I knew Jasmine and Vince‘s wedding day would be full of fun. With 2 weddings this past weekend, Kamloops on Friday, Vancouver on Saturday, both 10 hours of shooting — with a flight in between [yes I flew right to the wedding on Saturday] I needed that laughter to keep me going. Jasmine and Vince’s day did not disappoint. Jasmine got ready with her two bridesmaids and mom at the Westin in Richmond. As the last hair and makeup touches took place, I admired both of Jasmine’s incredible dresses for the day – a red gown and white dress. When I recognized her getting ready soundtrack for the morning as Jay-Z & Kanye West it made me laugh and think,This is awesome,
The tea ceremony took place at UBC Boathouse, also their ceremony and reception venue. I love shooting at the Boathouse. You can catch the most incredible light. Natural reflectors everywhere — truly stunning. Especially in love with the portraits of Jasmine & Vince in her traditional Chinese dress. I was about to write “my favourite part of the day” was the ceremony — but I have too many favourites. This is one. As Jasmine walked down the aisle towards Vince, arm-in-arm with her father, they both started to cry. And not just teary. They cried. I love that. I love how powerful the aisle moment is… even if you’ve seen each other before the ceremony, as Jasmine and Vince did. During the vows, almost everyone was in tears when Vince spoke to Jasmine, “I am unsure of a lot of things in this life, but one thing I am sure of, is you.” He wanted to be with her forever, he wanted to wake up beside her forever, he wanted to love her forever. After being pronounced husband & wife and the first kiss, this pair exited their ceremony to another Kanye song. Hahah, I was loving it. So unique.
The venue choice of UBC Boathouse fit Jasmine and Vince perfectly. It’s a stunning piece of architecture with gorgeous views. Their reception set-up took full advantage of the clean, simple, designer-feel. Vince is an accomplished graphic designer and designed all graphic elements of the day: a custom J&V wedding logo, the invitations, programs and signs. All the place cards encouraged guests to instagram photos throughout the night with their custom hashtag: #jasmineandvince. It was a fun idea and sweet to review on the night. I’ve even checked a few times this week! Last and final favourite part of this wedding day, was their wedding slideshow. They have a friend who gifts these incredible slideshows to his friends. The slideshow incorporated old photos, videos, “interviews,” crazy effects, an amazing but random soundtrack and concluded with Jasmine & Vince’s proposal. I almost teared up at this. Vince had pretended he was setting up a self-timer photo on his camera… when he walked over to Jasmine and proposed. It was such a real, raw moment. She was obviously surprised. Ah, give me shivers! [Edit: I’ve added the slideshow at the end of this post!]
Jasmine and Vince, thank you for the incredible day! Appreciated working with you two so much. And to Veronica and Henry, thank you for the referral — and thanks for being the funnest family.