I love driving, despite my road rage outbursts, and especially love driving through great areas of town – specifically? Gastown. It’s bumpy, noisy and full of pedestrians, but you just can’t help feeling a sense of wonder and pride as your tires pass over the beautiful cobblestone underneath. It had rained all week and looked miserable for the weekend, but something must have known it was May and Andrew’s special day. Not a drop of rain! I parked my car and entered Steamworks Uberlounge to meet Jessica Singh, Andrew and May’s event coordinator. This venue is probably the best kept secret in Gastown, I couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was. With a giant bay window floor to ceiling as the backdrop for the ceremony, I knew this was going to be an unforgettable day.
A few photos around the venue of May’s hard work on the sweet decor and details, and I was off to meet the ladies. I was greeted at the door by Megan who invited me in to May’s hotel room. It was a great room overlooking the gorgeous Vancouver Library. The ladies and I went down to the pool deck for some portraits, and quickly set off to the ceremony. I was extremely excited to see May walk down the isle, passing gracefully over the fall leaves they had sprinkled on the floor. What a perfect day for an Autumn wedding. Gastown was littered with orange and yellow leaves, just perfect for portraits. After the beautiful Tea Ceremony and Civil Ceremony, we took a walk up and around Canada Place and circled back to the Landing for the reception.
Andrew and May were announced as Dr. and Dr. to cheers and applause. The room glowed with autumn colours and smiles as both families joined together for a delicious dinner and laughs, including a ‘sweet’ kissing game. Pulling a silver Hersey’s kiss from a bag made the bride and groom kiss – but pull a blue kiss and you have to kiss someone else in the room!
Throughout the day, Andrew and May looked at each other with nothing but smiles on their faces. I think if I had asked them to remain serious while looking at one another, they would have failed miserably. I could feel that these two belonged together and have always been comfortable as a couple. I am so happy for them to have become husband and wife, it was so touching to be part of their beautiful, special day.