Today we’re excited to share with you Jacqueline + Rich’s beautiful wedding photographed by Montreal photographer Annabelle Agnew. They chose Pavillon de la Jamaique as their wedding venue and, as you’ll see from the photographs, it was a stunning event full of fun, style, and relaxed charm.
We asked Jacqueline to share more details about the wedding day with us…
Wedding Date: Friday August 31, 2018
The Proposal Story:
We both used to work in pubs downtown Montreal. We met 12 years ago through mutual friends and were friends for a few years before dating. Rich proposed down on one knee on the beach at our
The Vision for the Day
I found the blush, ivory and blue
Pavillon de la Jamaique
Finding the Dress:
BHLDN – I bought a bridesmaid dress as I wanted something simple that I would be comfortable in all night. I was really happy with it.
Your Photographer: Annabelle Agnew Photography, Associate Photographer: Alex Jones www.annabelleagnew.com
Working with Annabelle was the best decision we made for our wedding. She immediately understood what we were looking for and offered great advice as well. I’m so pleased that we have such great photos from our wedding.
The Details + Decor:
I loved the cocktail menu that we had for cocktail hour; Aperol spritz, Pimm’s Cup, Tom Collins and Margaritas. We both love Aperol Spritz and Margaritas and then we wanted to include a couple of classic English cocktails for all of the English guests at our wedding.
Ice cream truck. They served ice cream cones, ice cream sandwiches and espressos. This was a lot of fun for everyone I think. We wanted people to be able to mingle while enjoying their dessert and again, we were trying to incorporate something that our guests from overseas would enjoy. It’s not only the English who love ice cream, but I have teased my husband in the past about his family’s penchant for ice cream so we knew it would be well received.
The band was a huge hit! I knew right away which band I wanted to play at our wedding. We have known these guys for over 10 years as they used to play in pubs that we both worked in.
It was important for us to be surrounded by friends and family for the day so we had a mutual good friend as the officiant, another friend as the MC, and two friends bartending.
We had craft beer and wine from Ontario to add a Canadian element
We had a photo guest book which turned out really well. People took pictures with the instant camera, stuck it in the book and wrote us a note with it.
Most Memorable Moments:
- Walking down the aisle. Leading up to the big day I was really nervous about walking down the aisle and having all eyes on me, but as I walked down the aisle and saw him, the nervousness left me. I cry at all weddings so I was worried that I would be a sniffling mess the whole time at my own but I managed to keep it together.
- Having all of our friends and families from different cities, even continents, celebrating together. Having our friends from here make friends with our friends from England was really cool. Everyone mingled and the dance floor got pretty crazy!
- The speeches were just great. Just minutes after my maid of honour told a story about how clumsy I am we both spilled our drinks. Our guests had a pretty good laugh at that.
Vendor/Supplier List with links:
Hair and Makeup: Emily and Francine at Spa Annie Young www.annieyoung.com
I was really pleased with my hair and makeup and this spa/salon has such a great team.
Cake: Le Casse-Glace. www.lecasseglace.caWe skipped the traditional cake and opted for a food truck serving ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cones and specialty coffees. It was a big hit with all of our guests!
Groom’s Suit: Custom suit made at Espinosa Master Tailor (416) 921 9931
Limo: Marano Limousine www.maranolimo.com
Rings: Brilliant Earth www.brilliantearth.com
Caterer: Las Olas Catering www.lasolas.ca
Flowers: Costco – We bought bulk flowers from Costco and then I was lucky enough to have friends who are good at floral arrangements.
Band: Good Time Charlie
Stationery: Vista Print www.vistaprint.com
Linens: Montreal Tablecloth Rental www.locationdenappesmontreal.ca