Rachel and François’s path to the altar was a fast one. The couple got engaged on February 15th and married less than three months later. “We were so excited to throw this important event. François and I were great partners and organized things just like pros,” says Rachel.
The couple opted for a traditional church ceremony that included personalized vows and music performed by the bride’s brother.
Rachel, who works for Lise Watier, says their wedding transportation was one of her favourite details. “We left the ceremony in a special vehicle: Madame Lise Watier’s convertible Bentley! Our ‘chauffeur’ was her husband, Mr. Rocheleau, who took care of wearing the proper Ritz valet hat, she explains.
Every part of this celebration reflected the couple’s chic theme. “We both wanted a classical, timeless and elegant event, from the invitations to the gown,” says Rachel. The couple enjoyed their reception in a stunning, intimate space filled with lovely pink and white flowers.
Rachel admits that one of her favourite parts of the reception was her first dance with her new husband. “We surprised our guests by performing a classical rumba with an explosive stunt at the end,” Rachel remembers. “Our dance teachers said they never saw a couple that learned that fast. We got the whole choreography in less than two weeks!”
Rachel and François, June 28, 2014, Orford, Quebec.
Photography courtesy of Chambre Noire.
Ceremony and reception venue: Estrimont Suites & Spa
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero from France B. Pronuptia
Groom’s tux: Moores
Caterer: Estrimont Suites & Spa
Music: Black Creek Music
Hair: Joël Gagné
Makeup: David Vincent for Lise Watier
Flowers: Cadril Fleuriste