Marty and I met and started dating in October 2014 while we were in university in Ottawa. I knew very early on into our relationship that I wanted to marry him, I have since learned he thought the same thing. We got engaged in Canmore, AB in July 2019 at the top of a hike I had done as a kid with my family. We started planning almost immediately. We found the most amazing venue in Wakefield, QC, just north of Ottawa. The venue, Le Belvedere, is on a cliff that overlooks Gatineau Park. It was our little piece of heaven and was perfect.
I found my dress at La Maison Bridal Boutique in Ottawa. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted but showed the stylist some pictures of dresses I liked. My bridal party and family who attended the appointment picked out some dresses with me but it was my stylists pick, the Mikaella Style 2225, that was the winner. The moment I put on the dress I started to tear up and knew immediately that this was the dress I would marry the love of my life in.
After postponing our wedding from June 2021 to May 2022 because of COVID, I had to wait a little longer to wear my dream dress, but it was worth the wait. I was so in love with the lace that in the time I had to wait for our new wedding date, I ordered more of the lace from Mikaella and had the bridal boutique add some of the lace to the straps to make it unique to me.
After years of planning, our day finally came. We had the most incredible weather, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, the most perfect backdrop for our special day. I couldn’t wait to put on my dress, and when I did, I felt the most beautiful I have ever felt. My now husband teared up the moment he saw me and couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful I looked. It was so amazing to stand up in front of our friends and family and say I do in the most amazing dress. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better day and dress. The way it flowed in the wind, the way it fit me perfectly, and the way it made me feel. It was the perfect dress and a perfect day! Thank you Mikaella Bridal for making all my bridal dreams come true!