Tara and Scott hosted a beautiful untraditional Vancouver Chinatown Wedding on the stormiest weekend of the year. This wedding was completely them, done their own way! From little details like exchanging forever keys at the ceremony, to dancing together for the first time as husband and wife following the signing of the official paperwork, it was all them.
Choosing to host their celebration at The Juniper, a fantastic cocktail lounge in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, this venue was intimate and cozy. Friends and family surrounded the excited couple as the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. Friends live streamed the ceremony back home to Ireland for those who couldn’t make it, and multiple times during the ceremony cheers erupted from their ecstatic friends and family.
Following the ceremony and first dance, I stole the couple away for some authentic Vancouver Chinatown wedding portraits. The area is so vibrant with colours and textures, it was an absolute dream to do their portraits there out on the quiet streets. The 75mm of rain that was forecast throughout the day decided to let up at just the right moment, giving us an hour of relief as we wandered the Chinatown streets. I utilized the oncoming darkness of winter for a film effect in many of the photos. The low light photographs left me with a film and cinematic vibe.
The groom prepared for wedding day at home with his brother in law and father, and the bride at the JW Marriot at the Parq Vancouver. When they met for the first time, it was truly beautiful. Oh did I mention Scott is an old family friend and we go way way back? It was such an honour to photograph his big day and to celebrate the love story between him and his new wife.
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