Kateryna + Brooklyn’s wedding day was filled to overflowing with love, joy and tradition…including more than a few nods to her Russian heritage. Brooklyn and the guys arrived to Kateryna’s mom’s home, where friends had gathered to witness him “buy” his bride. After his successful purchase (and a champagne toast) it was off to Holy Rosary Cathedral for their beautiful Catholic ceremony.
After bridal party photos at Stanley Park, it was time for their reception at Vancouver’s gorgeous Sutton Place Hotel! Of course, the room and gorgeous decor paled in comparison to the stunning bride and her groom!
I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a livelier reception, with games, couple trivia, vodka toasts, and the traditional giving of bread and salt to the couple by the mother of the bride. And then there was the dancing…oh my goodness! At just five years old, Kateryna’s daughter Sofia is already a pro on the dance floor! I could learn a thing or two from her for sure.
Kateryna + Brooklyn, it was a delight to capture your wedding day memories for you…thank you for having me along! Here are just a few of my favourites from the day…
Bride’s gown: Sophia Tolli | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride’s + bridesmaids hair: Ego Hair Salon | Makeup: Nilou Makeup | Flowers: Tala Florist | Bridesmaids gowns: David’s Bridal | Groom + Groomsmen suits: Moores Clothing | Venue: Sutton Place Hotel | Cake: The Cake + Giraffe | Second photographer: Nelson Bergen | Videographer: Erik Baldwinson
That doesn’t look like Brooklyn’s bride…hmmmm…
Oh, here she is!