We’re toasting to this elegant Montreal wedding on our wedding blog today. For one, it is as classic as they come, and two, it takes place in a Veuve Cliquot cellar! Yes… like the champagne! Could you picture anything more fitting for a champagne hued soiree? Pan through the pretty details and be whisked away to a Cinderella-style world!
The bride, Samantha, shares…
We envisioned our wedding day being a true reflection of us. We wanted to integrate as many elements of ourselves and our love story as we could.
Every item of décor was unique to us and hand made. The wine cork guest board was made from an antique frame found at our favorite farmers market filled with wine corks collected from all of our family members. We also crafted our key card table, which was individual antique keys we had collected and hand crafted tags for. We chose keys because I have worn one around my neck for as long as I can remember. Additionally, as homage to the florist who introduced mark and I, we gave succulents as favors.
My favorite crafted detail was the wine crates which we spent the night before our wedding varnishing upstairs in our venue while our family waited for us to have dinner at the restaurant downstairs. Those moments leading up to our wedding day are some of my favorite. One of the wine crates was used during the ceremony to lock a bottle of champagne and two Veuve Cliquot glasses with our vows. We will open this crate on our first year anniversary, and every 5 years after that.
A few close friends (who came to my rescue) and I made the centerpieces and floral arrangements. Mark and I also collected over 100 different vases to create an eclectic, vintage look. We really wanted a romantic, Parisian style centerpiece. We achieved this by using lush flowers in soft white and pink tones, loosely arranged with a lot of vineyard inspired greenery.
Finally, our favorite moment was our first dance. We were surrounded by everyone we love, holding sparklers. Although there were about 100 people around us, it really felt like we were alone in that moment. That moment it truly one that we would love to relive.