Looking to have an intimate city wedding in downtown Vancouver with your closest friends and family? Look no further, these wedding photos of this intimate city Brix and Mortar wedding in Vancouver is for you!
Funny first time meeting
From (the bride) Virginia “Greg and I met at UBC during a psychology experiment that we both volunteered (they gave you $5! A lot for a grad student). In part of this experiment I had to rank how attractive I thought Greg was and how close I felt to him. Apparently it was determining how women perform in science around men.
I did think he was cute but freaked out and left before asking him out because I thought he had the same questionnaire – awkward! Later I found out that he did not get weird questions at all and it was just me that had to rank his attractiveness. I did manage to track down the student performing the study (they got a paper or two out of it) and got my hands on the original questionnaire that I had to answer and I’m going to present it to Greg as part of my speech!“
Proposing against all the elements!
“Greg was sick but he had this whole plan to make a lovely meal and walk on the beach. Being Vancouver, it rained and he had a really bad cold so we stayed in. Despite his cold and the weather he didn’t want to wait so he made a lovely dinner and dressed up in a nice outfit (and sport socks). He proposed during dessert and the rest is history!”
Getting ready at moms house and Hotel BLU Vancouver
Virginia got ready at her parents beautiful house in Delta. Makeup was expertly done by tarahkostenko.com. The master bedroom was set up like a bridal studio with a very cool mirror. We had actually already photographed in the house since we photographed her sisters wedding the previous year! Virginia put on her beautiful dress by Lisa’s Bridal and we headed off for the first look and portraits.
Rainy spring wedding portraits
Spring weddings in Vancouver usually have a 100% chance of rain. The plan (according to our “what to do if it rains on your wedding guide”) was to just go to the Arbutus Greenway rain or shine. When they lived in Vancouver they spent a lot of time walking the Arbutus Greenway, so it meant something to them.
Intimate covered wedding ceremony in the courtyard at Brix and Mortar
If you have ever been to a wedding at Brix and Mortar (https://www.brixandmortar.ca/), you know the courtyard for wedding ceremonies is photo gold. The couple could not be happier during their vows. My personal favourite photo was a photo Lauren got of them coming out of the ceremony. Their reactions are priceless!
Intimate Brix and Mortar wedding reception in Vancouver
V+G had a lot of guests from out of town so it was important for them to have a central location that would accommodate their smaller wedding. While the guest list was shortened, they still had a full house. There were lots of great candid moments though out the wedding. First dance with dad was very important which worked out wonderfully.
Thank you V+G for trusting us to photograph your intimate Brix and Mortar wedding!