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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

And finally our wedding photos come to an end! To wrap it all up, I’m going to post the selection of our favourite photos, plus our full vendor and resource list. I’m ready to go back to the regular programming of surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, gadgets, video games, photography, food, and more :) I’ve got a lot to update you guys on! Here are some of our favourite photos, and some of my favourite memories of our special wedding day:

Our Favourite Wedding Photos: Surfboards

Surfboards on the beach in Tofino…

On the Black Rock Cliffs

Black rock cliffs on the west coast…

Wedding Day

The hustle and bustle…

Wedding Dress Preparations

… of getting ready….

The Handsome Groom

The handsome groom…

Wedding Shoes

… and the handsome shoes :)

My Little Brother

My little brother playing the piano…

And it's Sealed!

The kiss that sealed the deal…

Wedding Guests (Left)

Being surrounded by our amazing friends and family…

Wedding Guests (Right)

… who we love dearly!

Family Comes First

Our dear parents…

The Amazing Wedding Party

Our amazing wedding party…

Bride and Bridesmaids Bouquets

The flowers…

Wedding Party by the Ocean

The view…

The Reception Room

The room…

The Place Settings

The tables…

Custom Chocolates

Our wedding logo…

Our Wedding Guestbook: A Surfboard

Our guestbook…

Messy Wedding Cake

… and that darn messy cake!

The First Dance Dip

Our first dance…

Pouring Party Favours

… and pouring our party favours to end the night.

Running  into the Ocean

Running into the ocean…

Surfboard Love

… with our surfboards…

Heading to the Ocean

…. with our wedding getups on.

Surfing in our Wedding Getup

The waves were tiny…

Allan Catching a Wave

And while it wasn’t really a very good “surf session”…

Love on the Beach

… it was a good makeout session :)

Love in the Ocean

Our love always seems strongest in the ocean…

Ocean and Cliffs

… and when we’re outside…

In the Forest

… or in the trees.

It was an amazing wedding weekend and we treasure every moment of it. It wouldn’t have been possible without our family, friends, and our vendors… many who now are our friends. A big, BIG thank you especially to our amazing wedding photographers, JONETSU Studios. We couldn’t have done it without you. You really are the best photographers in the world (and you have the awards and titles to back it up!)… but even without all that, we truly had a world-class experience with you. Thank you. We love our photos.

Thank You to Our Vendors!

Full Vendor List:

Photography: Jonetsu Studios
Wedding Planner: Alicia Keats Weddings & Events
Florist: Crab Apple Floral
DJ: Austin Beaver Events
Bar Manager: David Wolowidnyk
Wedding Cake: Ganache Patisserie
Officiant: Reverend Daniel Fournier
Entertainment/Photo Booth: Vancouver Flipbook
Hair: Paul Wolowidnyk
Makeup: Hayley Miller
Chair and Sofa Rentals: Furnishings by Corey
Linens and Tablecloths: La Tavola
Other Rentals: Smashing Glasses, Pedersen’s, Upright Decor
Custom Wooden Invitations (designed by us): Night Owl Paper Goods
Wedding Dresses (Ceremony & Reception): Manuel Mendoza
Bride’s Shoes: Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Isabel Marant
Ceremony Bracelet, Ring: Vintage/Heirloom (from Grandmother, Mother)
Earrings, Reception Bracelet: Elsa Corsi Jewellery (custom)
Purse: Salvatore Ferragamo clutch
Ceremony Veil: Manuel Mendoza
Reception Veil: Laura Jayne Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Karen Millen London
Groom’s Tuxedo: Manuel Mendoza
Groom’s Shoes & Bowtie: Hugo Boss
Cufflinks: Paul Smith London
Ceremony Venue: Black Rock Resort
Reception Venue: Ucluelet Centre

Our Wedding Featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine

And finally… if you’re interested, our wedding can be found in Perfect Wedding Magazine as the featured wedding with a 6-page spread! They tell us our surf theme inspired their entire issue. It’s the 2013 Spring/Summer issue. And now… back to our regular programming! Thanks everyone for following our wedding here. If you’d like to catch-up on old wedding posts, just check out the entire wedding category on the blog.

All photos copyright by the best Vancouver wedding photographers JONETSU Studios … thank you guys!


Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Aaaaand back to wedding stuff :) I’ve taken a break from planning but now that the wedding is less than a year away, I’m starting to think about it more and more!

I am happy to say that we’ve finally secured our dream Vancouver wedding DJ, Austin Beaver! We’re so excited! I’ve interviewed over 20 different DJs in Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island… and Austin is by far the most highly recommended and reviewed DJ I’ve found. He made a fantastic impression on us.

Austin Beaver Vancouver Wedding DJ

Austin is an award-winning DJ and MC, and has performed at celebrity weddings and Fortune 500 events. I think what I’m most excited about Austin is that he actually DJs on the turntables… rather than just playing off an iPod playlist like most DJs I’ve found so far. He’s also very authentic, funny, and can figure out and play to the vibe of a party.

What I’ve realized from talking to all our friends and family about what makes a wedding “fun”, is the people and the party. No one really remembers decorations or all the little details. Those are important to me too, but we decided that the DJ is a huge component of the fun factor of a wedding. What do you think?

Austin Beaver Vancouver Wedding DJ

I’m also happy that Austin has kindly offered a discount to any of my readers… if you’d like to book Austin for your event or big day, if you mention VancityAllie to him he will give you a big discount of $200 off his services! Woohooo! You can also follow him on Twitter for wedding suggestions, music picks and advice for the groom.

Lastly… I’d love your recommendations on wedding music!

What kind of music makes a wedding fun? What song is a MUST-PLAY at a wedding? Thanks for your help!

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