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A Romantic, Tropical-Inspired Styled Shoot

  |  By Carrie MacPherson

This stunning photoshoot may transport you to a lush green island somewhere like Bali or Maui… minus the jet lag. From the rich colours (such as the groom's sage green suit and “Mad Men” style dark rust coloured tie) to the inspiring bridal style details like a demi-flower crown and anklet adorned with tropical flowers.

Quebec photographer, Mélissa St-Arnaud shares the idea behind the shoot: "We wanted to create an exotic styled wedding by layering patterns and contrasting colours, like shades of pink for romance and sage green for a more masculine touch. The sage green is reminiscent of tropical leaves such as eucalyptus and then we added more earthy tones like brown and taupe, to really give the impression of a tropical wedding.”

“The choice of colour for the groom's Blandin & Delloye suit gives him a fresh and trendy look. It also pairs perfectly with the organic and earthy tones of the head table, the bride’s tropical bouquet and floral accessories. Her half crown, wrist corsage and anklet were comprised of deep burgundy orchids."

St-Arnaud says the choice of wedding gown was also a key style influence in the photoshoot: "The bride's gown from Ma Chérie Bleue boutique had a bustier-style top embellished with 3D florals and pearls, and a champagne tulle skirt—it looked amazing on her!"

No tropical wedding would be complete without gorgeous florals. Although the reception table decor was more understated than the bridal bouquet and other accessories, the calla lilies and tropical leaves bring an exotic vibe to the setting. The watercolor invitations and place cards were created by hand by a local calligrapher. The whimsical illustrations of palm trees, seashells and exotic flowers lend a romantic finishing touch to this delightful shoot.

Photography courtesy of Mélissa St-Arnaud of Photographie M Vivre


Wedding planner: Morgane Lacoste of Auréa Planification
Bridal Gown: Ma Chérie Bleue
Beauty: Alexandra Hayes
Flowers: La Petite Fleur Créations
Jewellery: Loft Bijoux
Suiting & Shoes: Blandin & Delloye
CakeSucre Brun
Calligraphy: Precious Pen Man
DessertsAzucar Sucrerie (macarons & meringues), Perkie Co (cookie favours)
RentalsTenue de soirée & ABP location
Videographer: Fleur Sauvage Films


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