Tie the knot in Ottawa's winter wonderland
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 22 October 2012 16:37
Picture this: A white dress billowing with a light breeze as snow flakes gently fall upon the ground, only to be covered in soft rose petals. Does this sound like a picture-perfect wedding? There are few brides and grooms who brave the cold for a winter betrothal, but those who have the guts come out on top with incredible photos and memories that will last a lifetime.
Brides-to-be who travel to Ontario for a destination wedding this winter or the next should plan their ceremony around the snowfall to ensure there will be enough coverage to make every photo worthwhile. Once they have their date set, here are a few tips for where to say "I do" in the beautiful capital city of the Great White North:
Feel the chill
Couples should be fully prepared to embrace the chill of Ottawa's winter if they plan on tying the knot during this or the next holiday season. Brides may want to wear a dress that will keep them warm and bundle up with additional layers beneath their gorgeous white gown. A soft and supple fur shawl would be the perfect cover-up for outdoor photo shoots, and match perfectly with the surrounding white powder. Gentlemen can even get into the spirit by wearing a colorful scarf to match their bride's bouquet.
A great way to prepare for next year's wedding is to take adorable engagement photos this winter, complete with cozy wool blankets and action shots of throwing snow into the air. What could be more romantic than sipping a hot cider while bundling up amidst the pristine Ottawa landscape?
Looking for a rustic and idyllic place to tie the knot? Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm is the perfect spot for couples to get married. This serene location has everything from bucolic surrounding forests to a reception hall fit for dozens of wedding guests. If that's not enough, the farm also provides couples with a plethora of options for floral arrangements, catering and photographers, so brides don't have to get stressed with planning and can instead enjoy a romantic getaway with their partners.
Another spot to say "I do" is at the National Gallery of Canada, where there's a reception hall that would impress royalty. Gorgeous public artwork also surrounds the museum, which could contrast perfectly with a white dress and navy suit.