Cory + Melina

Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens

Their love story is one that is very common these days. They matched on Eharmony and never looked back. Their first date was at hard rock cafe - both of them being a little keener, showed up early. Checked each other out walking in, not knowing that was the person they were meeting. Had some drinks and hit it off. They went out for Ice cream afterwards and straight out of a romantic comedy, it was so hot out that it melted all over Melina’s outfit. Needless to say, they are very happy now and I had the privilege of shooting their wedding alongside my good friend Leesa for Direct your Focus Photography.

Cory is known as the crafty type; he made a lot of the decor for the wedding - the bar sign, the arch, the frame the guestbook, and his ring!! He also turns out to be quite the prankster. He managed to lock a friend’s apartment (after working on installing tile for them) while leaving the key on the back porch. He let them stew over how he did it for two days before finally telling them his master plan.

Melina is no stranger to hard work either. She had friends from her first job at the bakery in Independent present at the wedding. She quickly saw the value in hard work and harangued her younger sisters into her next venture : painting houses. She was the boss and witnesses testify that she was a tough one. Melina is ambitious and creative, always ready to take on the next challenge and I could not have met a couple more perfect for each other.

Neither was particularly nervous about getting married to each other. They were more nervous something would go wrong, but everything went on without a hitch and their day was beautiful. There is no doubt an amazing future and marriage waiting for them on the other side of this beautiful spring wedding.

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Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens - Bride
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Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens - Groom
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens - Groom
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens - Groom
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens - Groom
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Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens
Experimental Farm Ottawa Wedding - Ornamental Gardens

Shot for : Direct Your Focus

Venue : Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Ceremony location : The meadow

Reception location : Cereal Barn

Portraits Location : Ornamental Gardens

Officiant : Diane Matichak

Day of coordinator : Worry-Free Weddings

Dress: Alliance Bridal

Suit : Indochino

Shoes: Nine West

Florals: DIY

MUA : Dominique Michaud

Venue coordinator : Ingenium

First dance : Elvis, Can’t help falling in love with you

Walking down the aisle: I get to love you, Ruelle

Recession: Paradise, George Ezra