Brenda + Mike | an Army Officer’s Mess wedding in Ottawa…

…with a traditional Vietnamese twist!

You see, Brenda and her family are Vietnamese. Mike is Polish and is in the Canadian Army Reserves. So naturally we have a really cool mix of photos in today’s wedding blog post!

When people say it’s a small world when they run into people, I can confirm that it really is. Although our line of work heavily relies on word of mouth, it really is amazing when we run into people we know such as during Brenda and Mike’s wedding. The wedding being in Ottawa and half Polish meant that we saw a lot of familiar faces which always makes it really fun while working throughout the day!

Onto the wedding details.

We have shot a few Vietnamese weddings and we always look forward to doing more! All ethnic weddings add a little something different to the wedding day. In the morning, at the bride’s house, there is always a traditional tea ceremony which is actually the spiritual wedding! It’s really touching to see the father of the bride warmly invite all the family and guests with open arms into his home and pay homage to all the ancestors. Not to mention the vibrant colors that are worn and decorate the home too.

The ceremony took place at the Army Officer’s Mess on Elgin Street in Ottawa which was followed by the really fun party, to which Brenda and Mike added our photo booth…and boy did they make the right decision! As soon as we saw the rubber unicorn mask, we know it was going to be a good night. We were so thankful that the weather cleared up for at least a half hour, so we had time to take some bright and happy photos near the Ottawa canal with Brenda and Mike in the natural light! But we couldn’t have done it without their obvious connection with each other.

Brenda and Mike, we sincerely wish you a fantastic life together and many happy memories. Thank you for inviting us to capture your special day and seeing you so in love makes us want to do this job even more than we already do. We hope you enjoy these favourite moments of ours from your day…  And then scroll back up and click play on the slideshow just below.

 

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  • Mike Ostrowski - Amazing shots you two! I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone who’s willing to listen :)September 11, 2012 – 8:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Avianti Jewelry - Beautiful wedding, Love the photos of the bride and groom by the tree very nice!September 12, 2012 – 12:54 pmReplyCancel

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