Dara + Dylan: Engagement

On one of the last snowy days we had in Montreal I had the pleasure of meeting Dara, Dylan and their (big) sweetheart Shyna in the town of St. Eustache for their engagement photos. This is one of the only times I'm very fond of the snow, because it was a perfect covering on the tree branches and not too cold! Not something we get all winter long! Dara and Dylan are such lovely people, it was a pleasure to walk around with them, learn about their relationship, their lives together in Montreal, and their fur baby Shyna! She loved the snow and we were stopped a number of times by people strolling by wanting to meet her. Who could blame them.

Thank you D + D + S for the afternoon in your hometown, and congratulations on your engagement!

Hitched MTL

Hitched MTL was an incredible experience to be a part of! The event was the only of it's kind in town and first of what will hopefully be a yearly event to benefit a great cause and help bride and groom's find the best vendors Montreal has to offer.

The event consisted of approximately 40 vendors and 120 guests, all bride and grooms to-be. The event donated all of it's earnings to the Montreal Children's Hospital, while putting on a pretty spectacular party. Food, drink, music, and a show!

Thank you Hitched MTL for allowing me to join!

My section was total eye candy, the modern wedding theme:

Planning & Coordination: Baccino Events

Groom's Tuxedo: Classy Tuxedos

Bride's dress: Salon de Marriage Punta Chiara

Rentals: Bravo

Stationary: White Willow Paper Co.

Make up: Ally Zwonok

Flowers: Elvira Floral Design

Cake: Blüming Cakes by Anggie Wong

Veronica's Baby Shower

Veronica and Bill have been on this blog before for their wedding day. I was beyond thrilled to hear that they were having a baby boy! They are now proud parents. I loved this intimate, yet enormously special occasion that took place in Montreal at the Cardinal Tea Room. Veronica welcomed back her florist from the wedding day, Astilbe, to liven up the space with stunning arrangements. I love all affairs, large scale and small scale, they all bring an incredible amount of love to a person's life.

Congratulations once again to these parents who I'm sure are doing wonderfully as such!

K + M: Expecting

One of my oldest, dearest and loveliest of friends is expecting a baby boy in early April. It's been a little while now but I remember her breaking the news to us that her and Marc were interested in having a baby. I'm pretty sure I told her to wait for the house or the wedding, which was already coming. But I'm not surprised now, as one of the strongest and able people within my world, she has the house and the wedding is fast in motion for this coming September. Her little boy will be 6 months old. He might not remember it but he'll get to see his mom and dad get married. She's rocking every big life moment that she's decided to meet head on. I know she'll be the most incredible mother to a incredibly lucky son, who I can't wait to meet.

We took this opportunity to shoot in my (then) empty new home. I love the white walls and lack of furniture, nothing to distract from this glowing momma-to-be.

All of my love, to K + M.

Wonderblush

I hope everyone gets the chance to experience an afternoon at Wonderblush in Montreal at some point, whether it be your next hair treatment or your next event! My dear ladies and I in the industry, Katrina Schaller and Tania Stratti of Deka Events were pampered by the owner Melanie Hachey to a bright face and hair stylings by her incredible expert Blanca.

I felt more than well taken care of the moment I walked in, we were greeted with a coffee of our choice from the in-house café and I was beside myself with the results. It's rare my face is on the blog but you'll see me in the last 4 images! The company is a labour of love, they've told us that it doesn't feel like work when you have this much fun.

The space is incredibly bright and beautifully decorated! I wanted to explore the area after to take photos of our results but there was no need to leave!

Never stop treating yourself if you can, and I highly recommend you let Wonderblush help you do that!