‘Love overcomes all obstacles’
Gratitude was and is in the forefront of our thoughts this year. Throughout all of the heartache we were witness to with our couples along the way, we were met with such grace on each wedding day as couples found ways to celebrate love and togetherness in such trying times. We were reminded to cherish each and every moment and of the gravity that weddings have in a lifetime. Weddings are not just celebrations of a couple but of Love. Love for each other and love of those who surround and support them throughout their lives.
As 2020 comes to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on how lucky we are to be witness to so many moments of celebration. Despite the global pandemic changing plans again and again, here are a few photographs from our weddings of this past season that pay homage to the strength, creativity, and love that we witnessed.
Jacqueline + Derek
Coordinated by Alicia Keats | Vancouver Club | Christie Graham Photography
Jacqueline and Derek were married in early February 2020 before ‘covid-19’ was in the forefront of our thoughts. Their wedding was full of laughter and joy as they celebrated with their beloved friends and family at The Vancouver Club during a cocktail style reception.
Karianne + Michael
Planning by Alicia Keats | Private Residence | Melia Lucida Photography
Karianne and Michael originally had planned for a large wedding at a downtown hotel. Once it was clear that restrictions were not going to be lifted in time for their wedding, they decided to continue with an intimate backyard wedding ceremony at Karianne’s childhood home. The couple was so grateful to be able to have their closest friends and family with them to celebrate their marriage.
Elisia + Justus
Planning by Alicia Keats | Fairmont Pacific Rim | Photography by Belluxe Photography
As with all of our couples, Elisia and Justus’s wedding plans changed numerous times before settling on an intimate wedding at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. We can’t wait to share more of this stunning wedding soon!
Emily + Stephen
Coordination by Alicia Keats | Private Residence | Photography by Biege Weddings
Emily and Stephen celebrated their marriage and Emily’s family’s home in West Vancouver. Guest comfort was the top priority for Emily and Stephen. They thoughtfully planned out a table for each ‘bubble’ on their guest list and had sanitizer located throughout the backyard. Even though they needed to pare down their original plans, their wedding was so stunning, memorable, and full of love.
Tina + Nolan
Coordination by Alicia Keats | Private Residence | Photography by Melia Lucida
Tina + Nolan were married on a magical August afternoon at a private residence with their immediate family. The heartfelt ceremony was followed by a small intimate sit-down dinner, where guests shared stories, laughed, cried and drank wine as the sunset over the ocean.
Ashley + Angus
Planning by Aurora Krenus | Brix + Mortar | Photography by Meghan Hemstra
Ashley and Angus were married under a twinkling chandelier on a crisp fall afternoon at Brix and Mortar. Their intimate reception with their closest family and friends included a delicious five course meal and many tears and laughs were shared.