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Well, what can I say….. we giggled…….. a lot.

We giggled when Adrienne + Andrew brought us warm drinks and doughnuts. 🙂 We giggled because Adrienne giggled. Andrew laughed, because Adrienne laughed. I laughed, because I just wanted to see more of Adrienne giggling …. and so it went, rather contagious really and oh-so fun. Adrienne is just so wonderfully cute and it’s so easy to see why Andrew is so in love with her. Their love shone through and it was our absolute pleasure to photograph them for their engagement photo session with them in English Bay. Justin and I had so much fun on that lovely summer morning with Adrienne and Andrew, that we just can’t wait until their wedding next month! So looking forward to it! 🙂

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Marianne and Tom met at Princeton over 11 years ago and on June 25, 2011 they were married at the stunning Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Marianne and Tom are just are an absolutely darling couple, who are so in love and so well loved by their friends and family. And this you could see simply by the sheer volume in attendance for their wedding…..and almost all their 200 guests flew in from out of town, from New York City to Hong Kong, they were there to celebrate their special day with them! Their friends and family brought such a fun and happy vibe all day that it was truly a joy for us to be a part of their day.

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Instead of a traditional Chinese Dress, Marianne opted for an elegant red gown for the Tea Ceremony. And wow, ladies, you look A-mazing!

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I couldn’t resist!

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Handsome, handsome, handsome!

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And the games began: shot glasses filled with some innocent liquids, but also some very very spicy ones too!!!! Little did they know what they were in for! 😉

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And now they know! In addition to the spicy welcome drinks, came wasabe cupcakes….keeping tough……this was a difficult moment for the groomsmen….but they did pass the test!

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The bridesmaids in suspense watching the boys maneuvering the games.

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Absolutely positively gorgeous!

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It’s official: Love x Love!

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fairmont_pacific_rim_wedding_36We just love it when there is time to sneak out for a quick evening mini photo session. We just love this moment captured!

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Congratulations you two!!!

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Marianne’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Marianne’s Dress: Lazaro
Bridesmaids Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Ceremony Location: The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Hair/Make-up: Brianna Erralat & Diana En
Florist/Decor: The Art of the Party
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  • LOVE the hi-key stuff! Beautiful job Steff and Justin!ReplyCancel

  • Love these photos…beautiful wedding, love the decor during the ceremony! wow. loving those bridesmaids dresses, too! I want every single one!ReplyCancel

On the longest day of the year, we met up with Crystal and Lester for their evening engagement session in Gastown. We all had a good laugh at the fact that we had chosen this day for an evening session and had to wait for the latest sunset all year! Oh well, it gave us a chance to have a bit of a daytime look to their session, enjoy a nice cool drink on a patio together and continue shooting when the sky was dark enough. Here are a few photographs we would like to share with you from their session.cl_engagement_gastown_vancouver_1

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cl_engagement_gastown_vancouver_5Thanks to Krisztian, we popped into the new Milano Coffee Roasters location on Powell St.

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cl_engagement_gastown_vancouver_12Adorable!

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We had a fun evening with you two! steff + justin

  • Jen

    I love the matching leather jackets and the location! You two make a great-looking couple. Congratulations! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nick Meyers

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. These are hawt!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Sham

    Ooo LaLa! Nice photos! hmm nice grey sweater you got there? where did you get it from?
    These are pretty awesome! Never knew gastown could look that nice.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Sham

    We love the pics!! We had a fabulous time!! =) Can’t wait to see the rest of them!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Sham

    I love the pics!! You guys did a fantastic job! We had such an awesome time too!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Great pictures Crystal! I’m so excited for you both!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Awww… Very cute! I love the last one with the nose touching!!!! So photogenic! Can’t wait for the big day!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    You guys look so GREAT!!! Congrats, so happy for you!!! Amazing pics…looking forward to seeing some boxing action!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    OwWW OWWWWWW!!! What a good looking couple!! Wait, that’s already said. What a photogenic couple!!! Very nice pictures. I like the black and white-ness.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria

    Do the contrasting leather jackets indicate good cop/bad cop? =P j/k u guys look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Oh my goodness, great pictures. I love the one of you two sitting outside the restaurant that was closed.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    The location brings out such a raw beauty in the photos. Love the 2nd to last one of Crystal (Lester pecks her on the cheek) taken from above, lovely! The coffee shop too.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky

    These pictures are wonderful! I’m so excited for you both with your wedding a few weeks away! It’s going to be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Fonda

    Oh my goodness, I have to cover my eyes and giggle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you two even hold hands.ReplyCancel

  • dor

    nice eyelashes lolReplyCancel

  • Patricia

    awwww!!!! these are the most cutest pics I have ever seen!! congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Great pictures. You guys are soooooooo in love. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angela C.

    Love the “Peck on the cheek from Lester” photo. Congrats to you both! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    You guys are so ADORABLE! Love the matching outfits. Great locations. Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago we photographed Sherry and Allan’s family for their traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony before their wedding. We really enjoy capturing tea ceremonies and being a part of this wonderful honouring of older family members by the bride and groom.chinese_tea_ceremony_01

Allan and his best friend- his Dad.

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Beautiful, old and delicate, family heirloom tea cups.

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Sherry and Allan serve tea in order, starting with the his parents, then proceeding from the oldest family members to the youngest. In return, the newlyweds receive lucky red envelopes (“lai see,” which means “lucky”) stuffed with money or jewelry. The helpers are usually women blessed with a happy marriage or wealth.

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Sherry receiving some jewelry, which she later wore for her wedding ceremony.

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Sherry serves tea (holding the teacup with both hands) to her parents and she does this out of respect and to thank her parents for raising her.

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Julie and Michael’s wedding day was a typical Vancouver Spring day. We had rain, then drizzle, some sun came out, it became warm, the sun went away, it got cold, rain came and went. Truly a mixed day for weather and we all just rolled with it! At the Vancouver Golf Club, Julie and Michael were determined to have an outdoor ceremony on the spacious deck over looking the beautiful tall cedar trees and the golf course below. The white chairs were set up outside despite the drizzling rain and when it stopped only 15min before their ceremony was set to start, Michael and the groomsmen wiped all the chairs dry for all the guests. And when Julie arrived the sky lightened up! Perfect! Two bag pipers played as Julie and her father walked down the aisle together, which made for a very noteworthy and elegant entrance. It was a lovely day filled with so many family and friends- plus, we were all treated to some spectacular highland dancing in the evening!

Thank you, Julie and Michael for trusting us to photograph your day for you.   steff + justin

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Putting on a wedding dress is always a special moment, but this was particularly beautiful with Julie’s flower girl, Emma looking on and mesmerized.

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Julie’s twin sister Stacey and older sister, Lynsey- both helping her get ready by placing Michael’s gift on for her.

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Beautiful little flower girl, Hannah.

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Anyone who knows Julie, knows she loves her doggies. Here she shares a special moment with Midge. And Julie, looking gorgeous!

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The girls had a nice stylish ride with their Dad to the ceremony in a gorgeous cream coloured, 1930’s Beauford convertible car.

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Her Dad was so proud!!

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Michael’s parents and family, enjoying the wedding ceremony.

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The moment, captured!

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Driver prepping the car for Julie and Michael to go for a spin after their ceremony…..and the rain held off long enough for them to enjoy the ride with the top down.

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Elegant red themed wedding details….and their cake was even red velvet flavour too!

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A couple members from Julie’s pipe band played some irresistibly fun tunes and the girls brought out their Highland dancing moves and danced to a Highland fling! Awesome!

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(and yep, all the girls are in the air at once!!)

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Do you see that determined look on that little girl’s face? She caught the bouquet! The young boy caught the garter. Keeners for sure!

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Fun times in the photo booth!

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Julie’s Shoes: Christian Dior
Wedding Dress: Sposa
Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG
Ceremony/Reception Location: Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam
Florist: Lavish Floral and Gifts
Wedding Cake: Sweet Thea
Wedding Car: A Stylish Arrival
DJ: Solomon Riby-Williams
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