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This Friday, May 16th 2014 was a beautiful, sunny Spring day and more importantly, it was the day Rebecca + Curtis chose to get married! Rebecca selected the 100 year old Sylvia Hotel in downtown Vancouver to get ready with both her longtime friend Lisa and mom at her side. At Brock House, Rebecca + Curtis were married beneath a huge, gorgeous tree by the sea with a deeply meaningful wedding ceremony created by celebrant, Michele Davidson.  Here are a few select photos we wanted to share with you from their day.

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  • Rebecca Poulin

    Thanks to Steff and Justin for the most amazing day! Right from the start they became more than just our photographers they kept us on track and helped us put together a great team of people to make our dreams come true!ReplyCancel

When Kate + John requested cherry blossoms for their engagement photo session, of course we said Yes. And when Kate asked if her dog, Guinness – her Irish Wheaten Terrier, could come too, of course we said Yes again! We happen to love dogs too, so were were delighted that he was part of their Spring engagement photo session. So much so, that you’ll see that a third of the photos in this post include Guinness! I couldn’t resist-he’s Adorable! We had their engagement photo session on one of the first warm Vancouver Spring days and had a lovely afternoon getting to know them better and enjoying our beautiful city together.

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Whitney + Brian had an incredible wedding day- two days in one really! They wanted to honour both their family backgrounds by having both a Sikh and Western wedding, but instead of having it over multiple days, they chose to have it all in one day! This meant a big, long, awesome day and their family and friends were up for it with heaps of energy! We started the day off with Whitney, her girlfriends and Mom getting ready in their saris along with Whitney’s little Chihuahua- Bear, looking on. At his family home with his parents, sister and two best friends, Brian got ready for the Sikh ceremony and traditions of the day. We planned a quiet, secluded area for their First Look and it was one of those happy tears, full of soooo much love moments that we’ll always remember. Their Sikh wedding ceremony was held at the Alan Emmott Centre in Burnaby. We then all headed over to Richmond to relax a bit, change it all up and prepare for their Western wedding ceremony. We had yet again another 2nd First Look 🙂 which then started off the next portion of their wedding day with their wedding ceremony on the docks at the UBC Boathouse. They had the perfect sunny day with an amazing sunset and these two deserve it. Whitney + Brian are a kind, fun and thoughtful couple and we look forward to capturing the next stage in their lives -they are expecting- later this year. 🙂

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vancouver_wedding_photographer_UBC_Boathouse_46To infuse the evening with an extra special treat, these lively Bangra dancers provided some exciting Indian entertainment!
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Congratulations to you both! When we first met with you we got along so great and chatted for hours and really looked forward to your unique approach to your wedding day. Thank you to Whitney + Brian for choosing us to be a part of your day and capture it for you! It truly was our pleasure and have enjoyed getting to know you two along the way!

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We meant to post this lovely photo session of Rebecca + Curtis and their doggie, Brooklyn, ages ago and here it is now, albeit a little late (yes, that’s snow you see!)

Their engagement photo session was at the UBC Endowment Lands and in a very specific location, the area where Curtis proposed! We like to choose locations that have meaning for our couples and this spot certainly hit the mark! I’d like to thank Curtis for taking us here, as Justin and I both felt really privileged to be welcomed into a very special and meaningful, life changing location for them. It was simply a spot in the forest, but for them it will always be a memorable place and now for us too! We’ll never walk past there again without thinking of these two! Of course, their dog Brooklyn came along on the shoot and was easily a star of the session, when she wasn’t off socializing with other dogs that came along the path or being an adventure dog, exploring the forest.

We truly enjoyed our photo session with Rebecca + Curtis (and Brooklyn too!) and look forward to their wedding in May.

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  • Lynn DeSalvo

    Wonderful pictures Curtis and Rebecca! Can hardly wait for May to arrive,more beautiful pictures and all the family together to enjoy your wedding with you. Love you guys. Mom and DadReplyCancel

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I still remember a lovely Spring day when we first met with Anita and Raymond and they told us about the Whistler winter wonderland wedding they were planning. They were so excited about their snowy wedding, that even I, who couldn’t wait for the warm, sunny, summer to start, got caught up in their beautiful, snowy wedding ideas. Their excitement was infectious! I have to admit, I was concerned that there would be enough snow in the Whistler village to help create this magical wonderland, but somehow the clouds and right amount of precipitation aligned, along with the freezing temperatures to bring snow only 2 days before their wedding! They were so lucky and got their Whistler winter wonderland wedding after all! Their dream of getting married at Nita Lake Lodge outdoors in the cold winter air came true!

It was our pleasure to photograph them getting ready with family and friends at the gorgeous Whistler Fairmont Heritage Place: At Nature’s Door nestled high up on the ski runs leading into Creekside. Since their theme was Winter Wonderland, we selected a spot right on the ski run for their reveal to see each other for the first time. We carved out a path in the snow for Anita to easily walk up to Raymond, meanwhile Justin and I, plus the video crew, waded awkwardly, sinking deep into the snow with every step. It’s such a special moment when one of our couples sees each other for the first time on their wedding day and we always feel so lucky to be a part of witnessing it and this was no exception. The difference of course, and difficulty this time, was us getting stuck and sinking in the snow with each step and really having to anticipate each angle, before moving because it was no small task to simply move a feet meters! Cold, but fun, nonetheless!

After our photo session with their bridal party, we headed up the mountain to Chick Pea Hut, a very special spot for them, which is where Raymond proposed on Whistler mountain to Anita on one of their snowboarding trips. Super cute! And it’s not everyday you see a bride bold enough to ride a snowmobile in her wedding gown! Anita you were amazing and brave! Then it was a race back down the mountain to their wedding ceremony at Nita Lake Lodge, outdoors on the patio with family, lots of kids and friends. There was a fireside hot chocolate/cocktail hour, dessert bar, S’mores bar and fire pit to add to their wintery theme. It was a fabulous wedding day that their guests are sure to remember….. after they thawed out! 😉

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