Mollie and Johanu’s Montreal wedding at L’Ambroisie – Espace Canal

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After 6 years of dating long distance, with lots of travel across Canada and the U.S., Mollie and Johanu finally decided to tie the knot and celebrate their wedding in one of their favourite cities: Montreal.

They were looking for a photographer to capture the spontaneous moments and all the fun emotions of their wedding.

Here’s a few of my highlights from their wedding day:

Their wedding venue
Espace Canal is a great alternative wedding venue in Montreal’s St-Henri neighbourhood. Located in an old industrial brick building filled with a labyrinth of corridors and stairwells, Espace Canal has an outdoor terrace facing the Lachine Canal. The indoor reception area has exposed pipes and ducts for a bit of a warehouse look, but otherwise, the space is pretty much a blank slate that each couple can adapt to their wedding.

Their first look
Mollie and Johanu saw each other before their ceremony for a first look beside the Lachine Canal.

Their crazy bunch of friends
Mollie and Johanu had a huge wedding party with 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen. Everyone travelled from far and wide to attend the wedding! Their friends played such a big role in their day, from actually officiating the wedding ceremony, to doing readings to playing music for the first dance. From toasts to tears and from laughter to crazy dance moves…they brought the awesome!

A heartfelt memorial
Before walking down the aisle, Mollie released some balloons in honour of her dad, who had passed away. The guests watched them float away into the sky. It was such a poignant moment and was made even more emotional when Johanu went to meet her and they walked down the aisle together.

If you’re looking for natural and spontaneous photography for your Montreal wedding, please send me a message to see if I’m available. I’d love to hear more about your wedding plans.

Second photographer: John Koo
Hair: Martha Arena
Floral arrangements: Atelier Carmel
Cupcake tower: Veronica’s Sweetcakes
Menus and wedding décor: Handmade by Mollie! Check out her Etsy shop: New England MerMade

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

bridesmaids getting ready at the Marriott Old Montreal

bride getting ready at the Marriott - Old Montreal

bridesmaids in the elevator

Bridesmaids and balloons in the elevator at the Marriott Springhill Suites, Old Montreal

An emotional hug pre-wedding

bride and bridesmaids in limo

bride and bridesmaids in limo

bride and bridesmaids in limo

montreal wedding photos, photo by John Koo

wedding photos in montreal, photo by John Koo

Groomsmen hanging out pre-wedding, photo by John Koo

First look wedding photos along Lachine Canal, photo by John Koo

Espace Canal, L’Ambroisie, Montreal

First look wedding photos along Lachine Canal

First look wedding photos along Lachine Canal

First look wedding photos along Lachine Canal

Montreal wedding photos along Lachine Canal

Along the Lachine Canal

Montreal wedding photos along Lachine Canal

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Wedding photography at L’Espace Canal, Chateau Saint-Ambroise

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Bride and groom exploring Chateau Saint-Ambroise for their wedding portraits

Groom sees bride enter the ceremony

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Ambroisie Espace Canal

putting on the wedding ring

first kiss as husband and wife

Signing wedding registry

Friends officiated the wedding ceremony and acted as witnesses

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Ambroisie Espace Canal

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Ambroisie Espace Canal

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

first dance

First dance at the Espace Canal hall at L’Ambroisie wedding venue

bride and groom dancing first dance

friends playing music for first dance

safety pin in wedding dress

world globe guest book

World globe “guestbook” for an international note

leave a message in a bottle for the bride and groom

homemade wedding decor

A vintage library card catalog held the escort cards

homemade wedding decor

Each table was labeled with one of the couple’s favourite books

Cupcake tower instead of wedding cake

Home is wherever I'm with you map wedding decor

Handmade wedding décor with a travel theme

grandma enjoying sweet table

mother of groom speech

Speech by the groom’s mother

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie

Montreal wedding photos at Espace Canal, Ambroisie