23 Nov Swan-e-set wedding in Pitt Meadows: Carry + Calvin
We were excited to photograph Carrie and Calvin’s Swan-e-set wedding this past September. Of course we loved working at a gorgeous venue, but more important we knew this duo was going to have one big ass party!
The day started with wedding door games. Calvin and his groomsmen killed it! I don’t know if I could have eaten the ultra spicy food and I’d probably have screamed having my legs waxed. Lol. The things one must do for love (or for bridesmaid’s entertainment 😉 ).
Carrie and Calvin chose to have traditional Chinese Tea ceremonies in both of their parent’s houses. Jelger and I always feel honored photographing this moment. It’s an emotional moment and there’s a lot of thought that goes into it.
Once everyone arrived at Swan-e-set, Carrie to change into her white dress and Calvin into his three-piece suit. The two of them chose to have a first look before heading outside for their portraits.
The weather decided to not cooperate, causing the ceremony and bridal party photos to take place inside. But it also meant having cool puddles and amazingly green and lush trees. So happy Carrie and Calvin were adventurous to brave the rain with us!
When the ceremony started, the couple surprised their guests by having everyone dance down the aisle! The ceremony had laughter and tears, all the feels. It was beautiful.
The rest of the night had many more games, table toasts and a beautiful first dance. Calvin and his groomsmen took the party to the next level with an unexpected dance performance! They worked very hard because the choreography was amazing. Carrie had no idea he had prepared this.
After we put our cameras away the couple invited us for tequila shots. Hard to say no to that! 😉 And for the first time someone actually took a photo of that! Unintentionally I forget to take selfies with our couples. We’re just so focussed on taking photos of the wedding that we only remember on our way home.
Thanks so much Carrie and Calvin for having us photograph your wedding. We had the best time and hope our paths will cross again in the future!
Swan-e-set wedding vendors:
Makeup artist and hair stylist: Tianna Tran
Catering: Swan-e-set Bay Resort and Country Club
Flowers: Bootah Jardin
DJ: i-DJ Services
Cake artist: Salt & Scotch Baking, Jennelyn Thompson
Guest favours: Coconama
Wedding Officiant: Kevin Fatkin