Feels right at home. Christina & Dan Married // Vancouver

Christina and Dan’s wedding felt right at home for me even though it was out in Vancouver.   It’s weddings like theirs that I live for.  Familiar faces everywhere and spending the day with close friends in a city I love. Vancouver for me was probably one of the cities aside from Chicago that Gi and I travel too at least one a year since we started dating as we have close friends over there.   But for this week it meant even more as we got to be a part of this wedding, since Christina was a special part of ours – marrying us on our wedding day.

I landed in Vancouver early in the week to scout out the locations and to get a visual feel of things so when Gi came, we could spend more time playing =)

Both Christina and Dan got ready in separate rooms in the Executive Hotel which worked out well as Gi and I jumped back and forth between rooms.  The weather was perfect throughout the whole day and the evening celebrations went off without a hitch.  One thing I have to mention that you will see in the pics (I’ll probably do another entry on their vintage photobooth) was the props and set design on their vintage booth theme.  Elizabeth, if you’re reading this… you my friend have some serious talent and attention for detail.  I bow to your creativity sister!

I want to thank our lodging services of Helen and Enoch for taking us in =)  I don’t see you guys enough – thanks for everything.  Brendan and Ya-Hsun Hopwood for their awesome talent in hair and make up.  Christina and Dan, what can I say but thank you with love.  Here are a few pics to bring back some memories from your awesome day.

Love, Leon

Vancouver!!!....One of the first cities that Leon and I went to together so it is definitely a favourite of ours.  What was great about this trip was that we got to photograph a couple that means so much to us.  You see, the bride was not only a great friend but also the person who married Leon and I.  You see we were lucky enough to have someone we knew commit our union and be a part of one of the most important moments in our life.  We are honoured to be able to return that favour and document one of the most important moments in Christina and Dan’s life.

The wedding was so representative of this couple who are both pastors as the ceremony was held at their home church.   You could feel the love and family throughout the day as everyone who was a part of the union was a friend.   All the elements of the wedding were so personal as no one was a vendor, we were all friends who respected these two so much.

Love you guys both!


Hair and Make Up – Brendan Hopwood / Ya-Hsun Hopwood (http://beauty-a-go-go.com)

Ceremony – University Chapel (http://www.universitychapel.org/)

Photo location – University of British Columbia (http://www.ubc.ca)

Venue-    Polish Community Centre, Vancouver   (http://polishcommunitycentre.com)
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