What an incredible day with Heather and Jimmy! If you recall their Gastown engagement session, it was ridiculously fun! On what started out as a wet Saturday afternoon, Heather and Jimmy’s Museum of Vancouver wedding was going just getting started. Inside the boardroom of the MOV, preparations were taking place. Instead of a traditional wedding dress, Heather opted for a kimono as her mom is from Japan. The whole process of the kimono dressing took 1.5 hours. Fukimo, the designer and stylist of the kimono, was incredible! Throughout the whole day and during our portrait session, Fukimo was extremely easy to work with. This part of the day was so fun to capture. It was something completely different that I haven’t seen before.
While Heather was getting ready, the rest of the wedding party was setting up the ceremony! The rain had finally had stopped, but to be safe we held the ceremony inside. Overlooking Vanier Park and the waters, you couldn’t complain about the view.
Jimmy, is an incredibly funny, and goofy, which is why I wasn’t expecting the next part. As the ceremony started, I was not expecting the tears to trickle down Jimmy’s face as these two exchanged their vows. It’s emotional and genuine moments like these, I love capturing.
Following the ceremony, the weather couldn’t have been any more perfect as the rain had stopped just in time for some portraits. For the portrait session, we walked around Vanier Park, which complimented Heather’s kimono. In addition, Fukimo even had an umbrella prepared to go along with Heather’s kimono, which give it that extra touch.
Following our portrait session, Heather changed into another dress for the reception. The decor was well thought out with many things handcrafted. The flower wall was made and designed by Heather, to the crystal cake centrepiece from Heather parent’s wedding, and the Cardemn’s donut “cake”, was just a perfect touch. The evening was finished off with speeches, dances and slideshows. To top it off, Jimmy had one more surprise up his sleeve for Heather. He had a mini flash mob prepared.
The dance stems from this video. It’s known as the Evolution of Dance. It was incredibly well done! You can tell for yourself from the photos below, how much Heather enjoyed it. Thank you two for such an amazing time. Your loving personalities shone throughout the day. For those looking for wedding photography in Vancouver, I would love to chat further with you. In addition please check out my updated 2020 list of top Vancouver Wedding Venues ( with this being one of them)!
Make Up: Ste Ngu
Venue: Museum of Vancouver
Portrait Session: Vanier Park
Cake: Cartems Donuts