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

Alicia + Jem's Rocker-Chic Styled Wedding | Galiano Island, British Colombia

I LOVE this styled shoot. It's so unique and looks like so much fun.. the team of vendors who put this together did an incredible job. They wanted to create a beautiful fall wedding shoot to showcase a same-sex fall wedding and to remind people that you don't have to have a summer wedding for it to be beautiful! Their gorgeous subjects, Alicia and Jem, are actually a couple in real life (and it shows!) and they're getting married this fall!! If this shoot is any indication, that's going to be one gorgeous wedding!

Photography: Jarusha Brown Photography  |  Venue: Bodega Ridge Resort  |  Produced & Styled By: Filosophi  |  Styling & Floral Design: Delovely Creative  |  Hair & Makeup: Let’s Face It Beauty  |  Bespoke Suit: Manuel Mendoza  |  Tulle Skirt: Bisou Bridal  |  Heels: Lord’s Shoes  |  Rings & Cowl Necklace: Hillard Design  |  Mini Cakes: The Uncommon Cake