When couples think of a location for their engagement session in Ottawa, the Canada War Museum is not always the most obvious choice. Afterall, it is tough to imagine getting photos taken - which are meant to show off your love and commitment - in a backdrop of war. But the Museum offers many fantastic photo opportunities, primarily because of its unique architecture, which includes straight and symmetrical lines and a green roof spanning 10,684 square metres (the largest of its kind in North America). It also houses warplanes, which can definitely add a cool factor to your wedding reception.
These guys are gorgeous, what can we say?! We have been planning Justine and Dave's engagements session for a few months now, but due to busy schedules, we weren't able to nail down a date until a few weeks ago! The location for this shoot is particularly special to both of them because it is where they had one of their first dates and where Dave ultimately proposed to Justine! There is even a wooden bench with their names carved on it!
Your wedding website should assist you in filling in the gaps for your guests. It goes without saying that it should outline the date of your wedding, the general itinerary, locations of venues, and so on. Having information like these on your website should help cut down on all the questions or correspondence you may have with your guests, especially leading up to the wedding day itself where you will likely be busy with last-minute wedding errands.
Andrew Hayden Park is one of those places that everyone in Ottawa has been to at least once! Located on Carling Avenue at Holly Acres Road, the park features typical walking trails, play structures, a bandshell for outdoor concerts, artificial ponds, and a picnic area. It is a stone throw away from the Nepean Sailing Club and a good 20-minute walk from Brittania Beach. Unlike the previous locations featured in this blog series (Pink Lake and Dominion Arboretum), Andrew Haydon Park does not have lush trees and greeneries. Most of the trees are on the edges of the park, and they are not nearly as abundant and thick.