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Tyler and Danielle were wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony by the water on Granville Island. Friends and family gathered and watched as Danielle’s brother gave her away to Tyler, a happy and excited groom if you ever did see one.

The day had begun with Danielle and her bridesmaids at the Hyatt with glasses of wine and so many gorgeous details. I loved the mix of bridesmaid dresses, the light blue, blush and cream. And the flowers! Danielle cried upon laying eyes on them when they arrived at her hotel room, so happy to see they were just what she had envisioned. From the Hyatt, we travelled to Granville Island where Danielle and Tyler shared a first look just before the ceremony. It was busy day there, but with the help of Tyler’s groomsmen who kept passersby at bay, we kept a corner quiet for just the two of them to share a few (tearful yet joyful) moments together. It set the tone for a gorgeous, celebrative wedding day…

Tyler and Danielle, I’m so grateful I was able to share in and document your wedding day! It was a privilege and I wish you two nothing but the best.

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I loved their first look!

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There was no shortage of emotional moments throughout the day, including the first time Danielle’s mom saw her in her wedding gown, moments before walking down the aisle…

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After becoming Mr & Mrs, and a few photos on the island, we boarded a sea bus headed for Yaletown and more photos…

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Danielle went all out on wedding details and decor and it showed…the reception at Performance Works was stunning…

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Ceremony Venue: Ron Basford Park
Reception Venue: Performance Works
Day of Coordinator: Memory Laine Events
Flowers: Budget Blooms
Hair: Liz at Mink Makeup & Hair
Makeup: Heather Dyck Beauty
DJ: Eller Sound

There’s something about summer evenings, especially when spent by the water. They’re made all the better when also spent documenting an engagement! Mike and Sally are getting married next June at the lovely Brock House, and we met up last week to photograph this exciting season leading up to their wedding. We started in the streets of Gastown and made our way to Crab Park as the sun sank lower in the sky, giving us such pretty lighting…

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Many thanks, Mike and Sally! I can’t wait to see you two again next June.

Makeup: Tiffany Liang
Hair: Shane Kim at Lumo Hair Salon

Dave and Joanna’s wedding at The Vancouver Club was my first time at this venue, and it quickly rose to the top of my favourite Vancouver wedding venues. It was the perfect backdrop for their I do’s and their reception in the club’s stunning ballroom. I had first met Dave and Joanna when I was nearly nine months pregnant this past Spring, at their Granville Island engagement session. Our time together indicated great things were ahead for their wedding day, Dave and Joanna being such a warm, kind, and fun-loving couple.

From their first look in front of The Vancouver Club, to photos around the city (and they left lots of time for photos – love that!), to their beautiful exchange of vows and memorable reception, the day was perfect and I was so grateful to have a part in it.

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Joanna and her bridal party got ready at Faye Smith’s makeup and hair studio…

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…while Dave and his guys got ready at The Vancouver Club…

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This is why I love first looks…

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It was busy day at Stanley Park, but we found a couple quiet corners around the Lighthouse for a few photos of the bride and groom…

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…and didn’t Joanna make such a beautiful bride?!

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The Roundhouse Community Centre gave us just the right space and backdrop for wedding party photos…

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I seriously loved Joanna’s bouquet by Garden Party Flowers!

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How beautiful is this ceremony space…

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More pretty details…

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A warm congratulations and many, many thanks to Dave and Joanna!

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Venue: The Vancouver Club
Wedding Planner: Amanda at Dream Group
Florals & Decor: Garden Party Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Faye Smith
Bride’s Dress: Kleinfeld’s
Bride’s Shoes: Nine West
Ceremony Music: Rosanna Chiu
Photo Booth: Small Fry Media
Photographer: Mikaela Ruth Photography

  • florence koong - August 9, 2016 - 12:04 am

    Very beautiful couple and very beautiful pictures too. Proud of them as they did it all by themselvesReplyCancel

  • Florence - August 9, 2016 - 12:11 am

    Great jobReplyCancel