Wedding season is back and we couldn’t be more thrilled to kick it off with Kat and Neil’s special day! What started off as client relationship, Kat and Neil made it very difficult not to get attached to their beaming smiles, addictive personalities and knee-slapping humour. After getting to know these lovebirds, we are excited to say that they have become close, personal friends of ours. As an added bonus, it just so happened that we also got to be there for them to capture their big day on film – it turned out to be a special and emotional day not just for the couple, but for us, too!
Kat and Neil chose Lago Bar and Grill in Ottawa, Ontario for their wedding ceremony and reception. With stunning and picturesque views of Dow’s Lake and expensive boats rolling in and out throughout the day, it was easy to see why they chose this venue to host their wedding.
The wedding ceremony location was set up beautifully complete with the lake and warm summer sun reflecting off the water as a backdrop. Luckily the weather was on Kat and Neil’s side that day which made for a memorable and lasting impression on both the newlyweds and their guests. Emotions and utter happiness were running high during this ceremony and we’re excited to have captured it on camera, especially a shot of Neil getting emotional as Kat walked down the aisle towards him – proof that these moments don’t just exist in rom-com Hollywood movies!
After the ceremony, the wedding moved inside Lago Bar and Grill for the reception. Since this couple is full of playful energy and spunk, the reception was no different. With a gorgeous display of wood carvings (which Neil’s father crafted, by the way!) and a chic arrangement of baby’s breath and lavender centrepieces, the décor was both on point and true to Kat and Neil’s style.
Once speeches were made and dinner was consumed, it was time for some dancing! Staying true to their amusing and enjoyable personalities, Kat and Neil kept their guests entertained by dancing and singing along to their favorite songs, including a perfect rendition of a rap song by one of their favorite artists, Childish Gambino. Don’t worry, this was caught on video for any of those not fortunate enough to have seen this in person!
Overall the wedding day and night was an absolute pleasure to shoot. From the ceremony pictures to the photo booth silliness, Kat and Neil’s absolute love for each other made our job ridiculously easy when all was said and done. We want to thank them for allowing us to be a part of their big day, and congratulate them on both their marriage and their ability to keep us smiling from ear-to-ear the entire day! We wish you all the best and a beautiful, fun and rap rendition-filled life together!