Lindsay & Matt’s Vintage Wedding at the Stanley Park Pavilion

vintage portrait of bride and groom

vintage portrait of bride and groom

After Lindsay & Matt’s engagement session at their cafe (still can’t believe we nailed the Lady in the Tramp inspired photo), we knew we would have a great time working with them on their wedding day. If you’ve ever been to Lindsay & Matt’s cafe, you will know that a vintage style suits them to a T. On their wedding day Lindsay looked like she’d stepped out of a black and white Hollywood glam movie from the 1950s and Matt looked so handsome in his grey suit and bow tie. Hosting their wedding at the Stanley Park Pavilion was perfect for them with it’s gorgeous heritage look and feel. We felt extra lucky to also work with Lindsay & Matt’s wedding party who were so delightful. Lindsay’s bridesmaids each wore a different dress in pink that truly showed off their own styles and personalities with baby’s breath bouquets by the Flower Factory tying them all together. As they were getting ready at the charming Hotel Le Soleil, everyone cheered as each bridesmaid came out in her unique dress.

We met Matt and his groomsmen outside the hotel where the ladies were getting ready. Matt waited on the sidewalk for Lindsay to come out so they could see each other for the first time on their wedding day. Matt had the best expression we’ve seen for a first look when his jaw hit the ground seeing Lindsay. While the bridesmaids finished up getting ready we did some portraits of Matt and his groomsmen. The guys were hilarious standing up on a vent doing their Marilyn Monroe impressions with their jackets and ties blowing around.

And we had all of this fun before the ceremony even started! Brent Sheppard created a lovely short and sweet ceremony on the lawn in front of the Pavilion where there was a lot of laughter and some tears of joy.

Lindsay and Matt had a few little surprises that day which added to the fun. Lindsay surprised Matt by putting on a veil and the gorgeous bolero jacket for the ceremony. Matt surprised his Mom, whose birthday was the day before the wedding, by having everyone sing happy birthday to her while lighting the table numbers that were sparklers on little cakes that Lindsay had made. Lindsay’s brother made a slideshow for Lindsay & Matt that was more like a little art film and was the best slideshow we’ve seen at a wedding.

It really was an unforgettable day for a wonderful couple.

Lindsay & Matt, thank you very much for sharing your wedding day with us. We are so very happy for you two. Congratulations!



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  • Sarah

    on October 21, 2013  8:02 pm

    Hey guys,

    We had such a great day with you as well. You captured the true spirit of who Matt and Lindsay are. Love, laughter, and a little bit of cake!

    Xo Sarah

    • holly

      on October 21, 2013  8:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Sarah!

  • Lori

    on October 21, 2013  8:10 pm

    Gorgeous photos- love them all!!!! And amazing photographers to work with too!!!!!

    • holly

      on October 21, 2013  8:36 pm

      Thank you, Lori! We're so glad to hear it!

  • Courtney Charles

    on October 21, 2013  8:17 pm

    You guys are pure visionaries!!!!!

    • holly

      on October 21, 2013  8:36 pm

      What a lovely compliment. Thank you so much, Courtney!

  • Janine

    on October 21, 2013  9:48 pm

    Wow, these photos are stunning!!!!

  • Marlee

    on October 22, 2013  7:48 am

    These photos are amazing! You both look fantastic! These are such beautiful photos that I'm sure you will love forever!!

  • Donna baker

    on October 22, 2013  8:00 am

    What great pictures they both look so happy beautiful dresses words can't describe how amazing it all looks

  • Stephanie Cournoyer

    on October 22, 2013  11:36 am

    Oh my goodness! I am not sure why but looking at the pics is making me cry! It was an absolutely wonderful wedding from start to finish! Beautiful pics and loving them all so much! Congrats guys! Love you!

  • Donna Thurston

    on October 22, 2013  3:07 pm

    The Pictures are lovely, your dress is gorgeous, the bridesmaids dresses are lovely and I love the colour. You were radiant and your dress was gorgeous. You have a handsome young man and I hope the two of you have a prosperous and healthy marriage and life together. Love ya......Donna

  • Thea

    on October 22, 2013  4:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you were able to capture the fun of the wedding perfectly!

  • Stacy

    on October 22, 2013  5:58 pm

    I love all the candid photos - you guys did a wonderful job capturing some beautiful moments!! And I love the light in the trees in Stanley Park and the jewelry pics and the first look and I could go on and on and on!! Fabulous!

  • Jess

    on October 22, 2013  6:09 pm

    I was almost in tears! Your wedding looked beautiful and everyone looked so happy! Congrats again Lindsay and Matt! xoxo

  • Mary Scott

    on October 22, 2013  6:50 pm

    Amazing, beautiful, incredible photos! They certainly capture the essence of pure love and joy that Matt and Lindsay have shared with their family and friends on this very perfect, special day. xo mary

  • Shelley A

    on October 26, 2013  11:23 am

    Absolutely amazing photographs! i feel like I was there to share Lindsay and Matt's special day! Lindsay looks absolute gorgeous with all of her beautiful ladies surrounding her and Matt looks very fetching with all of his groomsmen. A moment of magic captured on film. Congrats to you both!

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