(c) Vivian ng Photography 2023
My beautiful friends Esther and John had a gorgeous wedding at the Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club. Even though the weather was cloudy and it poured intermittently throughout the day, their cheerfulness and joy shined through the grayness and the rain. What’s more, all the thought they had put into the simple yet elegant decor and details really paid off. If you are ever worried about weather, worry no more when you see just how wonderful, awesome their wedding turned out! Stay til the end to see more of their spectacular sparkler’s exit, which they almost forgot in all the fun they were having with their guests haha!
I want to give special thanks to Frank Wang, whom Esther and John had first hired as main photographer, for letting me shoot alongside him and giving me the opportunity to capture these special memories for them as well.
Esther and John’s “Pharmatastic” Story
Esther and John met at the UBC Pharmacy first year meet and greet barbeque. Drawn by their love for free food—to my student friends, it’s okay to admit it, I know, I was there once ;)—they both showed up with their respective friends and sat together in a big group. But alas, it was not for another year and a half before they spoke to each other again!
In the later half of second year in pharmacy school, they were placed in the same “CAPS” class, a small six people group where they work together on practical cases every week. Whenever Esther needed help with schoolwork, John was always there. He even called her once on Skype to explain some pharmacokinetics (what the body does to the drug, including its absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion etc). Smart people alert.
Finally, Esther and John became friends and continued to see each other during that summer even after school ended. They became an official couple during the Celebration of Lights (fireworks) finale in August 2013. They don’t remember the exact date they became a couple, even though they can remember all the pharmacokinetics of complex medications! Esther and John celebrate their anniversary with the yearly fireworks finale! Now that’s a killer way of celebrating anniversaries! Love it!
Read on to see their Swaneset Bay Resort wedding!
Simple yet Elegant
In love with their unique and meaningful wedding bands!
Family, one of life’s greatest blessings!
A delightful First Look as Bride and Groom
Bring in those clear umbrellas!
Moving back indoors for gift exchange
Since it was only sprinkling, we decided to take a chance and head over to Pitt Lake for some more portraits.
Didn’t get to stay there long though… it POURED! So we headed back to the venue, and that’s when the rain stopped…
Classy and elegant decor, perfect for this venue
Can’t let the rain stop us from taking beautiful bride and groom portraits!
These were candy pill bottles! Of course! They are both pharmacists! Super cute.
The new Mr. and Mrs.
Romans 12:10 (NIV Bible)
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
The Creative Team:
Main photographer: Frank Wang Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club
Florals: Fleurtation Flowers
DJ: Painted Frog Entertainment
Videography: David Yeung Videography
Photobooth: Skyline Photobooth
See more on my blog!
Fear it will rain on your engagement session? Take a look at another blog post where we shot in the rain after taking cover in a chic cafe! Click here!
Interested in working together? I’d love to hear from you!