Vancouver Wedding Blogs

OCTOBER
01
2017
kristy

I had so much fun photographing Charissa and Benson's extra wedding shoot, so I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their anniversary shoot. These anniversary shoots are becoming more and more popular and I'm loving it! I look back at picture of Ken and I from our wedding and our style has changed so much, so I think it's great to get photos done every couple of years to truly capture your love story.

The other great thing about anniversary shoots, is you can be more adventurous or daring in locations than on your wedding day...like a helicopter shoot on top of a mountain! This year, we've photographed anniversary shoots around BC, Iceland and we're about to go to Myanmar to shoot our couple in hot air balloons around temples! So you can get as adventurous as your imagination will take you!

Helicopter company: BC Helicopters https://www.bchelicopters.com/
Hair & Make-up Jasmine Hoffman http://www.jasminehoffman.com/

SEPTEMBER
17
2017
kristy

One shoot I look forward to every year is the Truvelle Lookbook. The mastermind behind this brand, Gaby, has such a keen eye and talent, to find the most unique backdrops to shoot her gorgeous gowns. This year shooting in Cappadocia, Turkey, did not disappoint.

Shooting hot air balloons at sunrise, walking in caves with camels, exploring ancient ruins and climbing on edges of cliffs, were just some of the stunning adventures we went on while shooting this lookbook.

Not to mention the fun we had off set location scouting, indulging in delicious local cuisine, learning the history of stunning part of the world, and the hot air balloon ride we went on before we left!

But what made this lookbook truly special was the killer team we had.

Dresses: Truvelle
Model: Alice Topps
Hair/Make-up: Tori Harris
Video: Brian Van Wyk

AUGUST
22
2017
kristy

Well, this was an epic blog. But there were just too many photos full of love and beauty, I couldn't resist. I feel like there is nothing left for me to say, you can see it all. Lauren & Edgars are two of the most genuine and lovely people and they are blessed to be surrounded by just as lovely and genuine friends and family. They're wedding was everything you could have asked for. Gorgeous weather, great people, touching vows, quality speeches, lots of laughs and a few tears. The cherry on top was that it took place at their own family winery, the one and only, Painted Rock. I couldn't be happier for these two and it's been simply a treat getting to know them and document their love over this year.

Day of Planning: Created Lovely Events
Venue: Painted Rock Winery
Flowers: A New Leaf Floral
Dress: Monique lhuillier from Bisou Bridal
Make-up: Jenny McKinney
Hair: Chris Funk
Officiant: Young Hip and Married
Wedding ring bands: Cavalier

AUGUST
14
2017
kristy

Nothing is quite as beautiful and romantic as the stunning Villa Balbianello in Lake Como. That's why it was the perfect place to capture the beautiful and romantic love of Solgo and Alex. Spend just two minutes with these two and you'll know they are perfect together.

AUGUST
11
2017
kristy

I have shot a lot of weddings (around 250) and Gloria and Zee's wedding has to be one of my favourites. I just love the elegant, fine art look. Not only was everything just drop dead gorgeous thanks to their dream team (see below), but it was so much fun! They had musical acts from their wedding party and family members...but the best was the surprise mash-up dance by Gloria and her dad!

Planning/Flowers: Myrtle et Olive
Hair/Make-up: Carol Hung
Stationary: Written Word Calligraphy
Dress: Galia Lahav
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Venue: Hycroft
Catering: Savoury Chef
Cake: The Cake & The Giraffe

JULY
06
2017
kristy

This was one FUN pre-wedding shoot. We started at Back in the Saddle Again and shot with some stunning horses. I have to say the staff there was amazing and the horse were so well trained. After that, we headed to Jericho beach, my go-to for the prettiest light and the most romantic trees and long grass. We ended the day in West Van for some epic ocean/cliff shots...always a favourite of mine, with the most perfect sunset and clouds. I couldn't have asked for a better day or a better couple. Gloria and Zee are so easy going and oh so stylish. I made Ken take note of Zee's great suites, lol.

I'm am just DYING to photograph these two again THIS Sunday at the Hycroft. It's going to be amazing with Myrtle et and Olive planning the day and doing flowers. Speaking of flowers, check out Gloria's bouquet, it is amazing and looks so different at every angle. Heather from Myrtle et and Olive is one talented florist!

Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

JULY
02
2017
kristy

We have been so busy, shooting, shooting, raising a new baby, shooting, traveling and more shooting, that we've had no time to post hardly any of the 41 weddings we did last year!

But this one was just way too sweet not to post. More accurately, the bride is way too sweet not to post. I dare you look at Sophie and not smile. She just beams happiness, love and light. So of course, her wedding had all the same feelings. It was a sunny outdoor wedding at the Brockhouse, full of drinks and lawn games. You must make your way to the bottom of blog to see the father/daughter dance. It was hilarious and having a dad that fun, really explains why Sophie is a ball of loveliness!

Big shout out to the talented Melissa Gidney who helped me shoot this wedding, as I recently gave birth to our son, London, and I wanted back-up just incase I wasn't my old energetic self.

Planner: Dream Group Productions

JUNE
21
2017
kristy

I was so excited when asked to photograph, Jillian Harris (former Bachelorette and current host of HGTV Love it or List Vancouver) baby shower. The event was so gorgeous! I loved how everyone wore white. Giving guests a colour palette to wear is a fun idea for any event! And if you follow the star on social media, which I know many of you do, you will know that she end up having a beautiful baby boy, named Leo. Everyone at the shower was thinking boy...it's funny how some times you just know.

This event was feature in Hello Canada Magazine

http://ca.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/02016072028096/inside-jillian-harris-baby-shower%20/

And maybe see a glimpse of it tonight on Jillian's new show, Jilllan & Justin on W network tonight at 10pm.

Hair & Makeup: Eva Terez Beauty Hosts: Shay Merritt, Aly Armstrong & Monika Hibbs Planning & Design: Aly Armstrong Event Planning & Design + Monika Hibbs Venue Sponsored by: Airbnb Floral Design: The Flower Factory Umbrellas: The Cross Décor & Design Catering: Truffles Fine Foods Cakes: A. Elizabeth Cakes Event Rentals: A&B Partytime Rentals Reclaimed Wood Benches: Spruce Collective Lounge Furniture: The Collection Rentals DJ: Girl On Wax Custom Wood Lunch Boxes: Woodpak Industries Inc. Dream Catchers/Vibe-Givers: Feathered Eye Graphic Design (Branding + Invitation): Newfoundbrand Macarons: Ladurée Teepees & Macrame pieces: Diane Rudge Girl/Boy Sticks: The Confetti & Co.

JUNE
02
2017
kristy

We started Nikki & Ken's engagement session in a special spot for them, Pacific Spirit Park, where they walk their dog, Ducky. And I just have to mention this is no ordinary dog, this is the most well behave dog I have ever met. I think Nikki and Ken may be dog whisperers. If we ever get a dog, these are the first two I'm calling up for training advice.

After a beautiful walk in the forest, we headed to Jericho Park for sunset. It always looks so stunning during golding hour. The beautiful sunset and these two who are gorgeous and clearly in love and perfectly matched, made our job so easy. I couldn't have asked for a better engagement shoot back in Vancouver to get us excited about another great summer with fabulous couples!!

Bring on wedding season 2017!!!

APRIL
21
2017
kristy

Always excited to get creative with some of my favourite wedding vendors. Here we came up with a soft and romantic, effortless (but thoughtful) fine art wedding inspiration look. It's featured on the popular wedding blog Magnolia Rouge today!

pst...if you are looking for some other wedding vendors, check these people out!

Planning/Styling: White Event Studio Flowers: Society Floral and Maureen Sullivan Floral Design School Dress Boutique: Union Bridal
Dress Designer: Rue De Seine Hair & Make-up: Katie Elwood Rentals: White Event Studio Stationary: Quill and Co Villa: Castello Di Vicarelle Film Lab: Goodman Film

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