Jessica and Richard’s wedding was very relaxed and intimate and that shows through the photos. Though we had only met a few times before the big day it felt like shooting a friends wedding. The ceremony was at St. Patrick’s Basilica downtown Ottawa. Family and friends gathered afterward to take photos and visit with one another. The wedding party got to sneak away for some lunch at the Mill St Brewery, which has implemented a no straw policy! It was great to be able to sit down with this super relaxed couple for a few cold drinks. The reception was at the beautiful Museum of Nature. Jessica and Richard wanted to ensure that their wedding was carbon neutral so they planted trees ahead of time and also donated to a few different charities supporting animals. The meal was delicious and was all vegan and vegetarian. There was no seating plan which allowed guests to mingle and enjoy to company everyone. The photo booth and dance floor were busy into the late hours of the night. For the first wedding of the year it was a huge success, we had so much fun capturing Jessica and Richard’s big day.