Jessica and Tim | Van Dusen Gardens Wedding | Fortune Terrace Restaurant

Jessica and Tim’s wedding day… such a memorable one for us. We always talk about being part of fun weddings… sweet weddings… unique weddings… This one was a beautiful one with a lot of touching moments throughout the day, especially during their beautiful ceremony at VanDusen Gardens Wedding Venue Vancouver in Vancouver. From the morning of their big day, I distinctly recall how chill Jessica was. She was about as relaxed as a bride-to-be could be on her wedding day! After a few lovely detail shots, Jess with her girls and a few bridesmaids presents, we headed off to the gardens for Jess and Tim to “lock it down.”

The guests were treated to a lovely outdoor ceremony surrounded by the beautiful green space at Van Dusen in front of Heron Lake, where we did spot some heron and perhaps an eagle as well. The setting was peaceful, it was a pretty cool day for the time of the year, perfect… Really loved the gold Chiavari chairs, which added an elegant touch to the ceremony.

After the official part of the day, we had to take advantage of the venue and start off the bridal party photo shoot there. We made our way from Heron Lake, grabbing photo opportunities along the way towards the hedge maze aka mine and Jessica’s main destination for the shoot :). Luckily we had planned in some additional time and since the reception was in Richmond, we headed over to Britannia Shipyards – Wedding Photoshoot Location Richmond Vancouver BC in Steveston for a few wedding party shots before it got too hot! Finally it was almost time to party so we went over to Fortune Terrace Restaurant – Chinese Wedding Venue Vancouver for an unforgettable dinner reception. Loved the speeches, the little inside jokes being exchanged between the two during their first dance, and the delicious 12 course banquet!

Truly a memorable day. Congratulations once again to J & T! Here’s a post-wedding toast to many happy years to come!


Crystal + Peter

"They are right. Your wedding day goes by in a flash: so many details go fuzzy amidst the sensory overload-- all of your DIY handiwork and months of planning finished, in what feels like the shortest day of my life. Thank goodness for Butter Weddings who captured the moments of our wedding day that my eyes could not. They were the best. Showing up ahead of time, quickly staging flowers and arranging our bridal party and family. Finding the right moment to pull us away to capture the best light of the day. Effortlessly moving through all of our guests at a photo booth receiving line- best idea ever, by the way! No, seriously, I can't think of one thing that I would want them to do differently, except for find a magical time machine that would let us do it all over again! From our engagement shoot the month after Peter popped the question where Gina and Chris helped us stage an outdoor living room at the waters edge, to staging and preserving every little detail of our wedding day, they captured our memories like the pros that they are. I could not be happier with our pictures. Chris and Gina, thank you. I know you can't see my tears of joy right now as I write this, but they are there and they are real. You made me the happiest bride. xo"
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