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{Karina & Roberto} Bridals at the Chateau Laurier

We are so excited to be able to share the bridal portraits from this past Saturday’s gorgeous wedding of Karina and Roberto!  There are simply so many images we love from this day, we’re going to have to bring you a few blog posts to cover them all…

Hair: Andre’s Hair Designs

Makeup: Dania Khanafer

Dress:  Pronovias of Barcelona, Spain

Headpiece: Chapeau de Madeleine of Ottawa

Hotel:  Fairmont Chateau Laurier 

Bouquet:  Michelle VandenBosch

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Karina was born and raised in Venezuela, and her father travelled to Ottawa for the wedding.  Her mother’s earrings, a sentimental keepsake, were shipped here for her to wear on her wedding day, and I have never seen a more loving gesture than her father making sure they looked perfect on his little girl…

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Eduardo is such a lovely, stoic man…who has a really funny side despite the serious face!

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

The Chateau Laurier is an absolutely amazing hotel to photograph in, and the lobby has some of the most exquisite detail work…

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

I am so much in love with the old Hollywood feel of this image!!!

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Sadly, many of Karina’s family and friends, including her beloved sister, were not granted travel visas to enter Canada for the wedding.  She spent lots of time communicating with them throughout the day, making sure they felt connected with her.  Technology never replaces loved ones though, and there were some very emotional moments for our beautiful bride during the day.

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa
Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

As you can see, Karina literally stopped traffic on busy Rideau Street!!

Despite it being close to noon, we took full advantage of the spectacular bright sun to create these images, the second of which is my absolute favorite of the day.

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

Wedding photographer at the Chateau Laurier Ottawa

I am really happy to say that we count Karina and Roberto in our circle of friends now, as they are a truly wonderful couple…if you had just one moment to meet Karina you would want to hug her!  I am so proud that we were able to capture their day, and part of me is really sad that it’s over…Su amistad es preciosa, a mi hermana…

xoxoxo

Brian and Ivanette

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