It was whimsical; rain drops fell over the secluded garden decorated in white and strings of lights, and the celebration of Christina and Peter’s wedding carried on with hardly a care toward the weather. Family and friends spoke the kindest, truest words of the couple…they spoke of their unshakable commitment to one another that had started long before they said I do. One described Christina as effervescent, and another described Peter as her rock. But you don’t need to hear the words spoken to know that they are true, for Christina and Peter love in a way that is evident and such a joy to witness.
Their love story has not been without challenges. Early last year, Christina was diagnosed with Central Sensitivity Syndrome, a debilitating illness that includes diseases such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Christina had to leave her dream job, put goals on hold, and spend much of her time in bed and often in pain. Through it all, though, they have each other. Christina has remained an incredibly caring, thoughtful soul, and Peter her steadfast guardian angel.
And so I was entirely grateful to be their wedding photographer! Christina and Peter, thank you for opening your hearts and sharing your beautiful day with me. You two have such a bright future together as husband and wife. Enjoy a sneak peek of your photos…
The day began at the UBC West Coast Suites with details and prep…
Many thanks are owed to Christina’s sister and maid of honor, Teresa, for being such a cheerleader throughout the day!
Christina and Peter shared a sweet, emotional first look. It was planned for the UBC rose garden, but upon arrival we learned it was closed for another wedding. It didn’t faze Christina one bit. She would have met Peter in a parking lot, it didn’t matter. Luckily we were able to find a corner of the garden just for them.
They said their I do’s and became husband and wife at St Mark’s Parish…
Then it was off to Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre for photos and the party! That stunning head table backdrop was Peter’s brilliant idea. The dry summer weather had started drying out the branches, so friends and family rallied together to create this artistic fix.
I adored the coral and navy colors of the wedding party…and the groom’s details? So fun and so perfect.
It may be cliche, but it’s so true – Christina’s stunning outer beauty is surpassed by her inner beauty…
Ashley of Allons-y Parties & Events was the magic behind the wedding day and made sure everything came together wonderfully…
Peter and Christina shared the most beautiful speeches to their friends and family and to one another…
Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Wiebe!
Ceremony: St Mark’s Parish
Reception: Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre
Bride’s Dress: Tiffany’s Vancouver Bridal
Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Jessica of Muah Artistry
Bridesmaids’ & MOH’s Hair: Kristal’s Hair Designs
Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Makeup by Shauneen
MOH’s Makeup: Angana
Bow Ties: The Tie Bar
Boutonnieres: Suki’s Flowers
Florals: Niki Trading Ltd
Reception Rentals: Confetti Party Rentals
Day of Coordinator: Ashley of Allons-y Parties & Events