Vancouver – BC, Canada
2013 is nearly over! It’s been a crazy year—our first year—and I’m very happy to show you our 2013 retrospective – and a bit more. It was hard to decide how to choose amongst all the amazing works published here; this is a selection of real weddings, but I’ll also show you later this week in some other posts, our selection of couple sessions, amazing details or pieces of decoration, and some very awesome brides and grooms. Thank you all for being the best and following what’s happening here!
So here we go, we liked…
That Swedish wedding, where the bride and groom used old wooden cars to go from the ceremony to the dinner place.
That totally rad Aussie circus wedding.
That yellow themed Estonian wedding by the sea.
That Parisian jazz musician wedding on a river boat.
That couple of newly weds and their dogs, with a wedding by a pond.
That French-Estonian wedding, with an epic arrival on a Viking boat.
That wedding in a hippodrome, with a stylish retro bride and laser robots for the party!
That wedding on the top of a mountain, with a helicopter arrival.
That wedding in the French forest, with a pack of wolves.
That German rock’n roll wedding, with stylish retro bride & groom and some epic scenes in their car.
It’s not every day you get to blog something like that. I’ve been wanting to talk about this since I first saw it on the photographers’ blog, but I’ve been surprisingly very good at not spoiling everything! Today is finally the day I can share my excitement with you, and it’s with a very deserved TADAAAAM that I’d like to introduce to you maybe one of the most special, unique, whatever-you-like-to-call-this wedding I’ve ever blogged! I know the post’s title, mentioning a wedding on the top of a mountain and a helicopter arrival, is quite explicit (and kind of appealing I guess), but now you’re going to see the pictures and realize it’s even better than what you imagined. This wedding has everything: emotion, love, the perfect setting, the perfect venue and the perfect way to join it! Photography by the sweet husband & wife team, Shari and Mike out of Canada.
The wedding took place in Vancouver, Canada. From the grooms:
Taking a helicopter up to the Mountain Venue was very exciting for us. It was our “James Bond” Moment. The point at which we flew around the venue building and seeing all our guests on the patio waving to us in the Helicopter, brought tears to our eyes. It is a moment we will never forget. We loved our Downton Abbey theme, however, we forgot to tell everyone about it. Some people were dressed up and others were wondering what they missed.
We didn’t regret anything about the wedding, however, We would have liked to have joined hands with all our guests, then cut the cake. If we had thought about it ahead of time.
We are happy that it was intimate, amongst our closest friends and family. We were very proud of the sunny beautiful day we had to showcase the beautiful city we live in. With the city as our backdrop, being on top of a mountain were memories we will never forget. We are very happy to be living in Vancouver and calling this city our home.
The word of the photographers.
This wedding was incredible to be a part of, full of emotion and laughs! We had a blast spending the day with these guys. Although we had not met Doug or Tim until the morning of their wedding, we instantly fell in love with them + it was an honour to document the day they got to express their love + commitment to one another in front of their closest family + friends. Oh and did we mention the helicopter…..amazing! (Oh and Shari won the paper, rock, scissors match for which one of us would get to fly along in the helicopter with the grooms.)
You already discovered Shari and Mike through our “Bridesmaids and Groomsmen” post—and you’ll see I was not being exhaustive. Here’s a full reportage by these guys: a “cowboy wedding” 100% not fake; no futile accessory, just two people and a wedding reflecting their day-to-day.
January and Jay both grew up in the country (their parents are ranchers and farmers) and chose to have the wedding ceremony at Jays’ parents ranch — Tom & Wanda Clark’s Ranch. During the ceremony, Jay wore his boots, wranglers and cowboy hat and January chose not to wear a veil or carry a bouquet. From January:
We really wanted the ceremony to reflect us – I fell in love with Jay looking like this (Jay wearing his every day western attire… I can’t imagine walking down the aisle and seeing him look any other way – and I wanted Jay to see me for who he fell in love with too).
Name one thing you regret…
The day truly passed too quickly – although we tried to make it to each table to visit with each guest we were unable to greet everyone that was there… this still hurts my feelings. Our family and friends mean so much to us that I wanted them to know how much it meant to us that they made it to our wedding… I wanted to be able to visit with everyone there, but we weren’t able to… this will always be a regret in my mind.
… And one thing you’re really proud of / happy about.
This is my pride and joy… the one thing I get the most excited about when talking about our wedding – our Cookie Buffet. We decided to have a cookie buffet at our reception as a thank you to our guests for attending our special day. We show-cased the cookies with a note saying “Grab a bag and help yourself to the Cookie Buffet. It is our way of saying thank you for sharing our memorable day. Love the Newlyweds”. Everyone loved the idea… and we even had a cousin incorporate this idea into her wedding – it was the ultimate compliment.
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