National Arts Centre Wedding
prinka and patrick | a tropical themed national arts centre wedding
Prianka and Patrick’s wedding day will forever be remembered as one of the best the National Arts Centre has ever seen. Working with a dream team of vendors (including Michael Donovan from Wedecor and Jinbon Films – two of my favourite vendors in the city), it was such a treat to photograph and document.
And despite Pri and Pat needing to postpone their big day from 2020 to 2021 due to Covid restrictions, the result was absolutely, 100% worth the wait. It only made the arrival of their big day that much sweeter to be part of. With a ceremony at the beautifully lit St. Joseph’s Church, and wedding party portraits at the Chateau Laurier, it truly was a wedding like no other. One of my favourite elements ended up being the special touches to the stationary that Prianka added. The bride owns her very own stationary company called Paper by Pri, and incorporated it into her big day.
the story of how PRI AND PAT GOT ENGAGED
I’m going to let the couple tell their story in their own words:
“Prianka had anticipated a low-key weekend of babysitting Pat’s nieces and hiking with the family in Waterloo. But as they made their way out of Toronto one Friday night, Prianka failed to notice that Pat chose an alternate route out of the city.
They had spent approximately an hour and a half driving, and it wasn’t until Prianka saw the signs for Barrie that she decided to look into the odd route choice. As Maps suggested that they do a literal U-turn on the highway, Pat kept missing the exits and insisted that he knew ‘another way to get there’.
Finally, an extremely nervous Pat and extremely frustrated Prianka arrived in Muskoka. And the next day, after a big breakfast, a morning of manicures and pampering, Pat proposed to Prianka on a beautiful snow-covered beach on Solitaire Lake Loop.“
the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE wedding
The National Arts Centre is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular venues in Ottawa. With massive floor-to-ceiling windows in the O’Born room overlooking Parliament and downtown, it’s a conveniently-located crowd pleaser. It was also a great fit for Prianka and Pat’s big day, as they had a tropical theme to their wedding, and the natural light only amplified the beauty of it all.
With a giant team of vendors (full list at the bottom of the post) working hard to make it the best day ever, it truly was a spectacular one. Scroll down to see their beautiful day and all the details that came with it.
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
Wedding Planner: Michael Donovan from Wedecor
Videographer: Films by Jinbon
Limousine: Premier Limo
Florist + Decor: Wedecor
Hair Stylist: Lisa Naccarato from Mane Collective Ottawa
Makeup Artist: Taryn Miller
Dessert: Simply Biscotti
Stationary: Paper by Pri (the bride’s very own company!)
Groom’s Suit: Garrison Bespoke
Groom’s Custom Shoes: Peter Feeney
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN Weddings
Groomsmen Suits: Indochino
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Church
Reception Venue: National Arts Centre