{Matt + Yianna} Rustic Camp Wedding | Camp Howdy

 Bride and Groom first dance fist pump  Mimsical Photography Documentary Wedding Photography, Camp Howdy, Belcarra Provincial Park, North Vancouver. Purple and Grey Wedding Colours, Natural Greenery, Rustic Details, Summer, Lace and chiffon, big wedding, greek, lower mainland, british columbia, real, genuine, candid 

From the moment that we met Christina, we knew that she was the photographer for us!
We were immediately at ease with her and also extremely impressed with her portfolio.
Then she did our engagement photos and we were in awe -
for two people who are usually awkward in front of a camera she captured us perfectly.
Then she photographed our wedding ... and let me just tell you, WOW!
The photos are amazing, we think so, everyone we've shown thinks so.
Matt + Yianna


 If you've never been privileged to be welcomed into a Greek family I can tell you that you're missing out. When I first met Matt and Yianna they joked about "her crazy family" and the vastness of it, and warned me it would be loud and a bit crazy. And you know what? They were right. The sun came up on what would be one of the hottest days of summer, and when I arrived at Camp Howdy in Belcarra Provincial Park I knew just where to find my bride in the vast array of cabins and buildings scattered around the property because the music was blaring and the laughter was echoing off the hillsides. Yianna had put so much thought into preparing for her day - from thoughtfully laid out word documents and itineraries for everyone to beautiful and generous gift boxes for her girls - I felt like I could just hang out and watch the magic unfold. 

When the girls were finished getting ready, and finished their spontaneous dance offs, I spent time with them doing the girls bridal party pictures while my incredible second shooter  Karin hung out with the guys. Matt + Yianna insisted on not seeing each other before the ceremony, so it took a bit of maneuvering to make sure that happened. This meant that with the guys tromping around down the hill, we found a secluded clearing on the hillside that worked great to stay out of the heat. The girls looked incredible in their gowns in different shades of purple, and Yianna of course took everyone's breath away with her lace chiffon ball gown. 

The ceremony took place on the main lawn of the Camp - and again we saw Yianna's incredible attention to detail. The programs doubled as fans to keep the heat at bay, and they thoughtfully requested their guests to let the ceremony be 'unplugged'. I always really apprecaite this - its so easy to observe everything through a phone or a camera, but when there are pros around you can relax and know that all the memories will be documented for you. When all the aunts and uncles and cousins and friends were settled, the ceremony began. Matt choked up as soon as he saw Yianna coming towards him - and the following ceremony was filled with sniffles, tears and incredble words of commitment to each other. They wrote their own vows - making the promise to be faithful and true to each other in their own words and personal jokes. When the joyful processional began bubbles filled the air and Matt and Yianna were offically married!

I always encourage my bride + groom to first get the "formal pictures" out of the way, and then I ask them to send everyone away and let them just connect for a short time together. The chaos and busyness of the day can pile up, and before you know it you haven't even stopped and said "I can't belive we're here" to each other. Remember to breath on your wedding day. Slow down, soak in your guests and just savour the fact that it's the beginning of a completely new and beautiful chapter in your life.

Matt and Yianna spent their time laughing with friends, sharing memories of their relationship so far and then the Greeks hit.the.dance.floor. Let me tell you, Mamma Mihalatos can put even the most seasoned dancer to shame and grandma M...you know it's a good time when the grandma's get up and dance too! 

Matt + Yianna, it was such a joy to be there for you guys. To see the story of your relationship, to share in the moment with all the people who love you was truly a joy for me. I hope you continue to bring joy to each other like you did on that hot hot summer day, and even when things get tough you can find your way back to each other. I can't wait to share in more of your days!

Much love

Christina
 


Second Photographer: Karin Louwerse Photography
Caterer/Bartender: Sugar Mountain Catering
DJ: Josh Demerson, Prime Collective DJ's
Calligraphy: Willow Calligraphy
Baker/Cake: Reddy Made Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Cinthia Torres
Florist: Postmark Flowers
Day of Co-ordinator: Three Cheers Events
Officiant: Kevan Dobsin, Designer Ceremonies


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