katie + dan | tented wedding at the herb garden

He was so quiet as he turned and faced towards his soon-to-be wife. With a quick breath, he took in the sight of his modern day princess, the most elegant woman that he was SO excited to spend the rest of his life with. He soaked up the moment, so filled with emotion, before taking a step back and getting a full and complete view. Still quiet, he had tears in his eyes. She had her own to match. 

As he held her hands and pulled her close, he said one word: 


It happens to be my favourite word to describe Katie & Dan's wedding day, but it was also perfectly suited for the view of this beautiful bride, and the feeling that they shared as they started a new chapter of their lives. I'm so excited about this post and cannot WAIT for you to see every stunning photo! To my friends, Katie & Dan -- enjoy this little peek into a larger collection that I just know you will love forever:

We all agreed that day that Katie ended up somewhere between Meghan Markle and Audrey Hepburn. See for yourself:


These two are best friends and you can see it in every photo <3

This little darling stole the show <3 Her name is Ella and you'll be seeing lots more of her in this post. 

The events of the reception were SO much fun, including the "icing" of Dan's brother:

With full support from his daughter!

During the cocktail hour, 5 guests were handed secret cards. Later they would learn that they had been nominated for the best dressed award, but would have to do a quick runway walk first... 

Katie & Dan know how to throw a party, people. (P.S., they'd be happy and honoured if you stole this idea and used it for your own wedding, I checked.) 

Absolute fave:

Katie & Dan -- fate brought us together (well, her name is Kara...) and I'm so thankful. It has been such a pleasure to hear more about the amazing story that brought your huge hearts together. I wish everyone had this much fun on their wedding day! Love you always, and I know I'll be seeing you soon! xo 


Venue: The Herb Garden
Hair: Showpony Hair
Makeup: Lauren Bartoli from Ottawa Makeup Artists
Florals: Autumn's Fine Flowers
Bride's Dress: Eddy K from Sinders Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Menswear: Morris Formalwear
Invitations: Minted
Videographer: Craig Conoley from Dan Rascal Productions
Catering: Meatings Barbecue
Coordination: Brittany MacLean

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