully our 3rd wedding was an evening one so we got to sleep in a bit, but what made it super easy to get up and get going was that it was for a truly fantastic couple!

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