Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sarah & Hélene

I am so excited to share our final summer wedding. Sarah & Hélène's wedding was an absolutely gorgeous DIY wedding. The wedding was held at Fiddler Lake Resort where the couple rented a bunch of cabins and put the concept, design & magic together from there. Fiddler Lake is the perfect setting for a rustic secluded backdrop. After driving down a dirt road, your cabin awaits, hidden between trees with massive gardens. The ceremony took place in the back garden while the reception tent was perfectly designed for guests in the front. These ladies thought of everything.

As guests began arriving from Montreal, the ladies decided on a first look. We snuck them in between huge yellow plants (are they weeds? I'm not sure) but they are so pretty and colourful, hidden from view and perfect for a private moment before heading down the aisle.

The setting for the ceremony was flawless. Beautiful golden sun lit up the couple. They stood in front of a gorgeous colourful backdrop which they spent a few days making. You could feel the excitement and emotions every time their hands touched. They both did a fantastic job of holding back the big tears for fear their make up would run, so the guests took over and cried many tears for them. You could feel the love, everywhere!

After the ceremony friends & family gathered to congratulate them, pose for photos and drink some of the delicious cocktails designed especially for that day. During our portrait session, we got a small glimpse into how well they compliment each other, just like two pieces of a puzzle, they fit together perfectly. I love it when we tell a couple to pretend we are not there and they immediately talk softly to each other and giggle. These tiny moments are precious and need to be captured. This is when we hide behind trees trying to snap these real moments to turn into lifetime memories.

We knew this was going to be a good night, the ladies told me during their engagement session about how it was going to be crazy with the amount of roller derby chicks at the venue. If anyone knows how to have a good time, it's this crowd. Games were played, drinks were drank, songs were sung, shots were shooted and dances danced.

Sarah & Hélène, thank you so much for choosing us to be part of your day. You guys rock!!

Venue: Fiddler Lake Resort<

Flowers: Put together by Sarah's sister Eugenia

Hélène's hairpiece: The Honeycomb

Hair: Heidi Darlington at Euro Coiffure in Morin Heights

Make-up: Patrick Therrien

Dress: David's Bridal

Hélène's shoes: Seychelles

Suit: CIN Tailors

Sarah's shoes: Fred Perry

Rings: Laurentian Jewellers

Dishes: Greenmunch

Library cards, twine and name tags: Knot & Bow

Catering: MAD Catering

Tent Rental: ABP

Streamer backdrops, centrepieces, tablerunners, place cards, favors, bunting, frames, dessert table, cake topper: All DIY

Second Shooter: Farah Khan