Liliya and Horace: Burnaby Village Museum Wedding

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Liliya and Horace’s wedding was so much fun to photograph. It began with the tea ceremony in traditional Chinese clothing, moved on to the wedding ceremony in the cute little chapel in Burnaby Village Museum, and closed out the night at the Dockside restaurant at Granville Island. Naturally, the vintage 1912 carousel at the village was part of the photography, as was the old electric tram car.

The fun times, laughter, tears of joy, poignant speeches, hilarious costumes, beautiful bride, and dancing definitely exemplified a great wedding celebration. Liliya’s parents made the journey from the Ukraine to attend her wedding, but to also meet their other daughter’s toddler son for the first time, so what an incredible visit it would have been for them.

This being a Ukrainian-Chinese wedding gave a me a chance to try out the Russian I learned years ago in university, and my Cantonese as well – it is quite the challenge trying to think in three languages at once!

Congratulations to Liliya and Horace!

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Wedding: The chapel at Burnaby Village Museum

Reception: Dockside Restaurant at Granville Island Hotel

Candi and Jamey: Hart House and Burnaby Village Museum Wedding

Monday, 22 June 2009

After our great engagement shoot, I was definitely looking forward to shooting Candi and Jamey's wedding.  We started the day at the Delta in Burnaby with some candid getting ready pictures, then off for a few hours to grab fun formals at various locations in Burnaby with the wedding party. We stopped at Horizons at Burnaby Mountain, then strolled through the Burnaby Village Museum and Art Gallery. Then it was on to the fantastic heritage carousel in Burnaby Village Museum for a ride.  It was all capped it off with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception at the Hart House by Deer Lake.  I had such a blast with them throughout the whole day and they truly made me feel welcome.  Here are just a few of the great variety of resulting images:

Nice, relaxed preparation at the Delta Burnaby Hotel

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Followed by a touching “First Look” at a tiny nearby patch of greenery.

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Then a quick stop on Burnaby Mountain

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Then off to fun at the Burnaby Village Carousel and Museum
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Even though they weren’t getting married in the little chapel in the museum, it’s tough to resist getting a few shots!
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Preparations at the Hart House (this was a WPPI Award of Excellence winning photo)
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