An Elegant, Laid-Back Wedding in Ottawa
Alexandra and Philip each have Philip’s sister to thank for setting them up. She introduced Philip to a charity occasion the place Alexandra was working. In a sea of two,000 individuals, and with some liquid braveness, their first encounter turned out to be an ideal one, and Philip’s sister’s match-making abilities proved to be on level. “Two months later we have been on a trip in Mexico,” Alexandra shares. “Six months later we moved in collectively, and precisely one yr later Phil bought down on one knee.”
For his or her marriage ceremony, they needed the occasion to really feel laid-back, elegant and considerate. “The venue was set in opposition to a dramatic cliff overlooking the Gatineau Hills and we needed to hold the pure inexperienced, blues and greys of the skyline indoors,” Alexandra says. For decor, lengthy garlands of greenery, white florals and blue thistle lined the reception tables whereas tall trendy preparations added top to the spherical tables. They added darkish gray taper candles with a mixture of brass and crystal candlesticks. “It carried via the unfussy and relaxed feeling we needed whereas nonetheless sustaining a way of class,” Alexandra says.
All through the decor, the classic crystal glassware was certainly one of Alexandra’s favourites. Over the course of their engagement, they’d pop into totally different classic outlets on many automotive rides to and from Ottawa, choosing up classic tumblers, wine and champagne glasses. “It was probably the most labor intensive a part of planning but it surely was so price it,” Alexandra shares. “The glasses regarded stunning alongside the desk and helped make every place setting really feel particular and distinctive.”
The dance celebration was positively the spotlight of the marriage. DJ Gumby and he had everybody dancing, from five-year-old nephews to 85-year-old grandparents. “I don’t assume we noticed one visitor sitting all evening,” Alexandra says. “There have been spontaneous limbo contests and crowd-surfing. It’s a reminiscence we are going to always remember.”
Alexandra Blasioli and Philip Telfer, July 13, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario.
Pictures courtesy of Alicia Thurston.
Venue and caterer: Le Belvedere
Bridal robe: Sarah Seven
Wedding ceremony planner and stationery: Ali and Alex Occasions
Bridesmaid attire: Park & Fifth
Groom’s tux: Garrison Bespoke
Groomsmen’s apparel: Jerome’s Menswear
Hair: Hair by Adamo
Make-up: Anusha Sagal
Music: DJ Gumby from Positive factors Leisure