Cristina and Ben | A luxurious Brookstreet Hotel wedding
Cristina and Ben celebrated their wedding at the incredible Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, outside of Ottawa. It was a beautiful sunny day in July. Because of this, we had amazing weather to take all of the photos outdoors! I couldn’t imagine a better day for these two amazing humans!
One of my favourite moments from the day was the pit-stop we made at McDonald’s (more details on that below)!
Ben’s last name (which Cristina adopted after they got married) is McDonald. So stopping at McDonald’s for a snack was the cherry on top of a perfect wedding day!
Immediately after the ceremony, the wedding party travelled by limo towards the reception. Since so many people were ready for a mid-afternoon snack, we decided to stop at McDonald’s for a quick burger. These are still some of my favourite images from the day and I’m so excited to share it all with you!
Once we arrived at the reception, we had an incredible (and emotional!) evening of speeches, dinner, and dancing. One of my favourite aspects of their wedding day was their first dance. A recent trend in weddings is for couples to do their first dance immediately after their grand entrance. This flows naturally and takes the pressure off the first dance later in the evening.
I also really loved the food, especially the dessert! Since Cristina’s family is Italian, we had incredible cannolis for dessert, placed on a huge platter. They also included a mobile espresso bar to help keep people fuelled for a wild night of dancing! Once the dancing started, it was one of the liveliest I’ve ever witnessed!
Scroll down to see more from this day, and if you are ever looking for a photographer to capture your own wedding at Brookstreet Hotel, get in touch! I live a short five minute drive away and would love to capture it for you!