Shaughnessy Restaurant wedding

Shaughnessy Restaurant wedding: Jenn + Victor

While we photographed a wedding in VanDusen Botanical Gardens before, this was the first time we had the pleasure of capturing a wedding reception in Shaughnessy Restaurant! It’s a venue with a cozy atmosphere and great food! And of course a beautiful view at the gardens outside!

Our day started in Jenn and Victor’s apartment, where they got ready and enjoyed a tasty dim sum lunch with their wedding party. All of whom joined us at Queen Elizabeth Park for photos before the ceremony in the pavilion. What a fun group of friends!! The girls on Jenn’s side even attempted to climb a tree wearing heels (and kinda failed, but that’s ok, lol). And I loved that Victor had groomswomen! While I see this happen a bit more, it’s still a small minority of people that chooses “wedding people” vs a more gender based approach. So way to go Victor! 😀

After the ceremony, we all headed towards the Shaughnessy Restaurant where Jenn took a short break from her wedding dress (it was hot!) to help set up some decor! She put a lot of DIY effort into the table settings and little details (brave!), with a great end result. 🙂

Time passed quickly though, and soon it was time for cocktail hour and the start of the wedding reception. One of my favourite moments was Victor’s dad’s speech, which had everyone laughing. And when we snuck out for a few quick sunset portraits with Jenn wearing her red dress, was another one. The huge trees just across the restaurant were amazing! Yes, I get super happy seeing beautiful trees. 😉

To top it all off, the night ended with a fun dance party!

Thanks so much for having us Jenn and Victor!


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