21 Jan Espace Canal wedding in Montreal
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:
The Espace Canal 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 photos
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.
Planning an Espace Canal wedding?
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
Bridesmaids and balloons in the elevator at the Marriott Springhill Suites, Old Montreal
Espace Canal, L’Ambroisie, Montreal
Along the Lachine Canal
Wedding photography at L’Espace Canal, Chateau Saint-Ambroise
Bride and groom exploring Chateau Saint-Ambroise for their wedding portraits
Friends officiated the wedding ceremony and acted as witnesses
First dance at the Espace Canal hall at L’Ambroisie wedding venue
World globe “guestbook” for an international note
A vintage library card catalog held the escort cards
Each table was labeled with one of the couple’s favourite books
Handmade wedding décor with a travel theme
Speech by the groom’s mother