Michael and Zachary’s beautiful gay wedding at The Loft at Earls in Yaletown was such a gorgeous event.
Michael and Zachary met over a decade ago. Throughout the years their love for travel and discovering new cities was always at the top of their priority list so things like wedding planning never really took off!
I met these two at the Union Wedding Show at Heritage Hall while they were perusing through the many booths that day. The Union Wedding Show is western Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ wedding show event and it provides an amazing atmosphere for community members and allies with a safe space to find wedding inspiration and connect with vendors. I also met another one of my couples, Katrina and Connor, at that same event!
The day started off at Opus Hotel https://vancouver.opushotel.com/en-us with the ladies of Save the Date Beauty http://www.savethedatebeauty.com/ getting everyone ready for the day. I love Opus Hotel for it’s bold coloured walls, art and big windows!
Before we left for portraits, Michael and Zach put boutineers on each other’s suits. These were made by Arbutus Florist https://www.arbutusflorist.com/ who also made the rest of the floral arrangements for the day.
The ceremony and reception was held at The Loft at Earls in Yaletown https://earls.ca/event-spaces/the-loft-at-earls-yaletown. This space is a beautiful and intimate location and sits just on top of the Earls restaurant overlooking Mainland Street.
The guests each took turns blessing the rings before Michael and Zach said their vows with the help of Shawn of Young Hip and Married https://www.younghipandmarried.com/!
Cristie of Umbrella Events https://www.umbrellaevents.ca/ planned, coordinated and executed all of the big and small details of the day including the setup of the reception decor, ambiance and overall flow of the night. It was stunning.
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It’s a privilege and honour to share these experiences with you.
Vancouver gay and LGBTQ2S+ weddings are close to my heart. The opportunity to capture love that is not always accepted, especially in different parts of the world and many cultures is truly an honour. It is a privilege to live in a city like Vancouver, where I can document love as a gay wedding photographer, and experience and share in these celebrations with my couples.
Please have a look at these posts to see these celebrations I’ve shared in: