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Fairy Tale Wedding ~ Stephanie and Jarrod’s Wedding

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Which one moment will last for each of you forever?
bride:  Our first look.  I was really anxious all day, and once we got to spend those couple minutes alone together I felt better. I was still nervous, but in a good, excited way.

groom: When the bagpiper started playing.  I remember feeling calm and collected up until then.  Once I heard that sound, I knew this was real and this was happening.  I was nervous and excited at the same time.  I think I lost about 5 lbs just from sweating, but it was all worth it when I was up there and I saw Steph walking down the aisle.  To go from that wide a range of emotions is something that maybe happens a handful of times in a lifetime, and I couldn’t be happier with who I got to share it with.

Best advice for future bride/grooms?
Don’t sweat the small stuff – even if it is raining and there are no windows in the transportation you hired for your guests!

Best wedding related decision?
Having a very loose theme.  I feel like this saved us from worrying about colours and whether things matched, etc.

What was the funniest memory from your wedding day?
When our friend Steve decided to take it upon himself to give a little speech before one of the kissing games.

What is your favourite image from your wedding day and why?
The one between the old windows of the Museum of Nature.  It’s like a fairy tale and now we have the canvas of it too!

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography08

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography3

Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding in Ottawa photographed by Liz Bradley of elizabeth&jane photography

WEDDING SONGS: 
Processional: Return from Glengarry and Highland Wedding (Live Bagpiper Bethany Bisaillion)
Recessional: Mairi’s Wedding and The Rocks of Aden (Live Bagpiper Bethany Bisaillion)
Entrance to Reception: I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
First Dance: All of Me – John Legend
Mother/Son + Father/Daughter Dance: You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder  + The Way you Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

VENDORS:
Ceremony Location: Museum of Nature
Reception Location: Cedarhill Golf & Country Club
Officiant: Bryce Healey
Hair: Luxe Spa
Makeup: Luxe Spa
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal – Vera Wang
Suits: Moore’s
Rings: Spence Diamonds
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal – Vera Wang
Caterer: Cedarhill Golf & Country Club
Cake/Cupcakes: Bride’s sister
Flowers: Bride’s Mother
DJ: Quality Entertainment