For Anastasia Dewangga of Vancouver and Tommy Karlsson of Sweden, it's been an international love story. Before the pair jetted off for a life of happily ever after in Sweden, they gathered together their loved ones for a gorgeous wedding at Vancouver's famed VanDusen Botanical Garden. The two planned the entire day themselves, relying on plenty of help from family and friends who pitched in on the various arts and crafts projects involved, including the handmade flower arrangements. As Tommy and Anastasia recall, "Seeing everything fall perfectly in place on the wedding day was just as beautiful as the day turned out to be." The couple was blessed with not only a sunny summer day for their outdoor ceremony, but also counted themselves lucky to have so many guests flying in from every part of the world to be a part of their special day. Later in the afternoon, the group headed indoors to Shaughnessy Restaurant on the VanDusen grounds for a lively reception — and dancing, of course. "Looking back on this wonderful day," the couple say today, "you cannot help but once again shed tears of joy."
Photographer Gucio Photography | Ceremony Venue VanDusen Botanical Garden | Reception Venue Shaughnessy Restaurant | Bridesmaid Dresses BCBG and Coast | Hair & Makeup Emily Cheng | Groom’s Shoes Hugo Boss | Groom & Groomsman Outfits: Tailored Italian Suits | Stationary Minted | Photobooth Pure White Studio | Flower purchased wholesale from Niki Trading, arranged by the Bride | Cake True Confections | Engagement & Wedding band James Allen