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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ottawa Wedding Photographer goes to the Ball - Hilton Lac Leamy

I had the wonderful pleasure of attending and capturing the spirit of the Snowflake Ball at the Hilton Lac Leamy on April 2nd, 2011. Inspired by the opulence and charm of the Carnevale di Venenzia. The enchanting ball was glamorous, elegant and not least of all romantic. 
Amidst a backdrop of a brilliant venetian sunset, maple, lychee and sunset martinis were served with canapes while being entertained by some of the wonderful actors from Odysee Theatre presenting a carnevale-inspired performance. 
The Venetian masked guests were escorted into the main ballroom by town crier Daniel Richer  and were welcomes by Sandra Blaikie the Master of Ceremonies. and Yvonne Jason The Ball co-chair.  Guests were treated to the wonderful sounds of Midnite Starr, acclaimed in Grace Ormonde's Platinum vendors, was an amazing live band from Toronto that played everything from the most recent dance music to the earliest Jazz. They were truly incredible and I would highly recommend them for any event you might have. 
The Hilton Lac Leamy Chef prepared a gourmet Italian-inspired meal that was as mouth watering as it was beautiful and a delectable dessert bar at midnight. 
The atmosphere was created by the very talented Hannahpaul who created the scene with floral design and decor that embodied the whole event in the creamy warmth of a venetian sunset with classic and luxurious centre pieces of clustered pink, orange and blush roses. These were accented with orange and pink linens which were the perfect compliment to the operatic backdrop of blue Venetian windows housing a setting sun and, later in the evening, a starry sky. Axial lighting and productions brought the scene alive.  
All was one of the most enchanting evenings I have ever had and as close as I have come to the experience of the Carnivale di Venezia.

p.s. Truffle Treasures and Bubbies Bicotti treats were enjoyed alongside my morning coffee the next day as a remembrance that it wasn't all a dream :)

Enjoy! Thank you Mikhela Jason Alboim and her co-chairs for the opportunity to bring my eye to this beautiful event!

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