Montreal Surprise Proposal from Emilie Iggiotti + Leslie Passerino
May 1, 2013
North America
How's this for amazing?  A surprise proposal at the uber-gorgeous House of Jazz, a breathtaking photo shoot "fake out" and a beautiful bride-to-be saying "YES" to the love of her life.  Pretty spectacular, no? Now add in the fab creative direction of Leslie Passerino, beautiful paper goods from Tartine Paperie and a family waiting in the wings and it goes from spectacular to out of this world.  All captured by Emilie Iggiotti and Lydiane Gaborieau, believe me, lovelies... this is one for the books.  Click here for more.
And a little extra sweetness from the amazing Ioan Films...

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From Leslie Passerino... For Alex, proposing to Cindy had to be a special, unique and whimsical moment. Cindy is his princess, his world, his everything. When Alex and I met to discuss the proposal, our goal was to make sure that Cindy would not find anything amiss or suspicious, and to put her in a familiar setting: a photoshoot.

We chose one of their favorite eras, the 1960’s, which was perfect for the engagement of a jazzman to a freelance columnist, blogger and model. The proposal was held at the House of Jazz in Montreal, Quebec. We carefully planned each and every detail of the photoshoot and proposal: stationery, atmosphere, table setting, menswear, dress, flowers, etc.

When Cindy arrived with Alex the morning of the proposal, the set looked like a regular photoshoot, with a makeup artist, a hairstylist, close-up photographers, cinematographers, and a creative director. The photoshoot was perfect. Their family arrived and hid discreetly behind a curtain. At the end of the photoshoot, Alex sat in front of his beloved and started to talk. Cindy suddenly realized that something different was happening. Alex was proposing… and she said yes!

It was a very emotional moment for everyone; all the team had tears in their eyes. After Cindy had said “yes”, their family came out from behind the curtains and the bride to be was taken by emotions… It was an incredible moment.

Wedding Photography: Emilie Iggiotti + Lydiane Gaborieau | Wedding Venue + Catering: The House of Jazz in Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Creative Director: Leslie Passerino | Wedding Cinematography: Ioan Films | Floral Design: O.Xide Design | Wedding Stationery: Tartine Paperie | Tableware: Linen Chest | Bride's Dress: Di Carlo Couture | Groom's Attire: Surmesur | Hair: Priska Coiffure | Makeup: Kat & Lea