This wedding has been in the works for years. Reason being is that Sophie is the kind of girl who likes to plan ahead and get things exactly as she wants them! We completely approve of this way of working as it really does cut down on the stress near the end but it does take a special kind of person to do it for so long, and Sophie fits the bill perfectly.
Both Sophie and her sister Shannon went to the same high school as Bartek! It’s always very cool for us when we get to work with some old friends so this wedding was something we’ve been looking forward to for a while. We first got to know Sophie and Marty’s amazing personalities when we shot their pre-wedding photos at Montreal’s La Ronde two years ago! Hanging out with them and seeing the connection they have with each other just confirmed that they are a great match.
It was finally time to get married.
For the ceremony and reception they chose Strathmere. It is a really stunning rural spot just on the outskirts of Ottawa which fit their theme and character like a glove. Beautiful gardens, fields, flowers, an old school house and everything in between. The staff was on top of things making the day very smooth and Sophie got a good friend of theirs to sing and play guitar like we’ve never heard before. We actually caught ourselves staring and listening (Bartek was drooling a bit) to the pitch perfect live performance.
We had a fantastic time and so did everyone at the party! If the emotion and connection we saw during the wedding foreshadows their life together, then they are in for quite a treat. Thank you both for having us there on your special day and we leave you with our favourite photographs from the day. And please don’t forget to see a ton more photos in the slideshow!