Small, Intimate Wedding in Wakefield, Quebec

My second wedding of the year had me cruising the dirt roads to the village of Wakefield, Quebec in a torrential downpour. I wasn’t too concerned because I LOVE shooting weddings on stormy days!

Wild Flowers used for decor at this imitate wedding in Wakefield, Quebec
Wild Flowers used for decor at this imitate wedding in Wakefield, Quebec

When I arrived at the Wakefield Grand, Olivia & Daniel’s friends and family were busy arranging freshly picked wildflowers (that they gathered themselves) into vases and jars. They were all pretty relaxed and happily chatting away. Olivia’s mom added some black-eyed Susans to the wedding cake and even did up the boutonniere & bouquet for the happy couple!

Wkaefield Grand Intimate Wedding Venue front entrance
Wakefield Grand wedding dress and shoes and vows before the ceremony
Groom ironing his shirt before the ceremony at the Wakefield Grand

Dan proposed on my 30th birthday in our living room over sushi and a Basque cider we had brought back from San Sebastian. He had printed out photos from across our relationship and then at the end proposed.

-Olivia
Guests getting dressed up for the ceremony at Le Belvedere in Wakefield, Quebec
Intimate Wedding preparations at the Wakefield Grand
Family members sit and talk before the ceremony at the Wakefield Grand
Wild Flowers used for decor at this imitate wedding in Wakefield, Quebec
Family prepares for the ceremony at the Wakefield Grand
Bride does her mother's makeup at the Wakefield Grand
Mom hugs her daughter after she helps her into her dress at the Wakefield Grand
Wildflower bouquet picked right before the ceremony at Le Belvedere
Family watches the bride and groom's first look at the Wakefield Grand
Family applauds couple before the ceremony at the Wakefield Grand
Bride and Groom post for portraits at the Wakefield Grand
Wakefield Grand hosts bride and groom on their wedding day. Bride wearing yin yang shoes
Grooms shoes in the rain
Mother's of the bride and groom get their kids ready before the ceremony

When everyone was all dressed up and ready, we headed over to Le Belvedere for the intimate cliff-side ceremony.

Family members walk up the road to the ceremony location at Le Belvedere
Groom walking down the aisle with his parents at Le Belvedere
Bride walking down the aisle at Le Belvedere
Groom watching bride walk down the aisle at Le Belvedere
Le Belvedere Cliffside Intimate Wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom exchange vows at Le Belvedere
Bride and Groom exchange rings at Le Belvedere
Groom signs papers at his ceremony at Le Belvedere
Cliffside wedding venue in Wakefield Quebec Le Belvedere
First kiss as husband and wife at Le Belvedere
Couples First Dance at Le Belvedere
Taking a selfie on their wedding day at Le Belvedere

Olivia & Daniel wrote their own vows and they were seriously the best vows I’ve ever heard! Well spoken, heartfelt, honest and filled with so much love and emotion. Way to go guys…they had everyone wiping away tears, including me and Gord Marriage, the officiant.

Couple embraces after their ceremony at Le Belvedere
Cliffside Wedding Venue Le Belvedere
Bride and Groom walk to the forest for their wedding photos at Le Belvedere
Bride and Groom laugh as they show off their new rings at Le Belvedere
Bride and Groom happily pose for a picture in front of the mountains at Le Belvedere in Wakefield Quebec
Bride and Groom embrace in front of a mountain at Le Belvedere in Wakefield Quebec
Bride and Groom kissing and laughing at Le Belvedere Wedding Venue in Wakefield Quebec
Simple wedding cake decorated with wildflowers
Wakefield Grand wedding reception
Bride fetches Champaign for a toast at the Wakefield Grand
Bride pours Champaign into flouts at the Wakefield Grand
Couple taking a selfie on their wedding day at the Wakefield Grand
Family toasts the newly married couple at the Wakefield Grand
couple Champaign toast at the wakefield grand

Cheers to Olivia & Daniel. Although it wasn’t the big wedding you planned, you guys rocked your pandemic wedding!

bride and groom smiling after wedding ceremony at the wakefield grand
dad shows son a picture off his cell phone after the wedding ceremony at Le Belvedere in Wakefield Quebec
Couple looks at a wedding gift at the Wakefield Grand
Groom shows a close-up of a locket with pictures of his grandparents
close-up of brides hands and ring at the wakefield grand
black and white wedding portraits of the bride and groom at the wakefield grand
couple smiling at the wakefield grand on their wedding day

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4 Comments

  1. Very happy couple, humble but beautiful surrounding, and lots of artsy photography. Congratulations and very best wishes.

  2. WONDERFUL PICTURES, DAN NICE TO SEE THAT THE ART OF IRONING HAS NOT BEEN LOST! .CONGRATULATIONS DAN & OLIVIA. BEST WISHES FOR A VERY LONG AND HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER.
    OLIVIA YOUR AUNT LENNA WOULD BE VERY HAPPY AND EXCITED FOR THE TWO OF YOU ON THIS VERY SPECIAL OCCASSION. AUNT LENNA THOUGHT THE WORLD OF YOU OLIVIA. LOVE FROM AUNT LENNA, WHO IS WATCHING OVER BOTH OF YOU FROM ABOVE AND TERRY FROM DOWN HERE.