Fall inspiration for a wedding at it's best!
As the last colourful leaves of fall drop, I thought it would be a good time to post the most beautiful fall wedding I shot in the most gorgeous little town of Bromont Quebec. The Church Kate and Chris were married in was the same church Kates parents were married in. Still on a dirt road with only a few houses scattered here and there, it sits on a mountain side surrounded by the most spectacular scenary...The decor at the breath-taking Chateau Bromont was gorgeous, amazing, created by Opportunity Knocks.
Here is a bit of their story: Hockey and a chance meeting at a party....
A long distance romance.....
She is from Winchester, Ontario and he is from Orange County, California. Chris had just moved to Winchester to play for The Hawks Jr. B team when they met at her fathers surprise 50th Birthday Party. Some friends had brought him along, they introduced them to each other and the two of them danced the rest of the night away.
They dated 7 years (five of those long distance!) before Chris proposed at Alta Laguna Park, Kate's favourite park with a panoramic view of the ocean and cities surrounding Orange County. He had a picnic table set up with candles, champagne and roses all around. Chris got down on one knee and proposed.
When they began the wedding planning process they knew they wanted a church wedding. What better church than the very same one Kate's parents were married in 32 years earlier? They were married at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, nestled in the picturesque and vibrant fall colours of Bromont Mountain in Bromont Quebec. Their reception followed at the gorgeous Le Chateau Bromont.
Save of the day:
The iPod that was set to play music during the certificate signing and exit died during the ceremony and Chris’ cousin had to run out of the church and on to the shuttle bus to find Kate's phone. She then had to get Kate's attention at the alter to get her passcode for the phone as the playlist was on there too luckily. Kate stood at the front of the church mouthing the code to her...the music played on without a hitch!
Advice for other couples from Kate and Chris:
The dance receiving line at the reception was such a good idea as spending just a few small moments with each guest was amazing!
Click on images below to see the slideshow!
Event planner / Stylist: - Opportunity Knocks Events, - http://www.opportunityknocksevents.com/
Florist: - Marina Steiner (family friend)
Ceremony venue: - Holy Trinity Anglican Church - http://montreal.anglican.org/parish/brome/holytrinityironhill.htm
Officient: - Reverend Tim Smart - http://www.montreal.anglican.org/parish/sutton/history.htm
Reception venue: - Le Chateau Bromont - http://chateaubromont.com/en/
Cake: - Cake Granby - http://www.cakegranby.com/
Cake topper: - Etsy, ChicagoFactory - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicagoFactory
Place Cards: - Etsy, LeafDecor - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeafDecor
Decorative elements: - table overlays rented from Chez Lili - http://chezlilipartyrentals.ca
- DIY, maple syrup bottled from Hallacres Farm - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ferme-Hallacres-Farm/316871575090776
Lighting / DJ/MC: - Polar Sound DJ Services - http://polarsound.ca/
Signage: - DIY, paper purchased from Paper Source - http://www.papersource.com/
Rings: - Ballard and Ballard Fine Jewelers - http://www.ballardgem.com/
Bridal gown: - Bridals by Al-Mor - http://www.bridalsbyalmor.com
Veil: Bridals by Al-Mor - http://www.bridalsbyalmor.com
Garter: - Etsy, isakayboutique - https://www.etsy.com/shop/isakayboutique
Shoes: - Aldo - http://www.aldoshoes.com
Accessories - earrings; - Bridals by Al-Mor - http://www.bridalsbyalmor.com
Hair: - Kira McClehnaghan (friend)
Makeup: - Chateau Bromont Amerispa - www.amersipa.ca
Bridesmaid dresses: - David’s Bridal - http://www.davidsbridal.com
Bridesmaid gifts: - bracelets; - Etsy, Bella Harper Boutique - https://www.facebook.com/bellaharperboutique/
- Glasses; - Etsy, Weddings by Leann - https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeddingsByLeann
Shoes: - Aldo - www.aldoshoes.com
Watch: - Nixon - http://www.nixon.com/us/en/mens-watches
Groomsmen suits: - Macy’s - http://www1.macys.com/shop/mens-clothing/inc-international-concepts-mens-blazers-suits-vests?id=31780
Groomsmen gifts: - MRC Wood Products - http://www.mrcwoodproducts.com/
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Flower girls: - http://weewearsmocking.blogspot.com/