Real Weddings

Candice and Denis


Sparks Fly

August 30, 2014

compiled by Lindsay Ruck
photos by Chantal Benoit Photography

Denis and Candice first met as teenagers when they were both working at their local movie theatre.

“Once we stopped working at the theatre we remained in contact, but it wasn’t until a few years later until we decided to meet up for drinks.”

A made-for-movie proposal would follow in one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

“I have been mesmerized with the Eiffel Tower forever. For my birthday, Denis planned a vacation in London and Paris.”

The trip of a lifetime was made all the more memorable when Denis asked Candice for forever under the Eiffel Tower.

“A photographer was present to capture everything. It was a complete surprise. It was perfect!”

On the high of a picture-perfect proposal, Denis and Candice planned an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at Orchardview Events and Conference Centre in Greely, Ontario. The couple worked with Wendy Leung of Beyond Events to create a day filled with “wow” moments and personal touches.

“[Wendy] was absolutely amazing! She provided lots of tips and advice leading up to the event and made it so the day of the wedding was completely stress-free.”

Candice chose an A-line satin gown from Juliannah’s Bridal in Moose Creek, Ontario. The dress featured a small train and oh-so-chic pockets.

With her mother and father by her side, the bride walked down a personalized aisle runner holding a dreamy white rose bouquet arranged by That Wedding Girl.

Their 100 guests were given programs created from a fan template and personalized water bottles to stay hydrated under the summer sun.

A tented cocktail hour followed the ‘I dos’ by the lake. Prior to the sit-down reception, guests were challenged to a handmade giant Jenga game to pass the time. Other DIY touches were found in the card box, photo booth, and baskets full of toiletries for guests to use as needed.

With a colour palette of purple, white and silver, Candice and Denis filled their venue with shots of sparkle and twinkling lights. Arranged by Ottawa Flowers, centrepieces featured various white and purple blooms in pearl-draped vases.

The pair went traditional when selecting their four-tiered cake. Thanks to Sweet Song Cake, the delicious stunner consisted of white and silver embellishments and a large bow.

Fireworks lit up the night sky as the pair took their first turn around the dancefloor as man and wife.

“It really was a celebration that brought everyone together,” says the bride. “It was an overwhelming day and we tried to savour every moment.” W

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