Alex & Josh celebrated their marriage at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
on a beautiful sunny Saturday on the Thanksgiving weekend. Alex prepared for the day with her twelve (yes, twelve!) bridesmaids in the Prime Minister Suite of the Four Seasons. The view of the city was breathtaking!
Alex was relaxed as she laughed with her friends, watched sports and snuggled her pup Rusty. (Alex and Josh live in L.A. but I thought it was so special that they were able to fly Rusty up here to be a part of the celebration with them!)
For the First Look, Alex brought Rusty (with his little dog-sized tux!) across the street to meet Josh, who waited to see them! After hugs and kisses (between Alex and Josh, and Rusty) we met the wedding party for portraits at The Vancouver Art Gallery. (We were grateful for those steps! Posing nearly 30 people without them would have been a challenge.)
This was one of my first Jewish weddings and I loved witnessing (new-to-me) traditions like Josh’s tisch with his groomsmen before the ceremony, and the Ketubah signing with Alex and Josh’s wedding party and close family. Before the signing, the Rabbi spoke about a tradition, that the bride and groom would enter into the marriage with nothing left unsaid. (I’m paraphrasing!) The Rabbi invited Alex and Josh to step out of the room and apologize to one another: for anything big or small that’s come up even in the last few days. How beautiful!
The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
was a DREAM. An incredible vendor team came together to pull this magic off and you can find all of the credits below! After Alex and Josh entered their party, immediately the Hora began! This was unlike anything I have ever seen. Sheer craziness: loud music, energetic crowd, the craaaaaziest stunts. (Jumping over a line of groomsmen, two guys hanging off of another, human pyramid, sheet toss… it was awesome.) I LOVED how much fun everyone
was having–the band, the vendors, the couple, the wedding party, the guests! It was a JOY.