[dropcap style=”dropcap1″]I[/dropcap]n mid December I had the privilege of traveling to Vancouver, BC to photograph a close friend on her wedding day.

When I first received word that Natalie was engaged — after crying with happiness and saying EEEEK!! to Mark way to many times — I knew that I wanted to do anything I could to help make her day amazing.

I am so thankful it worked out that I could travel back to BC for her wedding and, not only was it a treat to escape the arctic temperatures we experience in the Edmonton area, it was also the first time I have photographed a wedding solo.

Natalie and James chose an intimate wedding setting at Deas Island Park in Delta. The morning started with the bride getting ready in her hotel room at the Metropolitan Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Her soon-to-be sister in law did her makeup and then we quickly zipped a couple of blocks down the street to Style Lab Headquarters for her hair to be styled by Eliza Trandiak.

After arriving back at the hotel we had only a few minutes before the Groom arrived to see his stunning bride for the first time!

Soon we were off to the park for couples photos and then setup in a one-room schoolhouse for high tea with all of the wedding guests. An intimate ceremony was the perfect end to a perfect day.

All of the details that went into this vintage-inspired high tea wedding —custom made tea boxes made by the groom, parents making canapés, sisters making macaroons, and her wedding dress which had originally been her grandmothers and then her mothers — combined for a spectacular Vancouver wedding.

Congratulations Natalie, I couldn’t be more excited for this new chapter in your life!

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