On a very beautiful Saturday afternoon in May, Monica and John were married at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ottawa. Family and friends filled the church to witness their union. We first met Monica and John back in April for their engagement shoot and could see how in love they were. To actually be there on the day was such a blessing, to watch John so excited and filled with emotion waiting for Monica to arrive was just wonderful. Best Man, Will was truly amazing, keeping everything together for the guys and deserves a little shout out for being so great to John on his big day.
The Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids all picked out their own shoes to match Monica’s Barbie shoes, in hot pink. I just loved them all. Stunning Ladies, just stunning!
And then we have the Men. I mentioned before John was in the military as were two of his groomsmen, this made for some interesting and fun commentary throughout the day. And his older brother made up the third, so proud of his younger brother.
Gorgeous couple, just beautiful to watch them together.
The reception was held at the Canadian War Museum and what an amazing job they did. Monica had everything prepared just right there was a cocktail reception and buffet, a candy bar and cake. Just a few touches turned the War Museum into an elegant wedding affair, service was excellent and the bride and groom were both very happy. Nothing like the sun setting over the Ottawa River on the evening of your wedding.
We received special permission to head down to the tank room for a few photos. We just couldn’t resist given John and Monica’s family history in the Military. It is not every day that you get the opportunity to be photographed with pieces of Canadian Military History.
An evening of beautiful speeches from both John and Monica’s parents. I believe both the father of the Bride and the Father of the Groom had everyone in the room in tears with their tributes to their children. There is no question that they are both loved and in love and what an amazing way to start your life together.
Rivini Gown from Ashton Station Bridal
Flowers by Rideau Florist
Cake by Thimble Cakes