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A beautiful DIY wedding at Place d’Armes Hotel in Old Montreal

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

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 Place d’Armes Hotel

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 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 their wedding day!

Beautiful wedding stationery designed by Ayako

Beautiful wedding stationery designed by Ayako

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Tourists clapping for the bride and groom

Tourists clapping for the bride and groom

All the guests in front of the Hotel Place d'Armes

All the guests in front of the Hotel Place d’Armes

Bridal party portraits in Rue Le Royer, Old Montreal

Bridal party portraits in Rue Le Royer, Old Montreal

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Awesome raw vegan wedding cake from Rawesome Cakes

Awesome raw vegan wedding cake from Rawesome Cakes

A fun German wedding game where the bride and groom must cut their way into the reception through a giant heart!

A fun German wedding game where the bride and groom must cut their way into the reception through a giant heart!

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Akayo's father sharing his speech

Akayo’s father sharing his speech

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Broken shoe misfortune!

Broken shoe misfortune!

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Patrick's mother reads a poem called Sakura Blossoms

Patrick’s mother reads a poem called Sakura Blossoms

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Patrick and Ayako learned a special choreography for their first dance

Patrick and Ayako learned a special choreography for their first dance

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Some cool participating vendors:

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