We girls started at the Opus Hotel getting ready and then casually walked down to the Aquabus and hitched a ride by boat to Granville Island, where Heidi met Ben for their First Look. It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon, so it was busy on Granville Island, but because we all approached the Island by boat, being such a fun and relaxing way to get there, the crowds didn’t bother us at all. In fact, the random positive cheers and congratulations by total strangers really added to the already great vibe of Heidi + Ben and their siblings who we were photographing.
Their wedding ceremony was at the The Loft in Yaletown and Heidi, being the creative soul that she is, designed all the graphic printed elements to their day, including painting onto canvas, the massive geometric background for their wedding ceremony. Instead of a ring bearer, both Heidi and Ben’s Mom’s before the ceremony began, brought the wedding rings to the front of the guests, thoughtfully spoke of the wedding rings and their meaning and asked all guests to personally hold and bestow or spiritually inject good vibes into the rings for the couple. It was a lovely gesture that added so much depth to the ceremony and had all the guests involved.
Their guests enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour while we took family photos outside, the meal and speeches were entertaining and they all partied and danced well into the night, while nibbling on traditional family treats and contemporary ones too, (those were the unicorn cookies!). 🙂
Hair and Make-Up: The Glamoury
Officiant: Kimberly Evans lifecelebrantbc.com
Florist: Nicole Adam
Ceremony/Reception Location: The Loft
Cake: Butter Baked Goods
DJ: Girl on Wax
Wedding Planner: Vinelli at The Power of Threee
Hi Justin, I see you there! 🙂