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Hannah and Justin – Parisian Laundry Wedding

Parisian Laundry Wedding

Today’s wedding comes from established wedding photographer Emilie Olson. She was chosen to photograph Hannah and Justin’s gorgeous wedding at the Parisian Laundry in Montreal and captured the day beautifully. And we have to mention, the party looks like a fun one!

We asked Emilie herself to tell us a little more about the wedding day itself…

“Waiting in the car for Justin’s limo to arrive, the sun is almost immediately swallowed up with rain clouds and it’s torrential downpour. This is the moment where a photographer has to say, do we wait for it to pass? How much time do we have to wait it out, or to travel to our Plan B? This is the sort of pressure wedding photographers deal with on a weekly basis, more than once (and only 1 of the many problems we may need to solve).

This pressure is exactly why I’ve been photographing weddings for 10 years and why I still love them. I still have butterflies. If we weren’t pushed to work under pressure, we wouldn’t stay this in love with our work, or get striking material. That is what’s so special to us, and especially our clients. Our plan B was to (quickly) make our way to an industrial building in Saint Henri that I knew had great pockets of window light, and no one around to question us. I’m in love with what came out of it.

Hannah and Justin were calm, trusting and simply happy – this was their wedding day. Why shouldn’t they be?! They were getting married and letting the pros do the thinking.”

Big thanks to Hannah and Justin for allowing us to share their story, and to Emilie for the fantastic images.

There was also a huge and incredible team of wedding vendors that worked on this day…


Onsite coordinator and event planner | Blanc Events

Videography | Villa View

Venue | Parisian Laundry

Caterer | Tuck Shop

Flowers | Fleurs des Jardins

Rentals | Joes Prop HouseCelebrationsLuxe rentals and ABP

Cake | Yuki Bakery

Tent | Fiesta Tents

Photobooth | Pixi Booth

DJ | DJ Eric the Tutor

Printed material | That Sky Blue

Melanie + Vinh – Theatre Paradoxe Wedding


Here at Montreal Wedding Blog we love all kinds of venues, from grand hotel ballrooms to rustic barns in the mountains. But one Montreal venue that has something truly special about it is the stunning Theatre Paradoxe. So today we’re extremely pleased to share Melanie + Vinh’s spectacular wedding with you.

Photographed by talented photographer team of Catherine and Jesse at Bachmann Photography, this wedding has the perfect mix of style and fun, and the photos captured the day superbly.

We asked Melanie to tell us a little more about their wedding day….

“We got married over labour day weekend with perfect late summer weather and family and friends from across the globe all ready to celebrate.

The influences that shaped our day included cinema, 90’s nostalgia, and our cultural backgrounds. Vinh’s love for Tarantino films can be seen in the styling of his groomsmen, emulating the movie, “Reservoir Dogs”. Melanie’s approach was more vintage Hollywood glamour, even opting for her bridesmaids to wear white as well. The icing on the cake was the red carpet rolled out to welcome our guests to the venue.

We incorporated elements of our ethnic roots by having Filipino wedding rituals during the church ceremony. And during the reception, Melanie changed into a Vietnamese áo dài to honour her husband’s Vietnamese background while Vinh in turn wore a traditional Filipino barong.

We had our reception at a converted church that still held high ceilings, beautiful stained glass windows, and phenomenal acoustics. The logo Melanie designed was projected over the head table, and the guest tables were adorned with candelabras. Food and drinks were abundant and our guests filled the dance floor – at one point, our cake table became a platform to dance on!

As Vinh’s proposal involved asking me to “be his lobster”, a few Friends sitcom references were sprinkled in for good fun. We made our reception entrance to the “I’ll Be There For You” theme song, and had our cake topper read, “You’re My Lobster”.

I was a Polynesian dancer in my adolescence and created another memorable event by performing a surprise Hawaiian hula dance choreographed just for Vinh to the 90’s tune, “Head Over Heels” by Alanis Morissette.

The two things our guests told us about our special day, was: 1) How fun the atmosphere was (all thanks to our crazy, fun-loving friends and family), and 2) How smoothly everything went. Little did they know all the things that didn’t quite go according to plan, but it really did all come together in the end. But oh how those mishaps make great anecdotes.”

Thanks so much to Melanie & Vinh for letting us share their wedding. We wish them a fantastic future together.

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Wedding dress: Pronovias
Photography: Catherine and Jesse at Bachmann Photography
Veil & cape: Custom made by mother of bride
Hair/make-up: Studio Caroline Théoret
Venue/catering: Groupe Madison
Cake: Rustique
DJ: Raz

Rebecca + Patrick – Intercontinental Montreal Wedding


Rebecca & Patrick chose the elegant Intercontinental Hotel at the gateway of downtown and Old-Montreal for their stylish wedding and we’re thrilled they allowed us to share their day with the readers of Mtl Wedding Blog.

Their photographers on the day were James Correia and Steve Gerrard and we feel the images here capture the feel of the event perfectly. The couple opted for a first look ahead of the ceremony followed by a portrait session around Old Montreal. As Steve tells us “We were lucky too… Not long afterwards the heavens opened and everyone was running for cover. The area next to the Intercontinental Hotel is one of the best spots for photos when it’s raining outside. I think at one point we counted 8 other brides having photos there at the same time!”

Huge congratulations to Rebecca & Patrick on their marriage. We wish them all the luck in the world.

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Kanika & Rishi – A Wedding at The Sheraton in Laval


For today’s epic wedding say hello to Kanika & Rishi who celebrated their day with a large group of friends and family at The Sheraton Hotel in Laval.

These photographs from renowned photographer Tim Chin beautifully capture the traditions, the dynamic colours and the emotions of their wedding day.

We love how the images tell a story as well as focusing on the important details that make Asian weddings so rich with tradition.

Many thanks to Tim for sending the photos over, and to Kanika & Rishi for sharing their day with us.

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Reception: Sheraton Laval

Wedding planner & MC: Girish Bansal – Shaadi MC

DJ: DJ Kuldeep MixSingh

Gill and Pat – Montreal Science Centre Wedding


Check out this fantastic wedding shot by photographer Ashley MacPhee!

Gill and Pat’s wedding at Montreal’s Science Centre looks like the kind of wedding we wish we’d been invited to!

With wedding planner A Belle Affair helping to make sure everything looked amazing, this is one very cool wedding.


Wedding Planner: A Belle Affair

Venue: Montreal Science Centre

Photography – Ashley MacPhee

Hair: Christina Stavropoulos

Venue: Science Center Montreal

Floral: Fleurs Illico

A Wedding at Restaurant L’Autre Version in the heart of old Montreal


Myriam & Etienne’s wedding at Restaurant L’Autre Version in the heart of old-Montreal was a super stylish affair, taking place in June, and beautifully photographed by Sophie Asselin.


We asked Myriam to tell us about the big day….

“We have been together for 10 years and we are proud parents of two young children : a 5 year old and a 3 year old. Our marriage was intended as a celebration of our relationship but also of our little family which we are so proud of. We wanted to demonstrate through this important event, the pride of our accomplishments and our love of the past decade. I dreamed of a rather intimate wedding (80 people), where relatives and friends could celebrate with us with ease, on a beautiful summer day.


So, I chose an urban/chic environment in Old Montreal. I knew that the pictures would be beautiful. The splendid terrace of L’Autre Version restaurant on St-Paul Street was just perfect for a nice intimate outdoor ceremony. We just had to add a few flowers, lanterns and candles to match the vineyards and stone walls. A few tables and sofas then allowed us to enjoy the place during the whole cocktail hour before dinner. Cake and dessert were even served on the terrace in the warm evening. The chic decor and elegant interior of the restaurant with its chandeliers and stone walls was just perfect for the desired atmosphere. The flower centerpieces were so elegant. A refined food was served for the pleasure of the guests before giving way to the dance. This sunny day was just perfect!


Projects designed by us are (DIY): We made our love story of the last 10 years on a large slate placed on the terrace. We created a card for every table with a year from 2005 to 2015 and the highlight of each year. We also had a bunch of balloons from a family picture so that the guests put their fingerprint on. We also had custom gloss for all the girls and a Photo Booth for formal photo memories of each couple and fun photos that we printed and sent to all our guests with their thank you card.”

Thanks so much to Myriam & Etienne for allowing us to share their wedding, and to Sophie Asselin for the photographs.


Wedding planner: Unikevent
Venue: Restaurant L’Autre Version
Officiant: Mariages à Bras Ouverts
Where she got ready: Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal
Wedding dress: Mikaella Bridal, Créations Vézina
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flowers: Prune
Music: A1DJs
Photographer: Sophie Asselin photographe de mariage