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Katrina & Chris have been planning their gorgeous outdoor winter wedding for quite some time now, and for one of the few times, I booked them without even meeting them. They have been living in Alberta and have had to do all of the planning from there. A big thanks to Heather for recommending us to Katrina after we photographed her wedding this past July. Another rarity was that Ivanette, my wife was unable to attend their weekday wedding to assist me. Thanks to Liz Bradley for being my second photographer /and assistant.
We travelled to Greely, a short drive south of Ottawa, over the weekend to shoot Lianne and Stephane’s wedding at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm. The location was stunning, the bride was gorgeous, and the groom…well, a little nervous!
Lianne arrived to the ceremony site in an antique horse drawn carriage, and the collective gasp that went up from the guests confirmed how beautiful her entrance was. Their ceremony was held on stone steps so that every guest was treated to a great view of the bride and groom, and it involved many of the things they hold so important in their lives–laughter, love, family and friends.
This was not your usual wedding and the couple wanted things to be centered around everyone having a good time – and a good time was had by all! They even got the party started by dancing on the grass outside the reception hall.
Steph is a huge Mustang fan, and he (and his new wife) have more than one sitting in the driveway. Lianne had the Ford Mustang logo engraved on the inside of Steph’s beautiful ring, and both of their rings were made using diamonds from a family heirloom piece.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds were taken on a private carriage ride through the beautiful backroads of Stanley’s farm while their guests mingled for cocktails.
Lianne and Steph were so much fun to work with, it truly was the easiest and most enjoyable wedding we’ve ever shot. But then again we love our jobs so much, we tend to say that alot!
I’m not kidding when I say the groomsmen were The Three Amigos, and were memorable to the say the least! The bonds of friendship were very evident at this wedding, and many a funny story was recounted throughout the night…
Lianne is one of those fun loving women of the world and laughingly posed for this shot–I love it!
Lucky man, beautiful ladies…
We are incredibly thankful to be able to call Lianne and Stephane friends…they literally have known us from the beginning of our lives together, and it was both a pleasure and an honour to photograph their day. We had a fabulous time, and I think we’re all looking pretty good for this shot taken in the wee hours of the morning…