I recently had the opportunity to photograph Jaime and Ryan’s Hycroft Manor Chinese Wedding. These two were a joy to work with. They are a sweet couple—always in a good mood and just plain pleasant to be around.
Jaime and Ryan first met with the help of mutual friends, through text. Their first, official, in-person meeting occurred at Guy’s and Doll’s Pool Hall. They say their personalities just “clicked” and they got along so well, right from the beginning. They describe their relationship as still being practically perfect. They simply love being together and prefer not to be apart for too long…
When a couple is so in love and so enjoys spending time with one another, it is wonderful to see them united together on their wedding day. Ryan and Jaime’s wedding was also particularly special because their wedding coordinator, Lisa Lee from Shing Weddings, included key cultural elements with a traditional tea ceremony. Lisa was generally fantastic to work with and I could tell the families really enjoyed that special time.
The wedding ceremony itself was held outdoors, where Jaime and Ryan were beautifully framed by a floral arch. After the ceremony, I was able to capture family portraits both outdoors and indoors. I always love photographing portraits at Hycroft Manor because the setting gives them such a regal vibe.
Jaime also gave off her own regal vibe with her full train, which made for absolutely gorgeous portraits of the newlyweds. I also appreciated that the two of them were open to a variety of backdrops. We ventured into the woods for a bit, which allowed for some lovely moments among the natural beauty.
The day ended with a reception, which was an elegant blend of modern and traditional elements. Especially unique, the couple had a white and blue three-tiered wedding cake that matched the blue colour scheme elsewhere in the space. After formalities (and multiple outfit change for Jaime!) the couple and their guests celebrated with toasts and dancing and of course, ice sculpture shots! It was a perfect and wild fun ending to a wildly memorable day.
FULL VENDOR LIST BELOW
Second Photographer: Arnold Limantono
Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Lee | Shing Weddings
Florist: Proline Wedding
Hair & Makeup Artist: Tori Blush
Band/DJ: DJ Sage
Cake Artist: Shannon Zambo
Wedding Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal Vancouver
Video Team: Mark & Katie from Pear Tree Photography
Photo Booth: Hoopla Photo Booth
Ice Sculpture: CoolCreations
Officiant: Mitchell Clarke