We recently photographed S+S’s amazing wedding at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, and it was nothing short of elegant. The first look was one of the most emotional first looks we’ve seen, with the bridesmaids and mothers all crying while watching the moment unfold. We took the couple to the iconic Stanley Park for their portrait session and ended it off in Coal Harbour close to their Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver venue. The couple had a beautiful Persian wedding ceremony, which was full of emotion. For the reception there was so much dancing throughout the night, I don’t think anyone sat down for more than 15 minutes. Sunflower Florist did another amazing job decorating the venue to make it perfect, and the bride’s beautiful makeup was done by the very talented Jayna Marie. I asked them a little bit about themselves: A lot of stars had to align for us to even meet! Groom’s sister (Samira) had recently moved to Vancouver from across the world and had just begun living with a family in Coquitlam, who also happened to be a good family friend with Saina’s family. Samira and Saina would became good friends over the summer and fall of 2008. Samira is then diagnosed with terrible illness that forces her to stay in the hospital for 3 weeks in late December 2008 to early January 2009, during which Saina would visit her daily to take care of her. Then Said (groom) travels to Vancouver on Christmas day in 2008 to visit his sister and ends up staying at her bedside for the next three weeks to take care of her. Said and Saina meet for the first time on a pretty snowy day in Vancouver on Christmas day, in 2008 at Eagle Ridge Hospital. They would spend the next weeks together taking care of Samira, and planting a seed for the future in each other’s hearts! Said’s first thought when he saw Saina: “OMG! our kids would be pretty cute”! Saina’s first thought when she saw Said: “I’m gonna marry this guy”! The rest is history!
Getting ready / ceremony / reception: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Flowers: Sunflower Florist
Makeup: Jayna Marie
Setting: City, Hotel
Vendors: Jayna Marie, Sunflower Florist
Locations: Coal Harbour, Downtown Vancouver, Stanley park