Before I met you I was trapped between the ocean and the sky. But now with your love I am soaring above the mountains, I am flying beyond the clouds. I am free. – #johnbelloweddings // www.johnbello.ca // words by me
Matt & Chad Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre October 21st, 2017 Matt & Chad’s wedding celebration was simply about gratitude. The most touching part of the day, that I will remember for the rest of my life, was moments after cocktail hour had ended and guests were sitting down for dinner. Each one of Matt & Chad’s guests were greeted by a personalized handwritten card at their spots, and to see each persons genuine reaction while reading their letters was so very magical. It was gesture so simple, but for me was such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. My heart was full that day and it still is.
Joannza & Lawrence‘s wedding was not only a day of celebration for the two of them, but it was also an homage to their parents and their stories of immigrating to North America to start anew. This is something I connected with on every level as I would not be living in this beautiful city of Vancouver, without the many sacrifices of my parents growing up. Joannza & Lawrence reside in LA, California and with many guests coming from the south of the border and the East Coast, Vancouver was the middle ground to gather for their big day. The wedding ceremony was held at UBC Botanical Garden followed by a reception at Yue Restaurant in Richmond.
A gorgeous Scottish & Jewish wedding at Sutton Place Hotel. Mira met Brendan while working overseas in Scotland, and the connection was literally in an instant. All images were shot by Vancouver wedding photographer, John Bello.