I absolutely love it when the men step up their style and create a wedding look that is uniquely their own. Luke and his groomsmen did just that with their stylish Jeff Banks blue suits in today’s chic Ottawa ballroom wedding. Chelsea and her ladies looked stunning in an Essense of Australia gown and a mix and match ensemble of lovely blush pink dresses. And, the gold love sign above their ceremony alter, brilliant!
Chelsea moved to England in 2006 at the age of 18, to take a gap year between high school and university. She got a job working as a bar manager at a hotel in the small town of Buckingham, England. Population, 12K. After her shift, she would go with her coworkers for a drink at the pub down the road. Luke worked at as a chef at that pub, and would sit at the bar after his shift. As they got to know each other, Luke offered to take Chelsea and her friend around England to sight-see everything and anything very, very British. As you do when exploring a new country. They started hanging out more often and before they knew it, Luke and Chelsea we were dating.
To this day, they marvel at the chances of a girl from Canada landed in a small town in England, and meet her prince charming in the kitchen of a local pub. To them, it can only be explained by a little bit of luck and circumstance, or as they like to call it, fate. Luke moved to Canada in February 2008, arriving to 10ft tall snowbanks. It didn’t scare him, and he stayed for the length of his 1-year visa.
After two 1-year working visas, many trips across the Atlantic ocean, three years of immigration applications and one Canadian permanent residence card, Luke and Chelsea were finally able to settle down and call Canada their together home in 2012. After eight years together, they got engaged in 2014 and were married in Sept 2015. Their favourite part of the day was being surrounded by and able to celebrate with their closest friends and family from both sides of the pond.
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Photographer: Brittany Lee Photography (Canada) | Hair Stylist: Beauty on Bank | Caterer: Bytowne Catering | Dress Designer: Essense of Australia | Specialty Foods: Golden Fries | Groomsman Attire: Jeff Banks | Band: MoonFruits | Floral Designer: Ottawa Flowers | Design and Decor: Ottawa Wedding Decor | Dress Store: Sinders Bridal House | Reception Venue: Tabaret Hall – University of Ottawa | Cake Designer: The Cake Shop Ottawa | Submitted via Two Bright Lights