Tuesday, September 1, 2015

krista + michael | ottawa wedding photographer


"I never knew I could be this happy."

Krista's speech gave me goosebumps because it was so clear that her wedding day was exactly what it was supposed to be: the best day of her life. She  looked at Michael and told him that she was excited to spend forever together. Michael looked at her, held back a tear or two and said, "Thank you for saying yes."

The champagne was bubbly, the groom's bowtie was polished, and the bride was an absolute knockout. Best of all, it was the best day of their lives. I'm so happy to be sharing photos from Krista & Michael's classic and romantic wedding day; enjoy!  






Krista attached a photo of her father to her bouquet. I adore sweet moments like this one.




Full Bloom did a phenomenal job with the florals. The bouquets were perfectly crafted and held up all the way until the late-night bouquet toss. 




Krista's bracelets were designed by my good friend, Sarah Walsh. The one and only :)



The most beautiful bride...



Across the street, the guys were tying their shoes and straightening their ties. It was such an interesting dynamic that Michael's mom lived directly across from Krista and Michael's home. From the living room where Krista was getting dressed she could see glimpses of the limo arriving to pick up the boys and take them to the church. 





















The wedding party was classic in black. I joked with Krista that she only included her good looking friends in the wedding party... 


Michael's sister was his "Best Man" and Krista had her friend Dal as a bridesmaid. It made for some hilarious moments while photographing the wedding party.



Here's Dal with the bridal party, looking like he's totally loving the girl talk.



















The reception was held at Sala San Marco on Preston Street. The candles were glowing and the cocktail hour buzzed with guests who were excited to chat with the bride and groom.











Congratulations, Krista and Michael! You two are an amazing pair. It was such a delight to witness your celebration and meet your family and friends. I don't think I've ever had more fun taking photos on a dance floor :)


THE CREATIVE TEAM:

Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony's Church
Reception Venue: Sala San Marco
Hair: Vespa
Makeup: Alicia Lefebvre
Florals: Full Bloom Floral Design
Bride's Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Bride's Dress Store: White Satin
Bridesmaids Dress Designers: Club Monaco, Aritzia, Scarlett Nite, J. Crew
Menswear: Indochino
Bride's Shoes: Aldo
Groom's Shoes: Pegabo (The Bay)
Invitation Design: birDIYdesign
Invitation Printing: Watermark Graphics
Bridal Accessories: Sarah Walsh Bridal
Wedding Decor: Wedecor
Cake: Cake It Up!
DJ: Mellow Dee