Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello Wedding | Jessica + Rylan

Four photo collage featuring highlights from a wedding at the Fairmont Montebell. The first image is the bride and groom kissing outside. Second image is a bridesmaid holding a flower bouquet designed by Frid Event. Third image is the bride and groom looking into each others eyes, standing behind a castle. Fourth image is of flowers, sitting on a table.

My favourite things about Jessica and Rylan’s wedding at Le Fairmont Chateau Montebello this past weekend are the following:

  • The father-daughter first look. Made us all melt and cry watching from afar.

  • Rylan’s sweet grandpa who wanted to make sure he got a good photo with his grandson.

  • How Rylan looked at Jessica with such affection and love throughout the entire day.

  • Jessica’s and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous peony-filled bouquets that worked so well with their navy blue ensembles (of course I’d make mention of this, right?!).

  • Rylan is a professional magician (YES, I KNOW, so cool!), so he was playing tricks on my second shooter (also named Jessi), who was all giddy about it!  That’s what magicians do :)

  • The fairy-tale-like-castle that we used as a backdrop to capture Jessica and Rylan’s first few moments as husband and wife.

The rain threatened us all day then finally decided to pour 5 minutes before the planned outdoor ceremony. Luckily, Brittany from Frid Events was around to plan and execute the backup plan. One of my favourite reasons why it’s so wonderful to hire a wedding planner for your day. It was such an honour to capture the beautiful moments of this day for Jessica and Rylan. Check out the full feature of this romantic Montebello wedding below.


Photography: Ali & Batoul Photography

Design + Planning: Frid Events

Invitations: Minted

Velvet Ring Box: Stor by Margot #velvetbymargot

Venue + Catering: Le Fairmont Chateau Montebello

Makeup: MUA Rayne

Hair: Salon Lafayette

Dress: Kenneth Winston

Earrings + Bracelet: Swarovski

DJ: Uptown Xpress

Entertainment: Benoit Lavallee

Officiant (Ceremony): Wendy Onstein (All Seasons Weddings)

Second Shooter: Jessi Lauren

This French-inspired, romantic Ottawa wedding was photographed by Ali & Batoul Photography, a boutique Ottawa wedding photography service based in Ottawa, Canada, photographing adventurous, happy and carefree couples worldwide.