The Westin Shore Club Restaurant, Ottawa Elopement

Just over a month ago I received a call from Hosneara about her and Sebastien’s quickly approaching elopement in Ottawa. Sounded similar to other requests I’ve had for small intimate ceremonies with a select few and then a nice dinner, except that they didn’t really want any pictures of the ceremony at the lawyer’s office in Gatineau, oh yeah, and they were moving across the country the day after the wedding!
Ottawa is definitely sad to lose these two wonderful people. Sebastien made sure to ask if I thought I’d still be doing photography in 5 or 10 years when they come back to do another shoot.
I said I was sure I’d be doing this until I was 80, so no worries.

We met outside Third Floor York while everyone in the Market hollered and whistled and we collected straggling guests for family photos within Major’s Hill Park, around the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal and of course, at their reception held in the stunning Shore club restaurant situated in The Westin Hotel Ottawa.
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Flowers: Dried flowers the Bride picked up from the market and wrapped with Michaels ribbon. What a genius idea. Put in a vase and they’ll last for 6 months.
Cake: The Cupcake Lounge 
Reception: The Shore club nestled inside The Westin Ottawa
Photography: Melanie Shields Photography, feel free to browse our website for more images!

Best wishes to the happy couple; I had a blast!
See you in 5 or 10 years, if not sooner 🙂

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Ottawa Wedding and Portrait Photographer since 2003.
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