Australian-born, Mitchell, and Canadian, Brenda, met when Mitchell came to Vancouver for the Olympics in 2010. They quickly developed a partnership - and decided to tie the knot in the summer of 2016. The Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby was the location of their wedding - with its spectacular view of Deer Lake, it was the perfect spot to gather family and friends from near and far.
Brenda got ready at her Mom's house in North Vancouver surrounded by her bridesmaids, and was lucky enough to have award-winning Denise Elliott as her personal makeup artist (and good friend!). The crew then travelled to the Hart House in preparation for the afternoon's festivities - but first, The First Look, starring Brenda and Mitchell! It was romantic and simple - and the couple looked wonderful together. Following the creative session with the wedding party around the Deer Lake area, everyone prepared for the ceremony on the lawn. It was a gorgeous July day, and as the sun sparkled on the water, the sight of the bride coming down the aisle with her Dad was stunning. Following a rousing ceremony given by the quintessential, Marilyn Knipp, the group gathered for family photos, drank cocktails, and indulged in canapes on the lawn.
As dusk approached, so began the reception under the tent. Wedding Design Studio had laid out a stunning array of centrepieces and place settings fit for royalty. Guests were treated to a wonderful dinner by Hart House chef, Mike Genest, as well as a late-night surprise by very colourful Samba Fusion dancers! The crowd was treated to heartfelt speeches from both sides of the family, and a lovely thank-you speech by the married couple. DJ, Steve Milani, kept everyone hopping on the dance floor until late.
Brenda and Mitchell - we have very much enjoyed getting to know you over the past year and a half, and your wedding reflected both of your generous and kind natures. We wish you the very best in the coming years!
Enjoy some highlights of the day!
Ceremony // Hart House Restaurant
Reception // Hart House Restaurant
Officiant // Marilyn Knipp - 604.946.7833
Musicians // Elisa Thorn (Harpist)
Wedding Gown // The Bridal Gallery
Wedding Shoes // Love Jules Leather
Jewellery // The Borrowed Collection
Makeup // Denise Elliott Makeup
Hair // Caitlin Merryfield
Decor // Wedding Design Studio
DJ // Music Maestro - Steve Milani
Entertainment // Samba Fusion
Photography by Randal Kurt. Assisted by Meralon Shandler.