When an event planner has her own big day, what kind of wedding does she envision? In the case of Lysiane and Greg, it was a small, intimate wedding that was organized thoroughly beforehand so the day itself could go off without a hitch.
The venue was Au Vieux Moulin, a country estate built in the 1830s that was close to the city yet far enough away to feel like a hidden paradise. Surrounded by a small forest and pond, with horses grazing peacefully, it was the perfect setting for the 60-guest event. The old mill, which is now the reception area, had been decorated with herbs and vegetables — a lovely, unexpected touch.
At our first meeting, Lysiane and Greg talked about how they wanted us to take a photojournalistic approach to capture their special moments. They did go out of their way to make one particular request, though: to have many photos taken with Eva, their little girl. On the big day, we met them at the venue (they had gotten ready at home) and shot for a total of eight hours, photographing the couple and their extended family, the ceremony, and part of the reception.
With Lysiane and Greg so laid-back and the guests so comfortable, the beautiful moments came naturally: the normally shy Eva, suddenly animated after encountering the horse; the bride’s sister and parents eliciting lots of warm laughter as they teased the bride during their speeches. It was easy to capture their unfiltered joy.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your day!
Second shooter: Esther Gibbons
Decorator: Marilyn Burgoyne
DJ: Uptown Express
Catering: Le Chic Traiteur