26 Oct Cecil Green Park house wedding: Jennifer + Leland
In April we had the pleasure of photographing Jennifer and Leland’s Cecil Green Park House wedding! Not only are they amazing clients, but also our very good friends. And one of the best feelings EVER is to photograph a friend’s wedding!
We’ve known Jennifer for a while now. She has the biggest heart and sparkly personality, which is what made her join us on the board of A Wish To Wed Society. Her (now) hubby Leland is the perfect balance for Jennifer’s energetic bubblyness. He’s the calm, gentle force who’s always cheered Jennifer on in all her endeavours. In more ways than one they remind me of Jelger and I. Whenever I’m off doing all kinds of crazy things, Jelger is there to support me. 😉
In daily life Jennifer has a full plate. On top of being a volunteer board member for the society, she runs her own event planning company, works at Grouse Mountain as wedding and event coordinator AND she recently joined Umbrella Events as lead planner. Can you tell she LOVES weddings?! 😀 For her own day she had an exact vision and managed to realize it perfectly to the last detail.
For the getting ready part, as usual, I stayed with the girls. I would describe my morning as “the perfect storm” of glitter, bubbles and a ton of laughter. At the same time Jelger was having a good time with the boys where it was all “chill and beers”. I’m slightly obsessed with his “guys eating subway sandwich photo”. 😉 You’ll see.
Next we moved to Hadden Park while dark clouds were packing over the city. The couple had opted to have a friend as their “officiant”, who didn’t have a licence to officiate weddings. 😉 But instead, they had Shawn from Young, Hip & Married, help out. Right after their first look, Jennifer and Leland got officially married in a tiny ceremony with a view on downtown Vancouver. I totally loved this: get married legally on the same day and have a full-on ceremony with a friend!
Meanwhile the clouds had reached the “seriously dramatic movie poster” stage (thank you sky) which made for epic wedding photos. Finally, everyone headed over to Cecil Green Park House for the ‘official’ wedding ceremony and reception.
Most hilarious moment was when the two of them quite literally raced to the bar right after their “ceremony”. 😉 And most romantic moment must have been their first dance. Last but not least, I had a blast working with so many befriended vendors at this wedding, especially Cristie, Tianna and Maria! (Check below the photos for more info.)
Thank you so much Jennifer and Leland for trusting us to capture your day! We can’t wait to see what the future brings for you two and we feel honored to call you friends.
PS: Their wedding recently got featured on Pretty My Party, check it out here! Especially if you love tons of pretty details!
Cecil Green Park House wedding vendors:
Event Planner: the ever fabulous Cristie from Umbrella Events
Makeup Artis: Tianna Tran Makeup Artistry
Hair Stylist: Cassie Wakeling
Florals: Maria and team from Niche Event Stylists
Location girls getting ready: Airbnb, this place!
Cecil Green Park House wedding venue: Cecil Green Park House, British Columbia
Bakery: Cadeaux Bakery
Hair Stylist: Cassie Wakeling
Equipment Rentals: Lonsdale Events
Tuxedo and Mens’ Attire: Moores Clothing For Men //
Wedding dress dress Designer: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Music: Vancouver DJ Company
Officiant: Shawn from Young Hip and Married (for the official part)