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Vancouver backyard wedding: Elysa + Alex

When the weather is as cold as today, it’s hard to imagine having a Vancouver backyard wedding. But past August, when we photographed this intimate day, it was crazy hot!!

Elysa and Alex flew in from Calgary to get married in Alex’s childhood home. For Jelger and I it was the first time we photographed a backyard wedding in Vancouver. So special to get married in a place with all these memories attached to it! And of course it helps when the backyard is really lovely. 😉

Since the house was so close to Queen Elizabeth Park, the couple and bridal party photos were going to happen there to get some nature and greenery. However, the two of them were very much on board to photograph “QE Park that doesn’t look like QE Park.” Elysa mentioned that we didn’t look like “fountain people”, which made me instantly love her, haha. 😉 So we got to skip the fountain’s line-up and tourist crowds to explore the park. Yay!

I should add that their bridal party brought a great deal of crazy ambiance to the day, with some very creative posing. 😉 You’ll see. Love it when people just go all out in front of our camera’s. Everything goes.

For the ceremony, Elysa and Alex had an officiant, but she wasn’t talking the entire time. Instead, the ceremony was the moment when their parents and closest friends had their speech. How amazing is that! It made their ceremony incredibly personal.

The dancing at night in the open air was also very special. There’s something magical about a hot Summer night where you can be outside, drinking cocktails and dancing with you closest group of friends. Also big props to them for having big cans of bug spray on the tables, yes please! (That’s one of our outdoor wedding tips!)

Thanks so much for having us Elysa and Alex! 


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