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A Wedding at Theatre Paradoxe

Theatre Paradoxe wedding photo

We are excited to share Rachel & Marc’s stylish and fun wedding with you today courtesy of photographer Valerie Baron at Studio Baron Photo Inc.

As you’ll see below this was a wedding full of elegance and beautiful styling that ended with some fantastic dancefloor action.

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The Proposal Story

Six years ago, I walked into the coffee shop where Marc worked. Marc took my order and prepared my Americano while we flirted awkwardly. I sat nearby working on my laptop, as Marc turned to a regular client and proclaimed « I’m going to marry that girl. » The rest is history.
Exactly five years after that first Americano, Marc took me back to that same coffee shop. We were sitting on the patio, sipping our coffees, when all of a sudden our dog runs up to us wearing a « Will you marry my daddy ? » sweater. I stared at the dog in disbelief and looked down to see Marc on his knee. Needless to say, we owe a lot to coffee (we have travelled to coffee farms together in Costa Rica, and chose to do our engagement shoot at a coffee shop as well ! Maybe one day we will open one of our own)

The Vision for the Day

Everything classic yet modern. We chose a soft colour palette of light blues, navy, white, with touches of silver and greenery. We wanted a light and fresh colour scheme that aligned with the season and our venues.

Favorite items from the wedding

The catering – we were so impressed by the catering at our wedding, the food was outstanding and we definitely didn’t go hungry. The cocktail buffet, midnight poutine and burgers, and the signature drinks were so good! Yes, we made sure to eat at our own wedding!

The flowers and decor – we loved the flowers! The bouquets were to die for with a mix of peonies, roses and eucalyptus. We also had a flower arch of white and light blue flowers surrounding us on the honour table which blew us away. Our florist mixed large, tall arrangements with floral wreaths around candelabras. It was gorgeous!

The venues – we absolutely love the beautiful church we got married in. The ornate ceilings and decor, the perfect location along the water, and the impressive organ and acoustics. The location made our wedding ceremony that much more special. Our reception venue, also an old cathedral, refurbished into Theatre Paradoxe, was equally as gorgeous, with its high ceilings and stain glass windows.

The Readings + Music: 1st dance song: We chose Stand By Me, the cover by Skylar Grey. We love this classic song but wanted to go with a newer more sultry version. We knew we wanted a song that wasn’t going to be too overplayed and something we would love for years to come.

Most Memorable Moments

1. Seeing each other for the first time, walking down the aisle. The moment we had pictured in our heads over and over! There was so much anticipation leading up to this moment, but when we finally saw each other, we were overwhelmed with joy. We held hands during the ceremony and couldn’t stop smiling at each other. We wanted to keep things traditional and opted out of doing a first look. This made the moment that much more special.

2. Our entrance into the reception was definitely a highlight of the night. Our bridal party each chose their own songs to enter into and really played up their entrances with choreographed dance moves. We busted out to « Crazy in Love » by Beyonce and got the party off right away. Everyone joined us on the dance floor, the sparklers went off and it was such an amazing moment of celebration.

3. The speeches and songs! We were fortunate enough to have friends and family put together a slide slow, secret speeches AND write a song for the bride. The speeches were so heartfelt and funny and the song was absolutely perfect. The groomsmen prepared a mash-up hit paired with plastic instruments and a ukulele. It was awesome.

Theatre Paradoxe wedding photos

What happened that wasn’t planned?

Positive: The speeches and songs! We were fortunate enough to have friends and family put together a slide slow, secret speeches AND write a song for the bride. The speeches were so heartfelt and funny and the song was absolutely perfect. The groomsmen prepared a mash-up hit paired with plastic instruments and a ukulele. It was awesome.

Huge thanks and congrats to Rachel & Marc. We wish them all the best for a fantastic future together.

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Coordination: Groupe Madison
Décor: Casa D’eramo
Flowers: Lelili Fleurs 
Cake: Yuki Cakes
Makeup: Charlotte Marie Bridal
Music: AR Entertainment & Maz Band
Photographer: Studio Baron Photo Inc.
Videographer: Cat Around Films
Ceremony venue: Paroisse Saints-Anges
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s dress: Morilee
Stationery: Shutterfly
Caterer: Groupe Madison
Venue: Theatre Paradoxe

Anthony and Kirsten – Wedding at L’Ambroisie a L’Espace Canal

L’Ambroisie a L’Espace Canal

Today we’re just a bit excited to share with you a very cool wedding photographed by Ottawa photographer Agatha Rowland. Anthony and Kirsten’s wedding was at L’Ambroisie a L’Espace Canal in Montreal and Agatha’s photographic style fits perfectly. We asked Agatha to tell us a little more about the day…

“Kirsten and Anthony planned a wedding for their friends and family from all over Canada. They chose Montreal, where Anthony is from, to host the incredible celebration. The venue, L’Ambroisie at L’espace Canal, was perfectly suited to their style and just right for their wedding size. It’s a big, beautiful industrial venue located in Saint Henri that overlooks the Canal Lachine. It’s really a blank slate that couples can decorate however they want – and Kirsten & Anthony did an incredible job to make the space perfectly suited to them. With white roses and greenery running down the length of each table (which the Bride sourced herself from Joe’s Prop House), and hundreds of String lights covering the ceiling, they transformed the space into an incredibly warm reception venue.

The day started out with Anthony at his parent’s home in Laval, and Kirsten getting ready in an Airbnb in Old Montreal (another beautiful industrial space). The on and off rain all morning cancer meant that their plans for an outdoor ceremony had to be moved indoors. Which proved not to be a problem at all – as the staff at L’Ambroisie are incredible coordinators and string lights and large windows made for a beautiful indoor ceremony space.

One thing that stood out to me while photographing the day, was how happy everyone was. Taking candid photos of friends and family was easy. Everyone was having an incredible time – and it showed. There was so much heart and soul packed into the day, which was visible from start to finish. From their personalized vows to the hum of laughter during dinner to the incredible speeches; it was all just bursting with joy.”

You can certainly see that joy captured in Agatha’s gorgeous photos. Take a look!

Big thanks to Agatha for sharing this one with us, and congrats to Anthony and Kirsten on a beautiful wedding.

Vendor Credits:

Venue: L’Ambroisie a L’Espace Canal
Photography: Agatha Rowland
Videography: Rowland Films 
Bride’s Dress: Chantal’s BridalEddy K Milano
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amandalina’sChantal’s BridalJealous Bridesmaid,
Maid of Honour dress: handmade by Melissa Gentile Couture
Groom’s Attire: King and Bay
MUA: Jenna Conquergood
Hair: Sabrina Virgilio
Brides hair extensions/Lashes: Wink & Wave
DJ: @dj.alex.n
Jewelry: Swarovski
Invitations/Menus: Keeks Paper Co
Decor: Designed by the Bride, Tables/chairs supplied by Joe’s Prop House, Lighting by Nathan’s Possibilities
Florist: Rita Pollota
Catering: Restaurant L’Ambroisie
Musicians: Bolero Trio

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

Matt + Isabelle – A Wedding at La Toundra, Montreal

We’re excited to share this gorgeous wedding with you today, shot perfectly by James Correia who captured all the fun and colour of what looks like the kind of wedding we wish we were invited to!

We asked Matt and Isabelle to tell us some more about how their wedding all came together, how they involved their guests in the day and to share some advice for anyone else planning a wedding….

wedding at la toundra

The Proposal Story:

Matt took Isabelle to a restaurant she has been dying to try for years and he was planning on proposing there when all of a sudden, out of the blue, Isabelle says: “By the way, if you ever decide to propose to me, don’t ever do it in a public place like a restaurant because I’d be too shy.” So Matt left the ring box to jab in his thigh all night and when they got home, Matt got on one knee and proposed.

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The Vision for the Day:

Colourful, rustic, delicious, comfortable, nature, summery

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The Planning Process:

Although Matt did help with a lot, the planning and decorating was mainly done by Isabelle, including the hand-made paper flower lettering above their table.

The Venue:

La Toundra was the perfect venue to bring the outdoors inside with the glass walls, and it looked out onto the Jardins du Canada where we had the ceremony.

Finding the Dress:

Isabelle’s friend, Yasmine Wasfy from Boutique Lustre, sat down with her and discussed a design which she then hand-made. The veil was made by Isabelle and her mother.

Groom’s Attire:

Matt wore a Suit Supply navy suit, with Prada shoes.

The Readings + Music:

Carly Sheridan was our officiant, a good friend of both of ours

Nadia bashalani, Felix Dyotte and Tim Fletcher were our ceremony band, also friends of ours

Isabelle’s father, Andres Manniste, read at the ceremony

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The speeches/toasts were done by Colleen Poole (MOTG), Dory Reimer (MOTB), Stuart Lowry (Best Man) and the groom himself, Matthew.

DJs were Jimmy Spencer and Charles Pham-Dang, friends.

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The Flowers:
By Astilbe

The Cake:
By Yuki Bakery

Your Photographer:
By James Paul Correia Photography

The Details + Decor:
Matthew and Isabelle (with help from family and friends)

The Honeymoon:


Most Memorable Moments:
The meal, dancing with Isabelle’s 97 year old grandmother, the ceremony itself, the band, when the chef paraded the pig around the room.

What happened that wasn’t planned:
Lipstick stain on dress just before ceremony and despite trying to wash/rub it out, Yasmine had to emergency sew white thread over the stain!

The table cards forgotten at home, but our day planner, Vanessa Langevin, managed to make some with tags and a sharpie!

Advice for Other Couples:

Listen to the advice people give you!

Our main one would be to take a few moments after the ceremony alone together to absorb what just happened. Oh, and stay together while visiting with guests, it is easy to separate while chatting with so many people but then you end up spending the whole wedding without your new spouse which seems pointless! So remember to lock hands and visit together (also helps with introductions). Oh- one more: It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget to EAT! Eat the food you paid so much to get!

Thanks to Matt and Isabelle for sharing this amazing wedding with us, and to James Correia for the beautiful photography.

Vendor/Supplier List:

Catering: Zoe Ford,

Hey! It’s us, Zoe Ford!! Welcome/Bienvenue! We take pride in providing high end catering services as well as creating delicious products for sale. We cater for corporate, private dining and large events. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of everything! This Fall we are happy

Cake: Yuki Bakery,

Montreal based Japanese style bakery. We use only the best quality ingredients and pay attention to the smallest details.

Florist: Astilbe,

Flowers. Perfect for all events, Astilbe’s creations are refined, refreshing, and happy. Enjoy the pleasure of entertaining with or offering fresh flowers!

Lighting: Total Events,

In an industry where most duplicate, imitate, and recycle ideas,our team of professional event designers and refined clientele refuse to accept mediocrity.

Day Planner: Vanessa Langevin,

Glad you’re here! Événements Vanessa Langevin Events specializes in the conception and coordination of events in the city of Montreal, and surrounding areas.

Dress: Lustre Boutique,

In house clothing studio for women by women Sizes 0-18 Alternative bridal. Store location: 4068, Blvd. St-Laurent. For hours and info,