I’d like to reintroduce you all to Dianne and Griffiths. You may remember them from our engagement shoot at the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver. Our day together started with the morning preparations taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Richmond. It was a tight fit with 6 bridesmaids, all the makeup artists and hair stylists, but we made it work!
Dianne and Griffiths had been planning their wedding for two years and were determined to have an outdoor ceremony rain or shine. Now, being in Vancouver, the weather can be a little bit uncooperative. We had a little bit of morning drizzle, but by the time we’d made it to the ceremony location at the London Heritage Farm in Steveston, the rain had stopped and we were blessed with an overcast sky. The aisle was beautifully decorated with baskets of baby’s-breath and parasols were provided to guests in case there was a chance of more rain. It was a beautiful ceremony full of tears and laughter and a special little surprise. Due to the length of their engagement, there were some very important people who were unable to take part in their wedding. To commemorate these people, Dianne and Griffiths released a box of beautiful monarch butterflies before they took part in their first kiss as husband and wife.
After the ceremony and some group photos, the wedding party stayed behind on the farm for their bridal portraits. We made use of the iconic red barn on the farm and took a little walk down to the dyke for a mixture of rustic and nature inspired photos. The rain earlier in the day made for a fantastically dramatic sky, which was perfect for group photos.
When we finished our portrait session, we set off to the reception at The Richmond Country Club. It was a wonderful evening surrounded by friends and family. Bellies were filled, drinks were poured and the night was danced away.