Laura + Neil

There's little better than a winter wedding, and as an Ottawa Wedding Photographer, I am lucky enough to photograph several snowy weddings every year! When a winter wedding is surrounded by fresh snowfall, there's something absolutely magic about it, and Laura and Neil's Canoe Club in Carleton Place wedding was no exception to the rule. Their wedding was full of laughter, tradition, and joy, with plenty of elegant and personalized details {thumbs up to Neil for creating an amazing arbor!}. I loved getting to know this sweet couple and witnessing their celebration, and their happiness and beautiful details were so fun to photograph! 

I loved the seasonal elements that were incorporated into the wedding theme, from the snowflake-like cake to the bride's fur shawl. The bride even gave her bridesmaids the sweetest, snowy gift-- cozy blankets and scarves. Laura brought in neutral colors, silver, plum, and lavender for her colors, which were so complimentary to the venue and to the snowfall, and she looked beautiful in a classic lace Mori Lee dress. White and Co. gave her the perfect hairstyle with a sweet braid, and Kelly's made a sophisticated bridal bouquet, full of greens and roses. The bridal bouquet was the perfect addition to the wedding party look-- with those small pops of lavender to contrast the white roses in the bridesmaid bouquets. 

There were so many small details that the couple personalized for their wedding party and guests, including sweet notes to one another and their wedding party, custom beer holders with beer openers, and other guests joining the father/daughter dance with their loved ones. These little elements truly made it a family affair and such a party! Their emotion was palpable, which is obvious by the grins on their faces the entire day! I love the emotion present in the photographs. 

Laura and Neil were such troopers and braved the cold temperatures for their wedding party and bridal portraits, and I'm so glad they did! They looked so happy and flawless despite the icy weather; it might have even been the coldest day of the year in Canada! Don't believe me? See for yourself!