I’d been looking forward to Karmen and Victor’s wedding for the longest time! We had a gorgeous golden hour session at Robson Square and English Bay. A whole year had passed and it was finally time for their big day at the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (aka Hycroft Manor), which never disappoints with it’s class and heritage. I met them bright and early at Hycroft and Karmen was dressed in her red qi pao (Chinese dress) ready for their Chinese Tea Ceremony with family. After the tea and gifts were exchanged, the wedding party headed upstairs to prepare for the western ceremony.
The wedding party was serenaded down the isle by a classical violinist and pianist. It was an overcast morning so the light was absolutely perfect for their ceremony. They said their “I do’s” in front of all their friends and family and sealed their vows with a kiss. And just like that, they became a married couple, ready for another life adventure.
We continued their family and wedding party portraits on site at Hycroft, then headed over to Spanish Banks by UBC. By this time, the overcast skies had cleared up and we were greeted with a beautiful blue sky. We finished off or portraits at the Museum of Anthropology in front of the Yosef Wosk Reflecting Pool before heading out to New Westminster for their reception at Kirin Starlight.
The evening was full of fun and laughter, filled with hilarious speeches in between. The bridesmaids also put together a fun little game for the groomsmen… which involved waxing of various body parts. The guys did well in hiding the pain until one of them decided to up the ante and wax his armpit!
Karmen and Victor, it was a pleasure being a part of your wedding journey! Thank you so much for trusting me to photograph your engagement and your big day!