By now I am sure you all know just how much we love the Make-A-Wish foundation. These truly amazing people have the biggest hearts and work so hard to make lives brighter for children with critical illnesses by granting them truly life-changing wishes. Working with them is always such an honour and something that both Dave and I look forward to each and every time.
Each year we capture a few of their annual events, including their end of the year Gala. It is an ever-changing event that is definitely something we are excited to be a part of. This year’s event took the theme of the Holidays and created a smorgasbord of deliciousness for guests though the Taste of the Holidays event.
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!
August 18, 2018 was definitely the date we had the absolute most inquiries for this year. Every year over the past little while has had a neat looking date and this year so many couples wanted 18/08/18 on their invites. Now, I know a lot of couples got married on this day, and I am sure they were some really good ones out there too, but I really do think Dave and I hit the jackpot as we got to work with Lindsay + Shawn and their absolutely wonderful group of family and friends. So yeah, I think we won!
It was 3am when our alarm clock went off that morning and Dave and I crawled out of bed to start getting ready. After very slowly packing the car, we headed out to Zoe’s Lounge at Chateau Laurier (at least there was practically no traffic!) to join the amazing Make-A-Wish team as they hosted their Royal-Tea event. Complete with scones, clotted cream and of course tea, we joined the guests in watching the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan.
The Father and Daughter Ball is a wonderful tradition here in Ottawa that has been around for a number of years now. But the area was definitely missing the other half of the equation – there really wasn’t a Mother & Son Ball, until now that is!
The Imagine Mother & Son Ball was complete with fun activities throughout the Canada Science and Technology Museum, great visits from some pretty special guests, a photo booth, great food (plus candy!) and of course dancing too! And it was truly a huge hit with everyone and if that wasn’t enough, it was all in support of one of our absolute favourite charities, Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario!