Andee and Kori's Unique, Vintage-Inspired Wedding


An interview with bride #55

This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.

Kori and I had about 90 people at our wedding which mostly consisted of our big families and a few close friends. We chose to host our wedding at Cafe de Paris in Quebec City since a very good family friend of mine owned it and we wanted to incorporate our loved ones into our big day as much as possible.

We held our ceremony and reception in the restaurant. My best friend’s mom was our officiant and my friend did the English translation during the ceremony because my side of the family is French-Canadian while my husband's side speaks English. One of my favourite parts was when our officiant asked us if we were ok with having a surprise during our ceremony. They included Celtic rituals and made our family participate! We had a few speeches from some of our friends and family members, Kori's brother had such a great speech he made everyone cry!


This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.

We made sure to make our friends and family a big part of our wedding day since they all mean so much to us. Kori’s grandmother made our cake and it was so gorgeous and delicious. My dad took care of arranging the sound system and printing out the menus and table numbers. My sister put together a candy bar. My mother-in-law and my sisters helped with all the decorations. There were so many special touches to the entire day!

Our friends and I are all musicians so instead of hiring a band or DJ, we ended up playing for most of the night and got our friends to come up and perform with us as well. It was great to see everyone's reaction when my huge family surprised the party after dinner with a super fun, Glee-inspired performance.

The party was so much fun. It was truly the perfect day.


This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.

What's one detail your wedding had to have?

Good music! We take our music seriously so it was important to us that we had a great playlist that got people dancing.

What's something you could have done without?
 
I bought too much jewelry! I wasn't sure how I was going to accessorize so I ended up buying a bunch of pieces that I didn't need.


This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.

Tell us about your bridal style.


My wedding dress was pretty modest, delicate, and elegant. It had a bohemian charm to it but the way I accessorized it gave it more of a vintage look. I highly recommend Boutique 1861 in Montreal where I got this gem.

I wore a white faux-fur shawl outside with the jacket to stay warm in the crisp spring air. For jewelry, I went with a statement hair chain and earrings which I then paired with simple shiny lavender shoes to bring the look together. I decided to add a little edge to my makeup look and rocked a dark plum/burgundy lipstick to add a bit of drama to the look.


This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.


What's your advice for future brides?

Just do whatever you want, this is YOUR wedding! Whether you do it at a camping site in the woods dressed in a bikini, or at a fancy hotel wearing Vera Wang. In my opinion, it really doesn’t matter. What makes a wedding successful is the love people witness between the two partners.

Just because your wedding is more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it will be more fun or beautiful. Have a talk with your partner and decide where you want to spend your money. 

I’m personally so happy we hired a professional photographer who was SO kickass and documented our big day beautifully.


This charming, vintage wedding in Quebec City will have you stunned with pure heart eyes.


Date: March 31, 2018
Location: Café de Paris
Vendors:
Photographer: Anne-Sophie Beaudoin
Cake: Made by the groom's grandmother!
Florals: Made by the bride with stems from Costco
Cake Pops: Entre Ciel et Crème
Bride's Wedding Dress: Boutique 1861
Hair: Rachèle Robitaille