Elopement weddings

Elopement weddings

Here is an exploration of the concept of elopement weddings. There are a lot of elements to consider to make an elopement successful, and this article will be about the concept, of what it means to elope.


What is it?

An elopement is a wedding that involves the bride and groom getting married without a traditional ceremony and reception with friends and family. It is usually the couple choosing a destination outside of their hometown to get married in a private and gorgeous setting.

Who goes?

The minimum is the bride and groom plus an officiant and a photographer. If you choose to, you can have one or two witnesses and one or two family members.

Pros

It can be cheaper and more enjoyable to elope. You have more chances of remembering your wedding day without the stress of a traditional wedding in which family tensions and expectations may drive you away from the enjoyment of the day.

“It was almost like a glorified photo shoot for the two of us,” said Ms. Provost, who lives with her husband in San Antonio. “We got to spend the whole day together, just the two of us, which almost made it more meaningful. There wasn’t a distant cousin or mother or girlfriend there adding stress.”

Cons

You can't share this special day with your closest family and friends, probably people who were involved in every stage of your evolving relationship with your partner. Many relatives may even be offended by your decision to elope.

At the end of the day though, there is no wrong or right way to get married. Follow your heart!

''Creating a vision''

It is important to create a vision for your elopement that will reflect your personalities. Maybe a unifying color, a theme or specific details that will make this special day yours. Most of the details that are part of a traditional wedding need to be thought of in the context of an elopement:  the dress, the bouquet, the rings, the arch, etc.

Photographs

Most elopement specialists emphasize the importance of taking the time to find the right photographer, as there will be no one else around to take pictures. Moreover, the pictures will be used to share the event with family and friends.


Destination

The destination is the most important aspect of an elopement. Couples tend to choose a spectacular location to get married, like an iconic national park with a dramatic landscape. It can also be a location that has a special significance, maybe the small village where the two of you met while travelling abroad. An elopement also allows you to merge your wedding day with a honeymoon destination, which can save a lot of money.

A wedding day in a gorgeous setting is also an opportunity to be at one with nature. There is something humble and spiritual about celebrating your love within nature, as though you were thanking the universe for allowing the two of you to cross paths on this planet. Getting married in this context brings plenty of opportunities to be grateful and playful: playing with the wind, the ocean, the trees.

Conclusion

It is liberating to see that there are an infinite amount of ways to get married. Every option is accessible and acceptable. Enjoy the freedom of choosing to marry in your own personal way!

Festival Coeur Bohème

Festival Coeur Bohème

Festival Coeur Bohème - 2e édition

La deuxième édition du Festival Coeur Bohème a eu lieu dimanche le 20 janvier 2019 dans les locaux de Dream it yourself, une boutique-concept de mariages modernes et bohèmes située dans le Vieux-Montréal.

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Plusieurs couples ont bravé la tempête afin de venir rencontrer les exposants qui les attendaient tout sourire, ce qui a permis à ces derniers d'échanger avec des couples motivés et sérieux dans leurs démarches.

Les exposants ont surtout apprécié le caractère intime et convivial de l'évènement, qui laissait place à des échanges personnalisés avec les futurs mariés. Chez Bayard Gâteaux, on a même souligné l’aspect ''fluide'' de la circulation: peu d'exposants ainsi que peu de visiteurs; une combinaison qui a rendu possible une fluidité et une attention dans les échanges.

La majorité des exposants ont affirmés ne pas être intéressés à participer aux grands salons de mariage plus courus car leur clientèle cible n'y es pas présente. Le Festival Coeur Bohème attire une clientèle sérieuse et déjà ciblée bohème, ce qui optimisent les échanges. Les visiteurs connaissent déjà les produits et viennent rencontrer les personnes derrière les portfolios vus en ligne: ils veulent voir si ''ça clique'' au niveau humain, nous dit Kate de chez PLATO.

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Ainsi, les exposants soutiennent que le fait d'assister à l'évènement aura un impact réel sur leurs ventes de l'année. Gabby de chez Gabby Vachon Makeup résume bien la situation: ''Ici, les clients savent ce qu'ils veulent; ils sont plus professionnels, pas comme dans un grand salon où la majorité des couples ne sont même pas fiancés. Ici, ma présence a un réel impact, je suis très contente''.

Un autre avantage à assister au Festival Coeur Bohème est que les futurs mariés et les exposants partagent une ''vision moderne'' du couple, c'est-à-dire qu'ils croient que l'homme et la femme devraient être autant impliqués dans les démarches de l'organisation du mariage, nous partage Marion de Marion Brunel Photographie. Ceci était visible par la présence de Blandin et Delloye et de Me4You, deux spécialistes de l'habillement pour hommes.

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Pour conclure, la majorité des exposants étaient très satisfaits de leur journée et comptent bien participer au prochain festival qui aura lieu en novembre 2019. Selon Ludivine de Lulucoeurdebeurre, la journée a été une belle occasion de réseauter avec d'autres exposants qui offrent des services complémentaires: ''la force du festival, c'est la sélection''.

Au plaisir de vous voir lors de la troisième édition !

Pour plus de détails

Crédits:
Host @festivalcoeurbohème
Event @Festival PopUp Mariage
Photographe @mironaphotographie 
Lieu @DreamItYourselfMontreal

Corail 2019

Corail 2019

Bonne année !

La couleur Pantone de l'année 2019 est corail, un rose riche et sucré, un peu acidulé.

Alors que le rouge est associé à la passion, le rose représente la tendresse. C'est un amour doux et nourrissant qui cherche un rapport intime avec l'autre, de façon dévouée et attentionnée (https://www.colorpsychology.org/pink/).

Que de mieux pour le monde du mariage, sachant que cette union va au de-là de la passion éphémère: c'est un engagement à travers lequel les mariés nourriront leur amour pour la vie.

En parallèle, l'année 2019 s'invite avec deux influences principales: le style rétro et les espaces désertiques. Le style rétro s'harmonise bien à la thématique du désert. Des images de road trips, de liberté, d'aventure, de grands espaces viennent immédiatement à l'esprit. On s'imagine guitare à la main, chanter des mots d'amour à l'élu(e) de son cœur.

Voici donc quelques idées afin d'intégrer la couleur corail ainsi que les tendances de l'année à votre mariage. En espérant que ces conseils apporteront longue vie à votre amour !

Rétro

On observe une influence des années 70, avec entre autres beaucoup de fleurs, de dentelle, de velours, de macramé, d'osier, d'accessoires vintage, de tapis, de chapeaux de style bohème et de roseaux à plumes. Notez la magnifique dentelle couleur corail.

Il y a également une abondance assumée dans les motifs, les couleurs, et les arrangements floraux. Regardez comment les roseaux à plumes couleur corail apportent du volume.

Désert

On remarque une influence particulière du Maroc, qui est la destination populaire cette année pour la célébration des mariages et les lunes de miel. On pense ici à des coussins, du cuir, des lanternes, des cristaux, des tapis, des chandelles, le tout disposé de façon informelle.


Pour finir, un détail en vogue en 2019 est le gâteau peint à la main, qui accentue l'effet libre et artisanal du décor. Notez comment la couleur corail s'harmonise parfaitement au style rétro et amène une touche de douceur à l'ensemble.

May & Jay

May & Jay

Proposal

May and Jay got engaged two years ago. This year was their 10 year anniversary and they just didn't know where to start. With May's family from Syria and Jay's from Sri lanka, they werent sure how to plan and execute the perfect intimate wedding blending both cultures. Even trying to pick a date was getting complicated, because of Jay’s Hindu background - we needed a date that was aligned with the stars (kind of romantic actually)

Here is their story -> https://howheasked.com

Guest List

May and Jay knew that all they wanted was an intimate and casual affair with nothing extravagant like most South Asian and middle eastern weddings. Their guest list was also an important issue to deal with. Both coming from large families, they wanted to scale the seating chart down. Although we really tried and started with 50 guests at the beginning, it grew slowly and ended up just under 100!

Family is super important to both of them, so to add some traditions from their cultures - they wore floral garlands during the ceremony, which was a civil one.

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First Look

They really wanted a first look to spend some time together, totally relaxed and private. We always propose our clients to do this, its such an intimate moment in a much needed hectic day. You really get to connect and think about all the reasons you’re getting married in the first place! Jay, their awesome photographer and now friend, picked out the perfect spots with that Montreal ‘je ne sait quoi’ charm…

Best Montreal First Look Locations

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They even got coffee and bagels from their faves Cafe Olimpico and St Viateur Bagel. We love when couples infuse little personal touches into their wedding day.

Best Montreal Coffee Shops

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Bride

May's dress from Dream it yourself Boutique had the most elegant lace bodice and straps yet a flowing, boho, chiffon skirt. She stayed natural keeping her curly hair and adding a minimalist greenery crown. Hair and makeup by the awesome team at Atelier Eva Blanca. Don’t go crazy with a hairdo you’ve never tried before, ask your partner how they like your hair. You’re most beautiful when you’re your awesome, relaxed self not all dolled up with too much going on!

Best Makeup Trends-> https://junebugweddings.com

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Groom

Jay's burgundy suit fit perfectly with the color palette and how about those velvet shoes?! A lot of our grooms ask us where to find an affordable suit because they don’t want to spend a fortune at Harry Rosen. There are a bunch of awesome new local companies in Montreal offering custom made suits. But there are also some good online options. Jay bought his on ASOS - which is one of our fave sites for bridesmaid and wedding guests.

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Surprise!

Jay found out May was going to surprise him with a traditional Indian dance. So he asked us to help him come up with his own surprise, but we didn’t expect this…Jay stole the show and surprised her with a tattoo {their wedding logo} that he had hidden from her for weeks, and her reaction, well you can see in the pictures…O-M-G!

We absolutely LOVE the idea of surprising your partner with something that’s meant for just the two of you. AND then…Jay serenaded her with a violin solo….come on! #couplegoals

Decor and Flowers

OK, now our favorite part (we’re a little biased) the decor! Canvas Loft in Lachine is a really awesome venue with a modern, industrial vibe with brick and wood which was the perfect backdrop to all our boho elements. May wanted deep, rich fall colors so we decided to play with textures like wood, macrame, gold and velvet to match the warm tones.

How about that burgundy crushed velvet draping for the ceremony arch? or the Sweetheart table! #sweetheart table goals - Don’t you just LOVE everything about this, the rustic table, the mirrored geometric lanterns, tons of candles and greenery garland!

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And those custom engraved wood pieces (menu, seating chart and welcome sign) all by the talented Mademoiselle D, added that extra boho vibe and customization we always offer our clients.

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The flowers….drool…we love everything Sheena at Hellébore does! So naturally, we brought her on board so she could create these gorgeous pieces for the arch and sweetheart table, simple centerpieces and a stunner bouquet!

Cake

Last but not least, more amazing work from our friends at Bayard Gateaux! They created an impressive, three tier, naked cake with gold foil and matching flowers! Looks so good presented on our gold bar cart.

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Jay was able to capture their fall sunset rooftop photo session... and well its pure perfection!

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Congrats again May and Jay and thanks for letting Le Coeur Bohème Team be a part of your special day! Eat, drink and be married.