50 Sussex Wedding


The most beautiful and unique wedding venue exists in the heart of downtown Ottawa: 50 Sussex. It is the home of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and they have the most remarkable views you could imagine. You can observe the Ottawa River, Gatineau Hills, and Rideau Falls from the location. These three incredible views and the gorgeous historic building make for the perfect venue. Roula and Cory were lucky enough to snag this venue for their big day, and it could not have been more wonderful.

50 Sussex Wedding

the story of how ROULA and CORY met

Roula and Cory met the way any modern couple in 2019 meets… online! Although it was not love at first sight for the couple, you can tell their love runs deeply for one another. Their dates are always adventurous: they love boating, gardening, cottaging, and traveling. So when I read their love story, I knew these two were my people! 

As a construction manager, Roula has a talent for woodworking. Cory always loved doing woodworking projects on the side. The couple has combined their talents and passions and are building their first home from the ground up. Their future home is where Cory proposed to Roula, with their parents cheering them along the sidelines.

the 50 SUSSEX wedding

Roula and Cory’s day was filled with nothing but pure love. Everything was planned with such detail and personality; you could really see the amount of thought and heart that went into this wedding. Roula’s father made a speech in Arabic. It was so moving and beautiful that it had everyone in tears. Even those who don’t speak Arabic were moved by the amount of raw emotions. But the coolest part? The guests who couldn’t speak Arabic were given a QR code to scan, so they could follow along with an English translation. It was brilliant!

The day called for a 90% chance of rain, but someone was on our side that day, and the rain held off and even gave us a beautiful sunset, which I took full advantage of. Everything worked out so nicely for these two. My favourite part of the day was the perfect grand entrance featuring a drum group and indoor sparklers. The whole thing was an event itself, and it was pure magic.

Last but certainly not least, here’s the full list of local Ottawa vendors who worked hard to bring this day together:

vendor team:

Photography: Lauren McCormick Photography

Venue: 50 Sussex

Decor: Moonlight Events

Catering: DineWell Catering

Cake: Dulce Cake Design

Hair + Makeup: Haneen Alsoheli

Dress: Martina Liana

Officiant: Fr. Nektarios


Stationary: Minted

Video: Christian Moreno

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