Sweet Edmonton Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
May 6, 2011
North America

When a couple travels from Hawaii, the land of destination weddings, to Edmonton, Canada for their own destination wedding, it's bound to be pretty superb. Infused Studios sent us the breathtaking images of these special nuptials - which took place at a castle-esque hotel, and featured nearly royal florals from La Piazza Dasee. With Elegant Touches on hand to provide the decor, everything turned out happily ever after. A wedding fit for a fairy tail. Swooning, included. And the story doesn't stop here, it continues in the gallery!

Rhiannon and Paul

Rhiannon and Paul 2

Rhiannon and Paul 3

Rhiannon and Paul 4

Rhiannon and Paul 5

Rhiannon and Paul 6

Rhiannon and Paul 7

Rhiannon and Paul 8

Rhiannon and Paul 9

We were trying to have an intimate gathering, inviting only immediate family and best friends. We wanted the feel to be classy and elegant, like the use of shapes and patterns in the decor, and by having it in such beautiful but modern locations, I think we succeeded.

We personalized our wedding by choosing locations that showed off the River Valley. For most of our time together in Edmonton we lived near the River Valley and spent a lot of time running or taking walks in it. We also brought a little bit of Hawaii into the with our guestbook, a book of Hawaiian photos, and with our guest favors, pineapple shaped shortbread cookies with hawaiian flowers for the girls and surfboard trinkets for the boys.

Our favorite moment of the day was the ceremony. Walking into the Wedgewood Room of the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald after all the suspense and then finally seeing how everything and everyone came together; all of our best friends and family, and my husband (to-be) waiting for me at the front.

My best advice to brides is don't sweat the small stuff - you won't notice it the day of!  We loved Anthony and Rina of Infused Studios; they made us feel so comfortable and captured everything so beautifully. When we look back at the photos we are right back in the moment and we love that one day we can show our kids and grand-kids our special day.

Photography: Infused Studios / Flowers: La Piazza Dasee / Event Decor: Elegant Touches / Event Planning: Nuance Occasions / Ceremony Location: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald / Reception Location: Royal Mayfair Golf Club / Invitations: Nuance Occasions / Cake: Simply Elegant Wedding Cakes / Shoes: David Dixon / Dress: Maggie Sottero