PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTIE GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY

Even heavy showers can't dampen the waterfront romance of Grace and Reece's big day


"Reece and I have known each other since we were kids. He lived in Edmonton and I lived in North Vancouver. We always stayed in touch and, when we were 21, he decided to drive out to North Vancouver to visit me... and the rest is history. We live in Pemberton, on my family's farm and have two large dogs. In the summer of 2016 at a family BBQ, Reece and I snuck off and took the UTV up the mountain where he surprised me with a proposal at a waterfall."

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"We had a fast engagement. We were so excited to be married and planned for a spring cermony. We are both very sentimental and wanted to get married at my grandma's beach house, with my second cousin—who introduced Reece and I—as our Justice of the Peace. My style is quite simple and classic so I stuck to white and sage green. We had a small intimate wedding of 35 with only our closest family. We knew there was a chance that it would rain, so we got custom white umbrellas for all of our guests. It ended up starting to pour right before the ceremony, but we embraced it and it ended up making our day extra special!"

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"As Reece's family is from out of town, we wanted an afterparty with a view of Vancouver and Tap and Barrel was perfect. We had a great night with lots of food, drinks and dancing. We jetted off the next day to enjoy two weeks in Maui for our honeymoon. One piece of advice I would give to brides would be to live in the moment. During the ceremony, I asked everyone to put there cellphones away and just enjoy the moment with us and it was great!"

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VENDORS

Photography: Christie Graham Photography
Videographer: Chris Carr
Venue (ceremony): Bride's grandma's house at Brunswick Beach in West Vancouver
Venue (reception): Tap and Barrel, Coal Harbour
Florals: Botany and Co.
Bride’s Dress: Truvelle
Bridesmaid Dress: Vince from Holt Renfrew
Groom’s Outfit: Indochino
Hair + Makeup: Sarah Carr
Cake: The Cake and the Giraffe
Officiant: Bride's second cousin, Dana
Music: Musos Entertainment