Angela and Shawn had an elegant, yet relaxed wedding at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. They had the perfect day, except for the fact that Shawn had a broken ring finger from a down hill mountain biking accident only a week before their wedding! Note to Grooms: please avoid all extreme sports in the weeks leading up to your wedding, even if you’re a pro at your sport! (This does come from a place of experience on our end, as Justin was rock climbing just before our wedding and fell 30feet off a rock face, only to be caught inches from the ground at the last second. Geez.) The upside though for Angela and Shawn, was that they did have enough time to get an enlarged ring to quasi fit over his puffy broken finger for the ceremony.
True to their style, they couldn’t have included Shawn’s son Keegan in any more aspects of their wedding day. It was nice to see him so involved. I just love the getting ready photos of Shawn with Keegan and the looks on his face. From fun and silly, to somewhat confused about the traditional wedding stuff. Untraditionally, Keegan, Shawn and the best man has oysters served out to them on the sidewalk only moments before Angela and Shawn had their First Look moments. It was certainly a first for us: oysters and First Looks! But hey, why not?
We had their wedding photo session in Coal Harbour and around the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Their ceremony was indoors in the Star Sapphire ballroom, with a great cocktail party afterwards which was enjoyed by young, old and very old. The speeches by Angela’s younger brothers were particularly good, as they had some great material on Angela….and of course Angela dished some back and had a great speech too. And Shawn had a heartfelt speech at the end as well.
They danced the night away to high energy funk, dance band, The Phonix and not long after, headed to San Francisco on their honeymoon. Great choice!