[Wedding] Sandra & Paul – Le Windsor in Montreal, QC

As the story goes, Sandra and Paul met in 2006 “at a party”, which usually translates to some sort of online element to their introduction (which is actually quite common, based on my book of clients). But the truth is, Sandra and Paul really did meet at a holiday party in 2006, and they even have photos to prove it :). After Sandra teased Paul about drinking a non-alcoholic beverage at a party, he was instantly hooked. Why wouldn’t he? It’s a known fact that men enjoy the occasional abuse, and I’m almost convinced his glass of orange juice was his bait for Sandra. Long story short, Sandra was actually visiting from Hong Kong…and already had a boyfriend. Things didn’t bode well for our Prince Charming. But after many months of chatting online (across 12 time zones, mind you) , sending chocolates, and consuming many cups of coffee/orange juice, Paul was finally able to win her over. Fast-forward to Fall of 2011. Sandra had contacted us (since she’s heard such fabulous things about us!), but we were already booked. So Sandra and Paul got the next-best-thing, and booked an engagement session with us instead. Long story short (again), we never did receive that contract back from the other client. After a few quick FB messages (it literally took minutes), Sandra and Paul’s wedding day were officially marked on our calendars. We were beyond excited to capture their big day! Bride's shoes on her wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding rings for a wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom prepares for his wedding day at the Sheraton in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groomsmen wait outside on the street on Sandra and Paul's wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride peeks out of her window on her wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding door games in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bridesmaid laughs during wedding door games in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom play hide and seek on their wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Tea pouring ceremony on Sandra and Paul's wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Well wishes from the groom's father on Sandra and Paul's wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride receives gifts during the tea ceremony on her wedding day in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Dog ring bearer for a wedding in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groomsmen share a moment in Montreal, QC. Captured by destination wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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Venue : : Le Windsor
Catering : : La Maison by Kam Fung
Cinematography : : Ioan Films
Dress : : Priscilla of Boston
Shoes : : Vince Camuto
Groom’s Attire : : Black by Vera Wang
Hair & Make-up : : Aileen Cheng
Floral : : DIY
Harpist : : Schulich School of Music
Entertainment and MC : : Showtime Entertainment
Photobooth : : Flashcubes
Happy Friday everyone! Ben & Karis

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