I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy. I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!
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Our Love Story
Karina was raised in Vancouver, but 12 years ago, moved to Washington, D.C. She went on to live in Boston before returning to the DC area and settling in Maryland. Corey was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey but 6 years ago, moved to Maryland as well. Karina and Corey both attended the same fitness centre and spa and numerous times Corey remembers watching Karina working out at a rapid pace. Their wedding website recalls Corey thinking to himself, “Damn, that’s my type of girl! All about business!”
I bought my wedding dress 8 days after getting engaged and it was the 6th dress I tried on. My husband and I got engaged in the last week of November and planned a March wedding. Yes, 4 months later. I loved my wedding dress shopping experience and secretly, wish the shopping day had lasted longer. But I walked out having paid for my dream dress and don’t regret a thing.
But where and how do you start looking for a wedding dress? I evaluated my shopping experience and came up with 3 tips.
Welcome back to Brandon & Jen’s wedding! If you’ve missed Part One, be sure to check out yesterday’s post before continuing. We’ll start right where we left off – on our way to the ceremony. From the initial stages of their wedding planning, Brandon and Jen’s number one venue choice was Roundhouse Community Centre. Miraculously enough, only three months before their wedding day, a Saturday in September was available! And the only Saturday and/or weekend I wasn’t booked between August and October. What are the chances? God had his hand over all of their wedding plans. We were so happy!
Jen and my brother Brandon met almost three years ago at church. Jen’s first impression of Brandon was an obnoxious, know-it-all nerd. She didn’t want to be around him, and couldn’t imagine being his friend let alone his girlfriend, fiancé or wife. Life’s funny that way. Nothing about Jen drew Brandon to her at first either. They both played music at church. When Jen had a question about the music, Brandon would answer her without making eye contact, quickly, and in her opinion, rudely. That’s my brother Brandon, though. He was never interested in flirting with girls just to flirt. When a couple weeks later he started noticing Jen in a different light he was forward with her. (As forward as he could be without scaring her off.)