Sarah & Nathan’s Stanley Park Wedding

Sarah & Nathan had a beautiful wedding in the forest in Stanley Park on the summer solstice. The first wedding I ever photographed was on the winter solstice so I was excited to photograph another solstice wedding. The weather was absolutely spectacular on Sarah & Nathan’s wedding day with the sunshine streaming down through the trees. Whenever our clients ask us what other people do on their wedding day, we always tell them that it is their day and to do their own thing. Nathan & Sarah definitely did this and it was wonderful. Sarah & Nathan’s ceremony was a celtic handfasting¬† and instead of exchanging rings their hands were bound together with beautiful rope. They had their family members give them a blessing and add a piece of rope to their knot. Sarah & Nathan did a beautiful job including all of their guests in the ceremony who each came up and gave the couple a blessing while tying a bell to their rope of life.¬† We love intimate weddings like this, where the most important people to the couple, who have helped them along in their life together so far, were there. There was barely a dry eye among the group. It was a really touching and emotional ceremony for everyone, including me (I’m getting so good at taking pictures and crying at the same time). We loved too Sarah & Nathan’s unique style and how the clothes they wore went so well with the forest setting. We played around amongst the ferns and the gorgeous trees for their portrait session. Then we went to the always lovely Teahouse in Stanley Park Restaurant to cover their cocktail reception before we went on our merry way.
Thank you, Sarah & Nathan, for including us to be a part of such an incredible day. It was an honour. Congratulations!

Holly & Roger

Some of the gorgeousness around their ceremony site

Didn’t Nathan look great?

The fiddle sounded so pretty in the forest.

The spools of rope Nathan & Sarah’s loved ones carried out to the couple

Such a stunning spot

Tying on blessings for the lovely couple

It was such a gorgeous evening

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  • Tracey

    on July 6, 2011  12:13 pm

    Those photos are awesome!! And what attractive people we all are! Which is impressive really, because I am pretty sure there was a lot of ugly crying going on in that forest....

    In all seriousness, these photos are such a great reflection of what was such an amazing day, location, and of course the wedding itself.

    Thank you to the fabulous photographers! And congratulations to everyone who contributed to pulling together the whole day. And to our favourite bride and groom!

  • Nathan

    on July 6, 2011  4:32 pm

    Thank you Roger and Holly for your wonderful shots! The preview makes me excited to see all of them! I couldn't be happier with what I see!

  • Doreen Elsesser

    on July 25, 2011  8:14 pm

    Beautiful photographs of a beautiful couple. What a very special ceremony. Congratulations Sarah and Nathan. Sarah I cannot wait to meet you!

  • Suzanne Woodward

    on July 26, 2011  7:34 am

    Nathan and Sarah, We wish you many wonderful years of marriage, of discovering each other all over every day and the wonderful love you share. Nathan, I have known your Mother and Father for many years watching you grow along the way. I know how proud they are of you and how happy they are for you and Sarah. These photos are amazing showing all the love you both have for each other. Suzanne and Leon Woodward

  • Leigh

    on February 16, 2013  10:36 pm

    I'm planning a ceremony this September in Stanley Park in the forest & I think your ceremony looks FABULOUS! Can you tell me where approximately you had it at (trail name or trail intersections?). I would be so appreciative if you could!

    Thank you and congratulations!

    • holly

      on February 18, 2013  10:18 am

      Hi Leigh, I honestly can't remember the exact spot where Sarah & Nathan had their ceremony. The trail came off of the parking lot near the baseball diamond at the north end of Stanley Park. I hope that helps!

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