Holy smokes!! What a day! Samantha and Ken are such a fun, kind and generous couple. The entire day was all smiles and laughter for them…a few tears here and there too!
Samantha and Ken were super fun to photograph – they were up for anything and everything…a wedding photographer’s dream! And such a gorgeous ceremony and reception at The Vancouver Club…another wedding photographer’s dream! Samantha and Ken’s vision for their wedding was grand and spectacular, and they pulled off quite the day for their family and friends. Dan and I had the immense pleasure of being part of their wedding!
The day started off at the River Rock Casino Hotel. Samantha and her ladies had an early start to the day with hair and make up by the amazing Vivian (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ken and his crew arrived at Samantha’s hotel room at 8:30, to be greeted by her confidants who led them through some pretty tough games! Applying lipstick to each other using their mouth only, reciting Chinese poetry, all sorts of games! Ken finally got to his blushing bride and the tea ceremony followed after that.
It was our first time shooting at the Vancouver Club, and Dan and I were blown away at how we had never heard of this venue before! We have done our share of wedding research for our own wedding and never came across here. It is such a stunning location!Samantha and Ken were married by the awesome Rev. Brent Sheppard. They wrote their own vows to each other, and it was beautiful.It’s official, let the fun begin!!It wasn’t a rainy Vancouver day, but it definitely wasn’t sunny out either. Instead of heading outdoors for our creative time, we decided to take advantage of the Vancouver Club’s rooms and lobby. Great interior spaces to shoot it!Oh yeah…Ken is a very popular and well liked individual…7 groomsmen!!!I have to say I’ve never really been a keener for veils…but when a bride has a long long LONG veil (cathedral veils?!), it’s amazing and so fun to shoot with.
Samantha and Ken love the camera! Instead of us suggesting poses, they were doing them on their own! Models in the making!The lobby of the Vancouver Club is pretty awesome. We didn’t have to venture far and wide to get great shots. Love the subtle reflection on the floor.Gorgeous! All the bouquets and flower arrangements were by Hillary Miles Flowers!We did go outside just to mix it up a bit…Very stoic gentlemenWe were stunned by the decor done by the amazing team at Wedding Design Studio. The room, the decor, the lighting…it all matched perfectly! I had so much fun shooting the reception details, and it was great that Samantha and Ken gave us the time to do it…usually we don’t get to see the reception hall before all the guests are in there!
This decadent piece of art work was by Ganache Patisserie…..yum!Samantha changed into a beautiful red gown part way through the reception. If you notice closely, Ken has quite the beautiful red tie he changed to match Samantha Yup! That’s dress #3!! An amazing yellow ballgown that totally reminds me of Belle’s yellow dress in Beauty and the Beast! With every dress change, was a different hair do, and a matching tie for Ken! Wow, so coordinated and detail oriented! Samantha and Ken had the wonderful help from their wedding coordinators Kiren and Sarah of Dream Group Productions. Those two ladies rock!Such a great day it was! Dan and I had so much fun getting to know Samantha and Ken, and working with such great vendors in the wedding industry, including the videography team from Laura Ann Cinema! We’ll be remembering this wedding for a long time!
All the best to you both, Samantha and Ken!
Slide show below.
Cheers till next time!