Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ottawa Wedding at Marriott Hotel

There is something about hotels that I really enjoy. Perhaps it is wandering through super symmetrical hallways or hovering in the lobby as if it is some giant communal living room. Ah, and perhaps it is my love for the movie The Shining. But Hallowe'en is over, right ?

This wedding was my first at Ottawa's Marriott Hotel; and it was a particularly unique experience as both the ceremony and reception were held in the Sussex room: the rotating penthouse floor whose glass walls allow a slowly shifting panoramic view of downtown Ottawa.

One other unique aspect of the occasion was that out of security concerns (clearly the ring bearer was a spy..), the couple requested that I not share photos that depict any of the guests or wedding party. As important as sharing my work is to me, I totally appreciated their obviously valid concern; and to be honest, I grew to like them so quickly that I was honored and excited to be a part of their special day.

Here are a few photos from the day that I'm able to share.

First up: a view of Parliament Hill as seen from a 21st floor room at the Marriott.

Parliament buildings as seen from Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Below, the bride shows off her calla lily bouquet.


Below is a little texture from the evening reception: a view of the Ottawa nightscape outside with window reflections of the party inside.

reflections on glass of Ottawa in Sussex room of Marriott hotel

The last photo of the evening, photographed through the window of the Marriott's Sussex room: an evening photo of the Peace Tower at Parliament.

Peace tower at Parliament Hill photographed at night in black and white

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