Photo Location: Iona Beach, Richmond
Ainsley and Chris were married on a gorgeous day in early September. Ainsley and Chris had many aspects that made their wedding day special and they say it best…
“We both grew up in the Vancouver area and we wanted a venue for our wedding that would highlight Vancouver’s natural beauty. The UBC Boathouse’s setting on the Fraser River and its spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains made it the ideal location for us. Our 5:00 p.m. ceremony on the dock in front of the water, greenery, and mountain backdrop was a perfect reflection of why we love the Lower Mainland.
The indoor event hall is sleek and modern, and the floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful stained wood meant that minimal décor was required. We wanted a venue that could accommodate our big families and large circle of friends, and the UBC Boathouse’s open space full of natural light was large enough to accommodate our guests and still feel intimate.
We were lucky enough to have our family involved in helping us plan and prepare for our wedding. Our centerpieces, candy bar, and wedding party bouquets were all made by family. The wedding cake made by Ainsley’s cousin, Lucie Radcliffe, was a delicious three-tiered, nine-layered vanilla almond pound cake with almond buttercream , laden with pure 24 karat gold foil.” Ainlsey & Chris
Taya of Taya Photography must have fairy dust. Ainsley & Chris’s day was stunning and even more stunning are the memories these two now have of their wedding day. She did an unbelievable job capturing their day and found unique photo locations in both Vancouver and Richmond for their first look and wedding party photos.
Photography: Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
Photo Location: Jack Poole Plaza
“Ritz Catering provided appetizers during the cocktail hour and a buffet dinner during the reception, and Straight Up Bar Services ran the bar. The servers and staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious.
Our day-of-coordinator was Anna of Perfectly Flawless Events. Anna was very organized, professional and made sure that the wedding ran smoothly by coordinating with our vendors before the wedding, directing them when they arrived and helping to set-up, and making sure that we followed our timeline.
Our goal was to have a wedding that was fun, stress-free, and memorable, and having a live band was a huge part of that. SideOne had everyone on the dance floor all night long, and they helped turn the reception into an unforgettable party. They were great to work with and were extremely accommodating. One of the highlights of the night was when Chris joined the band for a surprise performance on the drums to play Highway to Hell.
Taya of Taya Photography did an amazing job, and we could not be happier with our wedding photos. She was easygoing and fun to work with, and she captured all of the best moments of our wedding. Her focus on natural light made for beautiful photographs both before the ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza and Iona Beach in Richmond, and at sunset on the UBC Boathouse dock.
Noel Blain was the videographer. Noel’s final video was great, and the highlights that he chose will allow us to relive our wedding for years to come.” – Ainsley & Chris
Photography: Taya Photography // Videography: Noel Blain Videography // Planner: Perfectly Flawless // *Caterer: Ritz Catering // *Bar: Straight Up Bar Services // Cake: Lucie Radcliffe (Ainsley’s cousin)// Band: SideOne Band // Accommodations: Fairmont Pacific Rim // Transportation: Excel Limousine // Alcohol Service: Pacific Liquor // Decor: family & friends