The one thing I just love about being a Wedding Blogger is the variety of weddings we see. From lavish affairs to simple and pure, we really know there is something for everyone and every kind of couple. Lani and Rob had their Wedding at Cheshire Lodge, near Montreal. Lani is Australian, Rob is Canadian and they decide to gather their family at Cheshire Lodge to celebrate their wedding. The day was a perfect mix of Australian and Canadian traditions, and even if it was crazy cold outside, the day was filled with love, laughter, friendship and happiness.
Thank you to Emilie Iggiotti Photography for this wonderful wedding submission. We hear the Cheshire Lodge is just wonderful!
Photo Credit: Emilie Iggiotti Photography
This beautiful Montreal Wedding was special as it was the couples second wedding. The first wedding was in a a helicopter flying them over the Grand Canyon, the second wedding, was this lavish affair in Montreal.
Wedding Planner and Designer, Rachel Cripps-Gervais of an English Rose, helped the couple plan and design their dream wedding at the Loft Hotel in Montreal.
Here is a little more about the day from Rachel Cripps-Gervais of English Rose:
Gina’s dress was from Kleinfeld in NY and she walked down the aisle with her brother and youngest stepson, holding a bouquet of trailing white Phalaenopsis blooms. Candles adorned the aisle, as the harpist played, and it was just a glow of whiteness all around.
Gina had really clear ideas on what she liked and we created a design which incorporated Black Linens with Silver & Purple influences and each table alternated with high and low centre piece balls of flowers. Her wedding favors were Bride & Groom Cake Pops, which linked in with the Cake Pop Wedding Cake and Candy Bar.
The cake topper was just the greatest as we had it specially made and shipped in from the US to include Gina, Phil, their 3 boys and dog & cat as caricatures!
You may recognize a few guests in this last picture with the happy couple, the best Man is hockey player, Mike Fisher who plays for the Ottawa Senators, and his wife who was a guest at the wedding is Carrie Underwood.
From left to right: Rachel Cripps-Gervais, of An English Rose, Carrie Underwood, Phil the groom, Gina the bride, Mike Fisher.
Congratulations Gina and Phil and thank you so much for sharing!
Photo Credit: Christina Esteban
Wedding Planner and Designer: Rachel Cripps-Gervais of an English Rose
Flowers by Flora International
Cake by Luisa Galuppo
Cake Pops by Gateaulogie
Venue Le Loft Hotel
Happy Wedding Wednesday! I’m so excited to share this wedding with you! It’s Gorgeous! I must admit, I have a weak spot for museum weddings. There is something about their classic yet magical nature that makes them stand out.
When Michael Greenberg of Phototerra photographed this wedding, he felt the same way. It was a fairytale wedding with an impressive backdrop and a constant stream of beautiful people surrounded by an even more impressive decor. I’m not jewish, but I can appreciate one of the most beautiful and elaborate Chuppah’s I’ve ever seen. (Also known as a huppah, it’s the canopy where a Jewish couple stands under during their wedding ceremony. It symbolizes the home that the couple will build together.)
This gorgeous real wedding which took place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us Laura and Laurent.
Photo Credit: Michael Greenberg of Phototerra
Rachel and Ryan are a Toronto couple who had a destination wedding in Montreal. Canadian destination weddings are a great alternative to the traditional beach destination wedding as your friends and families can easily travel across the country with little to no hassel.
Their wedding ceremony and reception took pace at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Montreal, their theme was simple yet elegant. It was an eco-chic wedding and incorporated things that they loved, including the Montreal Canadians Hockey Team.
Here is Rachel and Ryan’s story as told by Rachel:
The summer of 1995 was bliss – it was the summer that me and my husband first started dating. Ryan was 19 years old and I had turned sweet 16. We met in high school in our hometown of Fort Frances, in Northwestern Ontario. We weren’t sure whether or not our relationship would last beyond the summer as Ryan was heading off to university and we’d be a 20 hour drive apart. Fast forward to fourteen years later and here we are still together, happy to call the city of Toronto our home. Although we were almost the last of our friends to get married, the timing to felt perfect for us.
Ryan and I decided to do a destination wedding in Montreal, Quebec. It has the European flare that we desired, yet still close enough to Toronto that we could take part in the planning process. With the help of our wedding planner, Madeleine Kojakian, of Maddy K, we were able to create the wedding of our dreams – non-traditional, modern and with an overall eco-organic feel. I know this sounds very cliché, but it honestly was the best day of our lives. The weather turned out gorgeousand we were surrounded by all our friends and family who made the trip using planes, trains and automobiles to get there! Michael Greenberg of Phototerra Studio was our incredibly talented wedding photographer who did the most amazing job at capturing the beauty of every single moment of our day. Michael had recently opened a second studio in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, so it made meeting and interacting with him and his team very convenient for us. We are thankful to everyone involved in our special day for all your help and dedication – it could not have turned out more perfect without you!
Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Rachel and Ryan and Congratulations!
Their wedding took place at L’ile St-helene. (for those of you who don’t know where that is, it’s the island in the St. Lawrence river that sits between Montreal and the South Shore).