Jessica and Mylan’s wedding day has gone down as one of the hottest summer weddings I have been a part of, without a doubt. But you know, spending a day outdoors when the company is THIS good, you tend to forget how much you’re sweating 😉 While they call B.C. their home, they chose to host their wedding in Ottawa at Billings Estate! They were able to remotely plan this beautiful affair with the help of Frid, who took are of the planning, decor and florals – and what a stunning day it turned out to be!
It may have been a SUPER hot day, but every second was packed with action and we even got a little break from the heat. Joel from Birdsong entertainment had us covered with a giant fan for the dance floor that made the dancing even more fun. I couldn’t stop smiling watching the guests jam with their hair flying – looking like a straight up music video. Billings Estate has long been on my venue bucket list, and I am pleased I got to document this day for Jess and Mylan. You are two of the most humble, easy going and fun people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you for letting me be a part of your day – all the best!
I decided to switch things up and do a running commentary beneath the photos as they go – usually I put all the text before the photos, and I thought this would be a more natural flow to tell the story! Let me know if you like this!
One of the most unique engagement rings I have seen! How stunning is this stone?
The moment a dad sees his daughter on her wedding day – it’s honestly becoming one of my favourite moments to photograph.
Jess and Mylan are big gamers and they had to do a quick round right after the first look – I loved this unique touch of entertainment for their guests.
Breaking all the traditional rules with a ..groomslady and bridesman..? I loved this!
Their party inspired me to do switch up traditional bridesmaid + groomsmen posing – and I think this is the coolest bridesmaids photo I have taken to date.
They had family + friends officiate the ceremony that took place under a gorgeous tree on the grounds of the estate.
Did you notice Jess + Mylan’s matching St. Francis Xavier rings? Their whole crew was at the wedding, and it’s always so heart warming to see groups of old college friends reunited to celebrate!
I think tent weddings are my new favourite!
It’s always interesting to see how couples will infuse their personalities into their wedding day. Jess and Mylan asked guests to fill out Sudoku cards if they wanted them to kiss!
A game during the bride + groom speech!
We almost missed the sunset! I’m glad we didn’t!
And once again, Jess and Mylan surprised their guests by making their first dance song a mash-up and inviting guests onto the dance floor with so much enthusiasm!
All kinds of dance moves were going down, what a fun group!
Planning, Coordination, Decor + Florals: Frid
Bride + Bridesmaids dresses: Blush Boutique
Hair & MUA: Zab Iqbal
Venue: Billings Estate
DJ: Birdsong Entertainment
Cake: Suite 12
Catering: Tulips & Maple Inc
Photobooth: MDRN Photobooth Co.
Rentals: Rebel Tents
Second Photographer: Jess from I Dream Studios