We were thrilled to be part of Kendra + Shane’s wedding at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Vancouver BC. We met them through our mutual friend Morgan whom we have known for years from when we lived in Seattle. Whenever we get the opportunity to travel and see new places we are excited!
The weather was gorgeous, so we were able to capture the first look outdoors, just as we had planned. Josh and I walked the venue for an hour before we got started so we could familiarize ourselves with the layout of the property, since we had not been here previously. This helps us greatly in destination weddings. We found multiple spots we knew we wanted to take Kendra and Shane for their romantic couples photos. From romantic greenery to a fun glass elevator we really captured their love in all these different spots around the hotel.
Once the ceremony got started there was a true feeling of love that encompassed the room. Kendra’s father, Joel, had a heart attack in March and it was critical. Nobody knew what the future would hold for this wedding day, but a true miracle happened, and Joel was able to walk his daughter down the aisle. This moment was special and appreciated by many.
A quick but poignant ceremony and then the reception was in full swing, which brought us to another special moment. After the couple had their romantic first dance, Kendra danced with her father, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
We were truly blessed to be able to witness and capture such treasured memories. It really does put into perspective how it’s not the little details that make the wedding, it’s the people, it’s family and friends.
Enjoy these Fairmont Empress Wedding Photos!