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Inspiration for an Unforgettable Bridal Shoot

Around these parts, bridal shoots are kind of our jam. Especially when they’re photographed through the lens of Julia Park, featuring a knockout bouquet by Les Petites Excuses. Take one peek at these Montreal-set images and you’ll see why every girl needs an epic staircase moment of her own. More this way!

From Julia Park Photography and CinemaI always draw my inspiration from the location we are shooting at. Every city has its own feel, mood, and vibe that goes far beyond words in a travel book. And that “feel” is going to be different for everyone, of course. Every visitor would come into the city with their own “baggage” Every local would describe it differently, based on his or hew personal experience. In this creative, we wanted to show how Montreal looks through the eyes of a girl in love.

It’s easy to fall in love in this city and with this city. After all, it isn’t called “Paris of North America” for nothing.

Montreal is a place, where hundreds of years of rich past, blend in together with the present. A mix of old and new is easily seen everywhere: in architecture, traditions, and art.

So I think the dress our model wore from a local Toronto bridal designer Catherine Langlois, was a perfect fit. It’s classy, and dreamy, yet with modern elements such as an amazing open back with beading detail. Flowers from the bouquet by Les Petites Excuses were locally grown and sourced, so they tell their own tale of the city and it’s surroundings.

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Photography: Julia Park Photography And Cinema | Floral Design: Les Petites Excuses | Wedding Dress: Catherine Langlois | Makeup: Skin by Kim

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Industrial Chic Wedding Inspiration

A whitewashed brick background paired with lush organic blooms? Talk about a crazy chic combo. Add in an ethereal gown and layers of luxe pastry, Lisa Renault Photographie captured every delicious bit to share in The Vault!

From Lisa Renault PhotographieAs wedding planner, florist and photographer, Katayoun Khatami (Unikevent), Nadine Jazouli (Prune) and I wanted to combine our ideas and skills to create a styled shoot to inspire the brides and grooms-to-be. We envisioned a bright location with large windows and the urban charm of white brick walls. We wanted to create an atmosphere both sweet and romantic in an organic and airy style.

The studio L’Eloi was the perfect place with its huge open concept and gorgeous natural light. From the bridal bouquet and centerpieces to the wall decorations, everything was composed of organic elements with a lot of foliage, with some pears added for a soft accent of colour. The various handwritten elements by imaginejoy calligraphie also brought a romantic touch to the shoot, especially with the clay coasters bearing the words “Today, Tomorrow & Always”, and the “love” cake topper, placed atop a lovely white cake by Pâtisserie Petit Lapin. We also incorporated a lot of wood and other organic elements in the decor, like the beautiful tables provided by La Mariée Bohème as well as the chairs and slate chargers by Celebrations Group.

Our bride (Marilyn of Montage Models) wore a light and delicate gown provided by White, Montreal, with soft natural makeup and hairstyling by Priska & Co and Jenniloui Makeup Artist.

It was a pleasure to work with all these talented Montreal vendors and to see our vision come to life. We hope it will provide ideas to the couples for their big day!

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Photography: Lisa Renault Photographie | Floral Design: Prune Les Fleurs | Wedding Dress: White, Montréal | Cake: Pâtisserie Petit Lapin | Makeup: Jenniloui Makeup Artist | Hair: Priska & Co | Venue: L'Éloi | Art Direction + Styling: Unikevent | Art Direction + Styling: Lisa Renault Photographie | Art Direction + Styling: Prune Les Fleurs | Bride: Montage Models | Embosser, Acrylic Stamps + Laser cutting: Central Stamp | Invitations, Calligraphy + Coasters: imaginejoy calligraphie | Rentals: Celebrations | Wood Tables: La Mariée Bohème

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When a Wedding Photographer Gets Married, It’s All About the Details

As a wedding photographer, this gorgeous Bride has seen her fair share of weddings and had specific ideas about how to make her own day as perfect as could be. And with the help of friends and family, it was. From having her French grandmothers walk down the aisle as flower girls to the surprise tango first dance, this wedding is full of special moments you won’t want to miss. See each and every one, captured by Richelle Hunter Photography and Isabelle Courville, in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Simon and I met through a mutual friend from Colombia, who met Simon in Quebec, and me, at a bus stop in Peru! She brought us together during a night out with friends, and we haven’t been apart since! We were friends for six months when we finally realized that we were made for each other. And three years later, on a wonderful trip to California, Simon proposed to me during a photo session on a beautiful beach in Santa Barbara.

We started planning our wedding with the valued help of our wedding planner and dear friend Katayoun of Unikevent, who also ensured that the wedding day events ran smoothly. She was wonderful throughout the adventure and allowed us to focus on what was most important: enjoying our guests and every moment of that beautiful day.

As wedding photographer, I had lots of ideas for our own day, and it was a lot of fun to think about every little detail to get everything as we liked, and to make sure our guests have a pleasant time. Fortunately, Simon and I have similar tastes and also had the same vision for our wedding, We both like simple things and airy and bright spaces. The Pavillon de la Jamaïque was the perfect place to get married: a glass wall reception hall with pretty wooden beams and a beautiful weeping willow for our outdoor ceremony, all on a small island in the heart of Montreal.

The decorative elements were mainly based on the choice of our reception venue and included beautiful bouquets and centerpieces by Atelier Carmel, petals down the grassy aisle and colourful confetti (hand cut by my sister and Simon for our recessional!) and lots of calligraphy by my talented friend Joy of imaginejoy calligraphie. We named our tables after our favourite cities in California and chose Santa Barbara (of course!) for the honour table. I was keen to do many things by myself too. I created our invitations, menus and guestbook, and Simon and I did several DIY projects with the help of our relatives.

Our color palette was composed of soft, pale tones with colourful accents. Our bridal party wore blush, mint green, gray and white, and the hall’s decorative elements and bouquets also included tones of coral.

We were fortunate to have a lovely wedding cake made my matron of honour Anne-Laure, custom-made favours by a good friend of mine (owner at Evy Jo & Co.) and a little flash mob involving all our bridal party and guests, choreographed by my bridesmaids.

And the surprises didn’t stop there. In addition to having my sister as the officiant (she was fantastic!) and my talented friend Kim as the vocalist and guitarist (accompanied by my uncle on harmonica) for the ceremony, we were treated a special song just for us. Written to the tune of “Tant qu’on aura de l’amour” by Les Cowboys Fringuants, our family performed it live while a surprise video from our guests played on a screen. We were so moved!

Simon and I then surprised our guests with a tango as our first dance (after taking secret classes for a year and a half!). And because I sang a song on one of our first dates (which Simon says totally charmed him), I wanted to surprise him by singing one of his favorite songs while walking down the aisle with my father. It was very emotional and brought Simon to tears.

Since I’m originally from France and Simon is Québécois, our guests came from all different corners of the two continents, and it was very important to us that everyone mingled and had a good time together. I was very moved to have my mom, dad and sister by my side. Even my two grandmothers came all the way from France for the occasion, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have been able to have them with me for this important day. They were part of our bridal party as “flower girls”, and they made their entry at the reception hall by dancing! It was just amazing to see them like that, and everyone is still talking about it!

Later in the evening, we gathered our guests outside for the cake cutting and champagne toast with sparklers. This moment – as well as the confetti toss at the end of the ceremony – was truly magical! Seeing all the people we love, surrounding us with their faces filled with happiness…We wanted to stop time!

It was a joy to relive the day and see the expressions on our friends and families’ faces, thanks to our lovely photos by Richelle Hunter and her husband Eric, as well as on our beautiful video made by the talented Isabelle Courville assisted by Jessica Desjardins.

The ambiance was just perfect, thanks to all of the surprises, the excellent team of A1Djs who set fire to the dance floor, and the presence of each one of our guests.

We cherish all of these beautiful memories with our loved ones, and we wholeheartedly thank our parents, family, friends and all those made our day so wonderful!

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Photography: Richelle Hunter Photography | Cinematography: Isabelle Courville | Event Design + Styling: Lisa Renault Photographie | Event Planning: Unikevent | Floral Design: Atelier Carmel | Wedding Dress: Valerio Luna | Rings: Collezioni di Vittorio | Catering: Las Olas | Makeup: Jenniloui Makeup Artist | Hair: Francesca Demers, Esthetique Spa McGill | Calligraphy: imaginejoy calligraphie | DJ: A1DJs | Favors: Evy Jo & Co. | Venue: Pavillon de la Jamaïque | Bridal Boutique: O’Scarlett | Bride’s Earrings:Zales | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Desserts: Dolce & Gâteaux | Groom’s Attire: Brummell | Groom’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Invitations, Menu + Guest Book: Lisa Renault Photographie | Rentals: Sofa to Go