We met Christina and Matthieu fairly recently when we did their engagement session here on the West Island. Magda and I quickly got to learn about Matthieu’s fun and quirky sense of humor as well as Christina’s shy side…which didn’t last very long, since Matthieu always manages to make her smile! The same went for their wedding day…
In the morning, I (Bartek) got to spend time with the guys at one of the groomsmen’s really cozy apartment near the Atwater Market. As they prepared for the big day and listened to good music, I snapped away at every moment I could. But that didn’t mean I couldn’t enjoy a delicious mushroom pizza from a local place! Of course, Magda too got to spend a relaxing morning with Christina and the girls before heading to the church downtown.
The ceremony at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church was really touching. Christina and Matthieu exchanged some really deep and beautiful words with each other.
As mother nature has it, it turned out to be one of those rainy days. Having a wedding this time of year is beautiful, but it can be risky as the weather is incredibly unpredictable! However, as we drove to the rainy day photography location (the Westmount Greenhouse Conservatory), it started to clear up beautifully! We had to share the space with a few other wedding photographers doing their thing too! Regardless, we still decided to shoot inside the historic building since the light was so soft and warm that we just couldn’t ignore it.
The wedding reception was held on the top floor of the Vieux-Port Steakhouse in the Old Port of Montreal. If you have never been and are in the mood for a seriously great steak, we highly recommend it. Having never shot a wedding there before we were welcomed by a cozy atmosphere accompanied by great food and a great party. With some really hilarious games, a swing dance lesson and our photo booth, the night was off to an incredibly fun start.
Christina and Matthieu, thank you for trusting us with our vision for your day and we hope you love your photos as much as we do. Your faith and the things you and your families said to each other are a clear sign that you will live happily ever after.