You Would Never Guess How Imperfect This Perfect Wedding Actually Was
With a laugh and a shake of the head, many a former bride will tell you that her wedding wasn't quite as smooth as she'd envisioned — but it was those little stumbles that made it unforgettable. According to photographer Bonnallie Brodeur, this is exactly what happened to couple Mercedes and Marc, who tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Quebec.
"Sometimes, this important day has a few little mishaps up its sleeve, which turn into anecdotes that feed discussions for years to come," Bonnallie said. "Marc and Mercedes's wedding day is part of that category." She elaborated:
We first made our way to Château Joliette, where the bride and groom had chosen to prepare for the ceremony. According to our schedule, we only had the time (and the task) to photograph the bride while she was getting ready. When we found out Marc was also at the hotel, we simply couldn't resist the opportunity of snapping some shots of him as well!
We then proceeded to the Joliette cathedral for the ceremony just a few blocks away from the hotel. While in front of the church, we tried to gather all guests for a group picture. TRIED because there were over 200 of them! Good thing the front steps were large enough!
Before getting to the reception hall at La Distinction, we stopped in front of a beautiful barn to take some pictures of the wedding party, as well as the couple session away from the commotion. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate, as a strong shower began as soon as the photos of the wedding party were done. While waiting for the weather to calm down, we made our way to the hall where we immortalized some candid moments between the newlyweds and their family members. It does not happen often that the weather is that bad to the point where we have to postpone the couple session. You will notice their pictures are taken on a sunny day because we had to take them on a different day. However, Marc and Mercedes were amazing and gladly accepted to postpone their couple session. As a matter of fact, they took full advantage of the situation and spent much more quality time with their guests. Plus, on their session day, they weren't as rushed as they would have been on their [wedding] day.
Lesson learned: even when things don't go as planned, this big day remains incredibly perfect. It is the joy, the celebration, the love, and the happiness that are shared that matter most. Mercedes and Marc understood that fully.
Sounds like the lovebirds kept the big picture in mind. We wish them all the best! See the extraordinary photos ahead.