I met P in 2019 when I was working at an architecture firm in Montreal, he reach out to me in 2020 when he proposed to J. P is an architect and J is a lawyer, they both work and live in Montreal but are originally from Quebec City so it only made sense to host their wedding celebration in beautiful and romantic Quebec City.
We had a very cool and edgy fall engagement session in downtown Montreal. P&J’s big day was originally planned for 2021 but they decided to postpone to 2022 because of Covid restrictions, the wait was worth it!
A September Wedding Day
Their wedding day was perfectly curated by the couple and the talented ladies of Crème Soda événements. This September wedding in Quebec City was absolutely perfect, with a warm end of summer day and just enough cloud to allow me to do my job in the best conditions.
The couple started at Hotel 71 for the couple’s getting ready in Old City. I joined them in rustic and romantic Old Quebec City for their first look, we then moved on to my favorite part of the day which is always the couple photos. Because we had already had a couple session together and knew each other pretty well, the couple was comfortable with me right away. J came to the first look location accompanied by her three bridesmaids to fluff her gorgeous lace train in addition to being amazing cheerleaders!
Then it was time for family photos. The streets around Hotel 71 and the Quebec Museum of Civilisation were the perfect location for those wedding day family photos. My goal with family photos is to always make it the easiest possible in terms of location, travel times, simplicity etc. In this case, the family and group photos went by like a breeze! It was a very relaxed and light atmosphere with everyone just wanting to have fun so the photos were done pretty quickly. That allowed me to take P&J for some more photos inside of the Museum, and I’m so glad we took that time, we were able to create EPIC INDOOR WEDDING PHOTOS!
The Musée de la Civilisation and its Decor
P&J opted for a lowkey, short ceremony officiated by a good friend of theirs in the inner courtyard. We then moved to the upstairs to the Museum’s catwalk for the cocktail hour, the atmosphere was festive and relaxed with lots of yummy finger foods.
The decor was absolutely on point! It was a mix between a very modern and a classic style. The couple chose a black and white scheme, with very simple florals that complemented the decor perfectly.
Once guests were getting excited for the rest of the celebration to unfold, it was time for the official entrance of the couple and the level of energy was very high!
The speeches were such a special moment, with J’s mom making everyone cry with her sweet words and make everyone cry of laughter when she started signing to the audience! I had the best food I’ve ever had at P&J’s wedding dinner! We were blessed with a lobster tails and tasty steak main dish.
The night ended with a performance from the couple for their first dance as a married couple! The dance was perfectly choreographed and sweetly romantic.
Testimonial from the couple
“We are forever grateful for Sarah, her thoughfulness and her talent. We are so lucky she captured the best moments of our favorite day ever. Sarah was present throughout the planning process and we always felt she was available for us if need be. We absolutely love our wedding photos and will cherish them for the rest of our lives!”
Venue: Musée de la Civilisation de Quebec
Preparation Venue: Hotel 71
Planner: Crème Soda événements
Rentals: ABP group
Caterer: Montego Resto Club
DJ : Kevin Olsen
Makeup Artist: Atelier Eva Blanca
Florist: Coté Fleur Côté Couleur
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