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A sunny autumn wedding near the beach with 35 close friends and family, doesn’t that sound nice? Well it was! Ted and Agatha we married this autumn in a small wooden gazebo near the Beach House in West Vancouver. They had written vows for each other that were spoken full love and warmth. And because their vows were so emotionally charged, they practiced their vows the day before to make sure they would not stumble on these powerful words during their ceremony. The guests hung on to each and every word as they both opened their hearts through words for all to witness. It really was a beautiful and moving wedding for us to be a part of.


Ted romantically proposed to Agatha in Paris!!


Agatha’s parents making some final adjustments.


Beautiful exchange of vows…


Ted and Agatha were greeted by her parents, in a tradition that is common at many Polish weddings. They were presented with 2 shot glasses, one filled with water the other filled with straight vodka, but not knowing which was which. The saying is that whoever chooses the shot with vodka, ends up being “head of the house.” With his soured expression after downing the shot, everyone thought it was to be Ted…but it was Agatha who walked away as champion:) And then the party started!


We absolutely enjoyed your wedding day Ted and Agatha and we wish you two all the very best,

steff + justin

Thanks to all of you who came to see us at Lovestruck. We really enjoyed chatting with you and answering your questions. And if we didn’t get to meet you, we’d love to hear from you, just drop us a line. We’re booking up quickly for 2009 and are now booking for 2010, so get in touch soon if you’re thinking of having Justin and I photograph your wedding day!

Lovestruck was a super fun, cocktail party inspired event and all the brides had a great time having their hair and nails done, taking in the workshops, enjoying the fashion shows, eating tasty canapes and also meeting so many of the cities top notch vendors.

Despite being a really long day for us, we both had a lovely time meeting up with so many great people and hearing about lots of unique and exciting wedding day plans. We are really looking forward to being involved with Reflection Events for Lovestruck 2009! Congratulations to Angela Girard for putting on a super event this year.

steff + justin

It was a perfect weekend for attending the Vancouver Wedding Show at the Vancouver Convention Center this past weekend; it was drizzly outside and while the leaves were falling, many couples came out to the show who are planning their 2009/2010 wedding. We met many great people and would like to thank everyone who came to visit us at the show.

A nice little additional surprise for us was seeing our booth shown and an interview with Justin featured on CTV news on Sunday night. CTV was looking at the Wedding Show to see if current concerns about the economy are having any effect on the wedding industry.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip108541#clip108541

Steff and I worked really hard to get our booth organized and ready for the show and we are glad that it was so well received. The only real downside was having to sacrifice Hallowe’en night this year to be down at the Convention centre setting up, fortunately we took full advantage of The Parade of Lost Souls the weekend before which is always an artful and scarrrrry night! 🙂

If you missed us at the Vancouver Wedding Show, not to worry we will be at the Vancouver Club on November 16th for the much anticipated Lovestruck Event. I believe that tickets are still available and it promises to be a fantastic event which is not to be missed!

steff + justin

Last weekend we had a super fun morning engagement session with the lovely Emily + Brian and their Oh-So-Cute puppy, Stella. She came along for the photo shoot as well- in fact she stole the show for as long as we would let her! The sweet, Autumn crisp air made for a romantic, yet playful photo session, which we all enjoyed.

We are really looking forward to what is bound to be a fun filled wedding next summer with Emily and Brian!

steff + justin

  • hobbs

    my parents just got one of those puppies! cute to have her along on the shoot!ReplyCancel

In the week leading up to Jandy and Chad’s wedding this summer, all it did was downpour with rain. While most people dream of having nice weather on their wedding day, things were not looking good. Despite the forecast, wedding-weather-dreams came to life as the skies cleared into a gorgeous blue that set the stage for a beautiful and sunny ocean side wedding. The wedding-weather fairies weren’t the only fairies busy that day, it turned out that the tooth fairies had to be called in as well! Jandy’s daughter, Asia, lost one of her front teeth just before the ceremony on the morning of the wedding! Being worried about how she would look, especially in the photographs, she made a quick adjustment and started smiling again- this time with her mouth closed:) The rest of the day went great, all the time and planning came together to produce a super summer wedding in Parksville at Tigh Na Mara Resort. Congratulations Jandy and Chad!


Pretty Filippa Scott wedding heals and wedding dress from Bisou Bridal.


Jandy looked gorgeous in her Parisian wedding dress and Chad looked fantastic in his well styled cream suit.

One of the unique details they had planned, was to have an extra special ring-bearer. They weren’t sure if she would walk straight down the aisle to meet Chad, but she did and with a great big smile and her tail wagging proudly! Sydney is Chad’s best friend and a beautiful Golden Retriever.


Best man, Chad’s brother, helping out.


Moments after their ceremony!!!


Kids being kids! 🙂


Such a beautiful bouquet!