How do you achieve iconic and personalized Vancouver wedding photography? You include wedding details like Jennifer and Jason did. But to explain how they made their wedding completely “them” you have to know a little about their backstory.
When Jennifer started working at the iconic Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House in 2010, The Keg across the street was the ideal post-shift hangout for the staff. Jason was everyone’s favorite bartender. He was funny, loud, and always welcoming, but mostly people loved him because he gave them booze. He picked up a second job working at Joe Fortes shortly after Jennifer started.
From day one he could make Jen laugh and their co-worker/patron/bartender relationship developed into friendship. After working together for a year they finally got together, and moved into an apartment downtown. A couple years after that, he popped the question that would one day make her his wife.
Today, Jennifer continues to call Joe Fortes her work home, but Jason has since moved on to managing bar in the new, and ever expanding Flying Pig restaurant group. With their first location on Hamilton Street, he has become closely knit with the staff of many Yaletown watering holes- namely WildTale, The Distillery, and Brix & Mortar.
So how perfectly fitting it was to use the vintage Joe Fortes taxi as their wedding day transportation, (and amazing wedding photography prop) and to get married in the neighbourhood they are so closely connected to.
Their wedding day started off calm and relaxed at the Metropolitan Hotel. They each prepared for the afternoon in their respective suites and surrounded by only a couple close friends and family. Once she was ready, Jen had her first, first look with her Father, (which had everyone in tears, including Emily) and then her Step-Dad came in to see her as well. Then it was time to see Jason and “The First Look.”
We had set up their first look outside the entrance to the Metropolitan Hotel. The street was luckily very quite and shaded, so it allowed us soft light, and both of them a little privacy for Jen’s great reveal. Once the tears dried, we all jumped into cabs and headed down under the Granville Street bridge for the bridal party photos with the Joe Fortes Taxi Cab.
After the wedding party photos under the Granville Street Bridge, we went to the heart of Yaletown. Unusually ahead of schedule for a wedding day, we popped into The Distillery where Jenifer, Jason, and their maid of honour and best man enjoyed a quick pre-ceremony beer to calm the nerves. Luckily for us, the great people at The Distillery let us sneak into the back for five minutes take a couple Vancouver wedding photography shots among the vats and stills of vodka and gin.
Then it was wedding time!
Surrounded by close family and friends in the ivy covered courtyard of Brix & Mortar, they joined their hands in marriage. With a champagne toast after the signing, they finally relaxed and started their evening of dinning and speeches. The tears flowed and the laughter was loud throughout the reception, accompanied by exceptional service and bathed in warm candle light. And as the wine started flowing and ties loosened, they finished off their wedding by dancing up a storm.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and congratulations to Jennifer and Jason for letting us capture their Vancouver wedding photography and wish them all the best in their life together.
Makeup By Jaime Lee Hyslop
Hair by Erin Ross from Caramel Salon
To see our Vancouver engagement photography session with Jennifer & Jason, click here.
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