MaKellun and John met in college at a party. One of her friends had a huge crush on John, but he had his sights set on MaKellun, and for good reason. She has a very laid back, go with the flow kind of attitude, so much that John played a significant role in planning their wedding. Makellun was dressed head to toe in 1920’s glamour, from her hair, her stunning dress, and all the way down to her jeweled shoes.
Held in what used to be the Ben Lowmond Hotel in Ogden, now names the Bigelow Hotel. The extravagant venue maintained the turn of the century charm with unique features throughout. High ceilings with intricate detail in every square inch, pin tucked leather wrapped wall behind the front desk. The charming Bigelow Hotel was absolutely stunning, as was the beautiful Bride and her Husband to be.
The Best Man and Maid Of honor gave some touching toasts, as did the parents of the Bride and Groom, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room as John’s mother offered her beautiful poetry to her now married son.
What a treasure it is to capture moments like this for my couples, as their Videographer and Photographer it gives me so much to look forward to when I get to edit their full wedding. I did edit a few images for this blog post, more to come soon I promise!
Located on Historic 25th Street of downtown Ogden, Utah Ben Lomond Suites Historic Hotel started life as the five-story Reed Hotel in 1891. In 1927 the hotel was completely reworked in an attempt to create a fire proof hotel. Eleven stories were added and the hotel was renamed the Bigelow Hotel. In 1933 Marriner S. Eccles aquired the hotel and renamed it the Ben Lomond Hotel. Then in the 1980s the 350 room hotel was completely renovated and converted to a 120 suite condo-hotel. The Ben Lomond is the last of the three “grand hotels” in Utah that is still being operated as a hotel. Evidence of this legacy can be seen in the crystal chandeliers, marble floors and decorative ceilings as you enter the lobby of this historic hotel, which is listed on both the Utah & National Historic Registers.