Rustic DIY Wedding Day!

Having the opportunity to witness weddings in all seasons as an Ottawa wedding photographer is really just the most wonderful thing; I love the opportunity to work with clients in all seasons in vastly different venues and backgrounds and who all have different styles and tastes! Brittany and Chip’s July Williamstown Fairgrounds wedding was a DIY dream, with neutral colors, nature-inspired touches, and rustic vibes all over the place. And they are just the sweetest couple, so it was really a lovely and family-filled day!

Brittany got ready at her parent’s house with her cute bridesmaids, while her parents prepared the meal for the guests that evening, since they own the catering company who provided the food for the wedding! How cool is that?! They were wed in a joyful outdoor ceremony on a perfect summer day. Can you believe all of that greenery in the background? Talk about every photographer’s dream for a Canadian wedding! The celebration was then topped off with the happiest barn reception. There were so many heartfelt speeches and a surprise video that was made for the couple, where their guests told them how much they loved them! I was pretty early in my pregnancy at this point in the summer, so I hadn’t told many people that I was pregnant yet, but I found myself absolutely sobbing through all of the speeches and especially during the video. There really was a special kind of love present at their wedding, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it! 

For the venue, Brittany took an empty barn and decorated it to be top notch; I don’t think anyone would’ve guessed that it wasn’t already a designer wedding venue! They picked a perfect colour palette of sage green and navy blue, which was complimented so well by their white and green florals and the rustic venue. Brittany looked so pretty in her Allure gown (obsessed with those sweet lace sleeves!), and Chip matched her so well in his tailored navy blue suit. And their bridal portraits show off the perfect summer evening with the best sunset glow behind them! It was very fun to relive their big day with this post, so go ahead and check it out for yourself!

Brides Dress Store + Designer: Alliance Bridal (

Grooms Attire: Calvin Klein (

Hair + Makeup Artists: Michelle Bissonnette + Karley Kuzevski -

Florist: Flowers Cornwall (

Wedding Invitation Suite : Vista Print (

Catering : Prestige Catering (