I don’t know what happened, but these past few weddings happened to have some portion of the Polish community we grew up in! Lidia and Sandro’s wedding was no exception. Lidia and her family go to the same church Magda and I used to go to when we lived in Ottawa so we knew who she was. But it was not until we finally got to meet Lidia and Sandro on their engagement session, where we learned how incredibly delicate and sweet the two of them are.
When the morning started off with Jagermeister on the rocks and Mimosa’s, we knew the day was going to be fun. Having been married in the same church, it was really special for Magda and I to photograph a wedding there. St. Hyacinth church is Ottawa’s only Polish church and it’s design follows the traditional folk Polish architecture featuring beautiful wooden sculptures which you can find especially in cities close to the mountains like Zakopane! After the ceremony we drove all the way up to the Gatineau hills to take photos at the Mackenzie King Estate. It was our first time taking photos there and we loved the variety!
The wedding reception was held at the chic Restaurant Eighteen in the Byward Market. We find it very difficult to make a restaurant your own to fit your wedding, but Lidia and Sandro and the staff at the restaurant really made it happen! The mood lighting, the cozy atmosphere and the top shelf food and drinks came together like the best ingredients in an award winning dish. Not to mention the beautiful stationary made by Wishtree Invitations and Stationary Inc.!
The genuine love between Lidia and Sandro can only be translated into years and years of a beautiful marriage. Thank you so much for having us a part of your special time in your lives! Enjoy the slideshow and our favourite moments from the day.