Sweet and Sophisticated Place D’Armes Hotel Wedding, Montreal

Where do I even begin with Liv and Will? Liv and I met many almost half a decade ago at the wedding of a dear friend, where we spent the final hours of the night chatting on a couch together, throwing back some drinks, and dreaming about the unknown. Little did I know at the time that I would be spending one of the most important days of her life with her. Their Place D'Armes Hotel wedding holds a special place in my heart as the very first international wedding I've had the honor of photographing.

As a Seattle wedding photographer, I'm not stranger to mountains, lakes, large trees and misty waterfalls, but the idea of photographing a downtown Old Montreal wedding couldn't have been more exciting. A city hundreds of years old, filled with hilly cobble streets, exquisitely unique french culture, intricate European architecture, it's a photographers dream. Not to mention the abundance of poutine cause we are in Canada after all. Nonetheless, Liv and Will put their trust in us to traverse the U.S. border to join them in their home city for an absolutely stunning intimate wedding.

The Hotel Place D'Armes, a nearly 150 year looming piece of architecture, originally built by the Great Scottish Life Insurance Company as it's headquarters, turned into a modern luxury hotel couldn't have been a more spectacular place for such an intimate wedding. With a sprawling rooftop view of Montreal, it was the perfect location for a sunny summery ceremony filled with so much laughter and just the right amount of happy tears.

bride and groom share their first look in front of place d'armes in old montreal
bride and groom share their first look in front of place d'armes in old montreal
bride and groom share their first look in front of place d'armes in old montreal
fine art photo of bride and groom walking
out of focus photo of bride and groom sharing a kiss in front of the basilica in old montreal
bride and groom embrace in front of the basilica in old montreal
wedding dress blowing in the wind as a couple embraces in old montreal
couple stands in front of dramatic pillars in old montreal
black and white photo of bride and groom exchanging a loving touch
bride and groom sit on a modern couch together at their place d'armes wedding
bride sits casually on modern couch at place d'armes
modern chic bridal shoes
family cheers at place d'armes wedding
analog film photo of couple sitting in a midcentury chair in place d'armes
rooftop wedding ceremony in old montreal
couple laughs holding hands during a thank you speech at their wedding
grooms does the limbo at wedding reception
black and white photo of bride and groom with old montreal in the background

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to shoot our very first wedding abroad. And for being just all around rad people, Liv + Will. Come visit us in Washington!

Venue: Hotel Place D'Armes, Montreal, Quebec

Planning: Eventful MTL

Balloons: Haute Balloon

Hair + Makeup: Hana Rhoul

Rentals: La Nouvelle Tablee

DJ: DJ Eddie Lewis

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