Tamara and Ivan are married at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Burnaby BC

Tamara and Ivan had a beautiful wedding at the end of June, surrounded by lots of friends and family. There were so many special (and wildly funny!) times throughout the day - from the beautiful bridal prep at her parents' home, to the games they played when the guys arrived, to the celebration on the deck of the house, to their very traditional ceremony at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Burnaby - and the non-stop dancing at the reception! We always feel priveleged to photograph very traditional ceremonies - like this one at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Burnaby. Something about the rituals gives the ceremony a very peaceful and meaningful element. The actual church is a beautiful combination of modern and classical-styled architecture - something that's very unique to this area.

From the Serbian Orthodox Church, we had a great time with Tamara and Ivan and their wedding party along the streets of New Westminster. We are huge fans of the contrast that some of the areas in New West can offer - we love that blue wall and the grungy barbed wire fence! Their wedding party deserves huge kudos for being so easy-going and fun-loving. They made our jobs so easy! When this part of the revelry was over, we returned once more to the Serbian Orthodox Church for a tres elegant reception that was full of music and laughter. Hats off to you all - you sure can dance!!!!

We do have to make mention of Tamara's shoes - they were simply awesome! In fact, every time we see Tamara, she has yet another pair of wildly gorgeous shoes!

These are a few of our favourites from their beautiful day. Just click on the first image to view the gallery.

Congratulations Tamara and Ivan! We loved your day and all of the excitement it brought. A special thank you goes out to Aimee Makris for assisting us on this day, and to Gaby Flader of Gaby Ramirez Makeup who created beautiful art with Tamara's makeup.

Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.