November 15, 2012

leanne + justin | married

Leanne and Justin's wedding was one of the highlights of my summer wedding season. I think my face almost broke that day from smiling so much (notwithstanding the cry-fest at the tea ceremony!)

To say this celebration was emotional would be an understatement, but I suppose when you plan a wedding day filled with laughter, love, faith and family as your top priorities, then emotion is sure to be in abundance.

Thank you for letting me share in your amazing day Leanne and Justin.

Thank you also to my second photographer Vicki Gannon, for bringing her beautiful vision and fun spirit to the day (images noted below).

And now onto the high fives, thumbs ups, belly laughs, teary eyes, oh mys, oh yeahs, big sighs and a few pinned-up-against-a-wall kisses...

Thanks to Vicki for this next shot of the groom checking in on his phone:

And thanks again to Vicki for this fun sequence of the groom and his crew getting the boutonniere juuuuust right. Thumbs up and high five!

I love the anticipation of a first look...

And thanks to Vicki for this next awesome sequence of Justin's reaction to his beautiful bride...


One of my favourite wedding traditions is the Chinese tea ceremony. I wish every culture did this because it is always the highlight of a wedding day for me.

Thanks to Vicki for this teary moment of the bride receiving a red envelope from her father...

I love the tea ceremony for all the emotion it brings. Justin almost completely lost it after a few heartfelt words from his parents...

Enough with the kleenex ad... time for the portraits...

Thanks to Vicki for always capturing all of the beautiful details of the day...

Oh my!

Oh yeah!

You know it's a great slideshow when your guests watch with so much emotion...

Thank you Leanne and Justin. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!!

The wedding day details (I love how so much of the day was DIY or contributed by friends and family):

Bride's Dress - Bliss Consignment Bridal (New Westminster)
Bride's Earrings - Tanis Designs
Bridesmaid's Dresses - Jacob
Bride's Hair - Bride's friend
Bride's Makeup - Van Nguyen at Ignite Hair Salon
Groom/Groomsmen Attire - Moores Metrotown
Stationery/Program - Designed by Groom (printed at Staples)
Bouquets/Boutonnieres - Bride's cousins (flowers from Niki Trading Ltd. Floral Distributors)
Wedding Cake - Bride's aunt
Ceremony Venue - Sage Bistro at University Centre, UBC
Officiant/Reverend - Mary-Lee Bouma, downtown friends church
Reception Venue - Sage Bistro at University Centre, UBC