The Permanent Wedding! Photographing Joanna and Juan’s wedding was definitely a highlight of 2015! Everything was amazing, most of all Joanna and Juan themselves! Not only do they have impeccable taste in everything that had to do with their wedding, they are fun, outgoing, absolutely a blast to photograph, and all around great people.
Joanna and Juan chose to get married at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale church where Joanna’s parents were married. How great is that!? A beautiful little church on the corner of 37th Avenue and Larch Street, it suited Joanna and Juan perfectly!
This was our first wedding at The Permanent, which is a new space downtown Vancouver. Originally, Joanna & Juan’s wedding was going to be at her parents’ home where Joanna got ready. However, as we all know, things change during the planning process! And then entered The Permanent. It’s a wonderful space!! It doesn’t need much decorating, but when I walked in to photograph details of the tables and set up, I was truly impressed. Joanna and Juan’s vision for their reception was so classy and sophisticated. Every detail fit together. Not too much, not too little. And with flowers and centrepieces by Gloria and her team at Flower Factory – it was perfect. When I found out Gloria was doing florals….I knew it would be amazing….I mean look at that bouquet!! And the flower girl’s flower ball! Pom-pom? So beautiful!
Since Joanna is a professional chef and is on T.V. quite a bit for her profession, you could only imagine that food was a top priority for this wedding! And boy did the food impress us all. Joanna and Juan hired Hawksworth Restaurant to cater their wedding.
Though it was a short 6 hour coverage for us, the day was so enjoyable. It’s always wonderful seeing families together and celebrating two people’s commitment to each other. It was so amazing to see and to hear of the connection that Joanna and her twin sister share, to photograh how close Joanna and her niece are, to witness both sets of parents embrace each other like their own family. We left the wedding with very warm and full hearts. We wish only the best for Joanna and Juan Xox
Huge shout outs to all the vendors who came together for this wedding! Max and Nicole at The Permament, The Flower Factory, Raphaela of Dream Group Productions, Hawksworth Restaurant, Anna Elizabeth Cakes, Upright Decor, and Artistry by V.