Here’s a great wedding that I photographed at Pavillon de la Jamaïque inside Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. Located in the heart of île Notre-Dame, in a wooded area of the magnificent Floralies Gardens, the former Pavillon de la Jamaïque, which dates back to the Expo 67, has been completely renovated to provide couples with a unique wedding venue surrounded by trees and nature. It’s a venue I’ve wanted to shoot at since I moved to Montreal so I was very happy to photograph this one alongside my pal Sebastien D’Amour.
Just a 15-minute walk from Jean-Drapeau metro station, the pavilion is nestled in the heart of a lush wooded area full of flowers and right by the water. Jo and Bobby’s ceremony took place outside under a marquee as there had been rain forecast. The venue’s window placement and design, along with its beautiful terrace framing the pavilion, makes for a relaxed setting for a great wedding. Being able to have the ceremony alongside the venue makes Pavillon de la Jamaïque one of the best outdoor wedding venues in Montreal.
Luckily the rain never really made an appearance and the guests were able to enjoy the good weather and the grounds surrounding Pavillon de la Jamaïque. Before we arrived we met the couple downtown where they were getting ready, before heading out for their first look and then travelled across the water for photos and then on to the wedding venue.
This couple was so chilled all day long and truly took time to enjoy spending time with their wedding guests. As a wedding photographer, that’s exactly what I want to happen. I enjoy documenting people interacting and to show the relationships between the couple and their favourite people, as well as capturing moments that the couple may have missed on the day.
Huge thanks to Joy & Bobby for making our day so much fun and thanks to Sebastien for having me along to document it all with him. The wedding planner was the lovely Elyna Kudish who I always look forward to working with.