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Sep 11, 2020

Backyard wedding in Manotick: Kathleen and Dan

Kathleen and Dan were originally supposed to get married in May at the Museum of Science and Technology, but because of Covid and the restrictions due to the pandemic, they postponed their wedding to September. As September got closer, they realized that having the big wedding as planned wasn’t going to happen so they rescheduled once again and landed on a backyard wedding at the groom’s family home in Manotick.

My day started out at the bride’s family home in Westboro where Kathleen and her bridal party were getting ready.

wedding dress hanging from pergola with plantsbride's mother getting her makeup done through a doorway

I love working with my girl Lyz Plant – she is an amazing makeup artist and always knocks it out of the park.

makeup on table with makeup brushesbride's father going upstairs to get dressed wedding bouquet on vintage wooden chair man of honour holding champagnebride and bridesmaids dresses hanging from bookshelf

Don’t ask me why, but the stack of Nancy Drew novels on the bookshelf just needed to be included in this collection of wedding photos.

Vintage Nancy Drew novels on a bookshelf bride's mother adjusting the buttons on bride's dress bride checking out her dress in the mirror while mom smiles at her man of honour tying up his dress shirt in black and whitebride standing at the bottom of staircase looking out the window

Kathleen, you are the most stunning bride!

bride at the bottom of the staircase looking out the window everyone watching while bride puts on her veil bride with veil underneath pergola bride smiling at the camera underneath pergola

We made our way to Patterson’s Creek by the canal for the first look and photos of the wedding party and family.

groom tying up his suit jacket underneath a willow tree by patterson's creekgroom adjusting his bowtie by patterson's creek groom adjusting his watch by patterson's creek

The groom and groomsmen were looking sharp in their navy suits and bowties.

groom adjusting his groomsman's bowtie groom and groomsmen by patterson's creek groom and his mother by patterson's creek groom's mother pinning on his boutonniere underneath the willow trees first look by patterson's creek under the willow trees groom's surprised reaction after seeing his bride during first look by patterson's creek

Dan’s reaction was the best. Shock, tears, smiles…the greatest first look.

groom crying during first look by patterson's creek groom smiling at bride during first look by patterson's creek groom laughing at the camera after crying during first look by patterson's creek wedding party taking photos and smiling at bride and groom after first look wedding party standing under a willow tree by patterson's creek bride and bridal party by the willow trees by patterson's creek wedding party walking under willow trees by patterson's creekwedding party standing under a willow tree by patterson's creek bride and bridal party laughing in black and white by patterson's creek

I met Kathleen last summer at this beautiful blonde Ashley’s cottage wedding. Kathleen was one of Ashley’s bridesmaids so it was so special to have two of my brides together in one photo!

bride and bridesmaids in purple by willow trees by patterson's creek wedding party on the stone bridge by patterson's creek bride and groom on the bridge of the canal by patterson's creek wedding party walking down the steps by patterson's creek bride in the willow trees holding her train by patterson's creekbride and groom cuddling close in the willow trees by patterson's creek groom holding train of bride's dress as they walk down a path by willow trees by patterson's creek bride and groom smiling at each other by the willow trees by patterson's creek

The groom’s mother used to be a florist…she did such an amazing job on the flowers!

bride holding wedding bouquet in the willow trees by patterson's creekbride and groom outside washroom sign doors by patterson's creek bride and groom in the willow trees by patterson's creekgroom holding train of bride's dress as they walk down a path by willow trees by patterson's creek bride and groom cuddling near willow trees by patterson's creekbride smiling at the camera by patterson's creekbride and groom smiling at the camera in the willow trees by patterson's creek

The plan was always for this bride and groom to get married in a church. Guests trickled in with their masks on and the ceremony was set and ready to go.

man of honour giving a thumbs up signal during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and her father walking down the aisle during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Churchgroom tearing up as his bride walks down the aisle during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and her father walking down the aisle during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church groom wiping away tears during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride's father giving away his daughter during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church groom wiping away tears during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church Wedding ceremony at St Basil's Churchbride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church sunlight pouring into church during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church Wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church groom smiling at his bride during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Churchbride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and groom holding hands sitting in chairs during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church priest blessing the wedding bands during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride putting on the groom's wedding band during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and groom first kiss during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church bride and groom pronounced husband and wife during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church priest speaking to bride and groom during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church prayer during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church priest preparing communion during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church blessing during wedding ceremony at St Basil's Church guests holding out their hands at wedding ceremony blessing in St Basil's Church guitarist signing at wedding ceremony bride and groom recessional in St Basil's church

Following the ceremony, guests make their way to the groom’s family home in Manotick where the reception took place. This property was stunning. They did such an amazing job of getting it set and ready.

DIY welcome sign at backyard wedding reception seating chart on copper frame with flowers seating chart in the sunlight

Dominion City beers at a wedding is my dream.

wedding guest taking a photo of the lineup of Dominion City beer cans at cocktail hourwedding reception tables at backyard wedding centrepieces at backyard wedding reception bride getting out of the SUV limo with wedding bouquet wedding guests during cocktail hourwedding guests during cocktail hour baby at a wedding bride and groom walking into the forest bride and groom holding hands walking through the forest laughingbride and groom in a forest of chopped logs bride's lace overlay silk dress groom's hand with wedding band on bride's hip bride and groom in a forest of chopped logs wedding rings on a green leafMC giving a speech guests watching speeches man of honour laughing during speech

Tulips and Maple catered the wedding – the food was unreal.

tulips and maple catering at a backyard wedding wearing a mask man of honour giving a speech bride laughing during speechmother of the bride cheersmother of the groom holding champagne toastbride and groom cheers during speeches best man speech in black and white groom smiling during speech mother and father of the groom speech bride and groom laughing during speeches wedding party cheers bride and groom cheers bride and groom speech during wedding reception bride and groom first dance under twinkle lightsbride and groom first dance under twinkle lights

Congratulations to this beautiful bride and groom on the best covid wedding ever!

Wedding team

Dress: Pronovias from Renewed With Love
Suit: Indochino
Flowers: Groom’s mother
Hair: Jenny-May Quinn
Makeup: Lyz Plant for Klava Z
Wedding planner: Drew Clipperton

bride and groom cuddling near willow trees by patterson's creek

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