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)!

Bride Tribe Standing In front Of McDonald's

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!

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  • Rachael Crowe
    Posted at 19:31h, 03 February Reply

    Haha love the McDonald’s pitstop! These photos are gorgeous, I’d highly recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding photographer in the Ottawa area!

  • Meagan Elizabeth Lawler
    Posted at 19:45h, 03 February Reply

    Love these! I especially love the one of the bride and her dad about to walk down the aisle in black and white 🙂

  • Samantha
    Posted at 20:22h, 03 February Reply

    Amazing work! I love all the details, her shoes are so unique!

  • Laszlo
    Posted at 20:26h, 03 February Reply

    You done a lovely work here to documenting their love. I love those B&W images so much.

  • Anna Ter-Saakov
    Posted at 20:49h, 03 February Reply

    wow these are amazing! you captured the emotions so well

  • Sean Oblizalo
    Posted at 21:22h, 03 February Reply

    These look so fun! I love the McDonalds photo so much haha. Too cute. Looks like such a fun day!

  • Kylie Farmer
    Posted at 12:23h, 04 February Reply

    Okay, you had me at the first photo of the bridal party in front of McDonalds! Hotel weddings have a tendency to be difficult to shoot in but you 100% nailed these! Your tones combined with their color palette are spot on!

  • Traci
    Posted at 15:56h, 04 February Reply

    This wedding is so beautifully classic!

  • Sydney
    Posted at 17:04h, 04 February Reply

    Gorgeous photos! That McDonald’s one gets me every time – how awesome to incorporate their name!

  • Justyna
    Posted at 02:17h, 05 February Reply

    That veil shot is just breathtaking! Beautiful work!

  • Magdalena
    Posted at 16:12h, 05 February Reply

    You are a star!!!! The photo with McDonald’s made me really laugh, what a relaxed funny idea:)))

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