Michelinne and Darren created an incredibly intimate and romantic elopement at the Ottawa Westin that included a ceremony overlooking the city, a private dinner for two, and a first dance under trees full of candlelit lanterns.

On September 6, 2012 the two became husband and wife in an intimate ceremony on a hotel terrace with just their photographer, officiant and wedding planner as witnesses.

After their romantic ceremony where the two exchanged handwritten vows, Michelinne and Darren ended the evening with a tapas-style dinner underneath the stars.

This elopement is a definite oldie but goodie.  Enjoy!

The Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0016_lowWedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair GableThe Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0263_low The Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0265_lowWedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair GableThe Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0193_lowWestin Ottawa’s wedding specialist Tia Ward came through in a big way, helping Michelinne and Darren get ready together in the beautiful Bonaventure Suite and getting everything set up for their ceremony on it’s 24th floor balcony where wedding chaplain Alan Viau performed a touching ceremony.Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair GableThe Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0411_lowWedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair GableMichelinne and Darren got ready for their ceremony together, which was the highlight of their special day.

“There was something very intimate and special about having Darren zip up my wedding dress and give my hand a squeeze. In a way it felt very symbolic – Darren will be the one zipping up my dresses for the rest of our lives and walking with me hand-in-hand throughout all of the significant moments we will face; always by my side,” Michelinne explains.Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair GableThe Coordinated Bride Gagne_Gonek_Blair_Gable_Photography_MichDarren0840_lowWedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Wedding of Michelinne and Darren at the Ottawa Westin in Ottawa September 6, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable

Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Blair Gable Photography // Officiant: All Seasons // Dress Store:  BCBG // Ring Designer:Birks // Floral Designer: Full Bloom // Cake Designer: The Cake Whisperer // Hair Stylist:The Loft  // Reception Venue:The Westin Ottawa  //  Submitted via Two Bright Lights