Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre wedding

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre wedding: Michelle + Connor

We were thrilled to be a part of Michelle and Connor‘s Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre wedding! While we celebrated in other venues at UBC before, this was the first time we got to join a party there! And what a party it was! The dance floor was jam-packed, so stay tuned for some epic dance photos!

But before talking about the party, the day started with Michelle and Connor getting ready, in this case in different locations. But both had a cute dog present! Michelle and Connor’s dog Quinn was with the girls and Quinn’s best friend stayed with the guys. 😉 Yay for furry friends! It’s always fun for me afterwards to see the photos Jelger took, and to see what we were both up to.

UBC Botanical Gardens wedding ceremony

After getting ready, we headed straight into the ceremony, because Michelle and Connor chose not to see each other beforehand. While the forecast seemed a bit threatening, their outdoor ceremony at the UBC Botanical Gardens went smoothly and the umbrellas remained closed. Such a unique ceremony location: they got married under the arbour, with their guests seated in long rows to the sides. But the best part about the entire ceremony was most certainly Connor’s face when he saw Michelle walk down the aisle. I’m getting goosebumps while writing this! <3

The rain made a short appearance during the champagne toast after the ceremony, but that was not a problem, because Michelle and Connor rented umbrellas for their guests! After the cocktail hour, we photographed the couple and their wedding party in the UBC Botanical Gardens.

And before heading to the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre for the wedding reception, we made a detour with Michelle and Connor for forest photos in Pacific Spirits Regional Park. I’m very excited they were up for those, because everything looked amazing in the forest! Right after the rain everything smells and looks so fresh! And it’s a fitting location for two West Coast lovers. 😉

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre wedding reception

A unique and fun moment, before the dancing started, was when the couple shared a donut (no cake for these two!). And they chose the best donuts from Cartems, our favourite! (yummmm) Another hilarious moment was when one table sneakily watched the Raptors game on an iPhone. It started with a few people, but quickly evolved to an enthusiastic group. Can you spot the photo? 😉

For their first dance they chose Saturday Sun from Vance Joy (again, very West Coast!), ! I’m just going to leave the link here for you to play while watching their photos. It totally sets the right mood.

After the first dance, we snuck outside for quick sunset photos. My favourite one required me to walk into some slippery pond, because I wanted a reflection photo with flash: totally worth it! I’ve seldom seen such a beautifully coloured sunset!

And when we returned from the sunset, the party went wild!!! There’s not much else to say about it than that this duo has a very enthusiastic partying group of friends and family that clearly loves them very dearly! And after all, isn’t that what the best parties are all about. 🙂

Thanks so much Michelle and Connor to trust us with your vision!


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