Gatsby glam gets a modern makeover in this chic Ottawa wedding at the historic Château Laurier. Nancy and Christopher’s vision for their day was to combine the Gatsby style with a woodland vibe. They turned on the romance with a primarily gold, black, and ivory palette, accented with jewel-toned wildflowers galore. The bride looked flawless in a classic lace gown by Rita Vinieris, effortless waves, and vintage Dannijo chandelier earrings that would have made Daisy Buchanan stop in her tracks! Staying true to the grandeur of Gatsby style, Nancy and Christopher made a memorable entrance into their reception by riding a motor scooter straight onto the dance floor. We simply can’t get enough of this larger-than-life affair! Please excuse us as we live vicariously through these photos by Joel Bedford Photography.
Nancy and Christopher
Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Canada
Our wedding vibe was Gatsby meets the modern day, with bright wildflowers and anything gold.
I was stuck on this quote, “You keep me safe…I’ll keep you wild,” which my wedding planner magically turned into the incredible backdrop for our stage.
Our favors were gold animal magnets that were used to hold up each place card on the tables. We are off to Africa in February to climb Kilimanjaro, and go on Safari, so it was a perfect way to tie it in.
The most memorable part – aside from when we said “I DO” – would have to be the confetti cannon(s). We were all still reminiscing about the “big day” a week later while we pulled bits of glitter from our hair.
Instead of a cake, we had a late-night Tim Hortons Station! Christopher is a Tim Hortons franchisee, and it’s a big part of our life. It was wonderful to have it part of the day. Who doesn’t want a cruller at midnight?
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Joel Bedford Photography
Event Planning – TC & Co. Event Design
Ceremony Venue – Notre Dame Basilica
Reception Venue – Château Laurier
Floral Design – The Design Co.
Décor – Moonlight Events
Signage – The Legendary Workshop
Donuts – Tim Hortons
Officiant – Father Patrick Dobec
DJ – Devin Atherton
Live Music – Dwayne Gretzsky
Lighting Design – Intel Audio Visuals
Videography – Ce Soir Films
Invitations – Six Modern Paper Goods
Makeup Artist – Liane Cote
Hair Styling – Fiorella DiNardo
Wedding Dress – Rita Vinieris
Bridal Accessories – Dannijo
Groom’s Apparel – Tom Ford
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Indochino
Rings – Devine Fine Jewellery
Rentals – Joe’s Prop House
Congratulations to Nancy and Christopher, and a big thanks to Joel Bedford Photography for sharing this glamorous wedding! Need more Gatsby in your life? You’ve never seen a Gatsby-inspired affair like this cool Verona wedding!