Ever fancy a fairytale wedding with the most romantic settings you can imagine? The lake is quiet and empty except the sound of ducks, the footprints of paddles, and the soft laughters of two lovebirds. Celia and Jeff's wedding at Hart House and Deer Lake was surrounded with such surreal atmosphere and we still couldn't believe it actually happened. Let our video and photos take you through the journey and relive these magical moments again.Read More
Meet Fu-Lin and Gary! The adorable and down-to-earth couple who tied the knot in an intimate setting full of personal style. The decor, centre pieces, and bouquet were all made with a touch of the couple's taste: simple, rustic, and unique. As wedding professionals, we've been very proud to cater to clients who seek different styles on their special day, and a rustic wedding is definitely one of our favourites.
The ceremony took place at a family residence, followed by a relaxed reception at Gleneagles Golf Course. We were so amazed by the amount of DIY materials that they put together for this event and we certainly enjoyed capturing them and sharing this with you. Needless to say, Fu-Lin and Gary are a very talented couple who stayed true to their vision and crafted their one-of-a-kind wedding from beginning to end.
For lovebirds who adore DIY and rustic style weddings, this blog is for sure the one you can't miss.
We had the pleasure of being part of Jessica and Howard's engagement and wedding. This young, easy-going couple loved being intimate outdoors and we get to really explore and use the temperate rainforest that is in the city as their backdrop. Jessica is a quiet individual, and Howard is a funny and energetic, and romantic. Howard surprised Jessica when he took her on a horse-drawn carriage ride date deep in the forest. In a clearing on the soft bed of the forest floor, he hired Jessie from We Do Weddings Etc to set up a table, flowers, champagne, a violinist, and asked for her hand in marriage.
We were so thrilled to be invited to capture their lovely wedding just a couple months later! The couple said their vows in an intimate outdoor wedding at the beautiful Cecil Green Park House and held their reception on a yacht. Their wedding theme colour was lavender purple which matched so beautifully with the summer flowers and the greenery.
Photographer: Modern Romance Productions
Videographer: Rawflax Studio
Venue: Cecil Green Park House
Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Georgia
Event Planning + Design: We Do Weddings Etc
Floral Design: Balconi Floral Design Studio
Decor + Rentals: Upright Decor
Cake Design: Kien + Sweet
Desserts: Petite Fantasy Sweets
Wedding Dress: Bisou Bridal
Venue - Brock House Restaurant, Vancouver.
Wedding Planner - Jayleen Deelman - DreamGroup Productions
Photographer - Modern Romance Productions
Videographer - Modern Romance Productions
Florist - Granville Island Florist
Decor - Upright Decor
Officiant - Reverend David Brown
Make-up Artist - Bride herself
Hair stylist - Erin Lafleur - Union Salon
Cake Designer - Anna Elizabeth Cakes
DJ - Zak Santiago - Fusion DJ Entertainment
Music - Acoustics - David Anthony
Transportation - Charter Bus Lines
Candy Bar - Frankie's Candy Bar
Balloon Release & Heart Arch - 4 All Occasions
Surprise Dance Performance - Harbour Dance Centre
Other - Probiotic Sound System
Stationery - InspirAsian Creations
Seating Chart - Graffika Imaging
Bridal Gown - Isabelle's Bridal with customization by Katheryn Bass
We learned that Tina and Peter share a fond love for learning, conservation, wildlife, and travelling when we got to know them better. This dynamic duo had visited almost every major museum and aquarium in North America which is why they had decided to hold the reception a very special venue: the Vancouver Aquarium! The couple's combined love for conservation led them to pick the aquarium because they knew that all proceeds the institution earns will be put towards preservation and rehabilitation efforts.
Peter, the groom, took great pleasure planning out all the details and decorations of this wedding: it was held underground next to the beluga pools with beautiful sand and aquatic themed centerpieces on satin green tablecloths. Their wedding cake topper featured two adorable floating sea otters, one wearing pearls and one holding a badminton racket, commemorating the sporting activity where they first met. The wedding was so beautiful and dreamy and the beluga even danced with the newlyweds when the DJ started playing dance music! We had such a great time capturing the couple's special moment with all the other fish and marine animals. This shoot is definitely going down in our books as one of our best experiences at a wedding!
Welcome to Modern Romance's first company year-end party! We were SO excited to have our own first year-end company party. It was meant to be a Christmas party but James and Lilly were going to be out of town so we decided to have it earlier. I had so much fun planning this, buying the prizes, printing the little things, and checking out the venues and I have to say, event planning is fun but could be a little stressful, too (hey, we're a photo + video studio after-all ha ha!). But seeing all the details coming together feels amazing. I love our #morofamily <3
We have our own hashtag #moroparty2014 Let's get social!
We also had dress code - "anything but black!". For those that know us, we ALWAYS wear all black (from shirt, to pants, all the way to shoes and socks). So of course for the first time being together at once, we did not want anyone to wear black. Don't you love dress codes. :P
Thanks to Andy and Gary setting up our "Red Carpet Entrance Without the Carpet" hehe
Cedric here prepping for the behind the scene photos and all the weddings we have done in the past years.
Seating arrangement was fun, although I totally looked quite angry here... (?)
Party with wine and prizes!
Minimal decor all day! A little Christmas touch but not crazy. (thanks to Steph from Balconi Floral for the flowers I got at the workshop just the night before! xoxo)!
Woohoo, all the minions and their plus ones started to arrive, walking through that "red carpet but no carpet" little entrance.
What is a party without an ice breaker? Knowing all the group games from my summer camps days made it tough because many of the games were definitely too "cute" to play with a bunch of adults! I decided to go for something simpler and slightly awkward - Death by Shaking (or some called "Murderer").
There was ice breaker then self introduction. Always fun for awkward times.. :P
Guess what we were looking at ...? BTS and more BTS!
I had prepared a little surprise for the minions :D I wanted to recognize the hard working teammates and add a little humor to something that they could take home with. So I thought, hey why not a little award? Each award certificate has something funny with their title and what they are good at (or not good at) and we will keep those as secrets :P
And... of course we had prize draw! I was so excited to do this, always fun to see people's reactions to what they get :P
And of course our traditional group photo session!!!
See all the photos here - Photo Slideshow =)
Thanks to Edward L. for being our photographer of the night. It was definitely fun to hire another photographer to photograph a bunch of photographers and videographers. :D
We met Rebecca and Henry more than a year ago. They were one of the early bookings we had for 2014, and we felt very connected to them the first time we met. It was definitely one of the best consultation experiences we had, as they came in with trust and admiration for our work. Moments like these keep our passion for our work aflame. We love to do what we do, and we do it with pride =)
The wedding day kicked off with traditional Chinese door games and tea ceremonies, followed by a Christian ceremony at Tri-City Canaan Church. You can tell that Rebecca and Henry are an amazing couple when the church is full, attended by their loving throng of friends and family. The couple met many years ago in their third grade class at Clinton Elementary but the bride-to-be moved away before finishing the year. Fast forward 10 years later, Henry recognized his third-grade classmate when he accidentally blocked Rebecca's sprint up the stairs to an English class, and started making conversation to the startled, skeptical girl. They met up the next day to compare class photos - Rebecca was certain that she would've remembered him - and was amused to learn that they had indeed crossed paths long ago. The two instantly became close friends, and three years later Henry got down on his knee on the steps of their University - the place where they officially met - and asked for her eternal affection!
Their wedding was fun and filled with laughter, and we were extremely thrilled to have had the opportunity to shoot this special day with such a delightful couple. This was also one of the most rewarding wedding shoots. The team came back with plenty of praises and thanks from not only the couple and wedding party, but also many of the guests. This is one of the reasons why we love Same Day Edits. We are honored to be your video team for your special day and thank you for all the trust and support you have for us. =)
Vendors that made it possible
Videographer - Modern Romance Productions
Photographer - Ian Chian Photography
Makeup Artists - Jennifer Nguyen & Janet Lim Makeup & Hair
Cake Designer - Victoria Angel Cakes
Ceremony - Tri-City Canaan Church
Reception - Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant
Photobooth - Memory Cube