Real Wedding by Phototerra Studio
Ian and Alexandra first crossed paths in Vermont five years ago during a ski weekend getaway. As soon as they saw each other, they knew they had to meet. It was love at first site! Marvelled by the coincidence that they both lived in New York City, they discovered one another throughout the years and their love was confirmed.
Their first trip together was in Old Montreal, where they stayed at La Maison Pierre du Calvet, an 18th century family mansion and former lodging of choice for Benjamin Franklin. It was there that Ian proposed to Alexandra on November 19, 2005.
“We both knew from our previous travels abroad and passion for other cultures, that we would have a destination wedding.” Ian’s mother being part French Canadian and his parents residing in the close proximity of Syracuse, New York made the charm of Old Montreal a natural decision for them.
“Our guests were thrilled to learn of our choice of destination - only an hour flight away from New York City. They flew in from all over the world: England, Sweden, California, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida to share our special day with us and discover Montreal.”
On a beautiful spring day on May 26, 2007 they tied the knot at the Château Claude de Ramezay, where the wedding took place on the museum’s balcony overlooking the garden. An unforgettable reception followed at the Grand Salon XO of the Hotel Le St-James, a historic landmark of Old Montreal.
“From start to finish we had the best, award-winning photography crew in the region, Phototerra, catching every special moment of our perfect day with their incomparable editorial vision. Our friends and family are still raving about our charming wedding in Old Montreal. We’re so happy we chose each other and Montreal to say “I do”.”