September 18th, 2010. I remember waking up that morning and crossing my fingers as I looked out the window. Gloomy, rainy, and cold. Sigh….a beautiful venue, a beautiful couple, and an ugly day. Oh well, this is what we get living in Vancouver.
As we drove out to Carolyn’s parent’s home in Abbottsford, the clouds slowly began to separate, and the sun slowly started peaking through. I held my breath the whole way there, and by the time we arrived at their house, it was full blown sunny and even HOT! Praise God, the sun stayed throughout the ENTIRE DAY, and as soon as we left Swan-E-Set at the end of the day, it started pouring. Wow.
We had just shot Carolyn and Kevin’s engagement session a few weeks ago, so they were still fresh in our minds and we were excited to see them commit to each other in the name of our Lord. It was a beautiful day, and Carolyn and Kevin and their wedding party looked so elegant and classy.
Dan and I had a blast, enjoy some favorites!
Starting the day off at Carolyn’s parent’s gorgeous home, she got ready in the master bedroom. As soon as I saw Carolyn’s dress, I literally gasped out loud! Oh my GOSH, what an amazing dress!!
There was beautiful light all around. The bathroom served as an ideal spot to shoot! Beauty!It was our first time shooting out at Swan-E-Set…and it made me want to get married there! I can understand why it’s such a popular venue!Carolyn and Kevin’s wedding party was awesome. The venue had golf carts for everyone, and man did we all have fun on those!I still can’t get over how sunny it was! We had to pull out our Norman (photog talk!) to over power the sun!Love it!We just wanted to keep shooting Carolyn and Kevin, they looked so good! I didn’t want to put my camera down ;pA Dan shot…he always amazes me with his vision!I remember asking Carolyn and Kevin at their engagement session if they were going to have any Korean tea ceremonies or traditions, and they said no. Rather, their mom’s walked down the aisle together, hand in hand, wearing traditional Korea dresses (I apologize for not knowing the correct terminology!) How cool, and how awesome to show that these two families are uniting as one. The bride and her father!Carolyn called her dad a ‘joke-ster’…he’s definitely a fun character! He waved all the way down the aisle, and the guests roared in laughter! Before the ceremony started, everyone was lead to sing two worship songs.The light here is stunningA few games throughout the night…Something else that I thought was super cool: The first dance wasn’t with each other, rather the first dance was Carolyn dancing with her dad, and Kevin dancing with is mom. After about half way through the song, Carolyn and Kevin joined each other. Awesome. The end of the night consisted of a slide show, which included Kevin’s proposal to Carolyn (recorded by a friend), and an ‘Arts Cafe’, in which various friends and family members performed songs and dance routines…and Kevin finished off the night singing a few songs to his lovely bride!
What an amazing day it was being surrounded by such friendly people!
Enjoy their slide show below!