They can be ruined by heat, rain, or bugs, but outdoor wedding ceremonies are amazing! For wedding photographers they are a dream, because it means they don’t have to setup lights, or shoot under funky-coloured lights, and they can focus on the emotion of the ceremony. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are also usually celebrated by Officiants which can have fewer rules than ministers and prints; freeing up your photographer to be as creative as the environment allows. Please enjoy some of my favourite outdoor wedding ceremony photos from the last few years!
Canadian Golf and Country Club, Ottawa
Private beach, Quebec
Crimson Ridge Golf Course, Sault Ste. Marie
Strathmere Lodge, Ottawa
Municipal Park, Ottawa
Chateau Laurier balcony, Ottawa
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Chantal and Simon held their wedding the day after the year’s largest thunderstorm, in the middle of a yea wave, ripped through the Ottawa region. Everyone was very thankful that Mother Nature got it all out of her system a day early. The couple’s intimate wedding at Strathmere, a country Inn south of Ottawa, had a definite vintage theme. Chantal wore a 1950’s inspired wedding dress and bird cage veil and Simon rocked the bow tie and suspenders. Once the music started, a Michael Jackson imitator emerged along with a choreographed group-dance to Bust-A-Move by Young MC. The weather was perfect, the food was great, and Chantal and Simon definitely have this love-thing figured out.
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Rachael and Paul were married in late September and planned an amazing wedding, including a humanist minister and a live band, for the family and friends at the Cove Inn in Westport. Ontario resort weddings are something that I would love to shoot more of. There is a level of intimacy and comfort that comes from these lakeside celebrations. Everything about this wedding was very intimate, especially the gifts they gave to each other – custom cat-nose cufflinks for him and a jar of 101 reasons why Paul loved Rachael for her. It was definitely worth the hike up to the Spy Rock lookout in the Foley Conservation Area. A long weekend visit to Westport is definitely happening next year!
I don’t know what it is with Sault Ste. Marie, but I’ve shot shot some beautiful weddings there. Carly and Daniel invited me to the Soo to photograph their amazing wedding at the waterfront Delta hotel and Crimson Ridge golf course. I arrived a day early to find a large white tent filled with an army of volunteers fluffing 500 peach coloured tissue-paper poofs which were ever-present throughout day. The day was full of laughter, tears, and beautiful moments. I will shoot another norther-Ontario wedding anytime!
Want more northern-Ontario loveliness? Check out April and Mackenzie’s beachside Sault Ste. Marie wedding!