Maddy and Shane started their relationship by doing long distance. They managed to pull it off for a year, although there was no shortage of struggles.
Later on, Maddy decided to make a move to Embrun and live with Shane. It was no easy decision. Leaving her family was hard, but she knew it would be worth it. Five years later, Shane proposed after a beautiful meal at Milestones in Downtown Ottawa. They went back to a hotel room that had been decorated. The best part? Shane had invited friends and family to surprise her and celebrate the occasion. Needless to say, she said yes!
This couple not only had to go through their first year as long-distance, but they had to plan a wedding during COVID. They postponed from 2021, so this day was a long time coming.
Staring the day off at Century Weddings’ beautiful bridal suite, the bridesmaids shared drinks, food and laughter. After shaking off some nerves and getting into her beautiful dress, Maddy was ready to walk down the aisle.
Their ceremony was outdoors, surrounded by beautiful florals. Shane couldn’t help but shed some tears as the love of his life walked towards him, and I truly don’t blame him. I may have shed a couple of tears myself.
Their cocktail hour was full of laughter and happiness. The guests were so happy to talk and see each other face to face after such a long time.
The speeches performed by the closest of friends and family were heartfelt. With a spotlight putting all of the attention on the couple, Maddy and Shane shared a first dance that took everyone’s breath away.
Once dinner was over, the dance floor was bumping all night!
As always, the Ottawa wedding vendors all had a big part in making this day happen.
Photography: Sophie Fortier Photography | Florals: Riverwood Gardens | Dress: Creme Couture | Suits: Bridals by Al-Mor| Venue: Century Weddings | Hair: Em Elser | Makeup: Taryn Miller Makeup | Cake: Sugar House Cakes| DJ: Quality Entertainment
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