This classic, elegant, heartfelt union was an authentic family-focused affair with a touch of sparkle! DreamGroup Planner Brynn Belisle was on hand to help bring all the details together. Joining in the celebration were the couple’s 3 children making for some truly adorable moments a photographer can only dream of. With the groom being an RCMP Officer raised in Hawaii, the wedding featured some truly authentic elements including a Mounties Honour Guard Salute as well as fresh floral leis for the couple to wear as they were introduced at the Reception. With many aunts & uncles from out of town, the groom’s RCMP family, and childhood friends in attendance there was a lot of love in the room! Photos were beautifully captured by Beautiful Life Studios.
The Spanish Catholic ceremony, held at the beautiful St. Anthony of Padua Church, was unique with family member sponsors providing the coins, lighting the candles, and assisting with the veil & cord ceremony. The reception was held at The Arbutus Club, a Vancouver landmark since 1964, offering the perfect setting for a fun family and friend focused celebration! The Groom, apparently a Jack of all trades, appointed his production company Fully Loaded Productions to provide a custom monogram, pipe & drape, lighting, music, a slideshow, a fog machine to add that perfect touch of romantic mist to a beautiful First Dance.
The speeches shared were very emotional leaving not a dry eye in the house. The Bridal Party surprised the Bride & Groom with a hilarious Beyonce mash-up dance performance before the evening festivities were officially kicked into high gear with a Confetti bang and guests were invited to join in on the Electric Slide. Overall, this wedding exuded true love, commitment, an incredible sense of humour and playfulness, and the perfect amount of pretty.
The Wonderful people that helped make this wedding come to life…
Coordinator: Brynn Belisle – DreamGroup Productions
Photographer: Beautiful Life Studios
Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony of Padua
Reception Venue: The Arbutus Club
Flowers: Niki Trading
Decor: Sandy’s Wedding Services
Makeup: Jennifer Esmeria Makeup
Hair: Chris Funk
DJ: Marc Johnson ~ DJ El Nino
Ceremony Harp: Rosanna Chiu
Wedding Cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop
Chivari Chair Rental: Salmon’s Rentals