Mark & Ivan hosted the most fabulous yet intimate 2 day event for their Vancouver wedding. Luckily their wedding happened before the Covid restrictions, because Ivan and much of his family & friend list was coming in from the US. They decided to welcome both the Vancouverites & out-of-towners with a casual party on Mark’s rooftop deck. (Looks at that view, even on a grey day!) The bubbly was flowing, people were laughing & reminiscing, and Dirty Apron provided the most amazing catering.
Day 2, where they made it official, was held at The Vancouver Club in the suuuuuper gorgeous Georgian Room. I had photographed weddings at The Vancouver Club before, but this was my first time in the more casual & bright Georgian Room. I can’t say enough good things. With all the glass letting in the natural light & the greenery outside…it’s truly a hidden gem. They even have a micro-weddings package listed on their website now, which includes a ceremony for up to 50 in this room, then you could have brunch or dinner up on the rooftop. Perfect way to have a wedding downtown, but still feel comfortable yet special. I’ve also included the Georgian Room in my list of favourite places for a micro-wedding here: https://www.winkphotography.ca/why-and-where-to-elope-in-bc/
The day was full of laughter (older brother strips while giving hilarious speech) and tears (sister’s emotional speech makes the whole room sob, including me). I especially loved the informal standing cocktail & canape style brunch; it kept everyone visiting & mingling without being anchored to a particular table. Plus, standing gives you quicker access to the insanely delicious looking dessert spread. These two didn’t want to spend time away from their guests on endless posed portraits, they wanted the good times and emotional moments documented. And that’s what I love most about weddings, so happily obliged.