Chantal + Samantha's Romantic Greenhouse Wedding

I LOVE an outdoor wedding. Ceremonies, receptions, dinner, dancing… if I had the choice, I would do them all outside, all the time. But.. I live in Ottawa, making this impossible for a solid 8 or 9 months out of the year. Us Ottawans can often get away with a short outdoor ceremony, but committing to a full dinner outside is a rare occasion when you’re battling the possibility of +40 °C in July or -40 °C in January. Spring and fall are tricky too because one year we can see 30 degrees in October and the next we could have 6 inches of snow! So what can you do if you want that beautiful, natural look of an outdoor dinner but don’t want the risks that come with the weather? Chantal and Samantha booked this incredible greenhouse called Madsens, filled with greenery, indoor trees and twinkle lights! Beautifully captured by Bows & Lavender photography, this romantic wedding feels like it’s taking place outdoors on a beautiful summer evening... all without the threat of rain, wind or snow.

Photography: Bows & Lavender | Venue:  Madsen Gardens | Florals:  Room To Bloom | Chantal’s Hair: Jen Magee Artistry | Makeup: Sarah J  | Officiant: Jeff McQueen | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Donuts: Artsy Baker

Alanna + Julie's Low-Key Intimate Wedding | Ottawa, Ontario

WE'RE BACK!

I'm so happy to be back working on just.love.weddings. after a fairly long hiatus.. and I'm thrilled that the first post going up is one featuring two amazing friends of mine, Alanna and Julie! 

Alanna and Julie got married at a local bar surrounded by 30 or so of their closest friends and family. This super intimate September wedding was full of personal touches, including a friend who played the guitar as Julie walked down the aisle (in the most stunning short wedding dress ever!), homemade soap wedding favours, and adorable photos of the couple posted everywhere. The photography by Charlotte Northrope really capture the joy of the day and of the love these two obviously share for each other! Check them out below!

Photography:  Charlotte Northrope Photography   |  Ceremony, Reception, and Catering:  Hintonburg Public House   |  Officiant: Lynne of Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies   |  Flowers:  L'Orangerie Floral Design |   Planning: When Sparks Fly Weddings & Events