Vancouver Wedding Blogs

MAY
12
2015
kristy

Oh, where to begin. There was so much to love about this wedding...namely, all the love. Someone asked me recently what makes a good couple’s portrait and right away I thought of these two. Ignoring the fact that they are both ridiculously gorgeous. What makes me love these portraits so much is the love and connection you can see between Sasha & Chris.

Nothing was heavily staged, we just let them be them in the moment..…and we stood back and documented their love. Granted some people feel more comfortable with PDA that others, but I like to believe when you’ve found your true love, there is no hiding your feelings ;)

There are so many notable memories from this wedding. First, we took portraits where their first date was (cute idea). Second, how cold it was and how much Sasha was a rockstar for not complaining even though she had the least amount of clothing on! Did you see the photo of the leaf with frost on it? And we can’t forget how much of a party it was. Let me just say there were a lot of topless men on the dance floor at one point (sorry, I didn't post these photos).

My last favorite memory was a lesson I learned. It was past midnight and we were officially off and pretty tired from the long day. But I decided instead of sitting down and resting while Ken packed up our gear…I headed to the dance floor for just a few more photos. When I got there Sasha was dancing with her dad. I was so happy that I got to capture this moment for her. It was just a little extra work for me, but I got to preserve a memory for Sasha that will last a lifetime.

It’s no secret that I LOVE all the pretty dresses, shoes and décor at weddings. I get so excited about them and it’s not even my wedding! But what is most important and what makes me LOVE my job and keep putting in that extra effort is capturing these moments with family and friends. This is what is most precious (and priceless) about weddings.

We are so delighted this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!
http://www.stylemepretty.com/canada-weddings/british-columbia/2015/03/13/black-white-new-years-eve-wedding/

See their amazing wedding video here

Venue: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Video: Kistmet Creative
Planner: Epic Events
Décor/flowers: Wedding Design Studio
Make-up/Hair: Mink
Jewelry: The Borrowed Collection
Officiant: Darian Kovacs

MAY
01
2015
kristy

Here is a little sneak peek of Batool & Justin's spring wedding! They got married at the Shangri-la and we did portraits at the Hycroft. The Hycroft is always a great place to take photos if there is rain in the forecast. It was raining during these photos and you can't even tell!

APRIL
06
2015
kristy

Claire and Ben had a gorgeous garden wedding at one of my favourite venues, the Hart House. Everything was perfect. The sun was shinning, the venue looked beautiful, the guests were none stop laughing and Claire looked breathless. This stunning wedding came together by Count Down Events. I especially loved the flower arch for their ceremony and olive twig on each plate, by Celsia Florist. I also adored Claire’s bridesmaids look. Their hair and make-up by All Dolled Up, was so soft and natural and their dresses were definitely wearable again.

Bridal Boutique: Isabelles | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Aritzia | Cake: Ganache Patisserie | Ceremony Venue: Hart House Restaurant | DJ: Girls On Wax | Decor: Debut Event Designs | Event Planning: Countdown Events | Floral Design: Celsia | Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up Studios | Reception Venue: Hart House Restaurant | Stationery And Sign Calligraphy: Wintons Social Stationery | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm

MARCH
27
2015
kristy

Here is part 2 of Nadia and Ryan's epic engagement shoot. We had so much fun driving down the California coast line, chasing light, looking for the perfect place to shoot. Ken found this little spot and we all now endearingly call it, "Ken's Cove".

MARCH
25
2015
kristy

When Nadia asked if I would mind flying to California to shoot their engagement photos, I did not hesitate for a moment. The light there is so pretty! We decided to shoot at her favourite winery in Napa Valley, Castello di Amorosa, for sunrise. And since we were already at a winery...it would be silly not to try the wine after :)

But the fun did not stop there. The following day we were planning on shooting in Big Sur, however, weather didn't look good. So we all hopped back in the car after our wine tasting and drove to Big Sur for sunset photos!!!! These are gorgeous and will be on the blog tomorrow!!!

FEBRUARY
23
2015
kristy

Oh how I love this couple so much. Janene is one of those girls who always looks effortlessly stylish and pretty. On top of that, she is as smart as she is sweet AND fun…yep, she is the total package. And she was lucky enough to find an amazing partner in Ashton that matches her in all these qualities.

I was excited about their wedding from day one. With Victoria from Stylish Social events planning it and Flower factory and Éclat Décor doing flowers and décor, I knew it was going to be gorgeous. And with two of my favourite stylist Jayna Marie and Collective You photobooth, drinks flowing and plenty of time for touching (and funny) speeches, mingling and dancing. Actually, they wanted so much quality time with guests…they didn’t even spend time doing their own portrait session AND they decided to make the wedding a two-day event!

Get ready for a long blog post!

See their Paris afternoon inspired engagement photos here: http://blushweddingphotography.org/vancouver-wedding-blog/stylish-parisian-inspired-engagement-shoot

FEBRUARY
15
2015
kristy

It was such a joy to photograph these two in sunny Dominican Republic, their love and connection is undeniable.

FEBRUARY
12
2015
kristy

Here is a sunny wedding from Dominican Republic to brighten those winter days. Alia and Nelson’s destination wedding was good times and sunshine from beginning to end. And let’s be honest, have you ever seen a more beautiful and happy bride than Alia. She has the best smile I’ve ever seen. Nelson, isn’t just a pretty face either, he handmade the wooden boxes for his groomsmen gifts. These two are just so lovely, thoughtful and just down right amazing people. It was such a treat to be part of their wedding day.

You must check out their day after shoot on the blog next!

FEBRUARY
08
2015
kristy

I know weddings are a once in a lifetime experience, but some weddings, like Matt and Jo’s, you wish were an annual event. Set in the picturesque countryside of Spain in a villa dating back to the 11th century. They had 45 of their closest family and friends come together for a week to celebrate this event with them.

Leading up to the wedding everyone spent the days going to wineries and visiting near by towns and in the evening coming together to enjoying family style meals made with fresh produce and enjoy local wine by the pool. They were lucky enough to have a friend who was a top chef that made the most delicious meals!

When the wedding day arrived, it felt relax and calm but with a slight buzz in the air and as family and friends pitched in to get the villa ready for the big day. Jo’s mom hung butterfly’s in the bushes, the boys practice their song for the walk down the aisle (my favourite part), and Jo started to get all dolled up, by one of Vancouver’s best hair and make-up studio’s All Dolled Up!

The ceremony was perfect, filled with such heartfelt vows and I started to cry uncontrollable when the boys started to sing 'Hey Ho’ by the The Lumineers as Matt and Jo descended down the aisle. Paradise catering made the most visually beautiful and creative buffet spread I’ve ever seen. I had to force myself to stop taking pictures of it so people could eat. My second favourite part of their wedding was Matt and Jo’s first dance to a local 5 piece Jazz band as the sun was setting on the vineyards in the distance. It was too perfect. The party continued with everyone busting a move on the dance floor until the wee hour in the morning.

The next day, after a good sleep in, Matt and Jo got dressed up again and we got to do a second look. These are always the best because we have the time to go anywhere as we are not confined to the wedding day schedule. Jo changed her look to a stylish boho feel with her hair down. She looked stunning. As I clicked my last photo, it was bitter sweet, as I knew our time has come to an end. I could have not asked for a more easy-going, fun loving, super stylish or gorgeous couple to spend summer days with in Spain.

See all the magic of this wedding captured by the talented Kismet Creative who won Best Destination Video this year with this video.
https://vimeo.com/102902170 We were delighted that Once Wed also featured this wedding, see it here: http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings/intimate-spanish-villa-destination-wedding/

Venue: Casa Felix, Olivella | Hair and Make-up: All Dolled Up Studio | Videography: Kismet Creative | Band: Mirat Jazz | Catering: Paradis, Barcelona | Wedding Dress: Pronovias (embellished by bride) | Day After dress: Truvelle | Jewelry: Simon Carter

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