As a one off: here’s a little wedding of two expats! Because more and more of you are now choosing to get married thousands of kilometers from home, and it’s no mean feat to plan! Take note of Nadège’s sage advice ;)

You too can share your special moments, send us your photos here

01enenen

“We’d already been living together for 4 years but had moved to Québec a year and a half earlier, with the expectation of settling down there permanently.
Franck had planned to surprise me by proposing on my birthday, the 14th June… But on 31st May we called in by the immigration office to talk about our residency. During the meeting they announced to us that if we wanted to stay together in Québec, then we were going to have to get married! Franck asked for a bit of time to consider but they didn’t let us put off the decision.

So Franck turned to me and said “Sorry, I didn’t want it to happen like this, but let’s get married?” It was only a few weeks later that he admitted that he had wanted to ask me on my birthday, and the immigration meeting had spoiled the surprise.”

Discover more photos here

02enenen

Now here’s a photographer who has no fear of facing up to any challenge, always with the goal in mind that the bride and groom enjoy themselves, but also that she does too! Each time, she takes the newlyweds on an unexpected adventure because, as she rightly says, we always get the best out of pleasure.

Mélanie Bultez, aka Yes I do Photographer, stands out for her warmth, simplicity and her fun conversation. She’s always where you don’t expect her during the wedding, but its with shoots with just the bride and groom where she really excels.
03enenen

1 – Ask all your friends or parents who are already married how their weddings went. Especially about problems and other things, as it will really help you to put stuff in perspective.

2 – Allow more time than you think necessary for each step of the wedding, ceremony, drinks, moving location, dinner, so that you and your guests can make the most out of each part of your wedding (I would advise the bride and groom to do photos together just the two of them if they can, because that allows you to spend a precious moment together, and will also help you to relax).

3 – Follow your heart and your instincts. Be true to yourselves and let yourself be influenced by traditions or what everyone else usually does.

 

06enenen

> LocationL’Arche des Crétillons

> Photography: Mélanie Bultez, aka Yes I do Photographer

Outfits:

Nadège: Tailor-made wedding dress from Ariane Valade, Custom necklace made herself, Nadège Aymon, Shoes and bracelet from Le château.

Franck: Boutique Club Monaco in Montréal for the shirt and the trousers, Zara and Banana République for accessories, Hug for the shoes and Accessory Avenue on Etsy for the pocket watch.

> CatererCafé du Soleil in Ayent for drinks and Arche de Cretillon for the dinner.