Yna + Yohei | Stanley Park Pavilion | DIY Wedding

 Yna has the sweetest smile! Her smile brings joy to the people around her.

Yna has the sweetest smile! Her smile brings joy to the people around her.

It's finally here. Yna and Yohei's wedding photos and video!! This was one of the weddings we waited for a long time. A wedding full of our own friends, a wedding with most DIY and tears, a wedding that is most special to us. Yna and Yohei have been very supportive friends ever since Modern Romance launched in 2010. It has been a long journey for us and we are very grateful to have them by our side with so much love and support.

One day, Yna called me and I could tell she was very excited and had something wonderful to share with me. I was so overwhelmed with such happy news that Yohei proposed and she said yes! I've seen so many proposals, engagements, and weddings, but never got to experience a good close friend's own and that I get the first-hand hot news! Another exciting thing for me was that Yna invited me to be her bridesmaid! Oh my!! A bridesmaid invitation!! On top of all that good news, Yna wanted to have us to be her photo and video team! It was a phone call overloaded with excitement and joy.

There's so much to tell you about these two love birds, why don't we let the photos and video share the day themselves. Enjoy!

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 Grand Entrance at Stanley Park Pavilion - The First High Fives!

Grand Entrance at Stanley Park Pavilion - The First High Fives!

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 A hug after hearing the letter that Yohei's mom wrote before she passed away. It was a truly touching moment, no one had dry eyes after hearing the speech. 

A hug after hearing the letter that Yohei's mom wrote before she passed away. It was a truly touching moment, no one had dry eyes after hearing the speech. 

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With all the DIY and rustic + "earthy" themed decor and details, we wanted to create this particular video with a touch of vintage look. The opening of the video has an old film look and feel to it, and ends with their rings on Yohei's precious record player that his mom gave him. It was a surprise ending for Yohei because we knew that he'd love to see record player incorporated in their wedding video. 

Here's their wedding highlight video with the song chosen by Yna + Yohei.


Exclusive Aerial Coverage

 Screenshot of the aerial coverage at Stanley Park Pavilion. Love the bird's eye view of the venue.

Screenshot of the aerial coverage at Stanley Park Pavilion. Love the bird's eye view of the venue.

 another angle, a lower view of the venue from our exclusive aerial coverage

another angle, a lower view of the venue from our exclusive aerial coverage

 Here's a shot of the wedding party heading out for the portrait session with our photographers

Here's a shot of the wedding party heading out for the portrait session with our photographers

We also got to shoot their engagement photos twice! One of Yna + Yohei's engagement photos will be featured on the upcoming Real Weddings issue in early 2014! Check out their dreamy rustic engagement photos here - Robot meets Totoro.

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Amazing vendors create amazing weddings, here's who they are:

Videographer & Photographer: Modern Romance Productions
Print Support: ECD Graphics Inc.
Venue: Stanley Park Pavilion
Florist: Balconi Floral Design Studio Inc.
Cake: Original Cupcakes by Heather & Lori
Make-up and style: Tiffanys Pro Makeup & Hair In Van
DIY Design: Yohei, Yna and Yu-Ren
DIY Decor: Lovely friends and family
MC: Ruby Chu
DJ: Hardeep Shoker

 

Special Thanks:

Jenny Lee, Ruby Chang, Josephine Choi, Tiffany Tsao
David Yen, Michael Brooks, Kiyoshi Kadota, Jonathan Fajardo
Pei-Fan, Lilly Yeh, Thao Hong, Karen Li, Yu-Ren, James