The wedding day of Pascal and Camille was the perfect fusion of beauty, art and romance. Each detail from the custom designed dress, to the sand ceremony to the champagne toast was perfectly crafted and so fitting for their lovely day; they really did such a wonderful job personalizing their wedding.
Camille and Pascal, we wish you much happiness in your marriage, and we hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!
Many thanks to Philip Boudreau for doing a fabulous job second shooting -many of his shots also made it into this blog post!
The air felt heavy awaiting the summer rain, outside was lush with a vibrancy only a grey, water-colour sky could provide. Our arrival at Brion’s house was met with the usual wedding hustle and bustle, and we were drawn to the kitchen by the smell of fresh tarts and the friendly lilt of Newfoundland accents. The tarts made by Brion’s Mom and nieces were to join a host of other homemade goodies for the dessert table at the reception. The day was such a lovely progression of excitement and delight-and Sylvie and Brion were just so happy from first look to first dance they basked in each other’s presence.
Sylvie and Brion, your wedding day was beautiful and we were delighted to share it with you; I hope you are reading this with gelato in hand as you enjoy your honeymoon in Italy !!
One of the first tasks for a Maid of Honour is usually the dress selection process. Mom, some of the bridesmaids and I have been out looking for dresses with my little sister a few times now. Having been through the process myself and now with my wonderful little sister who knows what she wants more than any person I know, I think I have rounded up a few good tips to help make the process fun and smooth.
1. She looks gorgeous- always. Remind her with each dress.
2. Speak up with concerns/feedback. Even though she’s always gorgeous don’t be afraid to speak up if something isn’t working. If possible, always blame it on the dress.
3. At least one crazy dress try-on per dress appointment is a must. In most cases this will be the only time in her life she will try on wedding dresses. Make sure she tries something on that’s not at all what she’s looking for or that everyone thinks is a bit crazy just for fun.
4. No complaining – no matter what. She tried the same dress on 5 times but as far as she knows you are still having so much fun!
5. Capture the moments. If she will let you, Bring a camera or video camera to capture the process and fun with the people present. Of course you won’t share until after the wedding, but it’s a great moment to capture.
6. Beware of stepping on mom’s toes- many moms have dreamt of this moment with their daughter since they were born. Don’t steal it from them.
7. Remember the details. Does she love a dress but forget that in the dead of summer she will probably melt into a puddle in it? Try to think of all the details she might forget when staring at her beautiful reflection in a stunning dress.
8. You will wear ANYTHING. When it comes to bridesmaid dresses you will wear whatever she asks- remember it’s not about you. (And someday maybe she will return the favour).
Of course not all of these will apply for every bride and some of them are kind of silly, but where applicable I hope they help. Remember, no matter what everyone is wearing, a couple in love shines beautifully.
We are so excited for Megan’s and Serge’s wedding tomorrow!! We took these photos last fall, and I love how Megan and Serge made the shoot their own and choose an apple theme because they are both teachers; they are an adorable couple, and I just can’t wait for their big day….is it Saturday yet : )