Natalie + David celebrated their Brock House wedding this autumn in mid-century style. Their vintage themed celebration was made into reality by their amazing imagination and planning. Looking back at the photos, it felt like a wedding that could have taken place mid-century, between the 1940s and 1960s (e.g. Mad Men style). Every venue and location featured some of Vancouver’s most beautiful downtown heritage locations – the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Art Deco era Marine Building, and Brock House Restaurant at Jericho Beach were like time-machines that took us all back to the old world. Natalie prepared for her big day at the Hotel Vancouver, with her bridesmaids and mom. Her jewellery, amazingly detailed vintage wedding dress, and accessories, and even reception layout were specifically selected to match their vision, and being a professional graphic designer, Natalie also designed all their wedding stationery. Atefeh Shojaie did Natalie’s make-up and Chris Funk from Funk’d Hair was on hand most of the day to keep Natalie’s hair stunning. After their first look at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, we took more wedding photos around the grand staircase. It was amazing to work with Natalie and David because of their stage presence in all their photos, which wasn’t too surprising since Natalie once worked as model and David, an actor. We’ve done many wedding photos in front of the Marine Building’s brass framed doors, but never a wedding inside the lobby. It was such a privileged to photograph inside such a historic and iconic Vancouver building, and you just can’t have a vintage Art Deco inspired wedding without stepping foot inside the Marine Building – and that we did!
Before the evening wedding ceremony, we spent a little time outside the Brock House at Jericho Beach. The sun set quickly, but we were able to create some Autumn imagery from the wet and fall-coloured trees that surrounded a nearby rustic pond. Their wedding ceremony happened in the early evening, but in Autumn, that’s about the same as late night when it comes of light. Nonetheless, through the dimness, the wedding ceremony was intimate, unplugged, and cozy. The wedding reception décor at Brock House was designed by Natalie and David, and featured some nice vintage touches, such as the menus and seat chart Natalie designed, the use of rustic mason jars, gold plating, and especially the vintage style candy they presented as wedding favors.