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We girls started at the Opus Hotel getting ready and then casually walked down to the Aquabus and hitched a ride by boat to Granville Island, where Heidi met Ben for their First Look. It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon, so it was busy on Granville Island, but because we all approached the Island by boat, being such a fun and relaxing way to get there, the crowds didn’t bother us at all. In fact, the random positive cheers and congratulations by total strangers really added to the already great vibe of  Heidi + Ben and their siblings who we were photographing.

Their wedding ceremony was at the The Loft in Yaletown and Heidi, being the creative soul that she is, designed all the graphic printed elements to their day, including painting onto canvas, the massive geometric background for their wedding ceremony. Instead of a ring bearer, both Heidi and Ben’s Mom’s before the ceremony began, brought the wedding rings to the front of the guests, thoughtfully spoke of the wedding rings and their meaning and asked all guests to personally hold and bestow or spiritually inject good vibes into the rings for the couple. It was a lovely gesture that added so much depth to the ceremony and had all the guests involved.

Their guests enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour while we took family photos outside, the meal and speeches were entertaining and they all partied and danced well into the night, while nibbling on traditional family treats and contemporary ones too, (those were the unicorn cookies!). 🙂

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Hair and Make-Up: The Glamoury
Officiant: Kimberly Evans lifecelebrantbc.com
Florist: Nicole Adam
Ceremony/Reception Location: The Loft
Cake: Butter Baked Goods
DJ: Girl on Wax
Wedding Planner: Vinelli at The Power of Threee
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Hi Justin, I see you there! 🙂

Justin and I were there the day these two met.

Several years ago we photographed a wedding where Evelyn was a guest and Josh was a groomsmen at a mutual friends wedding. They were both single at the time, but Evelyn said to me, “You and Justin have been such great photographers and so awesome today, that one day when I find the right man and get married, I want you to photograph our day.” I remember feeling so touched by her comment and compliment that I haven’t forgotten it, and clearly she didn’t either, because fast forward almost 9 years later, here we were photographing their wedding in Vancouver.

Evelyn and Josh flew into Vancouver and were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Cathedral in downtown Vancouver on a crisp cold, but sunny day. When planning their day, we all never envisioned a sunny day in December in Vancouver, visions on torrential rain were more on everyone’s thoughts, but sun/dry is what we got, hooray!

They had a lovely church service and have a fabulous time at their wedding reception at the Vancouver Club.

Lots of laughing throughout dinner and stellar dance moves were to be had on the dance floor.

And we also got to catch up with the couple (Nina + Dennis)  whose wedding Evelyn and Josh met at, all those years ago. I love it when things come full circle. 🙂

 

Yan and Dalen chose Brock House to host their friends and family for their Vancouver lunch wedding. Because they had a small number of guests, the held their wedding on the side lawn at Brock House overlooking the sea and their reception was upstairs in the Begg Room. We loved that they had their first dance out on the top floor deck!

Dalen is quite the silly, comedic character, so it is easy to see why Yan basically hasn’t stopped laughing and smiling since the day they met! And on their wedding day was no exception! Lots of giggles and laugher all day….although to everyone’s surprise, tears were shed by Dalen when he saw Yan for their First Look of the day. Justin and I felt so lucky to be their and witness and capture that moment for them and all the rest of their all round silly, happy and joyous day!

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Jericho Beach wedding photographyCongratulations Yan + Dalen!!

I still remember my first visit to Vancouver as a child and can still recall the amazement I had for the beauty and vastness of Stanley Park. To this day, I still love going there, we go there often and always bring guests there too, where the gorgeous forest park meets the sea, all while right next to big city Vancouver.

Ade chose to propose to Suk in Stanley Park and so we thought Stanley Park would also be the perfect place to also have Suk + Ade’s Vancouver engagement photo session.

They are new to Canada, via London and now call Vancouver their home. They could have chosen to live anywhere, but the fact that they chose to live here, (they could have chosen anywhere) makes me feel extra proud to be a Canadian. 🙂

Suk + Ade are a kind and friendly couple who have a wonderful energy together and they certainly know how to make each other smile. We had an easy relaxing afternoon photo shoot with them, and are looking forward to their wedding day in the Spring.

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  • Anureet bharya

    Dear suk and Ade,
    Thank you first of all for remembering us in every episode of your life!! We were not present in your wedding but you made us feel an integral part of your wedding ..by constantly giving our mention in the wedding ? life has lot to offer ahead.. I’m sure there will be many occasions ahead for celebrations nReplyCancel

    • Anureet bharya

      N togetherness..wedding was beautifully well planned n you both look great together. Keep on radiating the spark n joy you share..best wishes from all of us.. Mireya, arjun, Manraj n anureetReplyCancel

  • Tinufemi

    I thought the wedding was really beautiful and the timing was good.I wish you both lots of love xxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Olakabi

    Dear Aunty Suk and Uncle Ade,I would like to say,the wedding was great and I really liked the part when we went in the Limo and all the the picture taking before we went to the church(I even took some pictures myself)..I hope you both have a happy relationship.ReplyCancel

  • Terry & Sur

    Dear Ade& Suk
    Thank you both for inviting us on your special day. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the elegant ceremony in a beautiful church of a great city Vancouver. Also we had a wonderful time at your reception and enjoyed next day roof-top get together. Congratulations and Best Wishes for the future from Terry & SueReplyCancel

  • Debby

    Dear Ade & Suk,
    Thank you for including me in your very special day. Suk you were the most beautiful bride and Ade , how about those dance moves? I thought your wedding was incredibly classy & lots of fun! I am one of your biggest fans as you two compliment each other so well, sincerely love each other and make each other happy. I wish you a lifetime of this joy together. You are both also blessed with a true friendship so “Always” remember how lucky you are to have such great companionship, to have each other to confide in and seek comfort with.ReplyCancel