James Paul Correia is a photographer of James Paul Correia Photography in Montreal, Quebec. He was one of the photographers at our Love Share Events Launch Party that took place on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at L’Ambroisie: L’Espace Canal in Montreal. We took this blog off of his website with his permission to be featured on the Love Share Events Blog. Please click here to view the original blog. This is his experience:
A huge party took place last night! It was the launch of two big things: the group Love Share Events and the new venue L’Ambroisie Espace Canal.
Let’s first talk about the venue. Espace Canal is located perfectly on Rue St. Ambroise. They are officially open for all types of events, from corporate to weddings, and they have the greatest staff. It’s right next to downtown Montreal, but away from all the hustle and bustle. Has plenty of parking and a wonderful terrace facing the water for cocktails or even small receptions. It’s also connected to a great wedding ceremony spot that I was at a couple years ago. It basically has everything! Defintely worth checking out if you’re planning an event.
The biggest news at the party was the launch of Love Share Events, a group of collaborating vendors from all areas (coordinators, flortists, caterer, bar services, entertainers, and of course photography). I am happy to be a part of this wonderful group of people. All members of the group have come together with the same industry mentality of sharing knowledge, helping each other, and paying it forward. I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful people within the group and I can honestly say each one is incredibly kind and generous.
This brings us to our big announcement for the night. Love Share Events will begin a campaign to provide a free wedding to a deserving couple who has come under difficult times and are having trouble putting together their own wedding. Members of the group will provide their services with no charge towards the couple and in return the couple will throw a fundraiser to provide a donation to charity. Luckily for us, the wedding will be held at L’Ambroisie Espace Canal!
In order to further raise funds Love Share Events will also run a Wedding Conference geared towards educating couples about the wedding planning process. We want couples to leave the conference with the knowledge to effectively go about their wedding planning stage … not just a handful of pamphlets.
Now let’s get back to the party! Last night’s cocktail involved a number of talented people. There were cirque performers, bar juggling, game shows, live singing, and most importantly great food and drinks. But enough of my babbling, let’s get to the photos!