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.
Cynthia’s wedding gown is a blend of two Mikaella Bridal designs, they custom made this for her!
I truly enjoyed nestling all the details within the lilacs! Cynthia’s mother foraged some that morning to have ready for me to use.
They chose the grounds at Rideau Hall for the first look and I think it was perfect!
The florals came together by three different local florists!Check out that view of the falls!
One of Cynthia’s good friends spent months practicing her guitar skills to accompany the violinist during the ceremony.
Can we have more bubble exits please??
we snuck away after the ceremony for some shots under this beauty of a crab apple tree just outside 50 Sussex!this move was totally part of their first dance, and it was amazing!I loved the sustainable idea of potted herb favors, and they had an engagement guest book out that I made using their engagement session photos.
Hair: Glamm Beauty
Decor: Lou Lou Rentals
DJ Extreme DJ
Assistant Photographer:Kamara Morozuk