Moody and Romantic Willow Inn Elopement
We give you full permission to ditch the bright, summer color palette if that’s not calling to you. Instead, you can opt for a gorgeously dark, moody, and romantic vibe like Giacomo and Domenico. Wedding planner Chic et Champagnepartnered with a talented team of wedding vendors to create this English pub inspired elopement in Hudson, Quebec. From the burgundy velvet suits to the warm, jewel toned color palette, every element of this Willow Innelopement radiates unconventionality.
With an English cottage vibe and jaw-dropping lake and mountain views, Willow Inn proves to be a dreamy venue for any wedding style and size. The secluded, waterfront ceremony location was a historic residential property that has since been transformed into a stunning event space. To preserve the venue’s natural beauty, Chic et Champagne complemented the historic charm with dark and elaborate floral arrangements.
Photographer and Junebug member Julia Garcia-Prat Photography captured every detail that made this Canadian elopement one for the books. If you’re searching for ways to twist traditional wedding elements and make them their own, you’ve come to the right place. Get your Pinterest boards ready and start scrolling for inspiration that’s sure to make your celebration unlike any other.
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Giacomo and Domenico are two lovers who had planned their wedding and in the whirlwind of the pandemic had to postpone it. But nothing stops love. In a setting straight out of an english pub—at the Willow Inn in Hudson, Quebec—they exchanged their vows. A sweet intimate moment that was enhanced by incorporating an abundance of velvet accents, moody-jewel toned colors, and lush floral arrangements.
Congratulations to Giacomo and Domenico on their Willow Inn elopement. And big thanks to photographer and Junebug member Julia Garcia-Prat Photography for preserving this detail-oriented celebration. A celebration that’ll be used as inspiration by adventurous couples yearning for a moody, warm, and fully personalized nuptial.
Two cultures, two big families, and a lot of dancing—we can’t think of a more unique and fun way to celebrate the joining of two lives. From the food to the fashion, Grace and Toni’s multi-cultural Cafe de L’Horloge wedding was full of beautiful Indian and Nigerian influences.
After the original venue canceled 72 hours before their big day—Grace and Toni leaned on their talented team of vendors to recreate their wedding on a short timeline. Wedding planner and designer, Salar Events & Design, brought the couple’s dream ceremony to life in less than three days at Cafe de L’Horloge. The whimsical reception space—complete with stained glass windows and a quaint fireplace—was dressed in simply elegant Efflorescence floral arrangements and draped twinkle lights.
Photographer and Junebug member, Annabelle Agnew Photography captured jaw-dropping images that prove a simple wedding doesn’t mean sacrificing incredible and meaningful moments. Sometimes, less is more.
Grace and Toni
Cafe de L’Horloge, Quebec, Canada
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Less Is More At A Cafe de L’Horloge Wedding
Our ceremony was simple but filled with meaningful moments of laughter, gratitude, and reflection. In light of all the difficult circumstances of 2020, and the uncertainty of whether we’d even have our wedding, it was with sweet relief we sang (or in some cases, hummed ) the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” before the vows. We will otherwise remember that at our wedding, we danced…and we danced often! An especially fun memory is the impromptu dance down the aisle after our vows.
Involving Loved Ones
Our community’s involvement is what made our ceremony personal and meaningful. Our sweet friend and former roommate played “Moon River” on her guitar as my father and I walked down the aisle. We had a close family friend officiate the ceremony, and another lead us in singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Finally, our pastor, a friend of many years, gave a thoughtful wedding sermon.
Hire Vendors You Trust
Hire vendors you trust to go above and beyond to bring to life the day of your dreams. For us, it was important and rewarding to work with vendors—particularly our wedding planner— who understood and worked with the nuances of our cultural backgrounds. Because of COVID-19, our initial venue canceled 72 hours before our wedding day. We can’t imagine what we would have done without the initiative and help of our talented team.
Anabelle Agnew’s Take On Dancing The Night Away
It was a wedding full of surprise dance performances. At the reception, the bridesmaids choreographed a virtual dance mash-up—with appearances from family and friends all over the world. The evening ended with Toni and his groomsmen surprising Grace with a Bollywood style flash mob.
We are grateful Junebug member Annabelle Agnew Photography captured every little moment that made this multi-cultural Cafe de L’Horloge wedding unforgettable. Grace and Toni’s day—full Indian and Nigerian cultural influences, fun, and a whole lot of dancing—is the perfect inspo for couples looking to ditch standard wedding traditions.
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Marisa and Kamil’s elegant Old Port of Montreal wedding is modern meets old Hollywood glamour, and we can’t get enough. The couple hired expert planner Elyna Kudish who transformed the Montreal Science Center into a space full of velvet accents, romantic candlelight, extravagant white florals from Atelier Carmel, and pops of sage green. We can’t get enough of the modern marble-inspired cake from Yuki Bakery.
Photographers and Junebug members Joel & Justyna captured the essence of the day, including a romantic taxi ride to the venue and love-filled portraits on Montreal’s cobblestone streets. So, keep scrolling to see the beauty of their day because these photos are truly worth a thousand words.
Marisa and Kamil
Montreal Science Center, Montreal, Canada
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A Memorable First Look
We had initially hesitated about seeing each other before the ceremony. We wanted to keep some tradition. However, we ultimately decided on doing a first look, and we are so glad that we did. It was one of the most intimate moments that we shared that day—apart from our vows, of course— the other was our first dance. We had the opportunity just to share some moments of calm with one another before things got hectic. Most of the day after that first look was a blur and seemed to pass by so quickly, so having that time before the festivities was priceless.
Why an Old Port of Montreal Wedding
Our venue was located in the Old Port of Montreal. We were both born and raised in Montreal, and the Old Port has special significance to us. We were looking for a blank canvas with lots of natural light and an open feel. Our venue provided us with an abundance of natural light throughout the ceremony and into the early evening.
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The Importance of A Planner
We had the privilege of working with an amazing wedding planner, Elyna Kudish, who helped us bring our vision to life. She was there with us every step of the way. We explained our vision of a clean, elegant, modern feel that incorporated our Caribbean roots. She was able to help us bring that to fruition through the venue, decor, entertainment, and food. We couldn’t have done it without her.
Congratulations again to Marisa and Kamil on their elegant Old Port of Montreal wedding. We’re so thankful that Junebug members Joel & Justyna were there to capture every sophisticated detail. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from all around the world!
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