Doug and John met in 2009 at a birthday party in Ottawa for mutual friends from their grad school at McGill. John finished his masters degree in Political Science in 2007 and moved to Ottawa, Canada for work, and Doug had started his PhD in the same department in 2007, so they had a lot of friends in common! Doug had driven down from Montreal with a couple of people (including Sarah, their Wedding Officiant), and had extra space in his car, so he gave John a ride home when the party ended. They went on their first date a few weeks later, when Doug came back to Ottawa for an afternoon. The rest is history!
They were Married on a beautiful sunny California day at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont. Congratulations to Doug and John! And thank you for letting me capture your special day!
Venue: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Corsages: and Boutonnieres: Hand Knitted by Liz Maynard
Bakery: Some Crust Bakery
Catering: Gourmet Gourmet
Invitations: Kid Icarus
DJ: Janet Hart
Cellist: Karen Hall
Photo: Steph Fowler