Do you want to know one of the things I absolutely love? When a Bride can look back on her day and say she wouldn’t have it any other way. When things fell into place just so, and the end result was a dream day for the new Mr. & Mrs. Well, Grey Sparrow is bringing us just such a couple and just such a day today, and I could kiss them for it. Because a dream day for a Bride makes for a dream day for me, and you can see every perfect detail here.
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From the Bride… Aside from being surrounded by family and friends, nothing meant more to us than hosting a wedding that would really represent our relationship… in more subtle and non cheesy way of course. We’re a couple of old souls who met in an unlikely modern way. A mix of old school tradition and values, modern style and some DIY touches helped us pull off the wedding of our dreams.
Sourcing ideas and planning all the little details was our favorite part. Countless hours spent browsing wedding magazines and sites like Style Me Pretty, Etsy and Pinterest served as inspiration. We took a hands-on approach from the beginning and looking back now, wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Our favorite project was probably our wedding favours. We made a CD of our most meaningful love songs to sum up our day and show our guests just how grateful we were to have them with us. Each song was arranged in order so that it read like a love note.
Wedding Photography: Grey Sparrow | Wedding Venue: Parisian Laundry in Montreal, Canada | Wedding Cinematography: Guillaume Trompette | Floral Design: Donna Stephens from Terrafolia | Caterer: Simply Wonderful | Cake + Cupcakes: Baking Sweet | DJ + MC: KO Productions | Rentals: Celebrations | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ’Sunday Rose’ | Bride’s Shoes: YSL | Bridesmaids’ Attire: BCBG | Groom’s Attire: Waxman | Hair: Muse Coiffure | Makeup: Kato Make Up
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We’ve got Expressions Invitation Couture to thank for this jaw dropping gorgeous Montreal wedding. It’s seriously like a fairy tale. After a super romantic proposal in front of the entire bride-to-be’s family, this adorable couple was married at the amazing Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. A pretty rose inspired vintage chic reception followed and it was all captured perfectly by Sophimage Photographie. Click here for all the rest.
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From Anita of Creative Expressions Invitation Couture… As an invitation designer, I don’t always have the opportunity to see the wedding day that my stationery introduces and accents. However, the beautiful day of Sabrina and Kuno, planned and designed by An English Rose and captured by Sophimage Photography, was an absolutely stunning wedding, and it was such a pleasure to be able to see my stationery accenting this most exquisite event.
Sabrina and Kuno were introduced by chance on Facebook when Sabrina saw Kuno’s picture appear on her friend’s profile. She was instantly attracted to him and wanted to know more about him. She added him as a friend, they immediately hit it off, and soon after, found themselves on their first date at Vauvert, Hotel St-Paul. Their eyes locked, and it was love at first sight. From that first date, they have been inseparable and completely in love.
Two years later, Kuno got down on one knee and proposed to Sabrina in front of all of their family and friends. After much anticipation and excitement, their wedding day finally came on June 2, 2012. They were married at the magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, and the celebration continued at the boutique Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal. It was a true fairytale wedding, true to their idea of “Victorian, Elegant, Romantic.” This special day is one to remember forever. It would never have been possible without all of the very talented vendors that made this day a reality!
Wedding Photography: Sophimage Photographie / Ceremony: Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec / Reception: Hotel Nelligan in Montreal, Quebec / Wedding Planning: An English Rose / Floral Design: Luluthia / Wedding Cake: Luisa Galuppo Cakes / Cake Pops: Three C Baking & Co. / Cupcakes + Favors: Cupcake et Macaron / Wedding Stationery: Creative Expressions Invitation Couture / DJ: Serafino Graziosi / Rentals: Celebrations Group / Furniture: Sofa to Go / Transportation: Antique Limo Services
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So much fun. It’s exactly what your wedding day should be and this beauty from Grey Sparrow Photography at Scena espace événementiel has all the grins, laughs, and that joyous kind of fun you can’t live without. Radiant in the beautifully unique White by Vera Wang gown and the mastermind behind all of the DIY details to boot, this Bride is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This is the definition of joy and it’s all in the gallery here.
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From the Bride & Groom… Our favorite part of our wedding experience was the whole week leading to it — as well as the trip to the Azores when Lucas proposed and the honeymoon spent sailing in the Greek islands! We had family and friends help us with preparations and last-minute details the whole week. The trick to making it stress-free was that everything had been planned in advance, and we had a somewhat detailed schedule of what we wanted to accomplish each day. Things that stand out were the day before the wedding, when we had one crew working on making bouquets and floral arrangements while another was icing cupcakes, and a third was making the seating chart. At the last minute, my mother and her friends decided to give guests Chinese take-out containers filled with hydrangea petals to throw during the recession — it made for a beautiful and romantic exit.
The planning process for our wedding really was not as difficult as we had expected it to be. The hardest part was probably choosing the venue. We wanted a place that was original yet also had experience with running weddings. Our only wedding planner was Lauren’s mother, and she helped us out a lot given that we live in Toronto and that she lives in Montreal, where we got married. We also tried to involve our loved ones as much as possible, because it made the process both more fun and cheaper.
The day itself was magical. We had written our own vows, and sharing these with each other was an emotional experience. Our first dance, a medley of Stand by Me, Gold Digger and Party Rock Anthem, turned into a flash mob! It was a day we will never forget…
Wedding Photography + Photo Booth: Grey Sparrow Photography / Wedding Venue: Scena espace événementiel in Montreal, Quebec / Floral Design: DIY by the Bride’s Mother + Friends with Wholesale Flowers / Officiant: FSEV / Catering: Scena / Sweets Table: DIY / Wedding Invitations, Menus + Thank You Cards: Vistaprint / Table Numbers + Seating Chart: DIY by a Friend of the Bride / DJ: Scena / Favors: La Maison du Cakao / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Women’s Hair + Makeup: Aveda on St. Laurent / Men’s Suits: Calvin Klein