Laure-Anne and Matine | August 22, 2020
Photos by Scott H. Wilson Photography
Six days before their one-year anniversary, and weeks after he asked her to be his wife, Laure-Anne and Matine hosted their wedding at Le Vignoble de Chelsea. “Following our engagement we decided to get married despite COVID-19, to add a little moment of joy in this particular year,” says Laure-Anne, 23.
The picturesque vineyard with its scenic vistas and inviting reception room was an idyllic backdrop for this young couple’s special day. “We knew that we would not be able to have a lot of guests, so we had a very intimate wedding with only our parents, our sisters, my grandparents and our close friends.” In total, 34 people were at the Chelsea wedding.
It included both a Baha’i and a civil ceremony, with Matine’s father as the officiant. The bride’s and groom’s sisters were the emcees. “For us, that was very special. They organized games and speeches in the evening.” Another highlight was a surprise video with messages from family members who could not be present due to the pandemic.
“For the style, we went with a rustic wedding,” Laure-Anne notes. “Matine’s mother is a hair stylist, so she did my hair. I did my makeup myself.” Her lovely long hair was styled in a romantic half-up look that was perfect with her V-neck lace gown and dreamy bouquet of eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s lace and white roses.
The colour and floral palette continued in the décor. “I also did all the decorations myself,” the bride adds. Log slices served as the foundation for centerpieces featuring eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s lace and low white candles. These chic, natural arrangements were particularly striking because the wood tables were not covered with linens.
“If I had to do it all over I would redo it exactly the same way,” Laure-Anne says. “It really allowed me to get into the spirit of the wedding given the short time between our engagement and the wedding itself. I lived the whole process at 100 per cent.”
Venue: Le Vignoble de Chelsea
Flowers: Flore et Sens, Chelsea
Cake: Caprices Gourmands Inc., Gatineau
Bride’s Gown: Boutique 1861, Montréal
Groom’s Attire: Moores