Holy crap. What a fun wedding! Since the beginning of Jen and Josh’s relationship when they met via the McGill Outdoors Club, nature has always been a big theme, and it definitely showed in their beautiful fall wedding in Mont Gabriel, just an hour away from Montreal.
I loved all of their personal twists they made to traditional weddings. Here’s a list of some of my favourites: The ceremony started off with a bagpiper instead of an organist. They read from Shakespeare rather than the Bible. They hired a celtic band instead of a DJ (Solstice from Hurley's Irish Pub!). Tables didn’t have numbers on them, but rather had the names of mountains that Jen & Josh have climbed. They had a champagne bottle sabrage. The typical 3-tier wedding cake was a chocolate mousse with moose on it. They didn’t do a bouquet toss. They dedicated the bouquet to the couple that had been together the longest.
On top of all of that, add some wonderful people, a few horse masks, and familiar faces for an unforgettable wedding. But it didn’t just stop with the wedding day - Jen and Josh had organized an entire weekend of scheduled activities in and around Mont Gabriel for their guests who were coming from everywhere.
I should totally do a compilation of best wedding ideas as a blog post.
Enjoy the rest of the photos! (I had a traditional folk playlist going on while processing these photos. Deep Roots CBC style. Yesss.)
Thank you again Jen and Josh for the wonderful evening (and for the extremely satisfying all-you-can-eat brunch the next day).
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