From the Bride... Since I have been a part of so many weddings myself, I started out with loads of inspiration for planning my own. I had a ton of ideas and reigning them in was definitely a difficult task, but in the end we stuck to what was most important to us: that our wedding be a reflection and celebration of who we are. We kept it simple and romantic to complement the rustic vibe of the venue by incorporating a ton of candles, lanterns, lace, and loose flower petals. The most important decision was the photography, we chose a date and hired our photographers before we even had a venue... looking back that looks totally insane! But we knew what we wanted.
And it was an easy choice, davina + daniel are hands down the best and they are also dear friends of ours. We couldn't imagine our day without the two of them there to laugh, cry, dance and celebrate with us. Once we had that checked off, I realized with all my ideas we were not going to be able to do this alone so we hired Elyna Kudish to help plan and design our day. She was a life saver, and we couldn't have done it without her. The best part was I got to relax on the morning of my wedding day with my friends and family with no worries over any details. She made our dreams reality.
Another really important part to us was that our ceremony be super intimate... so we decided to do things a little differently. We had one of our closest friends, Corrie, marry us and we allowed time for our guests to make a speech then instead of during the reception as well as take part in the Scottish tradition of hand binding, which made for a really emotional and teary eyed ceremony. Everyone was feeling the love and we're so happy we took the risk of doing something out of the ordinary, it was beautiful.
My favorite part of the day was when our good friend and musician, Danny Vallee, serenaded my walk down the aisle. He interpreted the song "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes into a soft and haunting acoustic piece. It's become this moment that just stands still in my mind, separate from the rest, the emotions of my father walking me down the aisle, of seeing my groom at the other end, of the room glowing with candlelight and Danny's dreamy song flooding my mind. Magical.
Wedding Photography: davina + daniel / Wedding Planning: Unity Weddings / Wedding Venue: La Vieille Brasserie / Catering: Chez L'Epicier / Cakes and Cupcakes: Cocoa Locale / DJ: Jon Webb / Wedding Ceremony Musician: Danny Vallee / Outdoor Furniture: IKEA / Getting Ready Location: Hotel Gault Montreal / Makeup Artist: Jessica Cohen / Bride's Dress: Réva Mivasagar / Bride's Shoes: J.Crew / Bride's Accessories: Antique / Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG / Groom's Suit: Zara / Linens: Celebrations