Gaby and Ryan's special day was held at historical Hart House in Burnaby - a spot we never, ever tire of. With its lush green foliage and the lake in full view from the house, it's a spectacular location for any occasion, but especially a wedding. Gaby and her girls got ready close to the ceremony location at a beautiful rented house that fit so well with the look of the day. Gaby's parents live in Mexico and needed a place for the bridesmaids to gather, so this home was the perfect spot. The morning was a flurry of excitement, makeup and hair pieces as the bride and bridesmaids were primped by the girls at Vanity Shock Artistry.
Gaby and Ryan had requested their First Look to be in the forested area next to the Hart House, which was perfect for that special moment when a couple sees each other for the first time. There were tears and laughter as they took in each other's splendid clothing - Gaby in her gorgeous dress, and Ryan looking dashing in his suit. The couple were soon joined by the very large wedding party (16 of them in total!), and we proceeded with the creative session - super fun with such a large and dynamic group!
Back to the Hart House - and the ceremony was officiated by the lovable Darian Kovacs, and witnessed by over 100 family and friends. The afternoon followed with family photos, cocktails and appetizers on the lawn. As evening approached, guests made their way into the tent that had been stunningly decorated by Wedding Design Studio. A fun surprise of the evening was the appearance of Samba Fusion dancers, which definitely added colour and frivolity to the night! After a fabulous dinner, guests were treated to a dessert bar of s'mores - hand-made, gooey and delicious, these delectables were created by the owner right in front of awaiting guests.
Gaby and Ryan - we have loved getting to know you both, and it was a privelege to photograph your day. We wish you the very best in the coming years - enjoy the highlights we've picked from your day!
Ceremony // Hart House Restaurant
Reception // Hart House Restaurant
Officiant // Darian Kovacs
Wedding Gown // Rosa Clara
Wedding Shoes // Aldo - lovingly embellished by Mom
Makeup // Vanity Shock Artistry
Hair // Vanity Shock Artistry
Decor and Florals // Wedding Design Studio
DJ // Steve Milani
Cake // Clever Cupcakes
Entertainment // Samba Fusion
Smores Bar // Archimallows