More than a joining of families, Nathalie Esplana and Shaady Shivji's wedding was a union of two vibrant cultures: the bride's Filipino heritage and the groom's Indian background. The Delta couple recall that it was love at first sight when they discovered the Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park, thanks to its open and airy romantic setting. Nathalie and Shaady personalized their ceremony by writing their own vows and including elements of both Filipino and Ismaili traditions. The intimate ceremony was followed by a dinner reception at the UBC Boathouse in Richmond, where guests were ushered in via DIY Polaroid escort cards. (Guests found the card with their name and table number then replaced the card with a fun Polaroid snapshot of themselves.) After dinner, the couple changed into outfits to honour each other's culture — Nathalie put on an Indian sari, while Shaady dressed in a custom-tailored Filipino dress shirt called a barong. Nathalie remembers the entertainment as easily one of their favourite memories of the day, as Filipino and Indian cultural dancers put on a spectacular show for the guests, and even the groom wowed the crowd with a surprise song-and-dance number. "We could not have asked for a more perfect and beautiful wedding celebration," says Nathalie. Photography Amber Hughes Photography  | Videographer Capture the Moment Media | Ceremony Venue The Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park | Reception Venue UBC Boathouse | Day-of Coordinator Fairygodmother Weddings | Decor Wedding Design Studio | Flowers Flowerz | Bridal Gown Impression Couture Collection from Lisa's Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses Colour by Kenneth Winston Tiffany Bridal | Hair Victoria Kuzma | Makeup Felicia Bromba | Groom & Groomsman Attire Calvin Klein from The Tux Store | Catering Savoury Chef | Cake Anna Elizabeth Cakes | Jewellery Tejani Bridal Jewelry | Bride's Cocktail Dress Terani Couture from After Five Fashion | Filipino Cultural Dancers Kababayang Pilipino Cultural Performing Arts Group