January 22, 2016

Rhonda + Chad | Shell Place Wedding | Fort McMurray, Alberta Wedding Photography



Five days!  That’s all it took for Rhonda to plan this wedding!  She booked her decorator (Events with Vizability), her florist (Caribou Flowers & Gifts) and the venue (Shell Place at MacDonald Island) one weekend, and the wedding went ahead the very next weekend!  I actually met Rhonda and Chad for the first time the night before the wedding at Shell Place, while everything was coming together for the next day.
After listening to the speeches throughout the evening, I feel like I know Rhonda and can now understand how she was able to put this all together in such short time!!  She hosts the ultimate parties, knows exactly what she wants, and everyone wants her to draw their name at Christmas time because she gives the most thoughtful gifts!  Planning this wedding was definitely a reflection of every single description given.
The ceremony was held at Shell Place, just outside the amazingly decorated reception area, so that everyone could leave the ceremony and grab snacks and drinks.  We stayed close so for the formal photos and worked quickly so that Rhonda and Chad could spend time with family and friends, some of whom traveled quite far on extremely short notice to be with them.
The reception was beautiful, the first I’ve shot at Shell Place and I can’t wait to shoot there again this summer!    The speeches were amazing…oh my goodness, the speech Chad’s dad gave was one that will be remembered for a long, long time.  When the speeches were over, the party got started!  Such an amazing, beautiful and fun group of people to spend the day with.



A very special thank you to my second shooter, Kayla for holding the metal light stand in -30 something with the windchill, just so I can get this shot!

See other gorgeous winter weddings here:

Jaclyn + PJ 

Shannon + Trevor

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