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Oct 9, 2018

Backyard Wedding in Ottawa: Jordan and Serena

Well if this wasn’t the most perfect wedding, I don’t really know what is. I have been waiting and waiting for that truly unique backyard wedding in Ottawa for years, and this one did NOT disappoint. Don’t get me wrong…I’ve had a couple that were phenomenal like last year in Manotick and the year before that in Perth. But nothing like this one…simple, elegant, and so full of personality. The bride and groom were married in the bride’s family backyard among their closest family and friends, overlooking a beautiful, sunny farmer’s field.

The day after the tornados in Ottawa, I didn’t know what to expect when I pulled up to the bride’s home. You could hear it walking down the street – the sound of generators pumping. Sure enough, this home was still without power and the team at Whalesbone Catering were working hard inside trying to get things prepped and ready despite the lack of power.

Power or no power, the ceremony started right on time as Serena walked down the aisle with her father to marry her man.

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How beautiful is this backdrop?! And what a day…honestly, the perfect weather!

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Following the ceremony, we walked around this beautiful property to take some photos of this hilarious wedding party and the bride and groom. Truth bomb: Jordan and I used to go out way back when…so many of these faces were familiar ones which made the day so much more fun. I was so honoured when Jordan asked if I’d be willing to photograph his wedding!

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The next boy band up in here!

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Ok, now listen. It’s a pretty ballsy move to rely on Mother Nature to deliver a perfect day for your backyard wedding. Yes, there was a tent just in case…but nothing would have been more beautiful than this 150ft harvest table in the middle of a farmer’s field for your wedding reception. And I mean, NOTHING. Look at this?! A big shout out to Sage Designs for saving the day when Jordan and Serena’s original decor company flaked on them just weeks before their wedding!

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Oh man…Whalesbone catered this wedding and it was ah-maaaaaazing!

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September 22, just two days before the harvest moon, meant we were blessed with a truly beautiful orange sunset as the moon rose over the farmer’s fields.

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Congratulations to Jordan and Serena on the most perfect backyard wedding EVER. If they could all be like this, I would be forever grateful. K, thanks bye.

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