Getting to know Nicole and Brett has been such a treat. They are completely adorable together, with a healthy dose of zany mixed in! Their wedding was an amazing mixture of beauty and unique, meaningful details that represented them perfectly. We loved the cowgirl boots Nicole wore under her wedding dress - a perfect blend of delicate and rugged! Their day started at a local Vancouver bed and breakfast - and was also the site for the fun games poor Brett had to endure in order to earn his bride. The backyard was the perfect location for these - and we were so impressed with the talent Brett displayed in creating a song from scratch for Nicole, as well as his stamina for standing in ice cold water for one minute!
After the couple's "first look" at each other (wow!), the party moved to UBC, where the rest of the wedding took place. The creative session with the wedding party was fun and lively, and included a stop for bubble tea along the way. The day would not be complete without a mention of the "four-legged" member, Shadow - Nicole and Brett's gorgeous wee pup, who was most obliging (as long as he was out of the sun!).
The ceremony was held in a lovely wooded area next to Thea Koerner's Lounge, where the guests gathered to witness the vows (and tears). Marilyn Knipp gave her usual wonderful, charismatic words for the couple, and in true Nicole style, she read her views directly from her iPhone! Family photos were followed by a brief tea ceremony, and then everyone was led into the reception - where the party started for real! The couple had organized a DIY photobooth area which provided a ton of laughs for guests - the props and costumes were imaginative and hilarious - and added an element of frivolity to the evening.
Other parts of the reception that were very special to Nicole and Brett was the Hawaiian dance by their friend, as well as the heartfelt speeches from parents on both sides - Nicole's Dad was quite the engaging speaker! The evening continued with indulgence in good food and wine - and then the dancing began.
Nicole and Brett are such a great couple to be around - we wish them the best happiness in the coming months and years :)