Hotel Place d’Armes wedding in Old Montreal

I’m excited to share some photos of this Hotel Place d’Armes wedding!

The happy couple

Ayako and Patrick are both graduate researchers in very advanced sciences that have something to do with the atmosphere, with weather, with waves in the sky, with things way over my head. But they are also two of the friendliest, warmest people ever! :)

How did they meet? Ayako stopped by a friend’s office to bring him a special chocolate bar she had brought back from a trip home to Japan. Her friend wasn’t there, so he missed out on the candy. But Patrick, his office-mate, was there and that’s when these two first began to chat.

Their DIY wedding at Hotel Place d’Armes

Their wedding was filled with little special touches that they’d planned. A hollow safe book to hold the rings. A DIY dixie cup backdrop they built together to decorate the front of the room. Ayako designed all the beautiful wedding stationery herself (invitations, seating chart, programs). Even the confetti thrown at the ceremony was all hand-punched by them! What a labour of love!

The wedding venue was Hotel Place d’Armes, located right in Old Montreal near the Notre-Dame Basilica, surrounded by cobblestone streets and old architecture.

The ceremony and reception were also very personal: friends and family all played the roles of officiants, musicians, emcees and game hosts!

Here are a few photos to share the story of this Hotel Place d’Armes wedding!


Some cool participating vendors:

Ayako herself designed the wedding stationery. :)

Raw vegan cake: Rawesome Cakes

Flowers: Les Petites Excuses

Hair: Hachico Coiffure

First dance choreography: Cat’s Corner swing dancing school

Dress: Christianne Brunelle 

Jewelry: BHLDN 

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