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Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Bonnallie Brodeur, is eclectic, whimsical and tells a tale of ‘happily ever after’! Here’s more about the wedding from Bonnallie:

They love nature, animals, fishing, color, they are original, she is his sweetheart, he is her pirate and we love them both! When we got to the family lodge in St-Etienne de Bolton where Violaine was getting ready, we asked her to prepare her accessories (gown, jewellery, perfume and rings) in order for us to take pictures of them. In most cases, we use a bedroom to shoot these kinds of pictures so we expected her to tell us to do this inside one of the lodge bedrooms. Instead, she simply told us “Why don’t you just take everything back to the fir forest behind the lodge?”. WOW! We quickly headed back there with all the accessories, still not believing our luck!

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Once she was ready, the bride went over to the dock where her pirate showed up in a canoe to meet her. What a treat this was for our cameras and our eyes behind them! We used the fir forest to catch some shots of the couple before the ceremony. We then headed up to Eastman in the Eastern Townships for a ceremony that was supposed to be held at the Haut Bois Normand sugar shack. Upon our arrival, we noticed the beautiful tipi awaiting, the coloured ribbons and the owl. YES! A real owl with yellow eyes and all! It was also awaiting the ceremony since it was in charge of bringing the rings. Our hearts melted even more!

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These two do nothing like everyone else, do they! That day was filled with surprises. Good ones, of course! But the ceremony reached new heights when Violaine grabbed her ukulele to sing Gaetan her vows! He simply couldn’t resist! It was beautiful. After this emotional ceremony, we went to take pictures of the newlyweds by a barn. The light of dusk was fantastic. We all had a lot of fun: the photographers, the newlyweds, and… the mosquitoes!

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The reception hall was decorated much to their liking, with animals and flowers everywhere. La Meute, a young, talented, and dynamic team, was in charge of preparing the feast. The serving platters were placed directly on the tables so that everyone could serve themselves. It was a big party! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this very colourful day. We wish you both a long life filled with happiness!

Well done guys! For more information about Bonnallie Brodeur – Photographe, please visit his website.

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Photographer: Bonnallie Brodeur – Photographe
Reception Venue: Haut Bois Normand