Ben and Isabel’s Hotel MacDonald wedding was perfect in every way.
We started the day as we usually do, by splitting up to cover getting ready portion of the day (Mark goes with the guys and Tracey with the girls), and we both had a blast! Any time you include kilts and flasks into the getting ready portion of a day, you know it’s going to be amazing.
Once everyone was ready we headed to Resurrection Parish in NW Edmonton for the ceremony. Tracey and I were so touched by how down to earth and genuine the priest was in his words to the couple. Isabel’s family is very musical so the ceremony was also filled with beautiful singing. The harmony of the voices was truly beautiful and added to the magic of the day!
After the couple was officially married, we headed over to the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald for the portraits and reception.
This is always our favourite part of the day because all of the pressure is off (they got married and now it’s time to celebrate!) and we get to laugh with the couple and their wedding party as we explore new locations and photograph them. Shooting in such a beautiful space like the Hotel MacDonald is a lot of fun and we so enjoyed the chance to explore the beautiful grounds with Ben and Isabel. Also, they hired a bagpiper to play them into the reception. How cool is that!
Beautiful people. Beautiful portraits. Beautiful love!
Congratulations Ben and Isabel. We wish you both all the best as you set out on this new adventure together.
Scroll down for a few of our favourite photographs from the day!
[tg_accordion title=”Wedding Vendor List” icon=”” close=”1″]Kilts rentals: Highland Shoppe Calgary, AB
Bride’s Dress: (Allure)Bridal and Tuxedo house, Edmonton, AB
Bridesmaid: (Dessy Group) Bridal and Tuxedo house Edmonton AB
Cake: La Favourite Edmonton AB
Bouquets/Boutineers/Corsages: Kuhlmans Greenhouse Edmonton AB
Centre Pieces: Graham and Lane Edmonton AB
Church flowers: Roma Flowers Edmonton AB
Rings: (Brides- Gabrielle &Co.), (Grooms- Madani) Independent Jewellers
Makeup: Jaqueline Laine (@sphynxunicorn)
Hair: Tony NGUYEN (@theurbanocean)
Brides Shoes: (Rachel Simpson) Novelle Bridal Shop
Flower girl dress: Kiddie Corner [/tg_accordion]
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[tg_accordion title=”Hotel MacDonald Wedding Venue” icon=”” close=”1″]We really enjoyed photographing at the Hotel MacDonald. If you, or someone you know is planning to get married this is a great venue to consider. Here is a little bit of info about the luxury hotel. “The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is a four diamond luxury hotel, and top wedding destination, is situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton. This iconic property has been the setting of the city’s finest events and recognizable fixture of Edmonton’s skyline since July 5th, 1915. Standing high on the bank overlooking the largest urban parkway in North America, The North Saskatchewan River Valley, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s charm and classic elegance have made us Edmonton’s place for every occasion, whether it be a vacation or business trip, since 1915.” – click here and visit their website for more information[/tg_accordion]