Elegant Summer Chateau Wedding
This romantic and elegant wedding at Ontario's Chateau Laurier was full of beautiful florals and decor in shades of blush, cream, green and light yellow.
These Amsale bridesmaid dresses might be my favorites ever, and trust me, I've seen my fair share. Their gorgeous color and flowing fabric works perfectly for this elegant chateau wedding orchestrated by Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events. Add in the beautiful bouquets and these maids were lucky ladies. Anne-Marie Bouchard captured it all and I'm left wishing I could wear this look at every future affair.
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From Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events... Genevieve & Erik were very clear on their priorities for their wedding day from the very start. They wanted to create a fun, relaxed weekend for their family and friends, many of whom had not met prior and numerous travelling some distance in order to attend the nuptials.

The design for the day was created by Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events with Genevieve and Erik and their fabulous classic, good taste serving as inspiration. A family friend's large brass collection became the unifying element around which the other details were developed. The grandeur of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier was the perfect backdrop for this elegant affair and guests enjoyed the many amenities available within that property.

Genevieve and her bridesmaids readied at Genevieve's family's home in the city while Erik and his groomsmen dressed at the hotel. Prior to departing for the ceremony, the groomsmen were presented with personalized German beer steins, a wonderful nod to Erik's family's German heritage.

The mid-afternoon ceremony at St. Theresa Catholic Church went off without a hitch and Genevieve looked stunning in her Monique L'huillier gown and the bridemaids in their Amsale dresses in a beautiful soft blush tone. Genevieve and Erik were whisked away for a few private moments, followed by formal photos in the same vintage Ford in which Genevieve and her father arrived an hour earlier.

After the ceremony, guests assembled in the Drawing Room foyer at the Chateau Laurier where they enjoyed a cocktail and delicious appetizers to wet their appetite for dinner. Upon entering the Adam Room for dinner, Genevieve and Erik greeted their guests through a receiving line. This was an important element of the day for the married couple since chatting with each guest, individually, was a priority.

In the ballroom, guests were seated at long tables lit by dozens of candlesticks set in brass holders of various, lovely designs. Lynn Lee, Genevieve and Erik very much wanted to create the warmth and feel of a large family dinner where conversation and wine flowed freely and this was certainly achieved. Dinner began with a welcoming toast by the father of the bride with subsequent speeches to follow as guests enjoyed their custom five-course meal that included a filet mignon main course and mousse dessert featuring Quebec maple syrup.

After dinner, Genevieve and Erik cut the beautiful cake created by Catherine's Cakery which was the central focus of a styled dessert table atop an antique sideboard rented from Any & Jen Decor. Genevieve and Erik wowed guests with their first dance which had been developed through dance lessons that the couple enjoyed leading up to their wedding day. MDRN Photobooth offered a secondary fun activity for guests during the dance. During the latter part of the evening, late night snacks were served which included a smoked meat sandwich carving station, Erik's special request for the reception.
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Photography
AMBphoto
Floral Design
Full Bloom
Cake
Catherine's Cakery
Stationery
We Do Printing
Church
St. Theresa Catholic Church
Reception Venue
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Bridesmaids' Dresses
Amsale
MakeUp
Amy Lupiano Of Ottawa Makeup Artists
DJ
Pro Entertainment Group
Groom's Attire
Baumler Tuxedo
Vintage Car Rental
Les Envolees Blanches
Rentals
Amy & Jen
Musicians
Cadenza Strings
Shoes Groom
Cole Haan
CS
Rentals
Coral Sparks
GL
Rentals
Groovy Linens
KW
Beer Steins
King Works
Planner/designer
Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events
Photobooth
MDRN Photobooth Company
Shoes Brides
Manolo Blahnik
Limousine Rentals
Millennium Limousines
Brides Gown Designer
Monique Lhuillier
PR
Rentals
Partytime Rentals
PV
Rentals
Pieces Of Love Vintage
Groom's Bowtie
The Tie Bar
Wedding Dress Shop
The White Dress
Bridesmaid Dress Shop
With Love Bridal Boutique