July 1, 2019

Lilac Summer Wedding at 50 Sussex | Cynthia & Niall

I started my summer wedding season with a marvelous modern wedding that had touches of lilac through out – Cynthia and Niall tied the knot at 50 Sussex. A modern space with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the Rideau Falls. When they first mentioned their venue to me, it was called the National Geographic society, and they happened upon it during Doors Open Ottawa 2018. It came full circle when their wedding fell on the day of Doors open Ottawa 2019!

We started out at the hotel, where I started with the details as I always do and the ladies enjoyed a well prepared picnic brought by Cynthia’s mom. I thought that was the sweetest thing!

I headed out to meet Niall at the Rideau Hall grounds for the first look, which went like a dream! We found the perfect spot under a crab apple blossom tree with blush blooms and Niall and Cynthia saw one another for the first time on their wedding day.

Their ceremony was in the upper level of 50 Sussex overlooking the Rideau Falls, under an arbour made by their family adorned with lush, local and in season blooms (a coming together of three local florists, btw) – branches from blossom trees and lilacs made the most elegant and fun mix.

Afterwards their cocktail style reception had guests mingling all evening, and they even set up a fun game – it’s a shame I was shooting cause I wanted to join in!

Niall proposed while they were on a trip in Nova Scotia together. It was a pleasure and an honor to document this day for you.

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Cynthia’s wedding gown is a blend of two Mikaella Bridal designs, they custom made this for her!

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They chose the grounds at Rideau Hall for the first look and I think it was perfect!0019 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0023 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0025 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0029 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0028 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0031 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0037 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0032 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0030 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0044 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0039 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg

The florals came together by three different local florists!0051 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0048 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0042 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0046 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0038 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0045 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0061 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0059 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0050 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0058 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0056 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0052 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0054 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0065 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0074 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0077 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0079 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0075 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0081 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0066 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0067 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0068 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0073 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg0086 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpgCheck out that view of the falls!0063 Cynthia and Niall Wedding 50 Sussex Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg
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Can we have more bubble exits please??

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Vendors:

Wedding gown:From Alliance Bridal design by Mikaella Bridal

Venue: 50 Sussex

Bridesmaids: Theia Couture and Novelle Bridal

Hair: Glamm Beauty 

Florals: Design by Pollen Nation Blooms from Franktown House + Riverwood Gardens

Planner:
The Ottawa Wedding Planner

Decor: Lou Lou Rentals

DJ Extreme DJ

Catering:Goodies Catering

Assistant Photographer:Kamara Morozuk 

 

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Cynthia : 23:29 July 2, 2019 Reply
Thanks Emma for capturing our day. We're still swooning over all the photos!
    Emma : 14:33 July 8, 2019 Reply
    I am so grateful that we got to work together! You and Niall put together the most perfect wedding, and I wish you so much love and blessings as you continue on your journey in life side by side.

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