If you’re planning a wedding in Montreal at the Windsor Ballrooms – have a look at this blog from a recent wedding I photographed at that stunning venue.
The Wedding Ceremony: St-Patrick’s Basilica, downtown Montreal
The St-Patrick’s Basilica is both grand and inspiring with it’s high ceilings and beautiful carved and painted woodwork. It has a long and gracious aisle for the bride to walk down with her father. Patricia arrived in true traditional fashion with her father in an antique Rolls Royce.They weren’t allowed to throw petals or rice outside the church so the bride’s mother found a great alternative. After the ceremony, guests were given colourful noisemakers to wave and congratulate the newly married couple.
Bridal Photo Session: Murray Hill Park, Westmount
The bride and groom took their limo with the bridal party to take photos in one of my favourite parks in Montreal. Tall trees, lush greenery makes Murray Hill Park an idyllic place for wedding photography.
Wedding Reception: Windsor Ballrooms, downtown Montreal.
After the photo session, the party continued on to The Windsor Ballrooms. If you’ve never been there, it’s worth a google search or a peek inside. The Windsor has two large elegant ballrooms and a sparkling central hallway lit by large chandeliers. The two ballrooms are equally stunning with a large chandelier giving the rooms a grandeur and magnificence that is perfect for a wedding reception. If you are looking for a very special wedding venue with the “wow” factor for your guests, the Windsor Ballrooms would be a perfect choice. The Windsor comes with it’s own wedding planner and catering team, so it has a “turn-key” appeal for busy couples who want to enjoy the wedding day without getting lost or overwhelmed with the planning. I got the change to meet and work with Amy Nunes for this event.
James and Patricia had beautiful floral centerpieces created by NDG Florist, white table cloths and draping behind the honour table. There was a candy bar set up in the corner. And a stunning sweet table was set up for guests to enjoy after the meal was done.
Wedding surprise: La Hora Loca
As a surprise for their guests, the couple organized an Hora Loca (Spanish for “crazy hour”). This is a hot new trend coming in from Latin America. Papo Ross and Banda Playa came on stage and the party took an even more festive turn with masks and hats were passed around to all the guests. The dance floor, which had already been packed all night thanks to the fine work of Yvan Caro of Exclusive Events, became wild with excitement! The party continued well into the night. Patricia and James really had a fairytale wedding from start to finish. A beautiful, romantic, emotional wedding day that will be remembered by all for years to come. I can’t thank them enough for including me in their incredible day.
List of Wedding Vendors:
Wedding photography: Kate Fellerath Photography
Wedding Videography: Cat Around Films
Patricia’s wedding dress: Kleinfeld at The Bay, Toronto, ON
James’ tuxedo: Waxman
Reception: Le Windsor Ballrooms
-Event Planner: Amy Nunes
-Catering provided by Le Windsor Ballrooms
Dj: Yvan Caro of Exclusive Events
Band: Papo Ross and Banda Playa
Wedding flowers and bouquets: NDG Florist
Make-up for Bride and Bridesmaids: Sharleen Young of Annie Young Cosmetic
Bride’s Hair: Vera Diblaccio, from Platine coiffure & esthétique