Stephanie and Michael got in contact with us by a referral from Blessy’s mom. We met Steph and Mike last summer at Stephanie’s parent’s house. It was a hot hot day, and I distinctly remember Stephanie’s mom’s kind gesture of getting us each a nice cold can of Coke and a slice of sponge cake as soon as we sat down at their dining table. The tables turned quickly as Steph noticed a ring on my hand, and in turn was asking me about when I was getting married. She then asked who I was engaged to. I giggled a bit and pointed to Dan. We all had a good laugh. Maybe it was one of those moments where you had to be there.
Their day came this June 5th, and it was a very spectacular day! The weather was shady the day before and we all crossed our fingers and prayed for sun for June 5th! God definitely answered our prayers as it was a beautiful sunny day, without a drop of rain! Steph and Mike are such a nice couple who come from very kind and generous families. Dan and I felt like we were guests at their wedding! It didn’t feel like work at all!
Here are some highlights of the day, it was hard to pick and choose what to show, but we managed!
The day started off the the Hennessey Hair Salon at Oakridge Mall with Steph and her huge possie (paussie?) of ladies. Three bridesmaids, one junior bridesmaid, two sponsor, two of the cutest flower girls in the world, and grandma, mom and many aunties as well! The staff at the Hennessey did a great job at hair and makeup!
Back and Mike’s parent’s house, he and his boys were getting ready for the big day. Steph and Mike bought these two cute Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals on their first date together. Great candid!I love details. Love love love shooting rings! I didn’t even notice a piano for the longest time! I initially didn’t want the shoes to press down on the keys, but now that it’s done, I like how it turned out! More ring details…just can’t stop! Steph got her gorgeous dress from Bryan’s Bride at Brentwood Mall and her bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal down in Seattle. So in love with the colour!
A Rolls Royce limo? S-w-e-e-t. These guys know how to roll. Haha! No pun intended! Their ceremony was held at the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. What a beautiful church!What a great moment!After the ceremony, we all drove down to the Rose Garden at UBC where had Mike proposed to Steph.It was really fun to work with quite a large wedding party! Everyone was super nice!Large stoic shot at Irving Library at UBC. Everyone pulled off stoic very well…! I am always impressed with girls who can jump in heels. I can barely stand in heels. Gangsta!Moving on to just the bride and groom, we stuck around UBC for a bit longer, using the great architecture of Irving Library! So cool. Couldn’t have done this without our super assistant Ali who lit this while I flung the veil and Dan shot!UBC is really a beautiful campus, and we were lucky it was a sunny day. Wouldn’t get these cool shadows otherwise! The left shot is stunning!!Of course we had to shoot on the Rolls Royce! While I was parking the car at the Sutton Place Hotel where their reception was, Dan shot this AWESOME image with the help of a groomsman. Holy smokes Steph and Mike look so good!Beautiful cake! It’s a shame these art pieces are all cut up! But satisfaction in all our tummies!Steph and Mike had such a great entrance to their reception. They danced in onto the dance floor after their wedding party had danced in as well. So much fun! Video definitely captures stuff like this better than photos!The night was filled with lots of toasts and cheers from all around. One of my favorite things about receptions is that we get to know our couples so much more through stories. Some aren’t fond of speeches, and true, they can be long and dry, however, everyone gave a great speech this night. And the MC’s who were Steph’s younger brother and Mike’s younger brother were great! Father-daughter dance, and mother-son dance. The bouquet and garter toss is always fun! Lots of single ladies and gents!
Wow, we can’t express just how genuinely kind-hearted Steph and Mike are to everyone around them. They went out of their way to make us feel special and included on their day, and that is just so….awesome. Thank you both so much.
A shout out to Steph’s aunty Evelyn who did an amazing job at planning and organizing the wedding!
And it was a pleasure as always to work along side Erik of Love Story Media and his crew.
Check our slide show for Steph and Mike HERE!