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A Nature-Inspired Black-Tie Wedding in Ottawa

  |  By Kimberly Aglipay

Brooklyn and Kevin met through mutual friends, with Brooklyn being from Brockville, Ontario and Kevin from Vancouver. "We met in Brockville, where Kevin was visiting his friends for a few days, and after he left, he decided he wanted to pursue me from Vancouver," Brooklyn shares. "I was hesitant at first, and gave classic 'one word responses.' Despite this, he decided to take a chance and come down to Brockville for an entire summer. After an amazing summer together, plans were put in place for Kevin to make his big move from Vancouver to Brockville!

The couple's theme was a classic black-tie celebration with romantic, natural touches, incorporating ivory, gold and shades of green into their event. "I always loved the look of outdoor forest weddings, but also classic black tie weddings," Brooklyn says. "I realized that instead of having to choose one stile over another, why not combine them?"

A favourite moment from the day was the bride and groom's first look, which had a few hiccups because of the rain. "It was Friday, at rush hour so we ended up in heavy downtown Ottawa traffic," Brooklyn shares. "Kevin and the groomsmen were waiting for about an hour, and he thought I was standing him up. When I finally got to the location, I saw him and the rest of my family and bridal party there waiting, I felt all the stress melt off of me. I walked up and tapped Kevin on the shoulder, and I will never forget his face—it was a look of love and pure relief!"

Brooklyn Wilson and Kevin Conroy, April 26, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Jessi Lauren Photography.

Venue: Sala San Marco
Bridal gown: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid gowns: Vera Wang from David's Bridal
Jewellery and veil: Bling!
Groom's tux: Tip Top Tailors
Groom's wedding band: Charm Diamond Centres
Bride's engagement ring: James Allen
Bride's wedding band: Peoples
Hair: Marina's Hair Creations and Tamika Theberge
Makeup: Simply Stylin
Flowers: Flourish by Callie
Favours: Shaughnessy Farms
Stationery: Vistaprint
Music: Momentum Music

This article was originally published on Mar 18, 2020

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