July 17, 2019

Vibrant Summer Brunch Wedding at Orchard View | Laurel and Gerard

All the elements of this day were romantic but also SO fun. Laurel and Gerard planned their beautiful brunch wedding at Orchard View while living in Toronto, so I only got to meet them on the morning of the wedding!  

I am pretty sure they appreciated my sense of humour (yeah, I can totally be funny), and I want to thank them and their bridal party whole heartedly while I changed their positions 3 times to find some good light and space to capture them all at high-noon. It’s really too bad the only spot was by the water where the mosquitoes were! 

Laurels dress is a gorgeous Hailey Paige with the flowiest fabric everrrr – I totally fell in love with the way it danced in the wind. Her diamond studs were vintage and served as her ‘something borrowed’ as they were her mothers which is just the sweetest little gesture.

As the day went on, I came to know what a loving and generous couple Laurel and Gerard are, and what an amazing group of friends they have surrounded themselves with – all a testament to the families they come from.

Scroll through to read a little more about their day – and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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This bouquet by Mill Street Flowers was perfect for Laurel’s bridal vision – how perfect does it pair with the gown?0008 Orchardview Summer Brunch Wedding Ottawa- Photography by Emma.jpg
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catching his first glimpse at Laurel!
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There were a LOT of tears during the vows, and then laughs…and it was perfect.
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Just married!!
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Such sweet smiles, and I loove the gowns!
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Definitely love this hairstyle for brides, so soft and beautiful.

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I couldn’t get enough of Laurel’s gown and the way it flowed in the wind!

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Their centerpieces were fresh fruit that the guests could enjoy and then take home, talk about sustainable decor!

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Would it be a complete brunch wedding without Ottawa’s famous Suzy Qs? 
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there were a lot of tears during speeches…
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and laughter too.
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Laurel’s sisters let us in on a few anecdotes from Laurel’s childhood, probably one of my favourite part of speeches 😀
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Laurel hand made the topper herself!

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What’s your fav Suzy Q? comment below – I always have a hard time choosing between this and their Vegan D’Oh.

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Vendors

Venue: Orchard View
Gown: Hayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: Shannon Doyle Beauty
Bridesmaids Gowns: Sakura by Henkaa 
Florist: Mill Street Florist
Donuts: Suzy Q

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Carmela Carleton : 16:58 July 21, 2019 Reply
It was a beautiful day. Laurel and Gerard organized an incredable wedding. The pictures captured it perfectly.
    Emma : 00:02 July 27, 2019 Reply
    Thank you so much Carmela! It was a pleasure to be there, and agree, they did so awesome in organizing it!
Miranda Carleton : 19:10 July 20, 2019 Reply
Such a beautiful wedding!
    Emma : 00:03 July 27, 2019 Reply
    It was a blast too!
Corey MacLeod : 10:03 July 19, 2019 Reply
Beautiful pictures from a beautiful day. The brightness and clarity of the photos gives the whole thing an elegant, airy feel.
    Emma : 00:03 July 27, 2019 Reply
    Thanks so much Corey!
Ainsley : 17:42 July 18, 2019 Reply
Emma was fantastic! She's so warm and friendly - it felt completely natural having her there. I couldn't believe how fast she was at getting great shots. Her pictures capture the day perfectly!
    Emma : 00:06 July 27, 2019 Reply
    Ainsley! Thank you for your positive attitude and smiles all day, I LOVED being there!!!
Thomas Whalen : 14:41 July 18, 2019 Reply
Lovely wedding; lovely couple; lovely photographs. Thanks, Emma!
    Emma : 00:04 July 27, 2019 Reply
    Thank you Thomas, it was a pleasure to be a part of it!
Morgan : 11:24 July 18, 2019 Reply
Vegan doughnuts! It's impossible to choose a favourite
    Emma : 00:03 July 27, 2019 Reply
    hahaha I have to agree, one of each please!
Elisa Wyatt : 20:07 July 17, 2019 Reply
Laurel made the most beautiful bride. All the details and planning went off without a hitch. The photos capture the magic of the day.
    Emma : 00:04 July 27, 2019 Reply
    She was so elegant, and so happy! It made the day an actual breeze, and I am thankful to have been a part of it.
Tammy Whalen (aka mother of the bride) : 19:43 July 17, 2019 Reply
Beautiful photos, Emma! You were so good at putting us at ease and I love your creativity!
    Emma : 00:05 July 27, 2019 Reply
    Tammy - it was an honor. You were wonderful and so helpful, thank you!!

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