UP NORTH WEDDING FILMS specialize in producing fresh, modern and vibrant videos using the latest technology. Their professional approach to filming has an unobtrusive, casual style that allows them to capture meaningful moments that are skillfully edited into breathtaking cinematic film.
JACK LOVES MARY PHOTOGRAPHY are simply the very best at embracing any surrounding while thoughtfully framing the essence of the celebration. Through their lens everyone is allowed to share in the visual magic that beautifully bridges artistic expression with the deeply personal.
FLORAL REEF DESIGNS are florists dedicated to providing innovative designs that bring visions to life. They fully embraced the drama of our winter wedding theme by using a dazzling mix of seasonal greenery and flourishes like red berries, cotton pods, pine cones and white roses. The rich mix of these elements were expertly woven into the impressive bouquets, eye-catching boutonniere and a spectacular 10' long green garland making us believe that this really is the most wonderful time of the year.
WHITE SATIN is one of Ottawa's premiere wedding dress salons. Love and romance are celebrated with walls lined in shades of white, sparkling details, cases of exquisite accessories, and knowledgeable bridal stylists available to assist even the most discerning bride. The ethereal fabrics and draped silhouettes of the three bridal gowns highlight the distinct style of designer SARAH SEVEN. The bold use of luxurious airy materials, layers of raw silk, and delicate lace accents link the very feminine with a spirited edge for the essence of effortless beauty that perfectly represents today’s contemporary bride
PRECISION STYLING has been a hair design leader in Ottawa for over 25 years. For this shoot we were beyond thrilled to be joined by the exceptionally talented Julianne. A hairstylist extraordinaire whose creative passion is only limited by her clients’ wishes and their imagination. Julianne took her inspiration from the unrefined elegance of the venue and worked her magic creating layers of braids, soft curls, and perfectly polished hair that complemented each bride's individual style
JULIE WILLIAMS MAKEUP ARTISTRY uses a makeup brush with the same intensity and skill as an artist approaches their canvas to create a masterpiece. Each model was given a personalized bridal look starting with flawless radiant skin, dramatic eyes and finished with a perfectly painted berry pout. Pure genius!
ANEMOI CREATIONS floral crowns are feminine, fresh, natural and so pretty. Halos of deep reds and white blooms, finished with fragrant rosemary and a variety of foliage. Each heavenly mix of fresh flowers and organic greens are finished with a wire back ensuring a perfect fit for each of our brides.
MARIO UOMO ITALY is an Ottawa-based menswear shop that we absolutely adore. For expert guidance on the latest looks or even to create a stylish understated vibe then be sure to embark on an exclusive fashion journey with their experienced clothiers. Our groom made a lasting impression when he stepped out in style wearing an impeccably tailored suit with a monochromatic silk tie and debonair accessories.
AMTI is a prestigious, family-run modeling agency that has promoted a talented roster of models worldwide for over two decades. Sifuni, Jana, and Cassidy became our gorgeous brides and Keddy, our handsome groom. Each one of these talented individuals braved the cold and seasonal elements so we could shoot when the sun hangs low to take advantage of the powerful atmospheric lighting proving that winter weddings don’t always have to be about the snow.
DM STYLIST has a way with clothing. Each ensemble was elevated to a level of refined fashion with attention paid to even the finest detail. May always takes the time to embrace the setting around her while working closely with the rest of the creative team, and then flawlessly executes the vision.
KARMA CASHMERE distribute shawls and scarves made in Nepal from the world’s finest cashmere. This husband wife team are passionate about the amazing products they sell. These featherlight treasures added a colourful detail while helping keep our models warm for the shoot.
ANNE SPORTUN at MAGPIE JEWELLERY provided 3 vintage-inspired rings for each of our enchanting brides. Magpie offers a carefully curated collection of hand-made precious pieces by artists from around the world and are proud to be the only Ottawa jeweller to carry the finely-made intricate work of leading Canadian Designer Anne Sportun. Anne turns to nature for inspiration, and then meticulously combines the precious with the everyday. The subtle beauty of her design aesthetics have an undeniable allure that are sure to become a cherished heirloom over time.
HERE AND NOW SHOP offers a collection of individually handcrafted accessories formed into origami-like geometric shapes. The featured ring box was carefully created with hand cut glass and copper foil fused with solder. Filled with fragrant pine needles, bright red berries, and one perfect sparkling diamond ring, the simplicity of this design produces an intriguing visual effect that seems to echo the artist’s credo, “To live life here and now.”
PAPER AND PEARLS create detailed one-of-a-kind invitations that are a unique reflection of what is yet to be. The timeless beauty of elegant laser-cut details and intricate custom designs truly elevate each spectacular piece to an original work of art.
THE CAKE WHISPERER makes delicious cakes from scratch using only the finest ingredients. A passion for both art and baking ensures that every gorgeous creation is a real showstopper. Wrapped in sweet wintery elements, we were absolutely thrilled with the chic, organic simplicity of our featured cake.
MAKIN’ IT LOVELY has a wonderful stock of rental items for your special day. Wood is nature’s art, and the natural splendour of these 10’ long spectacular harvest tables immediately captured our hearts and imagination. Topped with copious amounts of classic and seasonal elements complete the tablescape and foster a feeling of warmth and love as people celebrate together at these communal dining tables.
MILL STREET BREW PUB is located at LeBreton Flats in the heart of Ottawa. This picturesque former grist mill is over 140 years old and rich in history. The textural beauty of the thick stone walls next to a rugged concrete dam and the flowing water from the Ottawa River created an epic backdrop for our photo shoot. Add locally inspired food and ice cold craft-brewed beer to the mix and this industrial construction is perfect for any occasion.
GLOSS EVENTS & DECOR is passionate about decor and planning. ‘Glossed the blog’ is our way expressing that passion in a forum that inspires, shares, and demonstrates the range of work we can create. A special thanks to all participating vendors and thank you to our amazing team for taking this concept and turning it into a beautiful reality. From rigging up chandeliers to separating a juicy, red pomegranate. No detail is too large or too small, as we’re committed to taking the time to ensure everything is perfect.