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Elegant + Romantic Le Belvedere Wedding in Quebec

If you were to paint a picture of this party, it would end up archived in a museum as the ultimate masterpiece. Because when you’ve got a gallery this good acting as your starting point, you’re sure to leave inspired. From the Bride’s elegant Maggie Sottero gown to the sunset portraits, no detail was left uncaptured by Joel Bedford. See even more in THE VAULT!


From Joel BedfordChristine is an incredible bride with an incredible vision. She designed her wedding along with stunning florals from Full Bloom – keeping most of the decor items in her living room for the year leading up to the big day. Not an ounce of elegance was spared – from the stunning variety of centerpieces, to the personal touches throughout the venue. Even though it was cloudy and overcast for most of the day, we were graced with an incredible sunset that made for the most glorious photos of Jonathan and Christine.

Photography: Joel Bedford | Floral Design: Full Bloom | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: The Cupcake Lounge | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Makeup: Faces By Noah | Hair: Showpony Hair | DJ: Oxygen Entertainment - DJ Ray Rae | Groom's Attire: Ted Baker | Venue: Le Belvedere | Bridal Boutique: Nordstrom

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A Springtime Mont Tremblant Engagement Session

With this adorable springtime engagement session, held where this darling duo said “I love you” for the first time (at the Groom-to-be’s family condo in Mont Tremblant!), what was already a special place in both their hearts, suddenly came to be so much more. Melissa Johnson captured every sweet moment in the gallery here, and trust me: you won’t be able to stop swooning over these adorable blanket cuddles!

From The Bride…Adam and I met on a large and fun-filled group trip to New Orleans in May of 2012. We spent the week going to Jazzfest and taking in all that NOLA had to offer, but lost touch when we returned home to Ottawa. Spring turned into summer, and then into fall, when we bumped into each other at a local cajun-themed watering hole. Not wanting to lose contact again, Adam invited me over for dinner and, after a few more dates, we were both hooked.

Our first “I love you’s” were exchanged at Adam’s family ski retreat, in lovely Mont Tremblant. Since then, we have enjoyed spending time there all year round. The mountain is truly one of our favourite spots to be. So, after Adam proposed, it only seemed fitting that we include Mont Tremblant in our wedding preparations. I loved the idea of shooting our engagement session at various locations throughout the mountain, and our photographer Melissa Johnston was completely on board with my crazy idea!

Adam, Melissa, and I made the two hour drive up on a Friday afternoon, with rain looming, and started in Mont Tremblant village. We love strolling in the village with family or after a day of skiing or just to see all of the activity buzzing at the bottom of the ski hill. It doesn’t matter the season, there is always something to see and do. Next, we found a hidden forest just off the mountain for a few rustic lake-side shots. The last location we chose was the deck of the hill-side condo,our family’s home away from home. The rain managed to hold off until we had a few photos, and we could not have been happier to have shot our engagement session at place that means so much to us.

Photography: Melissa Johnston Photography | Engagement Shoot Venue: Mont Tremblant

Destination Weddings with + Win A Free Spa Day!

There are destination weddings, and then there are destination weddings planned with the help of; a fab leisure travel company that knows a thing or two about saying “I do” in paradise. Think an amazing team of talented specialists + planners, top-notch customer service and an entire world of breathtaking locales perfect for you and yours.  Dream wedding in one, two, three?  Yes, indeed.

Destination weddings are awesome… that goes without saying.  But a destination wedding coordinated by the pros at An entirely new level of amazing.  That’s because has been assisting Canadians with their travel and vacation plans since 2001, which means years of friendly + efficient customer service, all wrapped up in some serious know-how and fabulous pricing to boot.  Not to mention that the Destination Wedding Specialists at are total pros at selecting a dream location for you and yours, from the alternative wellness treatments of the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita in the Riviera Maya to the unique cultural experiences of the Nizuc Resort & Spa to the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in Mazatlán, known as one of the Top 20 spas in Mexico & Central America.

Whether you’re dreaming of a week-long excursion filled with Swedish massages at the Le Blanc Spa & Resort in Cancun (19 treatment rooms!) or basking in the luxury that is the Grand Velas in the Riviera Maya (four words: clay and ice room), has a getaway that is just what you are looking for… for your wedding OR your honeymoon!  Imagine day after day of serious pampering with your nearest and dearest, followed by the wedding of your dreams in paradise.  It’s awesome.

Call one of the talented Destination Wedding Specialists at TODAY (1-866-685-6008) to being planning your dream day.


What: is giving away a $300 Spa Finder Gift Card to use at any local spa of your choice!

How: Simply click here to enter!  The giveaway ends on July 29, 2015.

Who: One lucky winner will be announced right here on SMP on August 5, 2015.  For official rules and restrictions, click here. Good luck, lovelies! xo