Lucy and AllanHotel MacDonald Wedding Edmonton – Drumheller After Session

Luxury Edmonton Wedding and a Trip to the Badlands

If I were to simplify Lucy and Allan’s wedding into a single sentence, it would read like this: Gorgeous Hotel MacDonald Wedding filled with love and laughter, and followed up with an incredible AFTER session in the badlands of Drumheller. But their story deserves a greater telling, and it began, of all places, in the produce department. “Yes, I’d love to”, he said. Lucy had noticed this

tall and mysterious guy one day; she kept stealing glimpses, and knew she needed to know more. Allan, for his part, was doing his best to be noticed. Or, at the very least, showing up everyday. They worked together you see, and it was there, in the produce department at Superstore, where Lucy finally summoned the courage to ask him out.

Bridal Party Portrait - Edmonton, Wedding Photographer, Hotel MacDonald

“We wanted a fruit themed wedding since we had met in the Produce department, so most of the style was centralized around the phrase Isn’t Life Peachy?” ~Lucy

Groom - Emotional - Beulah Alliance Church, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Photographer
Wedding Reception - Wedgewood Room - Edmonton, Wedding Photographer, Hotel MacDonald

Hotel MacDonald’s Wedgewood Room – The Perfect Choice

The ceremony was held at the Beulah Alliance Church, and one of Lucy’s favourite moments of the day was when she “walked into the church and saw Allan standing at the alter, waiting for me with tears in his eyes”. This is practically every bride’s dream come true. The Hotel MacDonald was an easy venue choice for Lucy and Allan; the Wedgewood Room in particular was perfectly suited. And there is something about the round room that makes for a really intimate feel. It becomes less about putting a few people on display, and more

about bringing everyone together. There were games incorporating Allan’s love of fishing and Lucy’s love of music with Lucy’s sisters belting out a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap/speech, and Lucy’s childhood friend bringing down the house with a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ for their first dance. The night ended with a glorious party and a wonderful evening view of the river valley, the moon, and the stars.

Night Photography - Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton, River Valley, Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography - After Session, Drumheller, Wedding Photographer, Epic Landscape, Badlands

Badlands in a Wedding Dress

“I have an idea. What about Drumheller?” AFTER Sessions are some of my favourite things to shoot – it’s all the beauty of a wedding day, with none of the stress or time constraints. And it’s often how we get the very best wedding photos. It was a month or so after the wedding by now, and the crisp fall weather was the perfect setting for Lucy and Allan’s session. There’s nothing like hiking though the badlands

in a wedding gown and suit. And we found our inspiration as the sun was setting over the coulees of southern Alberta. I’ll admit, some of the locations were a little difficult to reach, but I’m so grateful for adventurous souls. And after some scrambling across the hoodoos, we found some of the most amazingly beautiful landscape Drumheller has to offer.

Wedding Photography - After Session, Drumheller, Wedding Photographer, Epic Landscape, Hoodoos
Wedding Photography - After Session, Drumheller, Wedding Photographer, Epic Landscape, Badlands

Lucy & Allan // Edmonton, AB // Photographer: Kelly Redinger | Photographer // Second Photographer: Kirsten Kohn  // Ceremony Venue: Beulah Alliance Church // Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald // Wedding Planner: Renee Chan // Marriage Commissioner: Pastor Rob Bedard // Caterer: Pink Berry // Reception Entertainment: DJ McBean // Stationery: Pink Polka // Cake Shoppe: Art of Cake // Floral Designer: Fabloomosity // Rentals: River City Rentals // Wedding Gown Boutique: Delica // Wedding Gown Designer: Lazaro // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Henkaa // Makeup Artist: Lauriane Rutberg // Hair Stylist: Lauriane Rutberg // Groom’s Attire: Derks // Groomsmen’s Attire: Derks