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Vancouver wedding vendors who helped make this modern Polygon Gallery wedding happen:
Planner // Rebecca with Filosophi Events
Decor // Imagine that Events
Hair + Makeup // Denise Elliot
Florist // Botany & Bloom
Bar // Lavish Liquid
Caterer // Savoury Chef
Officiant / Tim Gonsalves
Cake // Panda Cakes
Kerrie and Justin’s wedding at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver was one I had been looking forward to for a long time.
One of the newest wedding venues in Vancouver, the Polygon Gallery is situated right in the heart of the revitalized area of lower londsdale. I’ve shot a number of weddings on the north shore but the art gallery is something special. The space is a blank, clean canvas and caters to whatever type of wedding you can think of. A quick scroll through instagram and you’ll see the variety of wedding styles already held in the space. The main feature of the Polygon Gallery is definitely views of downtown Vancouver and there’s really nothing else like it in the city. The main ballroom is on the second floor which allows for unobstructed views of Burrard inlet. In addition to having a contemporary design the gallery allows for a range of wedding sizes – everything from intimate 20 person celebrations to 200 person parties. The ground floor can also be utilized to bring the number of guests up to 600! The exterior of the building is striking as well and a great backdrop for wedding portraits. The built in kitchen comes in handy for whichever caterer you decide to use for your wedding.
Kerrie and Justin started off their wedding day with a tea ceremony in their suite at the nearby Pinnacle Pier Hotel. After a short break they both changed outfits and we headed over to Capilano River Regional park for their first look and wedding portraits. I had never shot in the park before but have been back a number of times since as its incredible. Truly a perfect Pacific northwest backdrop. Kerrie looked stunning in her wedding dress and Justin cleaned up well in his custom suit from Indochino. After an hour of portraits everyone headed back to the Polygon Gallery for the wedding ceremony. Rebecca from Filosophi along with Imagine That Events had the space looking incredible. My favorite piece of decor was the circular arch covered in greenery. If you’ve seen their engagement photos at Lighthouse Park you know how important their dog Bruno is and so of course he had to be a part of their wedding too! I love that the Polygon Gallery allows pets in their venue as many in Vancouver don’t. Bruno ran down the aisle and after a quick treat from his dad he was back out the door. The ceremony was equal parts funny and emotional and the looks on Justin and Kerrie’s faces after they sealed the deal was pure gold. By this point it had started to rain heavily outside but the covered balcony kept the entire wedding party dry. The covered area outside proved invaluable for family portraits following the ceremony and helped create one of my favorite wedding photos from this past summer. While Rebecca and her team flipped the ceremony space upstairs guests utilized the expansive area on the ground floor for cocktail hour. The reception was setup in no time and it wasn’t long before Kerry and Justin were once again making a grand entrance. Guest ate family style at long tables that ran the length of the room. As the colour faded from the candles were lit and the city lights started to come on. It was a magical setting! After a number of hilarious speeches guests headed back downstairs to the dance floor and were kept going into the early morning hours thanks to a delivery of Mcdonald’s cheeseburgers. Kerrie had mentioned to me that she really wanted to take a few nightime portraits and thankfully the rain kept coming and made for some really unique portraits.
A few words from the bride on her experience working with me:
“Mathias was amazing. His work is stunning and I could not have asked for a more creative, skilled and fantastic photography on my wedding day. His attention to detail, eye for getting the perfect shot and the ability to capture the magic moments were incredible. Thank you Mathias for your positive attitude, enthusiasm and overall professionalism throughout this whole process. Your work was so incredible that we’re most likely going to wallpaper our entire house with your photos! Thank you for everything.”