During the spring I had the privilege of second shooting a gorgeous wedding at Cecil Green Park House in Vancouver with my good friend and fellow photographer, Kim. I’m a huge fan of having two photographers capture a wedding day, it allows for different perspectives and angles during the same moment which cannot be accomplished with a single photographer. The bride and groom were two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and both families were so warm and welcoming, it definitely made the day extra special. The attention to detail throughout the day was amazing complete with so many personalized touches, it truly reflected the bride and groom. These two had quite possibly the cutest ring bearer and flower girl I’ve ever seen; they were just perfect in front of my camera and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to bring one of them home with me!
I spent the early afternoon with the guys, capturing candid moments while they got ready at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver; we shared tons of laughs and I can safely say they were the best group of guys I’ve had the privilege of spending the hours leading up to the wedding with. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love when the bride and groom decide to do a first look; I think it’s such a personal and emotional moment they get the privilege of sharing with only each other. Following the first look the couple drove two amazing vintage cars with their wedding party to Gastown where we took some wonderful photos as we wandered the old cobblestone streets. The bride’s vintage glam dress and gorgeous headpiece were complimented beautifully by the historic setting.
From Gastown, we headed for Cecil Green on the beautiful grounds of UBC. The venue could be described in one word: spectacular! The elegant and historic mansion offers sweeping views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean as well as sprawling lawns and beautiful gardens. The ceremony was held outside on the grassy lawn with the mansion as a stunning backdrop. Guests enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour on the stone terrace overlooking the gardens prior to joining the reception which was immaculately decorated in shades of pale pink and ivory. An adorable candy bar designed in coordinating shades of pink and the most gorgeous floral wedding cake I’ve ever seen, complimented all the beautiful details of the day. Following dinner and speeches, the groom surprised his bride with a video he’d secretly filmed the night he proposed — there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
A huge thank you to Kim of Kim James Photography for asking me to accompany you on such an amazing day!