A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of photographing Amanda & Ryan’s wedding at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. Normally we like to meet our couples in person beforehand but because Amanda and Ryan don’t live in Edmonton, we were only able to meet over phone and email until just a couple of days before their wedding when they came to Edmonton. They were such a laid back couple and we had an absolute blast hanging out with them and their wedding party. Special thanks to Rachel Johnson who helped second shoot this wedding with me while Sarah was attending a family function in Ontario.

We started the day photographing Amanda and her two sisters getting ready at the Hotel MacDonald where their ceremony was going to be held. The Hotel MacDonald is one of Edmonton’s most popular wedding venues and Amanda and Ryan chose to have their ceremony on the back patio so thankfully it was a gorgeous day for them but rain or shine, it’s always a treat when we get to photograph a wedding there.

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Amanda’s brother officiated their intimate ceremony which included a sand ceremony to signify two lives coming together as one. Amanda & Ryan’s son was their ring bearer and they also had the cutest flower girl who I think just wanted to have a cup of juice on a hot summer day than walk down the aisle.

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After the ceremony we took advantage of the beautiful grounds around the hotel to create photographs with the bride and groom, their families, and their wedding party. In case you couldn’t guess, Amanda’s favourite color is pink as evident from the details and bridesmaid’s dresses. We loved Amanda’s peony bouquet designed by Janine at faBLOOMosity – one of our favourite florists.

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Once we finished photographing the happy couple and their wedding party, we headed into the Wedgwood room for their reception which was a nice laid back affair featuring a delicious meal and a fabulous candy bar complete with chocolate fountain.

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Thanks again Amanda and Ryan for choosing us to photograph your wedding in Edmonton and we can’t wait to share the rest of your images with you.