There’s this amazing little venue hidden in the greater Vancouver area, in an adorable little town that can one could easily miss if they didn’t know it existed just off the highway. This venue is located in a cozy little subsection known as Osprey Village in the city of Pitt Meadows. The venue that Lara + Jamie held their wedding, South Bonson Community Center, provides views of the Pitt River, is nestled amongst big maple trees, with colourful brick houses all around the village decorated in these beautiful little gardens. Now Morg and I may be a little biased with our love for this venue, afterall we did grow up in this town, but shooting at this Greater Vancouver wedding venue never fails to make us smile.
This summer wedding was filled with typical Vancouver weather, rain and sunshine. Lara had envisioned her ceremony on the field just outside of the venue, in nature in front of the river and surrounded by their friends and family. As the morning rain continued to pour, we couldn’t believe our luck when the rain suddenly stopped 20 minutes before their ceremony, and their amazing wedding planner quickly and seamlessly set up their wedding ceremony site beautifully and without a hitch. Lara + Jamie read their handwritten vows constantly smiling and giggling to each other, I think this was probably my favourite part, as it so clearly showed how much they are truly best friends.
Immediately after the ceremony (and after a whole lotta hugs, family photos, and some celebratory champagne), we photographed their wedding portraits. This part in Osprey Village is one of my favourite, it’s always a little quieter, there’s a dock just behind the girls in these photos (not shown, obviously haha) that provides great views of the sunset. I seriously CANNOT get over how flipping this wedding party was, holy shit they blew me away!
This gorgeous floor to ceiling window greater Vancouver wedding venue was the perfect place for Lara + Jamie to host their 110 wedding guests. We spent the night with them and their friends crying during their speeches, dancing with their friends + fam, and celebrating these two beautiful souls.