Vancouver Wedding Photographer | Dawn + Gerard, Spanish Banks Elopement

And we're back with part 2 of D+G's beautiful story! You've gotten the low down on their tear jerking engagement session turned proposal, now it's time for their intimate elopement to be told. Their day started off with a first look amongst the trees in Pacific Spirit Park. Gerard was dressed in a traditional Filipino Barong, handmade from pineapple leaf fibers! Dawn wore a gown that made her already radiant self shine even more, and a veil made by a dear friend. I LOVE it when couples bring their own personal touch to their wedding day, especially when it involves incorporating their cultures.

While I'm sure D+G were smiling long before they saw each other, once the first look happened, those smiles did not leave their faces that day. Their intimate ceremony was held at Spanish Banks, with only their closest friends and family in attendance. A few surprises also occurred during the ceremony: 1) Many tears were shed (sarcasm, this was no surprise) 2) It was so sweet and a once-in-a-lifetime experience (also sarcasm) 3) As the officiant, Linda, who is the BEST by the way, was about to pronounce Dawn and Gerard to be husband and wife, a rogue dog appeared to crash the ceremony! By crash I really mean brought his toy over in hopes that someone will play with him. 

It's hard to believe that so much can happen in two days, and how much these two days have impacted me. I've not only had the opportunity to meet and work with such incredibly people and their loved ones, I've also gained two new friends. Perhaps I'll be the one chasing them around the world now. 

Thanks to these vendors for making this day a dream! 

Florals: Celsia Floral (Bride's bouquet), Bah Toh (Groom's boutonniere) 

Location: Spanish Banks

Officiant: Linda Cohen

Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Prep Beauty Parlour 

Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo