A rustic Persian-Canadian Ottawa wedding at Zibi is like Iron & Wine
If you checked out Kasey and Ali’s incredible Ottawa engagement session (and you should), you’ve read how I feel about these guys!
While Kasey said she didn’t care if it poured on her wedding day, she was pretty stoked when she got one of the best days of the summer in September.
After a very wet Ottawa spring and summer with widespread flooding, which nearly threatened the wedding ceremony and reception location at Zibi on the Ottawa River, Kasey & Ali got a California-esque day.
Ali got ready with his boys at Alt Hotel in Ottawa. My second photographer, Chandra, did a great job of capturing some getting ready details while I hung out with Kasey and her bridesmaids at The Westin Hotel.
Mikey, from BoxTop Film, and I worked to grab lots of fun moments including a little champagne in the amazing soaker tub in Kasey’s suite bathroom.
I then jumped into the SUV limo with Kasey and her bridesmaids, Janice and Sefani, to head for a first look at The Garden of the Provinces in downtown Ottawa.
After an exciting first look, Ali popped the top off a bottle of bubbly and the crew enjoy a little refreshment before heading to Zibi for the ceremony and reception where the wedding planner, Gina Lamontagne, had turned the industrial setting into a romantic wedding arena.
After the ceremony and reception, Quality Entertainment kept the party bouncing while I snuck out for another epic wedding portrait.
We started off using some of the architecture but I felt there was more that could be done. Seeing some Christmas lights wrapped around a bike rack, I quickly took them off and wrapped them around Kasey and Ali instead! I love making spontaneous portraits like this.
It’s not often that clients become friends so it’s pretty special when you can be a part of a special day like a wedding with two special people.
All the best, KC & ALI!
Flowers: Ottawa Flowers
Hair: Cat’s Meow
Men’s Suits: Indochino
Cake: The Cake Shop Inc.
Catering: Goodies Catering
Video: BoxTop Film
DJ: Quality Entertainment