Christine and Guillaume’s romance began after a chance meeting in Cuba. “It was totally unexpected,” Christine recalls. “I was vacationing with a friend and he was there with a bunch of his friends. With Christine living in Toronto and Guillaume living in Montreal at the time, the two began a long-distance relationship until Christine moved to Montreal.
One weekend, Christine surprised Guillaume with a trip to New York City. Little did she know, Guillaume was planning to propose to her that same weekend. “On our last night in New York, we went out to dinner, and Guillaume surprised me by proposing,” Christine says with a laugh. “Even though he didn’t know anything about the trip beforehand, he was planning to propose all along.”
For their wedding, the couple knew they wanted their celebration to be about their close friends and family and less about over-the-top decor. Choosing a palette of white, gold and pink, their wedding incorporated simple, timeless details, including the bride and bridesmaids’ dainty calla lily bouquets. Christine walked down the aisle to a guitar player’s rendition of James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go.” “It was one of the best moments,” Christine shares. “Guillaume’s father was our officiant, which meant a lot to us.”
For their first dance the couple chose “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Lauryn Hill. “Our first dance had everyone we love circling us, clapping and singing along to our song!”
Christine Brant and Guillaume Sauvé-Tardif, July 8, 2017, Montreal, Quebec.
Photography courtesy of Anne-Sophie Huot.
Ceremony and reception venue: Hyatt Regency Montreal
Bridal gown: Nicole Miller from White Toronto
Groom’s tux: Zara and Massimo Dutti
Flowers: Prune Les Fleurs
Decor: Possibilite N
Guitar player: Thierry Gomez
DJ and MC: Productions Megamix