Le Belvedérè Wedding
Yara and Maxime | A beautiful Le Belvédère wedding in Wakefield
This wedding was such a dream to witness and even more amazing to photograph. When Karolina from Diamonds Destination Weddings got in touch with me to chat through what her clients were looking for, I knew this was bound to be a spectacular wedding. And it sure was!
This couple had originally been planning a destination wedding, but pivoted to a local wedding as some of their plans evolved. Luckily, they were able to secure a date at the ever stunning 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.
Did you know I’m one of Le Belvedérè’s preferred vendors? You can check out their exclusive list of preferred vendors here.
The vendors involved in the day
This wedding was a huge collaboration amongst so many of Ottawa’s amazing vendors. A huge shoutout and thank you goes out to the following businesses:
Photography: Lauren McCormick Photography
Cake: Arnie Sweets
Catering: Le Belvedere
Wedding Planner: Karolina Fernandez from Diamonds Destination Weddings
Dress: La Maison Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Salon dela mode
Jewellery: Salon de la Mode
Florals: Katherine from Pollen Nation
Hair Stylist: André-Ann Brassard
Make-Up Artist: Taryn Miller Makeup
Officiant: Alexander Patenaude
I am very proud to say that this wedding was featured on -not one but two– wedding blogs:
The story of how Yara and Max got engaged
Here’s the story of their engagement in their own words:
“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.”
Getting Ready Details
Yara and her girls got ready at the Guest House on site at Le Belvedérè, while Max and his guys got ready at the Wakefield Grand. They decided to wait until the ceremony to see each other instead of having a first look. The build up to this moment was definitely one worth waiting for, and we loved how Max reacted to seeing Yara for the first time!
Outdoor Ceremony and Venue Decor
This goes without saying, but Le Belvedérè is one of those spectacular venues that can wow your guests regardless of what decor you fill it with. But then add onto that an all-star vendor team and decor straight out of a magazine, and you’ve got yourself a spectacular day! Here are some of the beautiful details…
Reception and Sunset Photos
After the ceremony, we snuck Yara and Max away for some couples portraits with just the two of them. This was their first chance to spend a moment alone together, so it was important we could give them a little bit of time to truly take everything in.
Afterwards, they joined cocktail hour once we wrapped up family photos and wedding party photos. They made their grand entrance and really kicked things off with a bang! They were announced with a drum group that really made a big first impression, and had everyone out of their seats dancing and celebrating alongside them!
13 thoughts on “Le Belvédère Wedding”
Wow this wedding is crazy levels of stunning!
Wow what a venue that place looks amazing. You nailed this wedding. Great job
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!
Soooo gorgeous and love your editing style! Le Belvedere looks like an amazing location for a wedding!
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!
You are such a talented photographer Lauren!!!
Excellent work! The clients are going to be so pleased with the images!
Wow these photos are so stunning!
Wow! The details of this day were stunning! You captured them and the couple so well!
Girl you are the QUEEN of details! The delicacy in the ring photos, the hanging wedding dress… the reception venue at Le belvedere! Amazing!
Just stunning on all accounts! Beautiful compositions and documentation! I love the bridal portraits- killer! What a fantastic venue!
The details flower and ring shots …just wow!
Wow, the details you captured at this wedding are just divine!