Ruby and Lauren’s Orange Art Gallery Wedding
This past September I shot Ruby and Lauren’s Orange Art Gallery wedding photos. The weather was pretty ‘iffy’ as it was calling for a 70% chance of rain. That’s not the kind of thing you want to hear on a wedding day–especially when the couple has planned for an outdoor wedding.
It rained in the morning, but we were blessed that the rains held off for most of the day, so that we could shoot their first look and all portraits outside. The ceremony was initially supposed to be outside, but at the last minute had to be brough indoors due to the threat of rain. Good thing the venue made the call to bring it inside, because during the ceremony it poured rain. But in an art gallery with beautiful art, it made for a beautiful backdrop.
Ruby and Lauren’s vows were of their own writing. One thing that struck me during Ruby’s vows (and made me tear up!) was when he said to Lauren that it’s so easy to love her. Gah! So beautiful. It’s hearing those kinds of things that makes me happy to be a part of a couple’s wedding day.
Boris: the Star Attraction
One thing I must mention is that their dog, Boris, was present for all of the festivities, including their first look. And man, he was a star! That’s no exaggeration either. Lauren and Ruby had lots of people congratulating them, but Boris, man he had tonnes of people staring at him in awe like he was the king of the castle. People wanted to pet him; many wanted to take photos of him and with him. I couldn’t believe it. But, I guess when you’re a 150lb beast of a dog, people will take notice of you.
I must mention the funniest thing of the night was when two of their friends came out wearing sumo wrestler outfits and danced to, “Kung-Fu Fighting.” It. Was. Hilarious. So many good photos from that dance. Thanks for the laughs ladies.
Ruby and Lauren, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding day. I wish you nothing but an abundance of love and happiness together. 🙂
Ottawa Wedding Vendors
Finally, their wedding day was made possible by these talented wedding vendors:
- Ceremony & Reception Venue: Orange Art Gallery
- Officiant: Nancy Arthur-Best, Queenswood United Church
- Wedding Dress: Bridals by Al-Mor
- Makeup: Rebecca Rose Beauty
- Hair: Parla Hair
- Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
- Groom’s Suit: Jimmy the Suit Guy
- Groom’s Hair & Beard: Kings Own Barbershop
- Rings: True Bijoux
- Florist: DIY by a friend
- Caterer: Goodies Fine Catering
- Decorations: DIY
- Desserts: Stella Luna Gellato
- Invitations: Vista Print
- DJ: Martin Benjamin
- Photographer: Black Lamb Photography