I don’t know about other photographers, but weddings always seem that extra little bit special for me when you personally know the bride and groom, and Darryn and Michelle is an excellent example of this. Not only were the newlywed couple friends of mine, but I was happy to see familiar faces all throughout the day. The day was a real emotional affair, with many people holding back the tears of joy and laughter. But beyond the smiling faces around me, there were plenty of unusual and incredible sights to pick out with my camera…as you can see!
Darryn and Michelle became husband and wife on July 19th of this year at the New Life Lutheran Church, their home church, and they brought their own unique style to their special day. The seven bridesmaids were dressed in a delicate blush pink, that was perfectly balanced by the silver of the groomsmen. It was difficult for many people to prevent themselves from gasping as Michelle entered the room she looked so beautiful. At the reception that was held at the Westin Wall Centre Hotel in Richmond, you could see evidence of their love of Lego all over the place: from the Lego center pieces, to the cake topper that was constructed of Lego, and finally to the Lego helmets that were given to them as gifts by their friends at the end of evening.
Never ones to bow to tradition, Darryn and Michelle made sure that their wedding day was just that: their day. They personalized each and every moment, making it an absolute delight to be a part of it. They treated traditions as guidelines, and refused to be tied down by them. Instead, they following their favorites and broke the rest, creating a day that will really stand out in my mind for many years to come.
Ceremony Venue: New Life Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
Makeup + Hair: Makeup by Mary Im
Wedding Dress: Isabelle’s Bridal
Decor + Flowers: Divine Decor
Cake: Cake Patisserie