Good morning all!
Hope you all are rested, comfy, and ready to hear this crazy story of boy meets girl.
5 years ago Kat and Dan decided to go to school to study photography with the intention of pursuing it as their professional future. Not really knowing what to expect and not knowing what type of photography they would take on as their main focus, they kept open minds. Along the way, while supposedly studying, practicing and learning, they met each other. And while being complete opposites (tall vs. short, loud vs. quiet, Nikon vs. Canon :p) they clicked… ha ha like a camera Only a few months after meeting they were dating! And only a few months after that, they shot their first wedding together. Kat liked to photograph things, Dan liked to photograph faces… but for some reason white dresses came along and captured their hearts and creativity and they have never looked back… Well except for a little sidetrack architecture work now and then.
I know you are all wondering, who was Canon? Who was Nikon? Kat was Canon, Dan was Nikon… and purely because Dan had already spent gross amounts of $$$ on Nikon gear, Kat crossed over to the dark side
On to our wedding;
We got married at our favourite restaurant in the world, Brix Restaurant in Yaletown. They rock there! So helpful and accommodating!
We kept things small and intimate, we had only 53 people… including our 4 photographers
We had our amazing friend (and Dan’s early mentor in all things photography) Barry Calhoun shoot for us… Even though he had sliced open his hand a week earlier and effectively was one handed all day. Helping him was our regular assistant Julian Kenchenten, and our uber awesome friends Jaya and Tye (who are crazy awesome in their own right).
Kat had two maids of honour a bridesman.
We had Sgt. Argent drive us around in an awesome 1948 Mercury Vancouver Police Car… Cause you know, why not!
Okay on to the pics!
Dan’s cufflinks…because being dorky on your wedding day it totally alright. Kat got these for me!Kat’s getting all done up by Melanie Tremblay from Mink Makeup + Hair… We met her at BC Wedding awards where she won for best hair! She’s so great!Kat’s dress hanging in our loft, where the girls got ready
This would be one of our kittens, Milo. He’s rather curious and one of the girls had to get him away as he started to claw a little and that’s not really the best thing for wedding dresses.
Kat’s sister Jenn is on the left, Kat’s best friend Naz is on the right, both Maids of Honour!
MomCheck out the ink!
We did a first look in our loft, as we took a bunch on photos before the ceremony. And yes Dan is that tall.Dan, me… I’m very happy. Kat is so pretty!Haha, which one is Dan. Dan and his ‘nearly’ identical twin of a younger brother.Inside the carOutside the car!!! Love that car! And thanks to Sgt. Walley who pulled some strings for us to get it.So I couldn’t help it… I just had to take a few pics of my beautiful wife-to-be on our wedding day. It got everyone laughing… I did give the camera back to the ‘official photographers’….eventually….We’re in the back streets near Main St. and 2nd ish…Ooooooo there’s Kat’s bridesman Ali keeping the ladies warm. It was a little chilly that day.And there’s the whole gang.The boys… well their pants and shoes and hands at least.Julian’s snap. Fun fact, he JUST got his new camera the day before our wedding! He switched to Canon. I gave him a hard time for it all day. Jumping around, check out Dan’s brother Josh on the far right.The bride and her gals…and dude with funny socks.We hit up one of our fav locations on the way to Brix, it’s the Arthur Erickson Waterfall Building. We might have to stop coming here soooooo often. We just love it so much!Haha, our photographer used our frankenstien lighting gear… just before this shot I think I even changed a flash tube for them or something… Can’t remember, the day is a blur!And on to the ceremony! We had it in the covered courtyard at Brix! Like I said, we kept it small… Only 6 tables.We had a quick champagne toast and then we went right into our first dance… I know we switched things up a bit.
Kat with her Dad.Dan with his mom.While we were dancing it up, our photogs snapped some details of the restaurant all done up. Kat wanted candles… so we had 8 cases of wine bottles with drip candles… Cool ehIn lieu of guest favours we donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.Speaches, some words were said… some embarrassing… okay mostly embarrassing.
And thats all folks!!
Hope you enjoyed!