One of my favorite things about living in Montreal and photographing weddings here is the many cultures we encounter. Melanie and Alex are a cool, modern couple, both from traditional Armenian families. So when it came to their wedding, they chose to keep a perfect balance between reflecting their personal tastes (especially Melanie's love of purple!) and honoring their traditional families. One of our favorite parts of the day was their traditional Armenian ceremony. We had no idea what was going on (we are still working on our Armenian!), but the visual symbolism we witnessed - from the foreheads pressed together, to the cross held against their heads by Alex's brother - was just beautiful.
A big thank-you to Melanie and Alex for sharing their day with us, and for allowing us to have a glimpse into another culture.