Every wedding we have the privilege of capturing is always very unique because our couples are unique with their own style and vision. Alex and Alvin's wedding was no exception with it's fabulous 1920s theme. Since we met Alex and Alvin over a year ago, we've been so impressed with their commitment and dedication to creating this kind of a wedding. The result was fun and authentic! Our day started with Alex getting ready with her bridesmaids at her parents' home. When we arrived, Alex was showing one of her many talents, by applying makeup for herself and even her two bridesmaids! Meanwhile, Alvin was relaxing with the guys, his Dad and Alex's Dad. This time is always one of our favourites - we love the buzz while everyone rushes around! Once Alex was ready and dressed along with her bridesmaids, Alvin saw her for the first time that day - a beautiful first connection between the two of them.
From there we left together on a bus (yes a chartered bus!) to go to the Burnaby Village Museum - a perfect location for their day. The museum is a great location to just wander around and that's what we did with the wedding party, stopping along the way to capture some more fun moments with Alex and Alvin and their families.
Another special thing about Alex and Alvin's day was the two receptions they had which gave them the opportunity to include a lot of their friends and family - the first was at the Gilmore Park United Church in Richmond. Their reception was full of life from the very special ceremony led by Alex's Mom (how wonderful is that?!) to the signing, champagne toast, and live video call to the Philippines and Alvin's extended family.
Their second reception was at the German Club in East Vancouver. We have to admire Alex for having such a vision of how the location could be transformed into a 20s style Speakeasy club! The Livin' in Swing jazz band accompanied by their wonderful lead singer was a great way to finish the evening.
What a day! Here's a short story of their wedding. Please click on the first image to see a gallery.
Congratulations Alex and Alvin on your wedding! And it's been great to get to know you and your families as well!
Thank you Aimee for working by our side on this day. We'd also like to acknowledge Simone Greenwood from Social Wedding & Event Atelier for keeping the day so nicely on track.
Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.