Love blossomed early for Phoebe and Stephen, who met as children in their church’s youth group and have been together for over 15 years. Fittingly enough, Stephen’s proposal came on a Sunday morning after church. The couple rented a boat to cruise the waters surrounding Vancouver and there, in the middle of the ocean, Stephen popped the question. Phoebe was so moved and excited she blurted out “Thank you” instead of “Yes”!
Phoebe and Stephen’s celebrations included two receptions: a large lunch gathering outside their church following the ceremony, and a more intimate vintage-themed garden party reception for dinner. The couple’s theme was evident through out the day, with delicate lace details and gorgeous fresh flowers evoking a vintage English garden atmosphere. Music was also an important part of the day, with a friend of the bride performing Train’s “Marry Me” and Chantal Kreviazuk’s “Feels Like Home” during the ceremony, both of which had special meaning to the couple.
Phoebe Tsui and Stephen Yuen, August 4, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Lisa Gratton from Ophelia Photography.
Ceremony location: Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd
Reception location: Private residence
Bridal gown: Justin Alexander from Oncewed.com
Groom’s tux: Custom made in Hong Kong
Bridal party attire: Custom-designed by Monica Heiden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Music: Spin Doctor George Schram
Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes
Caterer: Lunch – Pinkberry and ReUp BBQ; Dinner – Louis Gervais
Wedding planner: Alicia Keats Weddings + Events
Hair and makeup: Jayna Marie
Flowers: The Flower Factory
Stationery: Love by Phoebe
Other: Vintage furniture rentals from Trove Vintage
See all of the photos from this vintage garden party wedding in Vancouver.