Nicole and I have been friends since high school. I had an amazing group of friends in high school, and to this day I’m so grateful for that. But it wasn’t until after we’d both moved away, gone to university elsewhere, lived overseas, and then found ourselves back in Ottawa that I felt I really got to know Nicole and spent more time with her outside of a larger group. Back in high school she was the girl you couldn’t walk down a hallway with in less than 30 minutes, and you’d lose track of her at least twice because she always stopped to talk to people. Time hasn’t changed her, and she’s still the outgoing and thoughtful person she’s always been. And quirky! That’s probably my favourite word to describe her. She is an original, and anything she puts her hand to is infused with her personality.
Dan is a teacher, and one who is thoughtful, welcoming, and deliberate. He never misses an opportunity to tell others how much they mean to him. On the wedding day, I got to meet Dan’s family and you can see how much they all love each other. And how they welcomed Nicole into the fold.
Nicole and Dan got married on a blustery fall day in October at the Orange Art Gallery. They welcomed family into their home before the ceremony, and Nicole wore her grandmother’s wedding gown, worn before her by her mom and altered by the talented people at The Handmaid Bride. The flowers were done by her brother’s fiancée. And the day was bright, colourful and fun, surrounded by friends and loved ones, with bits of Halloween thrown in. All in all, it was a perfect representation of these two. And I was so honoured to be able to capture their day.
Bride’s Dress | Vintage, made new by The Handmaid Bride
Bridesmaid dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom’s Tux | Moore’s
Florist | Melissa Beatty
Hair | Hair Expectations
Make-up | Hair Expectations
DJ | Ed Hutchinson, Sound Vibrations
Cake | Sylvia Sweeney
Catering | Culinary Conspiracy
Venue | Orange Art Gallery