Yara and Max | A beautiful Le Belvédère wedding in Ottawa

This wedding was such a dream to witness (and even more amazing to photograph), and I’m so excited to share it all with you. The wedding was held at a stunning venue called Le Belvédère in Wakefield, Quebec. It’s a very short drive from Ottawa, and it is an exceptional venue for both food and customer service!

Le Belvedere Wedding




When I first met Yara and Max, one of the first questions I was dying to know was how they got engaged! Their story was as magical as they are. And I’m excited to share it with you as well. Here’s what they told me:


“Maxime booked the St-James Hotel in Montreal. It was a surprise and he didn’t tell Yara where they were going. Yara thought they were going to a cottage so when they turned up at the hotel, she wasn’t prepared for it.


Luckily, Max had planned ahead for that and brought a dress for her to wear. When they got there, Max told Yara to get ready for dinner. So Yara thought they would just be going to a restaurant somewhere nearby. He had already planned everything out with the staff weeks ahead. So when they went down stairs they ate in the main restaurant of the hotel. At one point, Max said he wanted to show Yara the rest of the hotel. So they went upstairs to a private space and he had decorated it with roses. It was so beautiful! He proposed there and had hired a photographer to take the pictures of all of it happening!”






The wedding itself was extraordinary! It took place on a Monday in June. It was also the perfect weather for an outdoor wedding. There was also an incredible list of vendors involved in making the day run smoothly, which you can scroll down to see by clicking here.


Instead of having a first look, they opted to see each other for the first time while walking down the aisle! It was an incredible moment and so beautiful to witness. The sun came out just moments before Yara walked down the aisle. This added to the magic of the day!


Scroll down to check out a snippet of their beautiful wedding! Click here to see the full list of vendors involved in making this day so beautiful. And if you’re inspired by this and need a photographer for your own wedding at Le Belvédère, get in touch!

I am very proud to say that this wedding was featured on two different wedding blogs: Wedding Bells Magazine and Mariage Québec

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




Photography: Lauren McCormick Photography

Cake: Arnie Sweets

Catering: Le Belvedere

Wedding Planner: Karolina Fernandez from Diamond Wedding Planning

DJ: Dynamix

Dress: La Maison Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Salon dela mode

Suit: Moores

Jewellery: Salon de la Mode

Florals: Katherine from Pollen Nation

Hair Stylist: André-Ann Brassard

Make-Up Artist: Taryn Miller

Officiant: Alexander Patenaude



And so if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your wedding in Ottawa, get in touch!

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  • Aimee Flynn
    Posted at 20:09h, 22 January Reply

    Wow this wedding is crazy levels of stunning!

  • Sara whittaker
    Posted at 20:20h, 22 January Reply

    Wow what a venue that place looks amazing. You nailed this wedding. Great job

  • Kestrel Bailey
    Posted at 21:09h, 22 January Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love your color story and consistency throughout the day, even though you had a lot of different kinds of light! Beautiful moments, details, AND curation of edits! Love them!

  • Naomi Levit
    Posted at 03:47h, 23 January Reply

    Soooo gorgeous and love your editing style! Le Belvedere looks like an amazing location for a wedding!

  • Katy Weaver
    Posted at 04:08h, 23 January Reply

    Love this Le Belvedere wedding so much! I love all the editorial vibes! Your work is straight out of a magazine and this couple really had one heck of an epic wedding!

    Posted at 15:00h, 23 January Reply

    You are such a talented photographer Lauren!!!

  • Marc
    Posted at 17:25h, 23 January Reply

    Excellent work! The clients are going to be so pleased with the images!

  • Abbi Hearne
    Posted at 18:22h, 23 January Reply

    Wow these photos are so stunning!

  • Nicole daacke
    Posted at 18:40h, 23 January Reply

    Wow! The details of this day were stunning! You captured them and the couple so well!

  • Afton Flynn
    Posted at 18:48h, 23 January Reply

    Girl you are the QUEEN of details! The delicacy in the ring photos, the hanging wedding dress… the reception venue at Le belvedere! Amazing!

  • Jenae
    Posted at 19:18h, 23 January Reply

    Just stunning on all accounts! Beautiful compositions and documentation! I love the bridal portraits- killer! What a fantastic venue!

  • Justyna
    Posted at 04:56h, 24 January Reply

    The details flower and ring shots …just wow!

  • Cat Ekkelboom-White
    Posted at 08:35h, 24 January Reply

    Wow, the details you captured at this wedding are just divine!

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