Katie & Eric’s story began with an introduction through friends. 7 years later, after dating long distance between Toronto and Ottawa where Katie is a teacher and Eric a public servant, they decided to close the gap between their two worlds and make official what they knew to be true: they were better together as one.
We met up with Katie and Eric earlier that morning as they each prepared for their big day. Katie had her hair and makeup done alongside her bridesmaids; she wore an elegant, slim gown accented with a subtle swirled sparkle design, her Jimmy Choo heels adding a touch of flare. Keeping with tradition, Katie borrowed something old-her grandmothers beautiful embroidered bonnet- and something blue – a gorgeous ring- to complete her look. Eric spent the morning with his groomsmen at a home on the lake, the perfect place to relax before the festivities of the day. The suit he wore was handmade by Raymond Tailor of Distinction, a custom mens outfitter from Ottawa. He pulled his look together with a classic Daniel Wellington watch and soft grey tie.
We then traveled to Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery for an intimate first look before the ceremony. Eric and Katie’s eyes were filled with admiration and excitement when they saw each other for the first time and it only continued throughout their outdoor ceremony. It was July 8th, and the sun shone brightly over the birch arbor that stood above Katie and Eric as they read vows and exchanged rings amongst friends and family and bright green grape vines. They said I do and were pronounced husband and wife!
Celebrations continued into the Sprucewood reception hall where beautiful florals arranged by Petals dotted the room, gold and blush accents adorning the space from top to bottom. Throughout the evening everyone laughed and enjoyed funny, heartfelt speeches, delicious food, and energetic dance moves. There was love in the air, and everyone could feel it!
Eric and Katie, we loved spending your special day with you. You two were so beautiful and we can’t wait to see all the amazing things the future holds for both of you. Wishing you only the very best!
“Adventures are great, especially when the person you love is your destination.” – Unknown
“Manifesto was fantastic to work with. Arica and Josh made a truly honest effort to get to know us through interviews, questionnaires, and our engagement photo session in order to photograph us in a way that accurately reflected our personalities. In this they absolutely succeeded; we have been more than happy with our photos so far. In addition, Arica and Josh’s combined experience really showed on our wedding day: they were calm, friendly, and entirely professional. They knew exactly the photos that needed to be taken, and herded families together for larger group shots with the greatest of ease. We are extremely happy that we chose to go with Manifesto Photography for our wedding, and would not hesitate to recommend their services in the future.” – Katie & Eric
Officiant/Minister/Church: Conrad Dippel
Hairstylist: Estephanie Barlow
Makeup Artist: Natalie Lazzarin
Caterer: 3D Live Catering
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: The Dessy Group
Groom’s Suit: Raymond Tailor of Distinction in Ottawa
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Videographer: Stenlund Videography
Music: Kara Kootstra