Dezirae & Julian’s Grouse Mountain wedding celebration didn’t start close to home. Unlike many of my beloved couples who met at school or, let’s be honest, a local bar haha (SO many of you have met at Gabby’s or Rooster’s – I’m starting to think there’s some sort of match-making genie masquerading as a bartender there) – these two met abroad traveling on separate bus tours by the same company.. Their tours joined one evening, resulting in the best international meet-cute. Julian found her the next day and from that moment on they were crazy about each other. If doesn’t sound like a perfect love story to you, I don’t know what is.
Long story short, a year later, Dezirae packed her bags and moved to Switzerland to be with Julian. They’ve been together ever since.
I know how much Dezirae & Julian had been looking forward to celebrating this Canadian reception. It was great to see not only how happy Dezirae’s loved ones were to see her and welcome her home, but also to watch them welcome with warm arms Julian as her husband. Through our Skype talks & emails, I also know just how important not only family but also photography is to these two and I am SO grateful. I love that my clients love photography as much as I do! We planned in lots of portrait time for these two to take full advantage of their AMAZING Grouse Mountain Wedding location!! We even snuck out at the end of the reception coverage time for sunset portraits which you can see below. I ALWAYS recommend my couples take advantage of this gorgeous golden hour time! That aside, their day was beautiful. It was slightly overcast which gave us some relief from the warm summer sun that peaked out just in time for sunset – it was GORGEOUS.
I love shooting up at Grouse Mountain!!! The portrait time was to-die-for, these two (having already had an initial ceremony & wedding in Switzerland) are seasoned pros in front of the camera and were so at-ease with each other. We had a great time exploring for their mountain wedding. Their reception decor was elegant, classy, & beautiful. What really made the reception was the killer dance party (& the sunset portraits of course because COME ON! 😉 ). These two have a fantastic group surrounding them in life & love and I loved watching them all let loose! I wanted to stay all night to capture the fun for them.
I feel so fortunate to have captured this Grouse Mountain Wedding celebration for Dezirae & Julian so don’t worry – I’ll be spamming even more intimate moments from their portrait time along with MORE crazy dance/reception photos over on my social media pages – Follow Me on Instagram & Facebook for ALL the fun!
Here’s a curated selection of some of my favourites from their Grouse Mountain Wedding.
All Photos here by Meg Kristina Photography.
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