As some of you will know, daughter Melanie was married to Arthur Gallucci in January. That was the civil wedding in Belgium which was an amazing event. But so was their church wedding which happened last August 16th in Montreal where they now live.

I wasn’t the official photographer (hey, Dad’s gotta take a break now and then to enjoy a wedding, yeah?), but I did take nearly 400 pictures which I’m now sorting through hoping to get about 30 or 40 decent ones covering our two weeks in Montreal before and during the event. Last time I did a JE with a link to the pictures and will probably do the same again when I’m done. But in the meantime I’ll upload a couple that I think best describe the emotion…

This one just came up by chance. The priest was busy at the alter during part of the ceremony, and Mel and Art happened to turn and smile when I had my camera handy… which was admittedly just about the whole time. 1/20 sec, f7.1, 16mm. Eglise de la Visitation, oldest church in Montreal. Best man, Art’s brother Joe, looks on.

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  • midzing
    midzingabout 6 years ago

    beautiful shot,,, love the church,,, well done

  • Cheers Wendy! And not only do they have beautiful churches in Montreal, you can get great espresso just about anywhere if you know enough Italians… so I know you`d love it there!

    – billyboy

  • Barbara Morrison
    Barbara Morrisonabout 6 years ago

    Your daughter looks beautiful! Church is amazing.

  • Thanks Barbara, she had a totally different look at the Brussels wedding, but here she looked stunning as well. Thought Art scrubbed up pretty well too!

    – billyboy

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 6 years ago

    just gorgeous…. can’t wait to see more!

  • Kimmie, I don`t know how long that`s gonna take me to get the rest done and dusted… so bear with me. There will be a link too the rest in the fullness of time and I`ll shoot you a heads-up. Thanks for the comment!

    – billyboy

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...about 6 years ago

    Great shot mate! I love that look of happiness in your daughters eyes! :D

  • Thanks for noticing that paul… stayed with her pretty much all day long…

    – billyboy

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot BB, just love the light.

  • Marion, the light was totally gorgeous in that church… it just made the colors and the woodwork glow. They couldn`t have picked a more fitting place for a fairytale wedding. Thanks for stopping by!

    – billyboy

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinabout 6 years ago

    Ok, so first up Mel looks absolutely ravishing – I’m loving the whole hair down around her face look this time round. I can see that their few months of “pre-marriage” marriage (hey I have no idea what else to call it lol) have certainly agreed with them both. Beautiful models aside though, this is an awesome shot in and of itself. What a magnificent old church!!!

  • Cheers Rhana. You`re so busy, thanks for taking the time to comment.

    – billyboy

  • Dave Moilanen
    Dave Moilanenabout 6 years ago

    Just fab BB!

  • Thanks Dave… guppies will start breeding in Montreal before we know it!

    – billyboy

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 6 years ago

    LOVE it and cannot wait to see the rest!

  • Hey Vonne, thanks for Lovin’ it… I see you`ve got lots of new posts so I`ll be catching up with you soon as I can.

    – billyboy

  • Angela Stewart
    Angela Stewartabout 6 years ago

    awww, what a beautiful couple they make! You’ve caught the lighting in here so perfectly Billy, and I’m in awe of that spectacular church! Mel looks stunning…you must have felt so proud that day. Can’t wait to see more shots!

  • Angela, what a lovely comment. Everything that day was full of magic, and yeah, there was nobody prouder than Daddy BB. When she and Art walked into the reception, the band played Disney`s “When You Wish Upon a Star”… I swear to you, there wasn`t a dry eye in the house!

    – billyboy

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot BB, love the light and the church is magic and Mel is glowing;)

  • Shanina, that glow is what was providing the awesome light. Well spotted!!

    – billyboy

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