07 Oct 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!
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