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      There are many things I could say about Hannah + Rob’s wedding at Stanley Park Pavilion in Vancouver but it’s best summed up by how I felt driving home at 1am.  I remember thinking that “Days like today are EXACTLY why I got into wedding photography”.

      Their day, in the bride’s own words:

      Before I met Rob, I thought I had a very definite idea of what I wanted my wedding to be. I was the girl who was picking bridesmaids and centerpieces at age 9. However, when Rob popped the question and we started planning this wedding, I was all over the map! Rob patiently accompanied me to venue after venue as our theme shifted from Estate Wedding, to Garden Party Wedding, to Rustic Barn Wedding, to Industrial Wedding, to Art Deco Wedding, to Should-We-Just-Elope-To-Palm-Springs? Wedding…we thought each one was IT but they just didn’t feel right in person.

      We stumbled upon the Stanley Park Pavilion by accident, after working our way through pretty much every wedding venue and event space in Vancouver. We’ve both always loved Stanley Park (I drove through it every day on my way to work that year), and we fell for the heritage building and it’s laid back, historic vibe. The Stanley Park Pavilion was the ultimate Vancouver location: surrounded by beautiful grounds, with an unpretentious atmosphere. Plus, it’s the original home of entertainment in our fair city! We chose our parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, for our ceremony. It is the church and school where Rob and I first met, and we even convinced the priest who had been there when we met to fly from Arizona to perform the ceremony.

      Once the venue was set, everything started to fall into place. We both realized that above all, we wanted our wedding to feel personal and truly reflect us as a couple. We also decided that we not only wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our love, but also an opportunity to honour and celebrate all the wonderful people in our lives. We wanted it to be just as much about our family and friends, as it would be about Rob and I.

      Luckily for us, we ended up being the perfect wedding-planning team. While Rob’s all about the overall tone, my heart is in the details. So, as I agonized over what colour thread to use to tie the programs, he made sure our wedding not only LOOKED good, but was FUN too. He chose amazing music, a kick-ass live band, and an absolutely killer photographer. As cheesy as it sounds, our photographer, Mathias, always seemed to be in the perfect spot to capture priceless moments of joy, tears, and sheer elation. He worked tirelessly, and we mean this literally.  Thanks to Mathias, we have an amazingly beautiful collection of memories that will allow us to relive this day for the rest of our lives.


      Hannah and Rob’s Wedding was recently featured on Magnolia Rouge.

      Vancouver Wedding Vendors that helped make this amazing Stanley Park Pavilion Wedding happen:

      Vancouver Wedding Photographer / Mathias Fast

      Second Shooter / Justine B Photography

      Catering / Stanley Park Pavilion

      Band / The Phonix

      Flowers / Celsia Florists

      Hair + Makeup / ML Makeup


      Thanks for stopping by! If you are interested in having me photograph your Stanley Park Pavilion wedding in Vancouver I’d love to hear from you. Please use the contact form at the top of the page or shoot me an email: mf@mathiasfastphotography.com. I am currently booking Vancouver and Cape Town weddings for this year and next.