It was such an authentic and relaxed environment, but it certainly didn’t lack luxury
For the photos of Bianca and Alex – click —-> HERE
Here is a little garden wedding we did this past August. Just here to warm your little winter hearts.
Click on this link —> HERE to see all the photos from that special day.
Location: Auberges des Galants
Dress by: Ma Cherie Bleue
Planner: Deka Events
As a wedding photographer, I think its safe to say, being selected to follow your client in a different country is a true privilege and honour. When I met Julie, she told me she was a fan of my work way before she even met Anthony; so when they got engaged, she immediately wanted to book us for their big day. Their wedding was a beautiful destination wedding in Anthony’s motherland Greece. The city of Kalamata was nothing but an inspiration overload.
Filled with a fun night life, great food (and cheap!) Not to mention the tourists visiting this part of Greece, are actually other greeks! So we truly felt submerged in their traditions, beaches, food and authenticity. We had a few days off, so my partner in crime/side-kick Arielle and I, got to discover it very well. Not to mention getting lost a few times! But that was the beauty in the fun. Actually, I don’t think photographers are never truly lost, but rather wandering around, camera in hand and discovering new treasures. So by the time Julie and Anthony’s wedding came around, we were accustomed to the country and time difference and ready to roll!
I can’t wait to go back….sigh.
Julie and Anthony, thank you again for giving us the honor of capturing your day. there are so many more shots (obviously) but I selected only a few that give a good sense of the location and love between the two of you…the rest is yours to keep.
HERE ARE THE PHOTOS —> CLICK HERE
Tha se Ksanado sintoma Ellada!
& Magnolia Team
Vanessa and Vishaal
July 15th 2017.
These two have such big hearts. They radiate love and laughter and you cant help but want to be around them. They’ve been together since the tender age of 16 and 18 years old. And in Vanessa’s own words, she says:
When I look into his eyes, I see all those years – the joys and the sorrows, the laughs, the accomplishments… all the precious moments – and I also see our future and standing next to him proudly each day – knowing that we’re giving it our all and enjoying every minute of it.
Day 2 was the catholic ceremony, which was held in our historic Bonsecour church. I learned that this church had special meaning to them. Vanessa used to work at the museum attached to the church and Vishaal used to come see her on her breaks and bring her ice cream. They spend great moments on the rooftop of the museum overlooking the old port of Montreal. And this is where it all happened. They fell in love during these small moments, and its also where he proposed.
Everything came full circle for these two. I wish you nothing but continued laughter and joy.
TO SEE THE PHOTOS CLICK HERE —–> HERE
Reception: Le Rizz
Florist: San Remo
Her dress: Galleria della Sposa
His suit: King & Bay
When your prom date turns into the love of your life! Here is a passionate and fun fall casual session for a future Magnolia couple. We included little Mia who wanted to share in the fun. Stay tuned for their June 2017. It will be amazing!
Much love to you both,
Check out their photos right here ——> CASUAL FALL SESSION
There is so much I can say about these two, as they are both good friends of mine. But I’ll keep it simple. All I can say is I laughed, I cried, I had to recompose myself in some sweet precious moments, and I danced my feet off. Every single guest in that room was a true reflection of this couple; friendly, ready to party, no fuss no drama. It was just a gathering of genuine people, just like Maggie and Derek.
Here is some fun facts!
Event planner: Azar Jazekstani owner of Principal Planner
Concept design Azar Jazekstani and Margherita Terrone (bride)
Display, stationery and event details - bride and groom
Calligraphy Imagine Joy
Foul stamping and printing : design by kismet
Band (The one and only) The Directors Showband
Catering: Traiteur Brera
Wedding dessert: Patrice Patissier
Antipasto station still life (another genius!) Nicolina Servello
Raw bar chef Danny Smiles and Vito Ciocca
Bar & staff: Brahm Mauer
Engagement and wedding rings: Claudia Gravel for Metal En Bouche
Wedding jewelry and flower girl headband : Trink Jewlery by Tracy Gartner
Espresso Bar and Party Favours : Cafe de Mercanti
Flowers : Atelier Carmel
Venue: Entrepôt Dominion
Rentals : Celebrations
Wedding dress: Boutique Ivoire (designer: Martina liana)
Shoes: Brian Atwood
And photography by yours truly: Magnolia Studio
THE LINK TO THE PHOTOS ————————————–> HERE
There is something uplifting and inspiring in watching two people who love each other. Alex and Nishant encapsulate this statement in its purest form. They are simply beautiful…inside and out. These two did what many people think is impossible, or at the very least improbable. They proved that long distance relationships are possible and that love conquers all!
Upon my arrival I was swooning at how stunning the pair looked. Alex bespoke elegance in her Atelier Pronovias gown, accompanied with a pair of unabashedly feminine and delicate earrings that were handmade by Nishant’s grandfather and gifted to the bride. Nishant himself, looked incredibly dapper in his Hugo Boss suit.
One of my many favorite moments, was when Alex gifted each of her parents customized handkerchiefs that were hand stitched with the lyrics of a song that each one of them sang to her every night before bed when she was a little girl. Nishant’s mother and nani were also gifted customized handkerchiefs for their “Tears of Joy”. These are the kind of small details that make such a romantic day so memorable.
With the help of the ever so talented Azar, from Principal Planner, every single detail was carefully curated to fit the bride’s vision. From the classic invitations made by Paper Ideas, to the bonbonieres and beautiful floral arrangements by Flowers by Fleur Desjardins, no detail was overlooked.
Yet, it should be mentioned that the road leading up to their BIG DAY was met with a hiccup that would make any bride and groom nervous. The original plan was to hold the ceremony and reception at the Montreal Science Centre. Unfortunately, an issue arose with the planned venue 5 weeks prior to their wedding day, forcing them to find another venue on such a short notice. Hats off to this amazing duo! The way they navigated this unexpected bump under such tumultuous circumstances is a testament on how well they handle situations together as a couple.
Albeit, in the end, this day was purely magical. The pair hosted the ceremony and the reception at the gorgeous Windsor Station lead by the band who knows how to throw a party; The Directors . Nishant’s sister Roshni, had the honor of officiating the wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family who gathered from near and far to witness a perfectly matched union and enjoy a day of celebration that went well into the wee hours.
As much as Alex’s beauty and million dollar smile captivated everyone around her, no one was more drawn in than Nishant. Every time I turned around, they were holding hands, stealing a kiss, or laughing together. These two beautiful souls, who are from such different upbringings and backgrounds have thread their love for each other, in which no seam is visible.
Thank you Alex and Nishant for inviting me to document all the special moments that made up your wedding day. I wish you a beautiful life together and more adventures in Toronto.
CLICK THIS LINK IN ORDER TO SEE THE PHOTOS! ——> HERE
It is with great pleasure that I present you the wonderful wedding of Marie-Joelle Parent and Geoffrey De Wilde. I met Marie-Joelle Parent over a decade ago, while she was in based out of Montreal and modelling. I have to say, she has been quite a pleasure to photograph throughout the years and always has been one of my favorite models. It is with all her grace that she soon put that career to rest and followed her dreams of journalism straight to NYC. You can very well follow her journey here. You may also know her for her book 300 reasons to love New York. Needless to say, I was beyond touched when I got the call from her, requesting our services for her big day. Our communication was done through skype and emails only, so when I finally met Geoff; I was blown away by his polite and solid independent nature, his bold and yet graceful demeanour all wrapped up in one handsome man! Together, they are one charming pair!
The NYC couple decided to get married in charming Old Quebec, in order to make sure the bride’s grand parents could attend the day as they were an inspiration to them with more than 65 years of mariage. Marie-Joelle got ready at the one and only Chateau Frontenac while Geoff took the urban route and airbnb’ed it in the heart of Old Quebec, making for some very different and fun photos. Most guests were coming from the United States and were immediately charmed by Old Quebec, especially the courtyard of Le Petit Séminaire de Quebec where the cocktails happened in the summer heat and gorgeous golden light sunset. The picturesque Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church where the registers goes back to the 1600s and where ships hang down from the ceiling like chandeliers) and the reception venue; La Chapelle du Musee de L’Amérique Francophone. The party followed by the coolest sounds of the Dave Brown and the Versatiles, 8-piece Motown band, who flew in from Brooklyn for the special occasion.
Here are some other fun facts:
Marie Joelle parents stunning two piece dress was from Montreal’s boutique Anne Jean Michel
Geoff’s dapper look was non other than Ralph Lauren
Caterer and cake was from La Mangue Verte
Hair and Make up by Montreal’s Martine L’heureux
Without any further ado, check out these two right: HERE
With lots of Love to you both,
When I met Tristano & Christina, it was instant chemistry. They are such sweet souls and so calm, you can only be smitten by their charm. I can honestly say that I lived this wedding to the core. If anyone follows my posts on Instagram, you may remember this. I had expressed to her how much I adored her earrings. So in her thoughtful nature, she ended up mailing me a pair, along with a heartfelt thank you card for our work. If you’re one of my future brides, you will most probably see me wear them on your wedding day! I adore them, and wear them all the time. (Thank you again Christina!)
As for our groom, Tristano (aka dimples!) he is not only a good looking and kind gentleman, but also a talented musician. At the end of the night, he joined his band and sang to his new bride. It was quite impressive and a great moment I won’t soon forget. Wishing you both a great life, filled with joy and baby giggles (soon!)
Some fun info!
Christina’s dress is from Galleria della sposa
Tristano’s suit from the wonderful Waxman House
Florist was Georgina & Colette Decoratrice
and the cake by Rustique
The event was held at the Golf Course Le Monarque (Groupe Madison)
And the cute church was St-Joseph Parish on Gouin E.
What a gorgeous day September 27th 2015 was. It was a special day for everyone actually, as it was the night where a super rare harvest moon happened. I remember how they stopped their speech right on time to send everyone outside the Windsor Ballroom , where the wedding was held, and we all watched the moon turn blood red together… Everyone was singing and hugging and just enjoying the moment. It was truly magical and I’ll never forget it myself. It was so much fun to be a part of it with their friends.
Anthony and Jenna were together for 8 years prior to tying the knot in Montreal. In fact they lived in Vancouver and now reside in Ottawa, but the couple wanted some type of destination wedding and therefore chose Montreal as a fun little escape for their close friends and family.
Needless to say, I will forever be grateful for the trust the couple invested in me, particularly because the groom is also a photographer himself . Thank you Anthony!!