Real Weddings

Modern Boho with a Romantic Vibe

Gabriela and Anders | September 10, 2020

Photos by Chelsea Mason Photography

Gabriela and Anders found themselves in the same situation as a lot of bridal couples in 2020. Their plans were upended by the coronavirus. While there was supposed to be a July wedding for about 75 guests at Stonefields Estate, when the pandemic put an end to that arrangement they decided to postpone until 2021.

Then came what Gabriela calls “a stroke of good fortune: with cases in Ottawa being at safer levels and our venue, Stonefields, providing a very safe environment, we decided to seize the opportunity rather than waiting at least another year.”

They recognized “life is too short,” she adds, and realized their desire to be married “was getting stronger each day.” So the wedding date was switched to September at Stonefields, and they hosted 35 guests. “Having our intimate wedding during the pandemic made it more special and memorable to us, our family and closest friends,” the bride says. “It was a reminder that even during the most difficult times, love is strong and is capable of bringing light and positivity into a chaotic situation.”

The theme was modern boho with a romantic vibe, and Gabriela worked closely with the wedding decorator to ensure it was represented in all aspects of the celebration. Each element of the colour and texture palette symbolized something special. “The white and blush represented romance,” the tropical touches were a nod to Gabriela’s birthplace, El Salvador, and “the pampas brought that earthy-boho style we love, which tied it all together.”

While the setting and the décor were lovely, the highlight of the day was finally getting the chance to say, “I do.
“It was very surreal to us to know that we had gotten married this year as we had originally planned.”

Coordinator: Kylie Fox, Stonefields Estate

Venue: Stonefields Estate

Officiant: Brigitte Samson, All Seasons Weddings

Photographer: Chelsea Mason Photography

Bride’s Gown: Madi Lane Bridal from La Maison Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Attire: E.R. Fisher

Flowers: The Gathering Event Company

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Music: CaptivSounds DJ

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