Espace Canal wedding, Montreal – The shoe collector
+ Located next to Canal Lachine, offering views of the water yet indoor options (Chateau Ambroisie) in case of bad weather
+ Plenty of parking (despite a small fee)
+ Generally booked for both the ceremony (outdoor) and reception, simplifying logistics and traveling
x Venue can accommodate up to 275 guests but you will hardly be able to walk through the tables
x Risk of serving dinner late, despite on-site kitchen staff
x Instances of wedding crashes walking in taking advantage of the open bar
Great option for couples who wish to host within downtown core, just next to the Atwater Market. Yet, it offers plenty of affordable, parking spaces. The Chateau Ambroisie is typical accessible, even during weekends so indoor photography can be done within walking distance during inclement weather.
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Alexis was adamant in showcasing her personal collection of footwear but what I saw seemed something that could defy the laws of physics. Even with the widest lens in my arsenal, I had difficulty capturing all the shoes sitting on the shelf. “There must be a hundred pairs,” asked yours truly, in which she candidly replied “Oh… way more than that.” It was then I realized that our bride happened to be a connoisseur of shoes.
I feel that it is important to mention the above because we begin the story on that fateful day where Alexis stepped inside the Jordan Taylor shoe store. Ignoring the lack of originality when it comes to naming a retail store, Alexis was clearly on a mission that day. As she was determined in getting the finest pair among all, she ended up bringing the owner back home, Mr. Jordan Taylor himself. The rest is history, as they say.
The guests were invited to an incredibly stylish reception, going full retro. In addition to being sent back to the 50’s, our couple paid homage to traditions from both sides of the family. Just when you thought the evening reached its climax with the thundering Portuguese folk dance, Alexis managed to bring in two more special guests to hmm… entertain a few very lucky male patrons. This is perhaps my best effort in keeping this album G-rated by not being too explicit.
Let’s just say that doughnuts no longer taste the same after that night…
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