Dania and Rey | A luxurious Château Laurier wedding in Ottawa

Chateau Laurier wedding

This beautiful wedding is one of my favourites! The Fairmont Château Laurier hotel is part of the cityscape that makes Ottawa what it is. And anyone who lives in Ottawa (or has visited the city) knows it!


Since the venue is located downtown, it is a spectacular place to host a wedding. It is easily accessible to everything and very central. With views overlooking both the Ottawa river and Rideau street, Dania and Rey said their vows to one another.

Chateau Laurier wedding


But let’s go back to the beginning! I first met Rey (the groom) at a local coffee shop. I was nervous to meet him since he is also a photographer! He is a talented local photographer who specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism. He was looking for another photographer to capture his own wedding day! It was both so intimidating and humbling to capture this wedding. But in the end, I was truly honoured to document it all.






Dania and Rey are two of the sweetest people you’ll meet. They care deeply about each and every person in their lives. As a result, their entire wedding day is a testament to what they love. Their entire wedding day was structured around spending time with their families. They wanted to mingle with the people they loved all day! To do this, they mixed their family photos with cocktail hour. They also included a lot of people in their wedding morning. It was truly beautiful!


Another important aspect to Dania and Rey was to showcase their cultures. Dania’s family is from Honduras. Rey’s family is from the Philippines. They wanted to honour each of their family traditions. Because of this, they incorporated a Filipino money dance into their grand entrance. They also concluded the night with a professional salsa dance performance. It was so spectacular!


Their entire day was stress-free and smooth. All of the details were carefully thought out by The Gathering Event Co. The beautiful videography was done by Rowland Films. I’m so very excited to share it all with you! Scroll down to see a recap of their wedding day. And if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your own wedding in Ottawa, be sure to get in touch!

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your wedding or elopement in Ottawa, get in touch!

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  • Laura
    Posted at 00:57h, 28 January Reply

    That venue is so fancy! Love that they incorporated their traditions on their wedding day, that salsa dancing looked fun!

  • Traci
    Posted at 05:46h, 28 January Reply

    Wow the dancing!!! Such a stunning place

  • Sara whittaker
    Posted at 18:34h, 28 January Reply

    Wow What a swanky venue so pretty. I love the rooftop deck shots!

  • Nicole daacke
    Posted at 20:10h, 28 January Reply

    What a gorgeous venue – loved the dancing photos at the end! beautiful photos!

  • magdalena
    Posted at 20:20h, 28 January Reply

    This wedding was culturally so interesting! And you as always didn’t miss anything significant!

  • Kestrel Bailey
    Posted at 20:13h, 29 January Reply

    GORGEOUS! I love their portrait session and the getting ready moments above all, but all these photos are stunning. You documented their process and celebration beautifully!

  • Teresa Woodhull
    Posted at 22:42h, 29 January Reply

    I love your gorgeous moody tones and the way you told this story! Such a beautiful wedding!!

  • Jenn
    Posted at 22:56h, 29 January Reply

    I love the ways you played with light in each of these shots! Each one showcasing the room (with that INSANE ceiling) has me smiling at the light playing through the windows. Great work!

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