This Modern Love: We (Secretly) Cut the Cake

With the party raging on, we didn’t dare want to slow down the momentum. So when our wedding planner told us it was time to cut the cake (or cupcake, I should say), we told her to let the DJ know to keep the party going, and that we’d just pull the photographers aside so they could take photos of us doing the honors.  If any of the guests happened to be watching, great, but we weren’t going to stop the music for this.

All photos by Sarelle Photos (unless otherwise noted)



Feeding each other cupcakes


Our cupcake tower was from the fabulous cupcake shop Les Glaceurs in Old Montreal. We discovered the shop on our very first trip to Montreal over three years ago and become obsessed, so we pretty much booked them in the beginning stages of our wedding planning.

After we got our cake photos, the DJ announced that the cupcakes were now ready to be (self) served, and people came in droves to enjoy the delicious treats!


There were seven cupcake flavors including s’mores cupcakes—doesn’t get better than that! / Personal photo

A few minutes later, we snuck off with the photogs for some final couple’s pictures of the night.




I haven’t mentioned this before, but I must say, the staff at the Hotel Nelligan were truly excellent. They took care of everything we needed and were the friendliest, most accommodating people I’ve ever worked with. Since the rain finally let up, we asked permission to go to the rooftop to take some nighttime shots, and the hotel was more than willing to unlock the doors and let us go up for a few minutes.

One of the staff overheard me talking about how cold it probably was outside and, out of nowhere, he brought me a towel to help keep me warm in between shots. I’m telling you, these people went above and beyond our expectations.

From the hotel rooftop, you can see the Notre Dame cathedral lit up in the background. Even though we were freezing, it made for a beautiful photo-op.




Next up, all good parties things must come to an end.


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Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    drod 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:31 am

    I’m getting very sad that your recaps are coming to an end.

    You have been my favourite bee for a while now and I have used your wedding as an inspiration for my own. I am having a peacock theme, wearing a pronovias dress and bought a cheap veil off of Etsy. Coincidence much !!!!

    I hope that you stick around for a while after the recaps are done.

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    Miss Pyramid 807 posts, Busy bee @ 10:35 am

    Oh Mrs Mongoose, I think these are my favorite pictures of you two! Also…s’mores cupcake- yes please!

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    cosmo_gmr 945 posts, Busy bee @ 10:36 am

    I have loved your wedding so much!
    These pics are amazing!!!

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    Mrs. Rucksack 494 posts, Helper bee @ 1:23 pm

    These photos are beautiful. I also love the idea of doing a private cake cutting. Ours was awkward city!

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    letalonmarron 6 posts, Newbee @ 1:53 pm

    You both look soooo in love. Your love for each other comes shining through. We wish you all the best for the future. May you live happily together, forever………

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    sealevels 1522 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:43 pm

    Augh, I love your recaps! I love seeing couples in love! :) Seems like a super fun wedding too!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:34 am

    Those pictures are amazing! You had some great photographers! and of course, great subjects :)

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 9:55 am

    @drod: Glad I could be an inspiration for you and I hope your wedding is AMAZING!

    @letalonmarron: Thank you so much for your sweet words!

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    triciag 438 posts, Helper bee @ 10:38 am

    LOVE reading your recaps. Your photog was phenomenal… such great pictures!

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    Mrs. Funnel Cake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:55 am

    Yeah, you guys had a smashing wedding. I am loving it! :)

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    daniellekira 548 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 am

    Beautiful shots of you and your husband.

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