A DAY IN MONTREAL.05/05/2010
So he did it. Adam managed to find a mountain top in Montreal.
While on the train from Halifax to Montreal, Adam asked me what I wanted to do most while we were in the city. I did want to track down a killer Quebec poutine and there was an old friend I wanted to catch up with for a drink. But really, like always when I’m travelling, I told him I was pretty happy to wander around with my camera – so long as I have my camera, and get some exceptional food in my system I am content. But he was very adamant that I think of something that I really wanted to do while visiting the city. We had heard about the amazing Marche Jean Talon from one of his coworkers. So I said I would love to go to the market, get some fresh food and have a picnic one day of the trip. On Saturday morning, we got on the Metro and made our way to the neighbourhood of the market. We spent the whole morning browsing all the fabulous vendors. It was just perfect for us two food fanatics. By the end, Adam was slightly depressed that he didn’t have access to a kitchen that evening to prepare diner using all the incredible seasonal produce, meats, fresh cheeses, handmade pastas, local wine, spices…
Once we had gathered all the necessary ingredients for our feast Adam decided we should make our way out to Parc du Mont-Royal. He took mental note on the first day in town when the very helpful, suave gentleman behind the info counter at the train station mentioned that this particular park was tres romantique. We got to the top, assembled the picnic, cracked the wine and I wasted no time before I dug right into the slab of pate. He hopped down off the ledge we were perched on; I thought he was just going to take a photo of the scene so I continued to generously slather the pate on the baguette. Instead, he pulled out the tiny-velvety hinged box that had been stashed in his backpack for the entire trip unknown to me. I was totally surprised. I had no clue. We share a bank account which I keep a close eye on…I really had NO CLUE. I obviously happily accepted the contents of the velvety box. We had never discussed jewllery of any sort [I'm much more of a wood or plastic accessory type of gal] so I think he did a great job picking something so well suited for me.
No wedding planning talk yet. I can guarantee that it will be totally lovely, but please don’t expect anything of epic proportions. It will be extremely simple and untraditional. I will do my very best to break every single cliche wedding rule I’ve ever heard of. Even as a wedding photographer I really don’t know what I want for our wedding, but I have a very good idea of what I don’t want it to be like! Perhaps once we get into the planning stages, I’ll start a section on the blog discussing any outstanding ideas, products and vendors we come across that may be helpful for other couples planning a really cool non-cliche wedding. Thanks so much to everyone who has already shared so many kind congratulations with us in the past few days!