Daniella Guzzo Photography invited me along to capture Icarus and Ben’s wedding with her last fall. They flew in Hong Kong with all of their family and friends and I am so grateful for the invite. My favourite part of the day happened right after the ceremony ended. A long line of family and friends formed in front of the two grooms stretching from the front of the aisle to the back of the room. However, it wasn’t just a quick hug and congratulations. Each greeting was filled with so much love and passionate intent. Each hug lasted literally forever. As each loved one approached Icarus & Ben, it would always start off with a giant lingering embrace, followed by yells of excitement, and waterfalls of tears that streamed off each person’s face. I have never seen such an emotional outpour of love like this at a wedding. To see EVERY single guest, the men, the women, allowing themselves to be unapologetically vulnerable, unable to hold back their tears of joy was the most inspiring thing. It was constant. It was infinite. I consider myself so lucky to have have had the opportunity to experience this. Thank you […]
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.
I traveled to Ontario in August to photograph a gorgeous gay wedding in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Dexter & Andrew’s celebration at Riverbend Inn! The amount of love that filled the air was indescribable. Dexter & Andrew, who reside in Hong Kong, brought with them many loved ones across the ocean to join them in their celebration. I am so honoured to have had Dexter & Andrew discover and connect with me. They took a chance on someone across the world from them to document their day and I am forever grateful. Planning & Coordination AMANDA COWLEY https://www.amandacowley.com/ Wedding Film PAUL VODEN http://www.paulvodenfilms.com/ Thank you for viewing my work! I am a Vancouver wedding photographer who specializes in gay weddings, and all celebrations associated with the LGBTQ umbrella. I am proud member of the community and feel privileged to call an open and loving city as Vancouver home – please contact me for more information on wedding & engagement coverages. firstname.lastname@example.org Connect on Instagram @johnbello.ca
I’ve been amazingly fortunate to document the most LGBTQ+ weddings I’ve ever had in a wedding season this past year. I am extremely fortunate to have a platform via social media and internet to help bring more light to the idea that love & relationships are beautifully unique. Love cannot be put into a box. We need to evolve our ideas on what love is, and what it should be. Here is a a collection of images of beautiful gay & lesbian weddings and all celebrations under the LGBTQ+ umbrella from 2017.
2017 had me starting the year off in Europe, visiting Copenhagen & Barcelona with my best friend. I came back to Vancouver feeling refreshed, inspired and most importantly, excited to take on the new wedding season. This year I got to document the celebrations of many close friends, travel to Niagara Falls to photograph a big gay wedding, and meet some wonderful human beings along the way that are now a huge part of my life. Thank you 2017, thank you to everyone – I am grateful.
Matt & Chad’s wedding was all about being thankful. Not only was this day about them, but more importantly, it was about the significant people that surrounded them and the love and support that filled the room. Here is a small preview of their special day. Thank you for viewing my work! I am a Vancouver wedding photographer who specializes in gay weddings, and all celebrations associated with the LGBTQ umbrella. I am proud member of the community and feel privileged to call an open and loving city as Vancouver home – please contact me for more information on wedding & engagement coverages. email@example.com Connect on Instagram @johnbello.ca