Just like Rob & I, Marissa & Matt had to bridge the provincial divide between Alberta and British Columbia to be together! Matt met Marissa through mutual friends in Calgary, but there was no fire until she came to visit him in Vancouver. After 2.5 years of long distance dating, Marissa finally made the move to Vancouver. They celebrated by traveling to Argentina for 3 weeks together, where they had a chance to fall in love even more madly. Upon returning, Matt devised the perfect proposal at home, involving an enormous bouquet of flowers, champagne, and homemade ice-cream. Perfect indeed!
Their Jellyfish wedding was exactly what they had dreamed of – intimate, unique, full of love, laugher, great food and … the most adorable kids. Look on and you’ll see – I don’t think we’re ever seen so many sweet cheeks at one wedding! We knew Marissa & Matt were super excited about having all of their nieces and nephews there (4 for Marissa and 1 for Matt) – we had the best time chasing after them 🙂
The ‘first look‘ was very special and unique. Mayte had everything ready for us and suggested Marissa walks down the aisle and into Matt’s arms before the guests got there. Usually, we find a more remote spot for this – but we decided to give Mayte’s idea a try. It was incredible! Marissa got to walk down the aisle twice that day, they got to create more precious memories together, alleviate the nervousness AND got beautiful portraits of just the two of them before the chaos of their 70 guests could whisk them away!
There’s Mayte, busying around with last-minute touches. Oh how we love this woman!
One of my favourites ever! I saw the lovebird parrots sitting in the perfect spot for the bouquet shot. I carefully sat it down beneath them, not realizing they would be happy to munch on the petals! I was quick to snap this picture before taking their ‘snack’ away 🙂
I guess the parrots really got a taste for flowers that day…
The flower girls and ring bearers walked down the aisle to Feist’s ‘Mushaboom,’ the sweet melody and child-like feel were just right.
The ceremony ended with ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles … because Matt always wants to Marissa’s hand!!
I adore this portrait. To make the kids comply, we had to promise them a reward of a ‘saltwater toffee fountain,’ which was a bunch of candy thrown their way over my head.
No shortage of cuteness!
Wet feet are better than cold feet, right? 🙂
Matt is a serious Neil Young fan, so their first dance song was ‘Harvest Moon.’
Matt & Marissa, you’re so beautiful together! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and a couple of munchkins as cute as your nieces & nephews! xoxo
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