Have ever considered having a winter wedding ? When I first started shooting weddings in Canada, I thought no one would get married between December and April but I sure was wrong. I actually grew to really enjoy shooting weddings in the winter because we get the most beautiful light reflecting off the snow and we don't have to fight with tourists over the streets of Old Montreal (a real bonus right here ! ^_^).
Marina and Hisham's wedding was in February. There was not much snow left on the ground but the couple still braved the -20 degrees in the old port of Montreal to create these beautiful images. The couple chose to have an intimate celebration at Mariner's House at Pointe à Callière Museum. (yeah ! Surprise ! you can have your wedding at Pointe à Callière !). The venue is very beautiful and it has floor to ceiling glass windows that give the best light a photographer could ask for.
I also loved that Marina chose to celebrate her husband's Pakistani culture by wearing a Turquoise Shalwar Kameez that her mother in law has specially made in Pakistan for the wedding. The color was absolutely magnificent and a unique change from the traditional white dress. The Shalwar Kameez wasp perfectly complemented by the blush colored cascading bouquet from Le Rouge Florist. The florist did also a great job on the centrepieces and the floral arrangement for the head-table (which you can see by scrolling down to the reception photos). And if you are wondering who styled Marina's hair, it was Sherri from Avanti Le Spa.
For the getting ready, The couple chose the quiet of hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton. This really gave us both the space and time for some laid back getting ready shots. The wedding bridal photos were all in different locations in the old port.
I simply cannot thank Marina and Hisham enough forgiving me the opportunity to document their beautiful wedding day and for being so brave and patient in the -20 degrees winter.