Estelle is a fantastic dancer! Chris has an incredible memory.. he is able to carry on an in-depth discussion about any topic you can think of. They are both physicians – Estelle is an ENT surgeon while Chris is Neurosurgeon. They first met at work.
Meeting Estelle was one of the greatest blessings of my life and our love continues to grow each and every day, says Chris. I am so blessed to have this opportunity to get to know him and have him as my lifetime partner and companion. I sincerely look forward to our future together filled with joy, trust and most importantly love, says Estelle.
Things that Chris has learned about Estelle:
1. She can communicate in multiple languages but I still can’t quite understand her directions on how to find something around the house 2. Estelle is a great caregiver and always goes out of her way to make sure that everyone else is happy and having a good time. She has a great maternal instinct and will make an excellent mother. 3. She is always willing to learn and improve herself and that inspires me to be a better and more open-minded person. She has helped me to experience new ideas, food, activities that I have greatly enjoyed. 4. She is the kindest person I have ever met and even goes out of her way to help out the homeless; once she brought a homeless man into 7-11 and bought him food since he was begging outside. 5. Estelle has a great sense of humor and gets many of my jokes, we’re still working on recognition of the deadpan sarcastic joke delivery. 6. She has impeccable fashion sense. From her daily outfits to the fancy clothes she wears when we go out to dinner, nothing ever looks out of place and I always feel underdressed beside her. 7. Estelle is a hard-worker and is always busy trying to convince me to read more, study, get off the couch. I appreciate the motivation and her attempts to find ‘peer reviewed’ articles to convince me to eat this or that healthy food and to try this or that new activity.
Things that Estelle has learnt about Chris over the past 3 years:
1. The very first thing you may notice about him is his piercing blue eyes exuding self-confidence that is stemming from his remarkable intelligence and talent. He can be at times overly confident, and it is challenging (and frustrating) to prove him otherwise as he has an in-depth knowledge of ‘evidence-based’ studies to support his claims. Although I have never admitted to him, I do enjoy that challenge that showcases his resourcefulness and debate skills that put me in awe. 2. He is a truly loyal and trusworthy friend. He is always there to encourage me when in need and never ceases to believe in me even when I fail to do so. He is my biggest cheerleader (after my dad). He always sees the very best in me which inspires me to become a better person each and every day. 3. He is a protector. He instinctively tries to protect me at all times. I feel very much safe and secure knowing that he is always there for me. 4. He is a leader. He has an ability to create and build an effective team. He recognizes the need and talent of each team member. At home, he is undoubtedly our pack leader. 5. He is kindhearted (although he does not like to openly show it). He never hesitates to do the good and right thing no matter the circumstances. 6. He is a firm believer of self-improvement. He is always open to constructive criticism and never gets upset or angry when approached. 7. He has a great sense of humor. He always manages to make me laugh even after a bad day.
Estelle & Chris travelled from Vancouver to Montréal to get married. Their ceremony was held at l’Église St-Viateur-d’Outremont and their reception followed at Sofitel. They are both awesome people and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of their wedding day! Here is their wedding film.
Wedding planning: Principal Planner
Photography: Badger Photography
Shot by Rob and Christina, assisted by Alex
Music licensed through The Music Bed
Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa
Albert AbbaJuly 15, 2014
Congrats from Natasha and Albert!!!
Aaron LeongJuly 14, 2014
lovely, big mistake in my life, not making it to your wedding.
Pauline GillisJuly 14, 2014
Beautiful and amazing. Love it! Mom and Dad Gillis xoxoxoxo
Estelle GillisJuly 13, 2014
Our wedding video clip!!! Thanks again to Joshua Gillis and Mériam Ab for such beautiful speeches.. xox