Liz and Kien's wedding was a wonderful combination of traditional touches with a more contemporary feeling. From Liz's traditional Vietnamese dress and their ceremony at home, to their lovely wedding ceremony at the historic London Heritage Farm, and the banquet dinner at the Kirin Restaurant in the Starlight Casino, their day was a stunning emotional and visual event! As we arrived at Liz and Kien's new home, family was everywhere, getting dressed and helping Liz with the finishing touches of her makeup. And then Kien, his groomsmen and his family arrived for the ceremonial meeting of the families - along with a traditional roast pig! The ceremonial part of the wedding continued at Kien's parents' home with a tea ceremony and some great images of the families together again.
Their wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful London Heritage Farm in Richmond. And Liz looked amazing as she came down the aisle with her parents on either side. One of our favourite marriage celebrants, Marilyn Knipp, was outstanding as she always is, involving the audience in a ceremony that they'll be sure to remember for many years. (Seeing her doing her life's work always brings us back to our own wedding day when Marilyn married us). Liz was determined to have the ceremony outdoors and everything worked out wonderfully while the rain held off.
The areas near the Heritage Farm and Steveston Village provided a scenic backdrop for the time we spent with Liz and Kien after they had said their "I Do's". It allowed us to capture many fun moments with them and their wedding party, and then on their own. From there, their reception started at the more modern Kirin Restaurant. We loved the intimate feeling of their reception and it was a wonderful way to end their day.
Liz and Kien were natural and fun during their entire day - it was clear from the beginning that they were going to enjoy it from start to finish, and so they did!
Here's a short story of Liz and Kien's day. Please click on the first image to see a gallery.
Congratulations Liz and Kien on your beautiful day and your new life together!! We so enjoyed working together with you leading up to your wedding, and on your big day! And we owe a special thank you to Dina Ferreira-Stoddard for assisting us here.
Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.