Cleveland Dam wedding: Linda + Desmond

Linda and Desmond had a full day of events planned, with their wedding ceremony at Cleveland Dam as a special highlight! The two of them fell in love with the beautiful mountain views (how could you not!) and chose to speak their vows witnessed by their family, friends and this epic nature.

In the morning, the festivities started with a traditional tea ceremony, followed by an amazing lunch (roasted pig included!) for their closest family and friends. I’m not going to lie, I’m always super excited when our clients are foodies, heehee. 😉 (In case you’re wondering, the pig was delicious.)

After Linda changed from her red dress to her white wedding dress, they opted to do a first look. This way the couple could spend some time with their wedding party and take couple photos before the ceremony. This is always a good idea if you don’t want to leave your guests alone for too long!

When we arrived at Cleveland Dam, it was just the most beautiful Summer weather and we started with wedding party photos right away! I was extra happy the sunshine, because for their engagement phots they encountered some typical Vancouver weather (aka, grey). So this was a pleasant change! We briefly explored the forest around the Salmon Hatchery too, before we had to head back and they said their I do’s.

Quick tip for those of you considering the field at Cleveland Dam for your wedding ceremony: it’s a great idea to have chairs set up for your guests! Not only because it’s comfortable for them, but also so the tourists know there’s an event happening. It’s a location that always has a lot of tourists, but with their setup and some help from the planner, Linda and Desmond didn’t have any photo bombers during their ceremony. 😉

Afterwards, the wedding reception was certainly foodie worthy with a fantastic multiple course dinner. But what I’ll remember most of their party is all the tennis related details (they’re both avid players!). The funniest being the sound the guests needed to make if they wanted the couple to kiss! You know that sound someone makes when they hit a tennis ball hard? That’s what the guests had to do if they wanted Linda and Desmond to kiss. Hilarious to hear groups of people grunting to see a kiss, hahaha.

Linda and Desmond, you two treated your guests to an unforgettable experience! I’m sure you’ll come to visit Cleveland Dam every time you’re in Vancouver, what a perfect place to relive wedding memories. 🙂

Thanks so much for having us capture your day!

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