Written by Jessica - Posted May 9th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

It is no secret that we heart our couples and often become friends long after the I do’s have been said and rings exchanged. In this case, I have known the bride, Rachel for over 2 whole decades. She is my sister’s best friend – so when she said she was getting married – we were over the moon thrilled to be the ones to capture all the chic awesomeness for her and Sam.

Their wedding could technically be classified as a destination wedding – since Sam & Rachel live in the States and chose to have their big day back in Rachel’s home city of Montreal. The prep took place at Rachel’s parents home in Upper Westmount and is essentially a photographer’s dream. The art, the light, the twirling staircase – oh my – it was all just too incredible. Prepping in a spot that has meaning to the couple is always the best. Rachel grew up in this house – so for her to come down the stairs in her wedding dress and fully bridalified to see Sam for the first look – well…yup it was a moment.

The wedding ceremony took place at Emanu-el Beth Sholom Synagogue and then everyone headed to Beatrice restaurant down the road (formerly Bice). The restaurant is marvellous on any given day but it was kicked up a bunch of notches for the reception and looked simply divine and oh so twinkly. Their guest wined and dined and danced their faces off. The speeches were lovely, thoughtful and funny – we were all laughing and crying – some of us behind the lens included.

Rachel & Sam – we adore you guys and truly love love loved times a million zillion capturing every moment for you both.

Jessica: Ahhh thanks so much Rachel - this is the loveliest and sweetest. We adore you & Sam and were so thrilled to be the ones to capture all the awesome.

Rachel: You guys the absolute best! We are nearing our 1 year anniversary and I still can't stop looking at these photos. The wedding went by so fast and I get to live the experience again and again through your lens. We could not be happier with how they turned out. If everyone had as much fun as they look like they are having in these photos, are wedding was truly a success! You captured the energy and joy of us and our guests perfectly all while making us feel totally at ease. We will need to renew our vows just so we can have you photograph it. Love you lots!!