When Sophie and Chris contacted me about their Le Belvedere Wedding in Wakefield, I was excited because it’s always cool to work with other photographers, and because I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding at Le Belvedere for a long time….it’s GORGEOUS! Sophie & Chris are a couple of awesome photographers/videographers in Ottawa, you can check out their work here!
It was an interesting day to say the least. It started off with Chris’ sister accidentally locking her keys in her car…with the bride’s dress inside. This was compounded by the fact that it’s not easy to get a tow truck to a remote location outside of Wakefield in a few minutes. Thankfully CAA came through, and everything was OK, it was just a little drama to add to the already exciting day. Chris and Sophie both got ready in the gorgeous cottage facility adjacent to Le Belvedere, and the ceremony was set to be outside, overlooking the beautiful Gatineau hills. As everything was getting ready to start, we could see rain storms making their way through the surrounding hills, and a decision was made to move the ceremony inside – a decision that proved to be a smart one, because it rained much of the rest of the day…as has been the case most weekends this August.
Regardless of the rain, they had a gorgeous ceremony inside the facility, and we managed to capitalize on a few breaks in weather to make get some photos outside. After all, you don’t plan a Le Belvedere wedding to NOT have photos with the hills in the background. Am I right?
Here are some of my favourites from the day.