Amélie and Dany’s urban and vintage wedding took place a few steps from my place: at the Canal Room of the Château St-Ambroise, in Montréal. Is it because I simply love this place that I couldn’t wait to present it to you? Or because I fell for Sophie Asselin’s gorgeous photos? Or maybe, because those two seem to be so in love and made for each other that it gets magic? Maybe also because the decor was stunning and completely hancrafted by the bride and the groom?
It’s actually all these reasons that make me thrilled to have you discover this beautiful urban and vintage wedding, full of lovely details. Open your eyes and prepare yourself to be amazed!
Amélie et Dany’s Urban & Vintage Wedding
Amélie and Dany met when they were preparing a play, back at the university. Amélie felt right away Dany was the type of man she was looking for, but she didn’t know he would indeed appear to be the man of her life!
Eager to know him better, she made the first move and it’s after a full day spent together that they finally sealed the beginning of their love story by a long kiss at 3 am, close to the fountain at the Square St-Louis.
Six years of happiness later, Dany popped the question to his unbelieving Amélie.
« It was a morning of July. We were about to have breakfast, I was still wearing my pyjamas and my glasses and my hair was all frizzy. He put a knee down in our living-room and asked me to marry him, saying that I was sooo beautiful.»
I can picture the scene and I can’t help but having a tender smile for this simple and moving couple.
For their urban and vintage wedding, Amélie and Dany fell for the industrial and urban style of the Canal Room: they immediately like the brick walls, exposed pipes and hardwood floors. To add a romantic touch and soften the whole thing, they decorated the room with a pale coral shade, pennant banners, baby breath and vintage elements.
« Most of our families and friends told us that it was sincerely the most real, the most intense and the most beautiful wedding they ever attended. »
The couple also recycled family objects: vinyls that belonged to Dany’s uncle as table numbers and books from the bride grandparents as centerpieces. Of course, Amélie being a real craft addict, she enjoyed the wedding preparation to create a lot of DIY elements!
Items Made With Love for the Wedding
- Fabrics pennant banners in soft pink and salmon (tutorial available here)
- Painted distressed Mason jars (tutorial available here)
- Groom’s uncle vinyls with table numbers and a funny story on them
- Wooden crate seating chart
- Chalkboard decorative posters on wood slices
- Cover of the guestbook
- Frames with engagement photos and decoration (scrapbooking style)
- Hashtag #AD with luminous marquee letters (made by Club social)
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Guest favors: bottles of a beer brewed by the couple with the help of a friend from Brasserie Lunatic, wrapped in beautiful little bags with a wedding themed sticker (the two arrows).
Amélie’s Advice for Future Brides & Grooms
Take the time to have a break during the wedding preparation and don’t lose sight of each other. Tell your loved one how often as you can why you are planning this day with him/her and focus your energy on the beautiful moments ahead of you. Who cares if you didn’t have time to finish this little detail or that tiny thing? What counts most is that you will both remember the wave of happiness and the fun you will have during THAT day.
Congratulations to both of you! You managed to successfully mix two styles with your urban and vintage wedding. Your love story is inspiring and so are you wedding photos! We wish you a long and happy life full of love. Keep your sincerity and your smiles: it is as simple as that!
Photographer: Sophie Asselin
Lighting arrangements, pennant banners installation and chairs rental: Maxime Levasseur Conception Décor
Flowers: O.xide Design
Decorative elements rental: La Mariée Bohème
Food, venue and service: the Canal Room
Coordination of the day, decorations assisting, creation of #AD, and menu printing: Club social
Beers as guest favors: Brasserie Lunatic