I arrived in the early afternoon of Nicole & Ryan’s wedding day at River Rock Resort to find a very calm and collected Nicole with her five beautiful bridesmaids. Final preparations were made, with a glass of pink champagne in hand, before Nicole slipped into her fitted lace dress with the help of her mom and sister.
The forecast had been calling for rain (and lots of it!) and unfortunately Nicole and Ryan had to make the “Plan B” call to move their ceremony inside… but the amazing Epic Events team got right to work and made things happen. Nicole had the most amazing joy on her day – nothing seemed to stress her out – even non cooperative dark and rainy skies! UBC Boathouse was a modern and bright choice for the gloomy Fall day and I loved the light pouring into the ceremony space as Nicole & Ryan said “I do!”
Nicole and Ryan sealed their vows with rings and a kiss before exiting as husband and wife! Following the ceremony, the rain began to lighten up and we were able to photograph all of the couple portraits and bridal party portraits without umbrellas. (The best!)
I love the colour scheme of the day. Nicole’s bouquet was unbelievable and Ryan’s tie was an awesome pattern. Long blush bridesmaids dresses never fail to disappoint either and everything looked so lovely!
As the sun began to set, the bride and groom were announced for the “very first time!” as husband and wife to a room full of excited guests. The evening was full of hilarious (and genuine) speeches and I loved seeing how truly happy Nicole & Ryan are.
A wedding really is a labour of love. It’s a cool thing to witness during every wedding day the bride and groom saying their “thank you’s” to guests at the reception after all the months of planning. They made it! And look what a gorgeous day they created. I love it. Nicole and Ryan, thank you so much for hiring me! I loved being your photographer and was seriously thrilled to capture these memories for you.
I hope you’re LOVING France and Italy right now!
Hair: Myne 2 Hair Spa
Bride’s Dress: Everything but the Groom
Bride’s Shoes: BCBG
Bridesmaids Makeup: Eva Terez Beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses: Frocks
Groomsman Suit Designer: Calvin Klein from Moore’s
Florist: Burnaby Lake Green Houses
Invitations: Paper Divas
DJ: Hot Wax
Cake/Favours: Sweetly Sifted
Ceremony & Reception Venue: UBC Boathouse
Officiant: Darian Kovacs
Coordinator: Briar Johnston of Epic Events
Event Rentals: Lonsdale Rentals
Catering: Savoury Chef