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!