Amanda & Russ | Winding Willow Ranch

This seemed to be my theme for the summer - predictions of rain that were thwarted by the persistent sun. It turned out to be another gorgeous day, with the clouds parting just in time for the arrival of the gorgeous bride. Winding Willow Ranch is a stunning private residence, allowing for an outdoor ceremony on a large stretch of grass by a willow tree and a reception inside a barn, hand built by the owner himself. The barn, already beautiful in its own right, was lovingly decorated with tons of thoughtful details, and was transformed into a warm and intimate setting to host the evening's festivities. What a memorable day for all!

Photography: Melissa Gidney Photo | Second Shooter: Charles Zuckerman | Hair & MU: Alison Giroday  | Coordinator: A Devine Event  |  Decor Rentals: Past Pieces Rentals, Art of the Party |  Florist: Jehna Chrysler

Helen & Nick | Cammidge House

The morning clouds were dark and stormy, yet miraculously, they parted just in time for this beautiful couple to walk down the aisle and say their I do's. I loved photographing this wedding, from the details to the hilarious door games to the intimate ceremony. It was the perfect venue for such a relaxing atmosphere; cocktails and appetizers, croquet and jenga.

Thank you, Helen and Nick, for such a lovely day, made so by the both of you and an incredible group of family and friends! Much love! xoxo

Venue: Cammidge House  |  Catering: Peake Of Catering  |  Florist:  Olla Flowers

Camellia & Rahul | The Teahouse in Stanley Park

Well, I don't even know where to begin with this couple. They stole my heart from the very beginning... I knew by the end of our engagement session last summer that this was a couple that I wanted to know better... that I would be honored to call my friends. I could go on and on about their kindness, their easy laughter, the way they love each other, how they cherish their friends and family, their talents and determination, accomplishments and sacrifices... but I don't feel words would really do them justice. And yet if you were to meet them, it would only take a moment to feel all this from the amount of warmth and love they emit. 

Camellia and Rahul, sharing in your celebration was such an honor. The last year, in fact, has been so wonderful getting to know you. I know we will share much more in this lifetime! Sending so much love to the both of you... xoxo

Here's just a few from your incredible day...

Photographers: Melissa Gidney (principal) Wilson Lau (second)  |  Hair: Shallon Jackson from Hype Hair Studios  |  Make-up: Denise Elliot  |  Dress: Monique Lhuillier  |  Groom's Suit: Dolce & Gabbana  |  Venue: The Teahouse in Stanley Park

Helen & Nick | Cammidge House

This wedding season has me running at full speed! Until things slow down, I'll be leaving you with little tidbits of what's to come in the Fall when I have more time to blog all these beautiful weddings!

Here's a few from Helen and Nick's gorgeous wedding at Cammidge House. It rained just enough in the morning to make everything glisten in the sun for them! Gorgeous flowers by Olla Urban Flower Project.

Ashley & Steve | Beautiful Fall Rowing Club Wedding

It's always a risk choosing an October wedding date in Vancouver, but this one paid off. The Fall colors were such a stunning backdrop to this incredibly beautiful day. The great thing about this couple is that even if it was pouring rain, their smiles still would have shone just as bright.

Ashley & Steve, thank you for the wonderful experience of getting to know you this past year, your love and light is such an inspiration. xoxo

Photography ~ Melissa Gidney | Wedding Planner ~ Filosophi | Decorator ~ Sweet Beginnings | Caterer ~ Savoury Chef | Ceremony/Cocktail Music ~ SideOne | Hair/Makeup ~ Denise Elliot | Videographer ~ Hello Tomorrow | Florist ~ Nicola Adam Floral | Venue ~ Vancouver Rowing Club | Portraits ~ AdamandKev

Lora & Timothy | Cecil Green Wedding

Another incredibly sweet couple for one of my last weddings of the season. So many gorgeous details and special moments throughout the day. This couple knows how to laugh!

Sending you both much love and thanks for letting share in this incredible day!

Photography – Melissa Gidney | Second Shooter - Kirill Bordon | Venue – Cecil Green | Hair & Makeup –  Emily Cheng Artists | Gown –  Lazaro from S2 Brides | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Jewelry - Elsa Corsi | Bridesmaid dresses - BCBG | Jewelry - vintage | Suit – Hugo Boss | Flowers - Divine Décor | Catering – Westcadia Catering | Rentals/Decor – Divine Décor | Bunny Cookies - Sweet Bake Shop | Reception Decor - Made by the Bride

Veronica & Scott | Romantic Swaneset Wedding

Loving all the gorgeous details from this romantic wedding at Swaneset. The simple color palette was the perfect compliment for the outdoor ceremony and stunning Grand Ballroom.

I always love being around couples that laugh a lot, and this couple is no exception - their fun nature is so contagious. Love them! Veronica & Scott, wishing you a lifetime of laughter and love! xoxo

Decor | Bride & Wedding Design Studio

Signage | Bride & Friends

Dress | Lisa's Bridal

Caricatures | Caricatoons

Photobooth | Brellow

Floral | Maple Ridge Florist

Hair | Phazes Tanning & Hair Salon

Venue | Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club

Second Shooter | Love Out Loud Studios

Videography | EastoWest Productions