lin + dashan | intimate wedding at le belvedere in wakefield quebec

"Someone told me that love is the most unreliable thing in the world because human beings are irrational, and that one should always be prepared for the worst case scenario. But I believe this is only a small part of life and that there are so many possibilities. Instead, I believe in this version of the truth: that love is the strongest and most valuable thing there is, even more valuable than diamonds. 

Love is strong.  Because of love, two people who have no reason to meet other than coincidence and fate, have the possibility of falling in love
and building a family together."

- an excerpt from Dashan's vows to his beloved, Lin

Lin and Dashan chose to keep their wedding very intimate, with only 40 guests. With the help of Stacey, Erin, and the team at The Design Co., they were able to create something very special, and I'm so pleased to share it with you today!

We're going to be moving around quite a bit in this post. Although the reception was held in Wakefield, Quebec at Le Belvedere, we began our coverage in downtown Ottawa and captured some of our favourite architectural pieces of the city, starting at Le Germain Hotel. 

Lin looked absolutely radiant in her Monique L'Huillier gown and her stunning makeup application by Shannon of One Fine Beauty.

One of my FAVES from the day, which says a lot once you've seen the full collection...

Okay, wait, we have another option for favourite...

Our little tour of downtown Ottawa wouldn't be complete if we didn't end up near the Chateau Laurier...


Absolute heaven right here:

Just 40 minutes away, our beautiful Bride and Groom got the chance to see what The Design Co. had been up to, including this insanely stunning ceremony arch!

This was the sweetest moment -- Lin and Dashan handed long stemmed pink roses to each other's parents to thank them for raising the person they had fallen in love with...

Officially married!!

Time for a few signature cocktails!

And did anyone request a make-your-own ice cream bar?! How cool is this!

Meanwhile, inside, we were all in for a treat. I couldn't believe the detail of the reception setup:

I had to pick my jaw up off the floor to capture it all.

The Girl With The Most Cake -- you're a goddess!!

BRB gonna go find a spot for all of these reception photos on my website...

Photos from the speeches at a wedding have NEVER looked so good... 

What a night!

Lin & Dashan, thank you so much for EVERY little detail and every moment that you allowed for us to capture. I am honoured to sit amongst your list of incredible wedding vendors, and wish we could do this day all over again! 


Coordination: The Design Co. 
Florals: The Design Co. 
Bride's Dress: Monique L'Huillier from White Montreal
Rentals: Plate Occasions
Videography: Sage & Sea Co. 

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