We loved Joyce and Antonio’s wedding – loved it. It was the perfect wedding to end the summer season. Joyce and Antonio weren’t quite sure of all that entailed a wedding in Canada as most of their wedding experience was learned in the two wedding parties thrown for them in their homes in Taiwan and Macau. Yes you read that correctly – two! We loved our one wedding but having a total of three parties would have been fantastic! By the time we arrived at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery no one would ever have known this was their first Canadian wedding experience – everything was perfect. We arrived to find by fortunate coincidence that our sweet friend Lucy was their mc for the day and she did an amazing job. The ceremony was in the gallery’s terraced garden surrounded by bonsai, bamboo, and oaks. Joyce looked so beautiful and her friend Megumi, from the Ginger Group did an amazing job on her hair – we loved her long romantic curls. We wanted to combine some of the city in Joyce and Antonio’s images so I had spotted a quiet downtown building and knew for months that it was theirs. The bus was a quick splurge – like it was waiting there empty just for us. We had such a lovely afternoon out with them, traipsing through the tall blanched september grasses. We were happy to capture some of their silly side when Aaron caught their little inside jokes against the art installation by Miss Conception. The evening ended with quite possibly the most fun we witnessed this summer when their friend and DJ Roman Yue played “A Little Bit of Monica” while Antonio’s sister led everyone in a group line dance – so priceless! Thanks so much to Joyce and Antonio for bringing us along on your day – it was sweet and lovely – just like the both of you.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
We have the coolest clients – really! Simon was so excited about planning the wedding that he contacted us about availability before he had even proposed!! As soon as we met Stephanie and Simon we knew these two were seriously in love and that they were going to have one very fantastic wedding. The whole affair was held on Thetis Island on the small farm where Stephanie grew up and it really took an Island to pull off this wedding. There is something very special about small rural places and even better to have your wedding in the place that made you who you are. The girls all got ready in her parents old farm house and the ceremony and reception were down in a field with cows grazing in the background. Stephanie and her helpers spent months searching for vintage floral table cloths, tins, vases, and mason jars to complete this beautiful vintage farm look. There were so many special things to remind Stephanie of those closest like her grandmother’s veil and heirloom engagement ring. Stephanie was truly blessed with the most amazing flowers from Quack Farm nursery who specially grows and gifts their former employees with their flowers on their wedding day – which resulted in the largest most stunning bouquet ever! It was really special to scout locations with Stephanie and Simon as she shared her childhood haunts with us. She is one of the lucky few to have actually attended a one room school house! Every once in a while a couple inspires us to do something a little different. Stephanie is a visual artist and has a love of photography so we decided to bust out our old polaroid and let them have a session photographing each other. We were really glad we did as they loved it and left them with some special keepsakes from their day (watch for a later post on this). Stephanie and Simon are so in love that they could barely keep themselves from giggling all day! We wish you two all the very best and are so happy that you shared not only your wedding with us but also your beautiful island home.