Francesca + Steven – Canmore Alberta Wedding – The Malcolm Hotel

The Alberta rockies the week between Christmas and New Years is absolutely unequivocally breathtaking. It is COLD! But incomparable in its views and beauty.

A picture perfect place and moment to tie the knot, and that is exactly what Francesca (our new best Manitoban friend) and Steven an aspiring podiatrist (He has a thing for feet) did!

Moments of preparation below!

Francesca's details, ring, Earings. Getting ready at the Blackstone Hotel
Francesca reaching for her wedding dress
Francesca's mom zipping up her wedding gown

We were so moved by the centrality of Francesca & Steven’s (and their family’s) faith! We loved that Francesca and her girls took a moment to pray and really dedicate the day, and their marriage before rushing off to the first look.

For their first look, we revisited a special place where we were privileged to take their engagement portraits. Quarry Lake Park just outside Canmore on Three Sisters Parkway.

Francesca and Steven's first look at Quarry Lake Park
Francesca and Steven hugging during first look at Canmore Wedding

Quarry Lake Park, Canmore Alberta

Despite the frigid temperatures, we actually were very blessed to have the weather that we did. The snow had fallen the night before and the wind was minimal, leaving the trees covered in snow. Honestly, for us, these are the hero images of the day!

Quarry Lake Park, wedding couple twirling

After the first look, we hustled over to the Malcolm Hotel in the new Spring Creek Development in Canmore. This place does NOT disappoint! We went and scouted the hotel out prior to the getting ready portraits and Stephanie and I couldn’t stop strategizing a time where we could come with Anthym and Royal for a few day mountain getaway to the Malcolm!

With just a short walk down the river canal to Canmore’s downtown, it is located perfectly! The pool & hot tub are outdoors with mountain views and on the 2nd floor of the hotel there is a sitting area designated for billiards, family games, and puzzles.

On top of all that, the place makes for some nice photos. This is the lobby.

The Malcolm Hotel Lobby fireplace, wedding couple

Pool Deck, Malcolm Hotel

The aforementioned pool deck made for the perfect place to duck inside quickly to warm up.

Wedding Couple cuddling in front of the mountains at the malcolm hotel

These winter florals though! Supplied by Alpine Blooms

Bridal party on the pool deck at the Malcolm

Plus, we got to shoot with a new videographer friend! Elora May Creative.

Pool Deck at the Malcolm, behind the scenes photo

These two managed to keep each other warm.

The Malcolm Hotel. Fran and Steven under the veil

Holyrood Room, The Malcolm Hotel

We then moved to the Holyrood room of the Malcolm for the ceremony, Pastor Emilio Abiusi (one of Francesca’s brother) reminded us that “love” is not a noun or something to possess, but it was originally intended to be a “verb” and something that you act upon.

holyrood room wedding ceremony
Holyrood Room, Malcolm Hotel, Wedding Ceremony

Edinburgh Room, The Malcolm Hotel

The Edinburgh Ballroom at the Malcolm was decorated beautifully and the food was 10/10! Francesca and her *very* Italian family treated us all to some fantastic cuisine choices.

Edinburgh Room, Malcom Hotel, Reception Alpine Blooms florals
The Malcolm Hotel reception food menu

We ended the night the way any wedding should, with a party!

Francesca and Steven's first dance

Congrats Fran & Steven, we pray God’s blessing over you guys, your marriage, and all you set your hands to in the future.

Love, Steven and Steph.


Photographers: Steven and Steph Photography
Videographers: Elora May Creative
Florals: Alpine Blooms
Venue: The Malcolm Hotel, by Clique
Band: Funhouse Band
MUA: Emma Houldsworth
Hair Stylist: Masi Hair
Bride’s Dress: Bliss Bridal
Men’s Tuxedos: Moores Clothing
Photobooth: Flashco Booth

Also, honourable mention to a contender for our favourite Grandma. Nonni!

  1. amy says:

    This wedding is gorgeous! Beautiful couple in a magical setting. Awesome photos!

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