A real wedding from a photogapher I truly admire ... Sebastian Ho. I am obsessed with his bridal portraits and the way he plays with light in a dark setting ... magical! My favorite image from Marisa and Graeme's real wedding is the one directly below ... swoon!!
Photographs will be the most important aspect of your wedding - trust me! The day goes by so fast, and is a complete whirlwind that you are not able to fully enjoy EVERY special moment (although you'll try - but it's exhausting!). With the incredible photographs Sebastian Ho took, we get to relive the wedding, remember each moment, and have time to reflect and truly appreciate the love, laughter and warmth given to us by our friends and family on our wedding day. We are so thankful Seb was our photographer. He was very easy to work with, made us laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera, and captured the most intimate moments. Just look at his work, it is beautiful, it is magical, and is unforgettable. He's got amazing talent, and I cannot tell you the number of compliments I have received about his work on our wedding photographs.
We knew we wanted an outdoor venue to showcase the beauty of Vancouver BC summers. Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club was not only classy and gorgeous with lush grounds and beautiful, bright, colorful flowers all around, but also had an emotional significance to us and our family. My grandma had recently passed away, and we spread some of her ashes in a river by our house. Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club's ceremony and reception site overlooked this river, making this an even more perfect venue!
In addition, Natasha Babic, the catering manager, is just a gem! She's done so many weddings at the golf club, allowing her to help contribute ideas and turn your vision into reality. She was even there at our side on our big day to help with anything and everything. She made the wedding go incredibly smoothly and we can't thank her enough!
I worked with Sandra Der Woon from Niki Trading in Vancouver, BC. She was great! We discussed colors and what flowers were in season at the time, helping us stay within our budget. I already had an idea of what I was looking for, Sandra was able to add to my ideas bringing things to life! We met multiple times, one of which I brought in the bridesmaid dresses to see how they looked with "makeshift/sample" bouquets.
My biggest piece of advice would be to not sweat the details! In the end, no one remembers the little things - just if they had fun or not! The best compliment we received for our wedding was from my husband's friend "This is the best wedding I've ever been to, you can just feel the love - your friends and family love you so much." It was true, from the wonderful speeches to the small comments here and there - we felt and still feel looking back at the photos from our wedding that we are the most blessed people in the world. Love from friends and family cannot be bought, but can certainly be celebrated, appreciated, and admired!!!
Photographer: Sebastian Ho Photography
Floral Design: Niki Trading
Catering: Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
Bride's Dress: Kristen Erwin at Iris D Bridal
Wedding Stationery: Glo