When Megan contacted me initially, I didn’t put two and two together that we had gone to high school together. It wasn’t until the next day when I responded to her inquiry that it occurred to me that this was the same Megan I had gone to Point Grey Secondary with, hung out with for a time around grade 10 and that I had even been to her house once before! It was an unexpected reunion and wonderful to catch up over so many years gone by.
We met for coffee at Forty-Ninth Parallel on Main St. (which is a new favorite of mine) and I listened as they excitedly told me of their wedding plans ~ getting ready at OPUS Hotel in Yaletown, walking to Gastown where the ceremony and small reception were to be had at the Brix Restaurant. But their plans had changed to include a very small and intimate backyard wedding at Megan’s parent’s house in the west-side of Vancouver. And it was divine. The meticulous gardens were nurtured by Megan’s Mom and wedding ready. The table was set on the deck, the hors d’oeuvres were being served by Culinary Capers and the most fabulous gypsy jazz was playing in the background by local quartet, Van Django. The scene was set.
Jamie and Megan said their vows under an apple tree, while the late afternoon sun streamed through the branches. They were toasted by family and friends before Jarusha and I took them down to the foot of Alma St. to take some photos of the newly married couple. A stunning pair.
The evening was full of excellent food, good drink, heartfelt toasts, much laughter and slow-dancing in the backyard. It was all too perfect to be true.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of Jamie and Megan’s wedding day - the intimate feeling of immediate family and a handful of close friends really made Jarusha and I feel at home. Jamie and Megan, I wish you many years of happiness to come in this new chapter of life!
Enjoy and please leave some kind words for the couple!
Ceremony Location and Reception: Private Residence
Wedding Dress: Custom made by Chloe Angus Design
Hair Stylist: Kore Salon
Flowers: Quince Fine Florals and the Bride
Caterers and Deserts: Culinary Capers
Officiant: Diane Brown