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Category Archives: Vancouver wedding photography

The Wedding Yacht in Vancouver BC

A beautiful bride and handsome groom make for a gorgeous wedding, and it was our privilege to be able to capture the amazing wedding of Clare & Brian. The wedding took place in Vancouver on board The Wedding Yacht. Vancouver is a spectacular city and what better place to experience the sights than on a boat cruising through Vancouver Harbour. The Wedding Yacht is a very neat way to plan a wonderful wedding experience. The yacht was docked near the Westin Bayshore Vancouver hotel where the couple and their huge wedding party of bridesmaids and groomsmen got ready. Clare & Brian are both from the US but fell in love with Vancouver during a visit here and decided it was the perfect place to get married. On their first visit to the city, they had their first meal at Cardero’s and so we took a few photos outside the restaurant. Their friends and family all got to experience Vancouver and Canada for the first time and hopefully many of them will come back in the future! Clare had planned a beautiful wedding, complete with lots of cool details like customized purses from Etsy with individual messages stitched inside for all of her bridesmaids. Brian had one of the most awesome groom’s cakes we’ve ever seen (check it out below). We had set up a first sighting for the couple, and then took some photographs with the wedding party. Next, it was time to board the yacht and float out for the wedding ceremony with Stanley Park as the backdrop. Once the ceremony was over, the party began, and the yacht cruised out into Vancouver Harbour and up through the Lower Mainland. After some fabulous food and touching speeches, the dancing began on the top deck of the boat and the DJ played into the night. The evening was completed with a sparkler exit for the newlyweds. It was an incredible wedding and one that we’ll never forget. Thanks to Clare & Brian, and we wish you a fun and adventurous happily ever after.

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

This family heirloom Bible was used to present the rings during the ceremony:
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Each purse had a customized message written to the bridesmaid that carried it:
Vancouver Wedding Yacht

These bouquet charms contain the images of each of the couple’s grandparents:
Vancouver Wedding Yacht

The groom is waiting to see his bride for the first time:
Vancouver Wedding Yacht

A cute moment after the first sighting:
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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

The bride’s mother happily looks on has the bride and her father walk down the aisle:

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

We love this series of beautiful candid images taken just after the ceremony concluded:

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Canadian Maple Syrup bottles were the favors and placecards:
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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

A beautiful sunset over Vancouver Harbour:
Vancouver Wedding Yacht

The Wedding Yacht on the Sunset Bay II, wedding cruise with Sunset Bay Yacht Charters & Event Planning:
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Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

Vancouver Wedding Yacht

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The Wedding Yacht Vancouver Photos

Here are a few preview images from Clare & Brian’s wedding which took place on The Wedding Yacht in Vancouver this past weekend!

Wedding Yacht Vancouver photos

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Natalia & Stephen Slideshow | UBC Botanical Gardens Wedding Photography

This slideshow is from Natalia & Stephen’s wedding in Vancouver. The getting ready photos, the first look (where the couple sees eachother for the first time before the ceremony), and the reception was at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver. The ceremony was at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church.


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Natalia & Stephen’s Vancouver Wedding | UBC Botanical Gardens & Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

We could not have asked for a more special wedding to be a part of than Natalia & Stephen’s wedding in Vancouver. It was a beautiful celebration of family and friends, along with a traditional Orthodox Christian ceremony. Natalia and Stephen met during elementary school in grade 6, and they started dating a few years later. Their love has survived the test of time and the wedding was the start of their new life together. The ceremony took place at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Vancouver and included the traditional orthodox crowning. It was a very beautiful ceremony with a lot of meaningful words spoken and an amazing choir. The reception was held near the Great Lawn at the spectacular UBC Botanical Gardens. We had the opportunity to take some photographs along the Greenheart Canopy Walkway in the Botanical Gardens. The campus at UBC is gorgeous and very intertwined with nature. The reception speeches were very touching, especially from the bride’s father who reminded everyone to be true to their authentic selves. Many of the wonderful details and elements at the wedding were handmade by Natalia.

Contributing Vendors to this Wedding:

Hair & Make-up by Gaby Ramirez Makeup
Cake by Larry the Cake Guy
Florals by Celsia Florist
Dress Designer: Rebecca Schoneveld
Ceremony at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Reception at UBC Botanical Gardens

The first sighting between Natalia & Stephen took place in the Physic Garden outside The Garden Pavilion at UBC:
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Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

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Fifty feet above the forest floor, Natalia and Stephen navigated the entire Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden.
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Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

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The flower girl’s kissing ball / pomander was hand-made by the bride.
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Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

The ceremony took place at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Vancouver. The lighting inside was beautiful.
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The crowns in an Orthodox Wedding symbolize the bride & groom as the King and Queen of their home, their own kingdom.
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Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

Colorful fans for the reception | Plants were used for seating arrangements and guest favors.
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Guests wrote personal sentiments for the bride & groom and hung them on the Wishing Tree.
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The father of the bride made a touching speech.
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Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

First Dance
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Cake Cutting in front of the Arbour at UBC.
Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

Vancouver UBC Botanical Garden Wedding

“If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.” ~ Sheldon Vanauken

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