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Montreal Parian Laundry Wedding from Grey Sparrow

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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Montreal Wedding from Creative Expressions Invitation Couture

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

From Anita of Creative Expressions Invitation CoutureAs 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

Montreal Wedding from Grey Sparrow Photography

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.

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

Montreal Wedding from Emilie Iggiotti Photography

I’m totally loving every single inch of this non traditional wedding sent into us by Emilie Iggiotti Photography. I love how special and homemade all the details are. Nothing is stuffy or overdone, but rather full of sentiment and love. The couple chose to have no wedding party, they made the Chuppah out of the bride’s late grandmother’s table cloth and their best friend baked the cake. It’s so sweet and simple, not to mention drop dead beautiful. See even more right here.

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From the Bride… Almost immediately after we got engaged, Lane and I decided to get married in Montreal, where I was born and raised and where Lane had lived for a few months years before met in Los Angeles. Montreal is a magical city, and we were excited about all of the beautiful places we could show our guests. The first thing we did was to pick the two most important things to us and then find a venue that best fit our vision: amazing food and plenty of space to dance. We also wanted the ceremony, cocktails and reception to all happen in one spot, and the moment we walked into Bice, everything just felt right and it felt like us. Our ceremony was not very traditional — our best friend officiated, we made a Chuppah from my late grandmother’s table cloth, there were no bridesmaids, our best friend made our wedding cake, and we wrote our ceremony and vows. We wanted everything about that day, and especially the ceremony, to be unmistakeably ours. And every detail felt like Lane and Wendy. The day was an absolute dream from start to finish. We had a ball bopping around Old Montreal with Emilie in the afternoon, taking photos on rooftops and sneaking into a museum. The food and drinks were amazing, the venue could not have been more beautiful, and our coordinator orchestrated every possible detail so that Lane and I could soak up every amazing moment and dance the night away.

Wedding Photography: Emilie Iggiotti Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: Bice Restaurant in Montreal, Quebec / Wedding Planning: Unity Weddings / Floral Design: Montreal’s Main Florist / Wedding Cake: Jami Liverman / Place Cards: DIY / Getting Ready Location: Hotel Sofitel Montreal / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Alternations: A Stitch in Time / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade + TOMS / Hair: Avanti Le Spa / Makeup: Annie Young Cosmetiques / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Rings: Claude Morady

Montreal Wedding at Parisian Laundry from Unity Weddings

A bride’s beautiful elegance and a groom’s artistic creations come together in the sweetest of ways in this modern and super stylish Parisian Laundry wedding. I love the bistro inspired signage, and I’m so impressed with the groom’s creativity and execution behind the suite of paper products. You rock, groom! The couple did an amazing job striking the perfect balance between feminine soft elements and masculine, industrial details. Many thanks to Grey Sparrow for capturing all of the charm in the full gallery of photos right here!

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From Unity WeddingsVy-Van and Mike came to me over a year ago with an awesome plan: to have a chic wedding in an urban location with a Parisian bistro flair. Mike is a graphic designer, so for once the bride took a back seat, and the groom got to work with loads of ideas for the design. We settled on a soft palette of lilacs and grays, accented by darker wood. The wedding would have a soft feel through flowers, tons of candle light and spring accents (tulips!), but also some stronger more masculine/industrial touches, such as the dark chairs, wicker chargers, tin flower vases and dark posters on the walls. Looking to create something a bit different for the ceremony, I spent the morning of the wedding creating a backdrop of hanging mason jars with candles softly glowing inside. We also decided to get a little wacky with the chairs and silver lamé cushions to tie in with the metal vases and checkering the whole thing. The bride and groom wanted to infuse the wedding with personal touches, so Mike designed the entire stationery suite (invites, table numbers, posters and favor labels). In lieu of traditional bonbonnieres, the guests took home a baked-in-the-jar banana bread to enjoy for breakfast the next day. We also added to traditional table rentals by custom-making gray tweed runners.

Wedding Photography: Grey Sparrow / Wedding Venue: Parisian Laundry in Montreal, Quebec / Floral Design: Alain Simon Fleurs / Design + Coordination: Unity Weddings / Catering: Chez L’Epicier / Wedding Cake + Banana Bread Favors: Luisa Galuppo / Letterpress Invitations: Designed by the Groom + Printed by That Sky Blue / Posters + Table Numbers: Designed by the Groom / Tableware Rentals: Celebrations / Furniture Rentals: Luxe Rentals / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca / Bride’s Necklace: Swarowski / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Ring: Kauffman de Suisse / Bride’s Bracelet: From Her Mother / Bride’s Makeup: Jessica Cohen / Groom’s Attire: Waxman / Groom’s Ring: David Yurman

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Montreal Wedding from Tim Chin Photography + Unity Weddings

Any wedding that has an individual cake for every guest is a wedding I can love. And when it’s purple, pretty, and perfect it’s double easy to love. Unity Weddings worked with this gorgeous couple to create a wedding that will leave you with your chin on the floor. Once you regain full control of your mouth and are ready to smile, Tim Chin Photography + Design has loaded a gallery for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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From the bride … We always wanted our wedding to showcase the best elements of both of our cultures. The ceremony, food, décor and music were influenced by my Middle Eastern roots, Montreal’s European feel, and our desire to treat our guests to everything gourmet and luxurious. It was important for us that our guests knew how much we appreciate their presence in our lives and that they were a big part of shaping the best night of our lives! The combination of our favourite things that night ended up having the look and feel of a perfect fairytale-like evening.

From Unity WeddingsHaneen and Galen came to me from Toronto, with a simple vision: To have a crazy party, incorporating Haneen’s Middle Eastern roots, and an insane decor. We started off with a color palette of purples and gold, and added in touches of mint. The couple quickly became enamoured with all things candles, so we added crystal candelabras onto the tables while they collected antique chandeliers in Toronto’s antique shops. I then spray-painted them all gold to tie in with the rest of the decor.

Working within the colors, we agreed that having eclectic touches would liven up the whole thing, so instead of having a traditional wedding cake, I decided that each guest should have his own little cake (and that they should all be slightly different). And since we were doing mini wedding cakes, why not give each one of them its own little stand? To get the look going, I purchased old glasses and little plates at the salvation army store, glued them together, and spray-painted them gold. No easy feat since there were close to 160 guests!

The night ended up being a magical affair that felt a bit more Alice in Wonderland than Prince of Arabia!

Photography: Tim Chin Photography + Design / Wedding Coordination and Design: Unity Weddings / Flowers: Alain Simon Fleurs / Rentals (linens, chairs, tableware, flower vases, candelabras): Celebrations / Cocktail tables: Sofa To Go / Cakes: Sophie Sucree / Cake stands: handmade by Unity Weddings / Venue: Entrepots Dominion