Dockside Restaurant Wedding on Granville Island

Kelsey and Nick, there is so much to say about your beautiful day! From the moment I arrived at Kelsey’s Dad’s home in Kitsilano, Kelsey and her bridesmaids seemed relaxed, excited and truly ‘living in the moment.’ The house was still decorated from an engagement party/welcome-to-the-wedding-weekend celebration a few days before. Frames photos of Kelsey and Nick, balloons, an XOXO sign, it was pretty cute.

Kelsey is radiant. She’s so obviously gorgeous and chose the most stunning gown. We were laughing in the morning saying, ‘It feels like butter!’ And her dress certainly did. It was stunning and we had brilliant wind most of the day, moving her dress and veil to perfection. I loved the First Look moment with her dad before heading off to the ceremony at St Andrews Wesley Church.

This was only my second time photographing at St Andrews Wesley Church, and ahhh, I feel so grateful to have been there again! It is a stunning venue and the pastor was incredibly sweet. My favourite moment was seeing Nick during the ceremony watching his bride walk towards him. He was using all his strength to not cry and it was so great. You could see how captivated he was by Kelsey’s beauty, character and strength.

After the ceremony, we visited Vanier Park for portraits of the wedding party before driving to Granville Island for their reception at Dockside Restaurant in Granville Island Hotel. Kelsey & Nick’s day was personal, well-planned and felt like an intimate celebration with their closest friends and family. I was incredibly honoured to be their photographer and I hope these images do their amazing day justice! Enjoy their Dockside Restaurant Wedding on Granville Island.

Hair & Makeup: Denise Elliot Beauty Co.
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle
Wedding Rings: Grimson and Sons
Bride’s Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Dress Designer: Theia (Daria Gown)
Dress Store: Rituals of Love Bridal
Florist: Our Little Flower Company
Ceremony Venue: St Andrews Wesley Church
Reception Venue: Granville Island Hotel – Dockside Restaurant
Day-of Coordinator: Olivia Woolwich – Dream Group Production
Event Rentals: A&B Party Rentals
Groomsmen Attire: Blair Shapera

I have Hannah and Josh to thank for this referral! I photographed Hannah & Josh’s wedding three summers ago. Hannah’s mom and Kelsey’s dad are together!

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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