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Aug 29, 2018

Ottawa Experimental Farm Wedding: Paul and Jaimie

This was my first Ottawa Experimental Farm wedding and I hope that it’s not the last. This was such a beautiful venue for a wedding. Outdoors, old barn, cows, beautiful bride and groom. It doesn’t get much better than this.

You may remember Paul and Jaimie from their adorable wine-filled engagement session at Breather in the Byward Market last summer. Paul and I went to elementary and high school together, although he was a year older. He was my ally in grade nine when I hardly knew anyone at school since we’d switched from a french to english school board.

The wedding day started off with the girls getting ready at a cute little Air BnB I never knew existed. And I drive past it every day!

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Over at the bride and groom’s house, the boys were getting ready to head to the ceremony. It never ceases to amaze me how little time it takes for guys to get ready!

groom and groomsmen's ties groom adjusting the groomsman's bowtie groom and groomsmen getting ready

Paul got each of his groomsmen personalized baseball bats. Paul grew up playing baseball and is still such a fan of the sport, it only seemed fitting as groomsmen gifts. So adorbs.

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Ok, prepare yourselves people. The girls over at Frid Events knocked it out of the park (like my baseball reference, there?!). I was so blown away when I got to this Ottawa Experimental Farm wedding. Check it out!

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Please note the bride’s brother tearing up as she walks down the aisle. Adorable!

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While we scooted off to take photos down the road, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour and were treated to a special surprise. COWS!

cows being released into the pasture during cocktail hour guests taking photos of cows being released into the pasture cows being released into the pasture during cocktail hour

Meanwhile, we took photos of the wedding party and bride and groom over by the greenhouses. So in love with this group!

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This reception was full of laughs, a few tears and lots of love. Perfection!

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Congratulations to this beautiful couple on the most perfect day!

Wedding team

Wedding gown: Renewed with Love
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Zab Studio
Makeup: Ottawa Glam Girl
Florals: Kelly’s Flowers
Planning and decor: Frid
Caterer: Tulips and Maple
DJ: Matt Jacques
Second photographer: Deanna Wright

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