Christine and Stephen | A Manoir de la Forêt Wedding in the heart of Ottawa’s forest

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I am so very excited to introduce you to one of my very favourite days: Christine and Stephen’s Manoir de la Forêt wedding! The first time I met Christine and Stephen in person was at Little Victories Coffee Roasters in Ottawa, ON and it was perfectly suited for all of us. We all clicked so quickly and bonded over our love of coffee. We snuggled up as they told me their story, one that I’m happy to share with all of you.

Manoir de la Forêt wedding




Since these two have been together for a decade, I was excited to hear their proposal story. It definitely did not disappoint! Here’s how they told it:


“After being together for 10 years, it’s hard to capture that ‘surprise’ factor. Honestly, we had discussed it a lot, but never made the concrete plans. We knew, though, that 10 years was a big milestone, and to celebrate it with a wedding was something that would really special to both of us. [Steve] still managed to surprise me with the big question, though! That story, too, happened as naturally as anything else does with us. On a Thursday night, with Frasier on TV, and with pizza as a prop, he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, knowing full well the answer could only be yes.”






The wedding itself was beautiful and relaxed. Christine and Stephen have exceptional style, so everything looked elegant, natural, and classy. After sharing their first look in the heart of the forest, Christine and Stephen took some wedding party photos before their wedding ceremony. Once their guests arrived, everyone gathered in the forest chapel for their ceremony. Manoir de la Forêt is truly one of the most beautiful venues in Ottawa if you’re looking to have an outdoor ceremony!


Scroll down to see snippets of their gallery, and scroll even further for the full vendor list! And last thing: if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your wedding in Ottawa, get in touch! I’d love to work with you!

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 (oh hey!)

Venue: Manoir de la Forêt

Catering: Manoir de la Forêt

Dress: Theia Couture and White Satin Bridal

Suit: Maison Simons

Jewellery: Mejuri and Bauble Bar

Florals: Amethyst Florals

Make up: Taryn Miller Makeup




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

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  • Beth Swan
    Posted at 02:06h, 09 January Reply

    This is so beautifully done. I felt like I was AT the wedding 😍

  • Kostas Petsas
    Posted at 02:20h, 09 January Reply

    What an amazing spot in the heart of the Ontario forrest! Really love the storytelling through your pictures and the tones. Your pictures made me travel there and feel all the emotions. Well done!

  • Deanna Veerman
    Posted at 02:50h, 09 January Reply

    This is a beautiful Ontario wedding venue! I love the details, you captured it all so well!

  • Sydney
    Posted at 15:45h, 09 January Reply

    Lauren you nailed this wedding. You captured the emotion of the day so beautifully.

  • Nicole Thomson
    Posted at 16:07h, 09 January Reply

    This wedding venue in Ontario is to die for! You captured the wedding day so well! The colors are outstanding!

  • Rebekah
    Posted at 17:09h, 09 January Reply

    Wow! What an epic location to get married at! I love that they got married at 10 years of being together! Through these pictures you can tell how in love they still are! You nailed this wedding day!!

  • Cassandra Oldenburg
    Posted at 19:37h, 09 January Reply

    What a gorgeous wedding! Really love the overall vibe if the venue!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 03:05h, 10 January Reply

    Oh wow, I’m from Belleville and I cannot believe that I have not heard of the Manoir de la Forêt before! What a gorgeous venue for a wedding and you have photographed this wedding beautifully!

    Posted at 23:29h, 10 January Reply

    What a lovely bunch of photos Lauren! I really love your storytelling style and details. Awesome job!

  • Mollie Adams
    Posted at 06:56h, 11 January Reply

    Uhhh okay this is AMAZING! You documented the day so perfectly and I love the emotion you captured!

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