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.
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