Intimate Ottawa Wedding-Urban Element
I met Nicholas & Amanda last year at their engagement session at Jamari Espresso House and it was sooo epic. They were super easy to photograph and smokin hot! Check it out here! We had such a great evening and I was super pumped to document their wedding day. Unfortunately Covid happened and they let me know the wedding was on hold. I shed a few tears and waited patiently. When they let me know it was back on in the fall, I was totally thrilled.
After we cancelled our big wedding originally planned for June 2020, we had no idea what we were going to do. Nick wanted to postpone the entire wedding to the following year, and Amanda wanted to elope on the original day. In the end, we compromised, and the result was far better than either of our ideas!
Fletcher Wildlife Garden and the Experimental Farm Greenhouse are two of my fav places to shoot in Ottawa. They are both pretty quiet and make a perfect backdrop for the intimate wedding vibe.
Nicholas & Amanda jumped into Nick’s infamous 2005 Toyota Corolla that has been their trusted steed for many years and we headed to Urban Element for the ceremony and reception.
Urban Element & Flore & Sens atelier worked together in making the space so beautiful.
Having only immediate family there made the day so special. We weren’t expecting to be so touched by how excited everyone was for us, and how honoured we could see they were by being such a big part of our wedding day.
Everyone we worked with did such a fabulous job pulling off a fantastic event amidst the restrictions. The Urban Element customized a fabulous vegan menu for us, and we couldn’t believe how well it went over with our family. We’re huge foodies, so having the time to enjoy the food was really nice as well.
The detail Amanda was most excited about was the cake, and Serendipity Cakes by Olivia delivered!
The Urban Element worked out all the details for wearing masks and social distancing in advance, so the covid restrictions didn’t take away whatsoever from the occasion, but went a long way in giving us peace of mind.
We both even agreed that the masks were nice to have a little privacy once in a while! We aren’t used to having so much attention, so the low pressure of a small wedding was perfect for us. It was really a reminder that a wedding is more for the family than it is about the couple. We wouldn’t change a thing!
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