We first came to know Stephanie when we photographed her identical twin sister Maryann's wedding in 2008. So we can't begin to say how honoured we were to photograph Stephanie and Peter's wedding this July. It was wonderful to see the entire family again including both of her sisters, Maryann and Nicole, who were also in her wedding party. Stephanie's day started with her getting ready at her parents' home, surrounded by her family and her bridesmaids. Her home was busy when we arrived with everyone having their makeup and hair finished, and lots of fun and laughs. This was a special time on her day as she went through the process of getting ready for the ceremony.
The ceremony took place at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, not too far from our studio office. It's a great church - one of a kind in Vancouver - with its ornate interior and circular shape. Likewise, the Greek Orthodox ceremony is ornate in its own way, with beautiful and elaborate religious traditions. Following the ceremony, Stephanie and Peter endured a very enthusiastic (!) onslaught of rice as they came out of the Church.
Following their ceremony, we had a great time with them and their entire wedding party as we made our way from Vancouver to their reception in North Vancouver. Their reception was held at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in a newly developed area along the Quay. This was our second opportunity this year to photograph at the Pinnacle Hotel - it's a great location!
Here are just a few special highlights and moments from their day:
- We captured some great moments of Stephanie getting ready at her parent's home in North Vancouver, including getting into her beautiful gown - and what fabulous shoes! - While Stephanie was getting ready, her Dad showed us his latest collectible - a stunning handmade chopper, which made a great contrast for some images of the bouquets and a beautiful bride! - Stephanie and Peter's wedding ceremony took place at the St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Vancouver. We love the location - there's nothing like it in Vancouver and it's always special to us to be able to photograph a wedding there. - Stephanie and Peter were lovely together on their wedding day - and their wedding party were great at making sure it was a wonderful day for both of them. - We don't often get to photograph one of our past wedding couples in another wedding - so it was wonderful to have Maryann and Cam as part of Stephanie and Peter's wedding party.
Please click on the first image to see highlights of their wedding day.
Congratulations Stephanie and Peter! It's been great to have had the opportunity to capture you both over the last year! Your wedding was gorgeous!
Thank you Aimee for your creative assistance on this day!
Posted by Randal for Randal Kurt Photography, Vancouver Wedding Photographers.