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Justine + Amos = Married! || Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Oh there’s so much I can say about Justine and Amos, they were my vintage with a modern kick, bride and groom. Just my style, I was looking forward to their wedding day probably as much as they were! I remember their engagement session, they were a bit shy and saying, “we’re really not sure what to do, you’ll have to help us with poses.” Well fast forward to the wedding day and I don’t know if they practiced or watched a lot of Top Model but they were calm and cool, ready for photos and so ready to DANCE! {More on that later}

They met at work when they both worked at the same law firm for a couple of years. Justine says, “Our firm had a Breakfast Club every Friday morning and Amos and I would often end up arriving before our co-workers. That is where I got to know him and his humour, good nature and blue eyes.” Amos said he is attracted to how sweetly outspoken Justine is, “she says what is on her mind and calls a spade a spade.” This is how you know you have found an amazing guy, Justine moved into Amos’s neighbourhood and before she got cable, Amos kindly invited her over to watch The Hills at his house so she wouldn’t have to miss any episodes. {Sorry ladies Amos is now married!!}

So after a tricky week of on and off rain, the wedding day was here and so was the sunshine and almost summer like temperatures. It was a day that went so fast, Justine looked stunning and Amos looked so GQ. Their wedding party was FAN-TAS-TIC. Holla’ to all of you for making an amazing day for Justine and Amos, creating memories that will last a life time and looking so awesome in the photos, I had a hard time narrowing them down to just these ones.

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The guys got ready at the Shangri-La Hotel which is fantastic for photos, thanks to Sam my second shooter for the day.

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Meanwhile, the girls were at the Loden. When I saw Justine’s dress hanging on my favourite hangers I knew this day was going to rock. Oh and the shoes.

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Mini cans of Sofia champagne. Need I say more?

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Love this photo of Justine.
The girls were given assorted colours that Justine liked and they could pick their dresses.
I loved that because they could pick the dress that suited their personal style.

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Okay it was HOT in the Chapel at the Burnaby Village Museum. But like I said to Sam, they didn’t have air conditioning back in the olden days I guess they are really staying true to the times.

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Justine and Amos got engaged in Napa last November on the day before Justine’s birthday. Amos planned a surprise trip for Justine’s 30th to San Francisco and the Napa Valley. After a picnic lunch at Barnett Winery, overlooking the Napa Valley, he proposed. {Again ladies he’s taken.}

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One of my faves from the day.

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Pink bus to match the pink shoes? Yeah I made that happen.

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amy williams, daydream weddings, vancouver wedding photographer, daydream weddings, shangra la, the loden, heritage village, bonita, gastown

This is how I want every bride, groom and bridal party to feel while we’re taking photos. We’re with you for a few hours so no stress and a lot of laughs. {Hopefully, not a strongly worded letter, right Lyndsay?!}

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Okay, so the guys matched their ties to the girls dresses, then as an added bonus matched their socks to the ties that matched the dresses. Brilliant.

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Shoe love. Justine’s Kate Spade pink peeps and Jenny’s black shoes {I didn’t look at the name boo on me} with peacock feather clips.

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The best photos I think come when you are relaxed, chilled and really enjoying the day. Case and point above.

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Justine’s dress had pockets. Amos’s pants had pockets. Could I pass up this photo opportunity? Nope.

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Justine added a lot of D.I.Y. touches to the reception which I LOVE and wish more people would do. The mini table number flags in the fish bowls that had the gorgeously wrapped chocolate bar favours. How did everyone find their seats? You found your button with your name on it and on the bottom stamped was your table number. The genius thing was everyone wore their buttons so you didn’t have to ask “sooo, what’s your name?” all night.

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Their favourite moment of the day was sitting down to dinner together and getting some alone time while still surrounded by their friends and family. Little Madeleine in the bottom right corner of this photo, was their unexpected moment of the night. “We were surprised and delighted that our friends, Lisa and Kevin’s, daughter Madeleine was so excited about the wedding and wanted to spend the whole time with us. She even told us she was going to put a picture of us in her locket!”

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Just because everyone has a cake doesn’t mean you have to. I loved this tower of French Meringue cookies that are Justine’s favourite. {She really fell in love with them while in Paris}

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When it comes to first dances, to me they are usually slow and we get great photos. But this first dance, You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne, we got RAD photos it was fast and slow and Justine and Amos truly loved to and wanted to dance. When their dancing was over the floor was packed right away with their friends and family. I’m sure that the floor was rockin ’till the wee hours of the night.

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Advice from the BRIDE: Do it how YOU want to do it, make it about you and prioritize those things that are important to you. The process involves a lot of accommodation of other people so it helps to start with a plan you are really excited about!

Congratulations Justine and Amos! I wish you many, many years of happiness and a fantastic honeymoon in Greece and Turkey!
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Thanks to Sam who helped me photograph the day.

Wedding Day Vendors
The Hair: Michelle at Clementine  |  The Makeup: MAC  |  The Accessories: Twigs & Honey and Etsy  |  The Dress: Frocks – Ivy + Aster  |  The Suit: Canali – Harry Rosen  |  The Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew and Nordstroms  |  The Rings: Minichiello and Etsy  |  The Decor: D.I.Y.  |  The Stationery: Minted  |  The Tunes: Boneta  |  The Flowers: Celsia Florest  |  The Food: Boneta  |  The Cookie Tower: Boneta  |  The Reception Location: Boneta  |  The Ceremony Location: Burnaby Village Museum  |  The Planner: Down the Aisle  |  The Officiant: Tanyse Billas

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Lyndsay Forsythe - Thank you for making my sisters day so great! You were both so awesome!

Jenny Comeau - These are just STUNNING!!! So beautiful!! I love all the candid shots and the pink bus matches perfectly with the pink shoes – pretty amazing! Amy, you and Sam were just lovely to work with, very professional and so much fun!! I don’t think Lyndsay will be writing any strongly worded letters anytime soon :)

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