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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Tulip Festival 2014

Tulip Festival 2014 Stephanie Beach PhotographyI love the Ottawa Tulip Festival – this is not new information. In fact, when I was chatting with my parents after my first visit to the festival this year, I mentioned that we had gone and their response was of course.

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TULIP FESTIVAL!

This weekend marks the beginning of the tulip festival – and as I am sure you are already aware, it is my favourite festival in Ottawa! I have my weekends roughly planned to try and see as many of the different locations as possible. The tulips are only around for about a month, and I want to see them all!Canada Tulip Festival OttawaThese shots are from the Dows Lake/Commissioner’s Park location, which happens to be my favourite location. I went this morning and walked around. Most of the flowers are still just buds, but a few were out and the rest will be soon enough.