Dania and Rey | A luxurious Château Laurier wedding in Ottawa
This beautiful wedding is one of my favourites! The Fairmont Château Laurier hotel is part of the cityscape that makes Ottawa what it is. And anyone who lives in Ottawa (or has visited the city) knows it!
Since the venue is located downtown, it is a spectacular place to host a wedding. It is easily accessible to everything and very central. With views overlooking both the Ottawa river and Rideau street, Dania and Rey said their vows to one another.
But let’s go back to the beginning! I first met Rey (the groom) at a local coffee shop. I was nervous to meet him since he is also a photographer! He is a talented local photographer who specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism. He was looking for another photographer to capture his own wedding day! It was both so intimidating and humbling to capture this wedding. But in the end, I was truly honoured to document it all.
Dania and Rey are two of the sweetest people you’ll meet. They care deeply about each and every person in their lives. As a result, their entire wedding day is a testament to what they love. Their entire wedding day was structured around spending time with their families. They wanted to mingle with the people they loved all day! To do this, they mixed their family photos with cocktail hour. They also included a lot of people in their wedding morning. It was truly beautiful!
Another important aspect to Dania and Rey was to showcase their cultures. Dania’s family is from Honduras. Rey’s family is from the Philippines. They wanted to honour each of their family traditions. Because of this, they incorporated a Filipino money dance into their grand entrance. They also concluded the night with a professional salsa dance performance. It was so spectacular!
Their entire day was stress-free and smooth. All of the details were carefully thought out by The Gathering Event Co. The beautiful videography was done by Rowland Films. I’m so very excited to share it all with you! Scroll down to see a recap of their wedding day. And if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your own wedding in Ottawa, be sure to get in touch!