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Oct 6, 2020

Andaz Hotel wedding in Ottawa: Cassandra and John

Nothing like a pandemic to completely change your plans and altar your guests list for your wedding. Cassandra and John were supposed to have a big Italian wedding but instead opted for an intimate dinner at the Andaz Hotel in Ottawa following their church wedding.

My day started off with the girls getting ready at Cassandra’s childhood home. I want every piece of furniture in this place…

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This beautiful church was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous fall wedding.

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Cassandra’s father passed away earlier this year and it was important for her to incorporate something in his memory. This was his Jeep Wrangler which they decorated with a “Just Married” sign and drove to their reception in. Adorable.

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I had some competition on this wedding day…the sweetest flower girl with her camera.

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Majors Hill Park is always the perfect backdrop for photos.

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Pollen Nation did such an amazing job on these bouquets. I love them!

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The team at Feast and Revel at the Andaz Hotel did a great job transforming this room into an intimate space for dinner.

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These bridesmaids killed it with a number of the bride’s favourite songs with special lyrics just for the bride and groom. They were amazing!

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We snuck away for a few sunset photos in the Presidential suite of the Andaz Hotel. What a view!

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The bride’s sister toasted her late father with a tequila shot for everyone. It was heartfelt and emotional and a beautiful moment felt by everyone.

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Congratulations on the most perfect day you two!

Wedding Team

Dress: Miss Hayley Paige from The Bridal Boutique Calgary
Suit: Indochino
Florist: Pollen Nation
Hair: Bombshell Hair Design
Makeup: Meghan Harvey
Venue: Feast and Revel at the Andaz Hotel

bride and groom cuddling in majors hill park with the ottawa river in the background

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