Stanley Park Teahouse wedding: Helena + Steve

Helena and Steve’s wedding at the Stanley Park Teahouse was a day to remember! So many fun and beautiful moments. And all of this with one of Vancouver’s best views in the background: Ferguson Point!

In the morning, Helena got ready surrounded by family and friends in her parent’s house. While airbnb’s and hotels can be nice, there’s something special about a location with many personal memories and history. And I bet her parents were proud to have her there too!

The two of them decided not to see each other before the ceremony, so Steve first laid eyes on Helena when she walked down the aisle. What a big smile. 😀

What I remember most from their ceremony, is the priest being super funny. I wish I wrote down what he said, because my memory fails me, haha. I’m personally a big fan of humour during a wedding ceremony. It’s always emotional and intense (in a good way, but still!), and a good laugh is just the best way to release some tension.

We’ve photographed a lot of weddings in 2019 where the couple decided to skip on having an elaborate wedding party. And so did Helena and Steve. They had their maid of honour and best man stand with them during the ceremony, but skipped the more traditional part of having them join in for a lot of portraits afterwards as well as other wedding party duties. It’s always great to do your own thing!

During the wedding portraits, we chatted a lot about the Yukon. As I mentioned in their engagement photo post, these two are building the type of life for themselves that Jelger and I dreaming off! (aka: a home in a small city with loooooots of nature) And because in their case, that involves a lot of geology knowledge and digging, they know a lot about diggers! (see if you can find the digger photo below, lol)

For the reception, their 40-ish guests were spoiled with a delicious plated dinner. And the dance party took off with their own playlist! I’m not going to lie, I always hold my breath when someone makes their own playlist instead of having a DJ, but these two totally pulled it off. So fun!

Helena and Steve, thank you guys again for having us! And see you in the Yukon! 😉

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Stanley Park Teahouse wedding vendors:

Event coordinator + decor: Wedding & Design By Cloud 9

Wedding dress: Kathryn Bass Bridal

Makeup artist: Mink

Florist: Budget Blooms

Wedding ceremony location: Fergusson Point (lawn in front of the Teahouse)

Wedding reception + catering: Stanley Park Teahouse

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