It's funny how sometime time repeats itself. It was only 6 years ago when my wife and I were married in Burnaby Alliance Church and had our reception at Westwood Plateau golf course. I was pretty stoked to get to document Stanley and Jen's wedding but even more so when I realized they'd be getting married in the same places we did! In some ways, I got to re-live the experience of my own wedding day through them.
What made Stanley and Jen's wedding a unique experience was their dedication to God and to each other. Early on, while I was photographing their Engagement Session, they made it clear to me that they had not kissed prior to their wedding day. I found that prayer was a fundamental and strong part of their wedding day and it was evident that they both wanted to glorify God through their union. It was a privilege to document their first kiss, which would take place on their wedding day! This was soon followed by a tea ceremony at Westwood Plateau with family and friends around to witness this Chinese cultural event and a reception dinner that followed.
The day ended with Jen surprising Stanley (and the rest of us) with a solo song performance, which led to their first dance and then everyone joining them on the dance floor and busting out some crazy moves.
While the locations were similar, Stanley and Jen had an amazing wedding day that was unique to them and I was all the more glad to document their fantastic wedding day.
Shout out to Ivory + Gold Photography (Juliette) who was my second shooter for this day.
Image Gallery below with photographs from Stanley and Jen's wedding day: