Ingrid & Scotts Country Estate Wedding
Posted on 09 April 2012
Ingrid’s family have the most stunning Estate in the Laurentians near to St Sauveur with a private lake making it the perfect backdrop to their beautiful wedding this past summer.
Friday night over 100 guests gathered at the property for the Rehearsal Dinner BBQ which included elements of the Brides Mothers background with a ‘Polterabend’ which is a German Wedding Tradition whereby the night before the wedding the wedding guests break porcelain to bring luck to the couple’s marriage, which was a lot of fun. The evening finished with an amazing fireworks display, just in time as after the final explosion of fireworks came an explosion of Thunder & Lightening – all perfectly timed of course!
The next morning and sun shone brightly and guests walked from the house to an opening overlooking the lake and surrounded by trees for a ceremony ‘with a view’ and waited for the arrival of the Bride, which was well worth waiting for. Out of no-where came the sounds of a Scottish Piper, who led the Bridesmaids from the house to the ceremony location, followed by the Bride and her father in a ‘Calesh’, transported in from Old Montreal to everyone’s surprise including the Grooms – and believe me hiding a Horse and Carriage on the side of a mountain is no small feat – well done Chris!! Ingrid also wanted to bring in many different cultural traditions including a ‘Salt Ceremony’ using 2 different types of Salt and to finish the ceremony the ‘Jumping of the Broom’!
Ingrid has an absolute love of India, so her wedding colours were inspired by the richness of Fuchsia and bright Orange to give a strong look and feel to the wedding. Cocktails took place in front of the family house while guests enjoyed getting a chance to meet both the Bag Piper and Horse!
Dinner was announced and guests were then directed into the tent where each table alternated in Fuchsia and Orange Linens and high floral centre pieces giving the room an array of colour! The guests then had fun with Wedding Crackers and were in awe of the stunning Indian Inspired Wedding Cake.
Just before the cutting of the cake Ingrid sneaked away to change into her evening dress which was the most beautiful Orange and Gold Indian Sari! The party started and guests danced the night away – what we loved about this wedding was that it was totally unique, bringing in the couples heritage and a few of their favourite things…. We caught up with Ingrid recently who told us that the ‘patter of tiny feet’ will be blessing their lives this coming August – Congratulations to you both!
Photography Credit: Serge Grenier and Cake by Les Fins Gourmets du Nord