Josh and Claire were married at the beautiful riverside location of the UBC Boathouse. Their ceremony showed so much emotion from tears of joy and thoughtful vows, to massive laugh out loud moments, which made it a wonderful ceremony for us to be a part of and of course photograph. Josh and Claire had a Jewish and Christian wedding ceremony and they worked very closely with their commissioner, Chad Chomlack, to create just the right vows that would include aspects of both traditions and their wedding theme.
The main theme Josh and Claire had created for the day was to celebrate and honour their family and friends, which we really connected with, as that was the ambiance Justin and I had created at our wedding. One of the lovely ways they showed this was in the family style seating arrangements they made at the reception. Their guests sat at square tables and the food was served in large dishes for everyone to share at each table, which really brought people together in such a nice way and created a real togetherness (which lead to a fantastic party that night!).
Getting ready at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport.
Gorgeous bouquet! Such a beautiful selection of flowers- elegant, yet playful.
I just love that Claire wore purple shoes which matched her to her bridesmaids. Cute clutch!
All eyes on Claire while she’s getting into her dress.
Josh waiting for guests to arrive.
Josh and his dapper groomsmen.
It’s so lovely to watch a proud father walks his daughter down the aisle.
Josh and Claire giggling during their Christian and Jewish wedding ceremony.
Breaking the glass under the chupah. Claire totally missed the glass, hence her big laugh!
As a gift to his groomsmen, Josh gave them all different, classically styled sports runners.
UBC Boathouse with a rainbow over their reception.
Massive flower centerpieces and their ‘Middle East Meets West’ menu, including a traditional matzah ball soup and the best sticking toffee pudding outside of England by Savory City catering. Yummm!
Instead of wedding favours, Josh and Claire donated to a case that is near and dear to their hearts- the BC SPCA Biscuit Fund in honour of all their guests.
Heartfelt speeches were enjoyed by all.
Claire and her bridemaids listening to every word of Josh’s thoughtful speech about Claire and the importance of family.
Instead of clicking glasses to get Josh + Claire to kiss, guests had to sing a song, say a poem or something related to family. Also to get guests attention if the MC was trying to make an announcement, the DJ would play “We are Family” song.