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WEDDING BLOG

Modern Classic Ottawa Wedding at The Horticulture Building

March 19, 2016 | admin

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The recently renovated Horticulture Building in downtown Ottawa ended up being the perfect venue for Anna and Brook’s classic wedding. The couple chose a fall color palette incorporating berry colors with soft peaches and blush tones, and their wedding planners transformed the historic building into three perfect rooms for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner and dancing afterwards. Anna and Brook wanted their wedding day to be intimate and fun, and based on the pictures Joel Bedford took throughout the day, we think they pulled that off flawlessly!

The Couple:

Anna and Brook

The Wedding:

Horticulture Building, Ottawa, Canada

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I wanted a look that was classic, minimalist and romantic. I wanted to make sure that in 20 years when I look back at my photos that my dress doesn’t look dated. I loved my Jennifer Behr gold comb, but most of all I loved my Valentino Rockstud shoes!

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The ceremony was incredible, it was very intimate and personal. The officiant was a family friend who had personalized the ceremony. Brook’s close friends played the music. We had our family read poems, including one entitled “What I Learned About Love, I Learned From My Dog” in honour of our dog Maya, and to honour my Polish roots, my aunt read a poem about love in Polish. Brook and I also wrote our own vows.

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The Horticulture Building is an old historical building that was recently updated. Brook and I loved the industrial feel of the venue with its big windows, concrete floors, and exposed brick. It was a huge empty space that we divided in three for the ceremony, the cocktail hour and dinner. It was absolutely perfect.

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Processional – Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Recessional – All You Need is Love by the Beatles
First Song – A Little Bit of Tenderness by Otis Redding

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We weren’t fans of a long first dance so we decided to cut it short. So after a minute, the song transitioned to the Jay-Z version and we invited all of our guests to join in.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Joel Bedford
Event Planning – Chic Wedding Planners
Venue – Horticulture Building
Floral Design – The Design Co.
Catering – Tulips and Maple Catering
Invitations – Ever After Press
Makeup Artist – Ottawa Makeup Artists
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Accessories – Jennifer Behr & Valentino
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDNCalvin KleinHoney, Club Monaco, & ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – SurMesur
Groomsmen’s Apparel – SurMesur
Rentals – Party Time Rentals and Amy & Jen Decor

 

Thank you to photographer Joel Bedford for sharing Anna and Brook’s classic wedding with us! Want to see more urban wedding inspiration? Check out this bohemian meets industrial NYC wedding at Greenpoint Loft.

xoxoSamantha

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3 Comments

  1. Approximately how much does the venue cost for a wedding lasting from 4pm until 1am?

  2. I have fallen in love with all the details in this wedding – any chance I can get a detailed description for vendors used?

    • Hi Mimi,

      You can find a list of the vendors used in this wedding at the end of the post!

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