Congrats, Dominique & Verónica

Continuing on weddings from 2014 which I did not make blog posts for but would have liked to is Dom and Verónica.

Dom, being from Italy, met Verónica, who is from Mexico, while the two of them were in an airport going to different locations. They saw one another from across the room  and had a connection. The rest is history!

My top five favourite things from this wedding:

1.) Languages. Dominque’s first language is Italian while Verónica’s is Spanish and they speak to each other in English. In addition to these three languages I also heard Parisian French, Quebecois French, Mandarin and Farsi among the attending guests. It was my first time directing a group by gestures and miming – and it worked out well!

2.) Verónica and her mother. Verónica was worried that her mother would not be able to make it to her wedding as the visa rules for her to visit Canada are very strict. Luckily, she did end up getting approved and was able to attend. These two share such a strong bond I can’t imagine how challenging it must be to live apart. Their love is absolutely beautiful.

3.) Chateau Laurier. All Fairmont hotels never ceases to amaze me and the Chateau Laurier is no different. It is such a timeless building with amazing grounds. There are some obvious photo spots within the building that I love to use, however there are so many nooks and crannies that I feel are not as often taken advantage of. It is in these unnoticed spaces where I get to really wander and be creative.

4.) Speeches for Everyone. Due to the fact that this was on the smaller end of weddings (less than 100 guests) Dom and Verónica were able to open the floor to anyone who wished to say a speech. I enjoyed seeing the microphone passed around and hearing how everyone loved and knew this wonderful couple. There were stories, jokes, crying and laughter.

5.) Love. Although Dom and Verónica are clearly in love (very clearly) I’m referring to the love for this couple by all who attended this wedding. I have never been to a wedding and been told over and over how loved the couple is, and how great the couple is,  as countless guests felt the need to come up to me simply to let me know. They were so happy to be there, so happy for Dominique and Verónica and so happy to witness this day. The fact that this couple are this loved really goes to show the type of people they are.

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