HERB GARDEN WEDDING
Ryan and Alex wanted their wedding day to be intentional and organic. Although they live in Ottawa, they had a special place in mind. An herb garden wedding at The Opinicon. The Opinicon was recently renovated and oh my it did not disappoint. As an Ottawa wedding photographer who loves travel, I was more than happy for the nice drive. I love the carefree and bohemian vibe this place has with it’s beautiful herb garden. An herb garden wedding is about as earthy and romantic as it sounds.
They decided to have a first look as they wanted the be present and focus on each other. Ryan waited by the docks while his barefoot bride walked to him. They took the time to enjoy and get their wedding portraits done before the ceremony. The Bridal party’s colour scheme consisted of blues, greys and taupes. The bridesmaids had gorgeous bouquets made out of Dusty Miller, roses and Blue Thistle. The newlyweds mingled with their guests at cocktail hour. With a glass of their own home brewed beer they had made months before.
They also had time to thank and welcome each and every guests by having a receiving line before dinner. This left me speechless. Wedding days goes by so fast after all but the bride and groom made sure to make time for what counts. Ryan + Alex, during the time I got to know you, I have grown to love you and I have so much respect for you. Your wedding day was truly focused on your marriage. It was an honour to document this day.
When a wedding is near the herb garden, you ‘borrow’ some herbs for bridal detail shots. The bride wore a wedding dress made of a long sleeve lace top paired with a tulle skirt. The groom wore a grey suit with navy accents. Chaffey’s lock is two steps from the Lockmaster’s house museum built in 1844. Finally husband and wife ! The blue of that Opinicon lake gives me shills. That shimmery iridescent blue.They nailed the mix and matched bridesmaids dresses. The cool toned blues and neutrals goes so well together. The bride and groom walking in the herb garden. The herb garden was the perfect setting for the bride and groom’s wedding portraits. It gave an earthy and romantic atmosphere. The Opinicon dinning and resort is the perfect fit for relaxing on a wedding day.The white on white decor is minimalistic yet so elegant.
The team who brought this herb garden wedding to life.
Wedding day coordinator: Rebecca Brunet
Invitations: Ryan Way
Florist: Capital Florist
Wedding dress: The topper made by Alex’s bridesmaid Anita
Groom’s suit: Jimmy the Suit Guy
Hairstylist: A cousin of the bride
Makeup artist of bride: The bride
DJ/band: Riq Turner Band
Videographer: Bird Bouchard
Second shooter: Jordan Turner
Ottawa wedding photographer: Jessi Lauren, Ottawa wedding photographer
This herb garden wedding was photographed by Jessi Lauren an Ottawa wedding Photographer. She photographs weddings in Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Toronto and beyond. Herb garden wedding photography.