Isabelle + Carlos | YSA Makino Wedding from Marie-Jose Hains Photography

This is a fun and super glam wedding that comes to us from Laval, Quebec.  Diamond encrusted rose bouquet, modern-chic all white reception decor, a night filled with dancing and Isabelle + Carlos centre stage as such a vibrant and happy couple!  It’s pretty great that Isabelle can tell you without a doubt that this YSA Makino princess ball gown with basque waist was her absolute dream dress…a dress search that was finally complete only a month before the big day and six, count it, six dress purchases later. That’s incredible.  Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Isabelle + Carlos | September 21, 2013 | Laval, Quebec | Dress Listing: YSA Makino

The Ceremony
Carlos is a professional Salsa dancer and owner of a dance school. I am a National sales account specialist. We met four years ago and it was love at first sight. From the first moment that we met, we knew that we were meant to be together. In honor of the groom’s Mexican heritage and my French Canadian background we had a traditional Latin ceremony in both Spanish and French. We chose a big beautiful church with music by a violinist and a wonderful singer.

The Reception
We wanted the reception to be unforgettable, the guests to be entertained and the food to be excellent.  We had a five-course menu, a candy bar, a midnight table and open bar. The hall was decorated in all white, with a mix of modern and classic décor.  Each table showcased a huge vase with a hydrangea bouquet.  And to ensure that guests could take pictures and relax we had two lounge areas.  During dinner guests were treated to some dance performances; five-time Canadian champion in Rockabilly Jive (Dan & Gab) and the three-time World Champion in Salsa (David & Paolina).  We also had a Mariachi band. When our guests wanted us to kiss they had to come and dance all together on Dansa Kuduro in front of our table. We booked two DJ’s to ensure that everyone could dance the night away. Family and friends said that they never experienced such a fun wedding.

Isabelle’s Dress Search
I wanted a princess gown that was unforgettable, with a long train and a Mantilla veil. Along my journey to find ‘the’ dress, in total I bought six wedding dresses. One in Mexico from a local designer which turned out to be a disaster at the dress fitting…Three others that I didn’t see myself wearing as none of them had the effect I wanted…One dress for the evening for me to be able to dance in and then one month before the wedding I found my dream wedding dress. The dress that makes you cry the moment you try it on: my YSA Makino dress.  My husband cried like a baby when he saw me walking down the aisle at the church.

How Isabelle Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Like a princess, beautiful, in a dream.

Why Isabelle Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
The dress is so beautiful that it would be a shame to leave it in my closet forever. I want to share the feeling I had when I wore this dress during the most beautiful day of my life.

Wedding Dress: YSA Makino | Photography: Marie-Jose Hains | Ceremony Venue: St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval | Reception Venue: Embassy Plaza | Event Planning: Today’s Featured Bride | Floral Design: La grace des Fleurs

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