A Vancouver Art Gallery Wedding | Amy & Tim

Amy and Tim's wedding earlier this Fall was a beautifully elegant affair.  Held at the historic Vancouver Art Gallery, catered by Vancouver's top-notch Culinary Capers, and organized by Alicia Keats Weddings & Events, the day was lively and fun very from the start. Amy and Tim chose to do a "first look" inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where many of their guests were staying. The couple were simply lovely together - very sweet and romantic - and clearly adoring each other! They both have fabulous families, with lots of kids, who were fun to photograph throughout the day. The bridal party were also lovely to be with, and gave the creative session lots of life. The Vancouver Art Gallery was simply stunning with the addition of a strawberry art installation at the top of the rotunda which added drama and brilliant colour to the ceremony. Amy looked completely gorgeous in her Monique Lhuillier gown, and Tim looked dashing as the groom waiting for his bride.

Culinary Capers did a fabulous job of wowing everyone with their edibles during the cocktail reception and then again at dinner, and we were so impressed by the "tiniest speeches" of the evening - by Amy and Tim's niece and nephew! As always, it was a breath of fresh air to work with Alicia and her team - they just make everything run so smoothly. The after-dinner segment of the wedding was taken care of by SideOne - a very entertaining evening of music and dancing.

We loved your Vancouver Art Gallery wedding, Amy and Tim - and we look forward to many more exchanges with you over the coming months!

Credits:

Ceremony and Reception// Vancouver Art Gallery Officiant // Gordon How Musicians // Yaletown String QuartetSide OneGoby Catt Wedding Gown // Monique Lhillulier - Bisou Bridal Wedding Shoes // Jimmy Choo Jewellery // Jenny Packham - Bisou Bridal Makeup // MAC - brideMink Makeup - bridal party Floral Design // Laura - Kits Market Cake // The Uncommon Cake Decor // Party Art Design Hair // Julien Grenier Salon - brideMink Makeup and Hair - bridal party Caterer // Culinary Capers Planner // Alicia Keats Weddings & Events

Photography by Randal Kurt and Aimée Makris for Randal Kurt Photography.

A UBC Wedding | Nicole & Brett

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 :)

Credits:

Ceremony & Reception // Thea Koerner House (UBC) Officiant // Marilyn Knipp Wedding Gown // Golden Brides Jewellery // Golden Brides Floral Design // Proline Trading

Photography by Randal Kurt and Aimée Makris for Randal Kurt Photography. Assisted by Meralon Shandler.



A Rosewood Hotel Georgia Wedding | Karen & Ray

The only way to describe Karen and Ray's wedding is to describe them - fun, lively, with a little bit of wacky thrown in! This wedding was so much fun to photograph - a REALLY long day if we were to count the hours, but there were so many incredible events to capture along the way, we barely noticed the time skim by. Part of that was due to the awesome organization of planner, Aurora Buchanan, of Alicia Keats Weddings and Events, who ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout the day. The ceremony site was held at the Spanish Ballroom inside the gorgeous Rosewood Hotel Georgia - this was a wonderful opportunity for us to be back there since our last event earlier in the year for Google - it looked completely different this time! We always marvel at the fantastic job they did rebuilding this piece of Vancouver's heritage.

The creative session was spent in and around Yaletown - the area allows so much variety of light and backgrounds, and gave an easy walkabout for the wedding party. This particular wedding party were so crazy fun and added so much life to the day! It's so wonderful to see a whole mix of friends sharing in the bride and groom's happiness.

Karen and Ray are simply fabulous together - they have a warmth and comfort with each other that is heartwarming to see - and that feeling was transferred to every part of their day from the lively door games in the morning, to the wonderfully-choreographed first dance at the tail end of the evening. The reception at Sun Sui Wah was all about the food - the seemingly endless plates of culinary delights were enough for everyone to rave about, as well as the hilarious games, speeches and bouquet/garter tosses! All in all, a jam-packed day - which ended with a beautiful couple united - to each other, their families, and their friends. We were so honoured to be invited into their lives to capture their wedding day!

Credits:

Ceremony // Rosewood Hotel Georgia Reception // Sun Sui Wah Planner // Alicia Keats Weddings and Events Officiant // Brian Ho Musicians // Musical Occasions Wedding Gown // Golden Brides Wedding Shoes // Badgley Mischka Jewellery // Elsa Corsi Makeup // Makeup By Ai Floral Design // A Flowers Touch Cake // Grace Cheng Chair Covers // A Priceless Event Photobooth // Look n Smile DJ // Musical Occasions - John Pirito Videographer // Life Studios

Photography by Randal Kurt and Linda Mackie for Randal Kurt Photography.

Wedding at the Executive Plaza | Ruby & Rouvin

Ever since we first met Ruby and Rouvin, it was clear that music played a huge part in their relationship - you could say it was the fabric that has sewn them together. Their couple session was actually an integrated photography/film session, where they played a beautiful duet on piano and guitar (check it out on our Bemoved Pictures website). This session really catpured Ruby and Rouvin's connection and love of music - not to mention their amazing talents! Their wedding day was, of course, very musical as well, and involved the contribution of many of Ruby and Rouvin's friends and church community. It was a really FUN day - from the  games in the morning, to the games at the reception.  It was great to see so many people having such a wonderful time!

One of our favourite parts of any wedding is the creative session - and Ruby and Rouvin's was atop Burnaby Mountain (the sky was amazing!). The wedding party provided lots of energy and humour during the session, which always makes it fun for us as well.

It has been wonderful getting to know Ruby and Rouvin - they truly are such a sweet couple, and so gracious with each other. We wish them a long and happy marriage full of love and music!

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Executive Plaza Hotel Wedding Photography - Ruby and Rouvin
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Credits:

Ceremony // Coquitlam Alliance Church Reception // Executive Plaza, Burnaby Officiant // Rev. Rolven (Rollie) Doo Musicians // String quartet - friends from UBC Music, Ivan Fung - pianist Wedding Gown // The Bridal Gallery Wedding Shoes // Angela Nuran Starletta Makeup // Iris Del Castillo Floral Design // Carmen Law Cake // Aeyra Cakes Decor // Carmen Law DJ // Audio Edge Entertainment

Photography by Randal Kurt and Aimée Makris for Randal Kurt Photography.

A UBC Botanical Garden Wedding | Stella & Andy

In early July, we captured Stella and Andy's wedding on ANOTHER of Vancouver's gorgeous summer days. It was the very first time (unbelievably!) we had photographed a UBC Botanical Garden wedding - and boy, what a gem of a location (they had their first kiss in the Nitobe Gardens)! The greenery of the surroundings contrasting with the bridesmaids' fuchsia dresses was stunning, and gave us ample opportunity to capture some magic! Stella is the younger sister of one of our past brides, Jenn, and it was lovely to see her again, as well as the little man she and John have welcomed into their lives this year! It's great to see families expanding.

Stella and Andy were clear about what they wanted from their wedding day from the very beginning, so it was wonderful to see that unfold in the myriad of details.  They wanted it to be romantic and special, spent with family and friends (and isn't that what we all want?), and I think they would agree that they achieved that in spades, as well as a whole lot more!

Shaughnessy Restaurant was the location for the reception - and its cozy, intimate atmosphere was beautifully decorated with all the things Stella and Andy felt were important. The excellent food and the picturesque setting in VanDusen Botanical Garden made for an wonderful evening. And thanks to some great organization, the dinner games were completely hilarious and had us all in stitches - great choice, you two!

These images are some highlights from the day - it's always so hard to choose!  Enjoy!

Credits:

Ceremony // UBC Botanical Garden Reception // Shaughnessy Restaurant Officiant // Kevan Dobson Musicians // Musical Occasions Wedding Gown // Alfred Angelo Floral Design // Proline Trading Cake // Yan Bakery

Photography by Randal Kurt and Aimée Makris for Randal Kurt Photography.