We are pretty lucky in that we get to capture wedding days for couples who are madly in love with one another. Pretty much every wedding day includes me adoring how they smile when they catch each others eye or how they make each other laugh with the slightest of ease. But Lisa + Joe’s wedding day seemed extra special for some reason, and honestly I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until it came time for the ring exchange during their ceremony.
This past weekend was not only a great one because Dave and I decided to take some time to just relax and basically do nothing for a couple days, but it was also great because we were a part of the Tie the Knot Wedding Show. We were so happy to be part of this show again this year and had such a great time chatting with all the wonderful couples planning their wedding days. We also got to chat with some of the truly amazing people in the wedding industry in Ottawa, and that is always a blast!
We have been very fortunate to photograph wedding days in some of this city’s best venues. And as much as I absolutely love working with at all of those gorgeous places (and with all of our regular industry peeps), I also really look forward to getting to capture wedding days in atypical locations too. It adds a bit of variety to our season and allows us to incorporate things that really have meaning to our couples (as these atypical venues tend to be chosen for very specific reasons).
Sabrina + Jeff’s wedding ceremony choice of the Beaverbrook Ottawa Public Library out in Kanata was definitely not your regular wedding venue – but I honestly can’t think of a spot that would have been better suited for these two amazing people!
There are so many little things we get to witness throughout each wedding day we are a part of that really lets us know that our couple is such a great fit for one another. And that was the case with Angela + Paul too, like when I would catch one of them staring oh so lovingly at the other when someone mentioned them, the oh so sweet kisses they gave each other all through the day, and of course the immense joy and anticipation they both had before they walked down the aisle to say I do. But I think the very best example of how perfect these two are together was their vows – because when you write your vows individually and secretly, and they still come out so similar, that’s a perfect fit!
When I first meet with our couples it is normally pretty easy for me to get a feel for how their wedding day is going to go. And by that I mean, is it going to be a super relaxed and chill kind of day, a hilariously fun kind of day, a well-oiled machine kind of day, etc., etc., etc. (or some combination thereof). So when I sat down with Angela + Paul all those months ago, I knew right away what kind of day their wedding was going to be, and that was an absolutely incredible kind of day!!