Thursday, September 27, 2007

Betty+Toby=Epic



Ever since Betty moved to Bejing to be with Toby, their life has been one grand adventure! And their wedding day was no different! With their ceremony at the regal Hycroft Manor (one of our favourite venues!), a trek to the top of a skyscraper, and a midnight stroll by the downtown city lights, their first day together as husband and wife was filled with excitement -and we were so glad to be along for the ride!

Some of our favs from the day!

Beautiful details.


Beautiful bride.


Toby was one happy guy seeing Betty walk between the pillars and down the stairs toward him.


Love the colours in the Solarium!


Snuggling in the elevator on the way up to the top of the Bentall Centre, Toby's corporate headquarters and one of Vancouver's tallest buildings.


Okay, so giant air conditioners may not seem that romantic, but they sure make for some cool images.





On top of the world (with no guard rails - gulp!)!


The guys climb down and down and strike a pose.


And the girls goad Betty and Toby on!


We had to walk through the ventilation room to get back to the elevator - we couldn't resist creating some images there too.


Don't worry - we got some more classic portraits for mom at Stanley Park - always one of our favourite locations - so very Vancouver.





The reception was full of love. Betty and her girls have known each other since grade five! There was not a dry eye in the house when Betty thanked them all or when Kelli sang to the couple.


An impromptu first dance - my favourite shot of the night.


Well, except maybe for this one - so glad you guys snuck out with us to create this night portrait. Hugs to both of you!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Marcia+Peter=Devotion


When I first met Peter and Marcia, I was almost in tears after hearing their story. Both of them felt an instant connection to each other when Peter wandered, distraught, into the coffeeshop where Marcia worked. He had just attended his mother's funeral, and Marcia asked him if he was okay. The two strangers talked for hours. Peter knew it was meant to be when he noticed Marcia was wearing a necklace with a pink rose - the favourite flower of his mother. And when he walked out, Marcia told her coworker "I'm going to marry that man".

A few weeks ago, she did! And we felt so honoured to be there. For the toughest stuntman in town (Peter has been Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double in all his movies since Terminator and is the host of tv series Stuntdawgs), Peter sure is a tender guy towards the woman he loves. As he said while he was getting ready, "I've jumped off buildings and never got butterflies in my stomach...but I have them today. I can't wait to get married."

Here are some of our favourite images from their day.

Peter gets ready - and puts on the cuff carved designed by his best man and made from the bracelets of his beloved mother.


The flower girl watches in awe as the bride gets into her dress.


Almost ready!



Mom's reaction to the beautiful bride.


I always love this moment between father of the bride and groom in the ceremony.



Throughout the ceremony, Marcia and Peter looked into each other's eyes with such love and intensity.


Married!

I really liked this moment between generations.



This little cutiepie wasn't so sure he wanted to be photographed!


The bride and groom - there's something so classic about the receding pillars.



The girls!



And the boys.

We couldn't resist this red wall!



Or the lines of the balconies at their reception site The Laurel Point Inn.



There was a lot of emotion during the speeches...



And I think everyone in the room was tearing up when Peter's friend Od from Norway sang a beautiful song to the couple.




Some reception shenanigans!


Congratulations Peter & Marcia!