Mariage d’hiver au Mont-Gabriel : Jessica et Alexandre

Un mariage d’hiver au Mont-Gabriel représentait bien les personnalités d’Alexandre et Jessica, tous les deux amoureux de cette saison et des sports d’hiver. Jessica enseigne le patinage artistique et Alex est un entraîneur au hockey, alors c’était tout naturel pour eux de célébrer leur mariage en hiver. Ils ont fêté ça en grand entre Noël et le jour de l’an à l’Hôtel Mont-Gabriel, à Sainte-Adèle dans les Laurentides! Avec un décor féerique et intemporel, les ”Lovers”, comme je les appelle affectueusement, avaient accordé beaucoup de temps aux photos. Une chance! car il faisait -25 degrés Celsius ce jour-là et il tombait une petite neige! On a donc fait beaucoup d’aller-retour extérieur/intérieur pour se réchauffer. Et c’était important d’être le plus dehors possible. Voici donc plusieurs de leurs photos que j’adore!

Après leurs préparations individuelles, Les ”Lovers” se sont donnés rendez-vous dans le hall du Mont-Gabriel pour faire un first look! Jessica se voyait descendre les grands escaliers comme dans son film préféré La Belle et la Bête! Ils m’ont dit plus tard que de se voir ainsi, habillés en mariés (et presque seuls) les ont fait tomber en amour encore plus profondément! Ils se sont dit qu’ils étaient chanceux de ”s’avoir”! C’est tu pas assez cute ça?

La cérémonie du mariage fut émouvante et touchante! J’ai eu le ”motton” et les larmes aux yeux dès le début. Les amoureux ont connu mon travail via le mariage de leurs amis Kim et Guillaume, photographié en 2015. Kim était justement la célébrante et depuis son mariage, nous sommes devenues amies!

Dès la décision prise de se marier, Jessica et Alex m’ont contactée pour réserver mes services. Habitant à Amos (en Abitibi), on s’est donc rencontrés quelques mois plus tard, en vrai, lors de leur séance fiançailles! Ils ont entre-temps décidé de reporter d’un an leur mariage d’hiver au Mont-Gabriel car ils ont appris qu’ils allaient être parents. Et la date d’accouchement serait trop près du mariage. On s’est donc revus un an avant le mariage pour faire des photos de maternité en hiver. J’ai donc appris à les connaître et leur journée me touchait encore plus que d’habitude! On s’est amusés, on a ri, ils ont été généreux. Tout était parfait!

A winter wedding at The Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant

Emily and Liam got married at the Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant a little more than 2 weeks ago on a super cold and sunny winter day. They met at Queen’s University in Ontario in 2006 and were friends before starting dating in 2008. Their relationship blossomed as they shared many of the same interests, predominantly sports and science fiction movies. A full year and three summers of long distance later, Liam (from Massachusetts USA) decided to move to Montreal where Emily was completing graduate studies. Montreal, with it’s charming character and snowy winters, was the perfect place for them to enjoy another two sports together: hockey and cross country skiing. As winter-lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts, Liam and Emily decided to have their wedding in the Laurentians woods. The Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant was the perfect location for them to celebrate their union with friends and families.

I started the day by taking photos of the accessories in Emily’s room to then go see the boys while they were getting dressed. After the bride and groom individual portraits, we did a first look (or a reveal) downstairs near a fireplace. What a moment it was! So full of emotions! We wanted to take advantage of the great light during wintertime and decided in advance to take photos with the couple and the bridal party, before the ceremony. It was -25C outside, so needless to say we were highly efficient! Emily was brave enough to take off her coat! I guess it helps to love winter sports!

The ceremony, so rich in emotions, took place at the hotel restaurant Borivage. The officiant was Philippe Galliache of FSEV.

The Borivage restaurant, first transformed for the ceremony, changed again during cocktail hour for the evening reception. By the time we took family pictures and went outside for the sunset, they were done with the transformation! How fast they did that still amazes me today!

Winter wedding photos at Moulin Callieres di Jasmin

My last wedding of 2016 was a winter wedding at Moulin Callieres di Jasmin, in Coteau-du-Lac. We did an engagement session a month before, a gift certificate they received from friends at work (Sarah’s boss referred me for the wedding). I got to know them better during the e-session and got to laugh with them. I was really looking forward to the day to see what Sarah and Danny had planned for their wedding. So many beautiful details, decorations created by the bride and groom, so much love and effort was put into everything! And it was the perfect weather with lots of snow for us to enjoy!

Sarah and Danny celebrated their ten years together with grandeur, on that special day! Ten years together is not nothing! They met in high school but got together in College. They loved the idea of getting married during wintertime, especially Sarah! They developed a theme around that with winter decorations and Sarah’s oldest and dearest friend designed and created a cape to wear. They’ve put a lot of hours on the conception of the decor and it worked! It was soooo beautiful! Lots of people joined in to help make their day the most fabulous and special it could be. One of Sarah’s friend even made the flowers! So here’s a few of my favorites from that day rich in emotions and laughter! What an amazing wedding day and an amazing couple they are! Oh yeah, and we decided to do a first look for their winter wedding photos to be memorable. It gets dark around 4pm in December.. and what a first look it was! One of Sarah and Danny’s favorite moments of the day. Tears in their eyes and all! Enjoy 🙂

Want to know what Sarah thinks of my work and her dress? A few photos got published on Oui, je le Voeux’s blog. Click HERE!