Michelle & Matthew are Married Onboard Vancouver's Magic Charm!

Michelle and Matthew were married this summer aboard the Magic Charm yacht which sails from the beautiful Coal Harbour area of Vancouver. Although they live in Edmonton, Alberta, they decided they wanted to do something special for their wedding day and all of their friends and family. They couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot for a destination wedding. These are a few highlights from their wedding day!

Michelle's wedding shoes on the bedMichelle got ready with help from her family at her grandparents' home in West Vancouver. We could just feel the excitement when we arrived.

Bride and veilMichelle looked beautiful in her wedding dress - these next few images are some of our favourites of her getting ready that day.

Michelle ready in her dress

The guys wait at the yacht

Arrival of the bride at the Magic Charm in Coal Harbour, VancouverMichelle arrived with her entourage just as the ceremony was about to begin aboard the Magic Charm.

Smiles at the ceremony

Thumbs up from Matthew!

Matthew and Michelle's flower girl looks onTheir ceremony was so lively!

The wedding ring exchange and first kiss

The wedding ring

The ceremony ends with applause and laughterOnce the ceremony finished, the newlyweds left the yacht for some family photographs in Coal Harbour, followed by a short session with their wedding party.

Michelle and Matthew and the bridesmaids

Images of Michelle and Matthew in the sun

Sitting by the fountain.

The wedding party heads back to the Magic Charm in Coal Harbour, VancouverAfter a brief stint, everyone headed back to the Magic Charm before it set sail without them!

Michelle and Matthew near the yacht

Matthew

Details onboard the Magic Charm, VancouverBack aboard the yacht, everything looked beautiful for the reception.

Flowers on the table

A reaction to a speech at the wedding receptionThere was lots of laughter, tears, and everything in between, once the toasts started.

Michelle and Matthew cut their wedding cake

RKP-20090822-20b We saw Michelle and Matthew laugh through their whole wedding day - which was so wonderful to see. And this image on the bow of the Magic Charm really captures Michelle's spirit.

Michelle and Matthew's first dance of nightMichelle and Matthew's first dance was all the more special with the live band!

The bouquet toss onboard the Magic Charm in VancouverWe love bouquet tosses! The scrum for this one was so much fun!

Laughing after the wedding bouquet toss

Michelle and Matthew in the Vancouver Harbour aboard the Magic CharmOne of our favourite images towards the end of the evening was one that we captured with the Vancouver Harbour in the background. We loved the energy between Michelle and Matthew!

Congratulations Michelle and Matthew! You created a bit of "magic" for your wedding day. We were so honoured to have been your wedding photographers.

And thank you Meralon, my always lovely and talented wife & studio partner, for assisting me on this day.