Sooke Prestige Wedding | Iranian Wedding

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Sooke Prestige Wedding | Iranian Wedding

I met Golpar and Charles for their Sooke Prestige Wedding on their wedding day. This couple is madly in love. This is exactly the type of couple I love working with! They hosted an Iranian wedding with family and friends from Iran and all over the United States. Charles is a PhD student in Alabama who is from British Columbia. Golpar, from Iran, is a structural engineer in Florida. Needless to say, they spent a lot of time apart before their wedding. Long distance relationships can be tough, but they are also rewarding. You could see how much love they shared when they were together.

Planning an international wedding can be such hard work, but they pulled it off without a hitch. These two are so laid back and just so happy to be together. Paired with their love for each other, it was such a joyful occasion! I was honored to see them in my hometown of Sooke for their special day. A Sooke Prestige Wedding was the perfect fit. They wanted to incorporate cultural elements in their ceremony. There were beautiful fabrics and several meaningful foods and mementos. The ring box was my favourite, because inside it was a love note from when they first started dating. How sweet is that?!

The ceremony was so beautiful, unique, and heartwarming.

All of the guests formed a circle around them. The ceremony site has a gorgeous view of the Sooke harbour and the stunning mountains of Olympic National Park in Washington. It was a windy day, and we made it work with some beautiful portraits of this loving couple. After the ceremony, Golpar had a surprise visit from her dog! They then shared a wonderful meal and danced the night away. It was such a joy to listen to the speeches. With many guests coming from all over the world and Golpar and Charles living so far apart, they had wonderful and loving stories to tell.

Congratulations Golpar & Charles! I wish you the very best in your marriage! <3

 

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The rooms at the Prestige have beautiful light for bridal portraits.

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All the photographs were taken on the hotel grounds. It has a beautiful harbour location which offers so much variety.

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The resort dock is a beautiful location. We took photographs with the beautiful hotel in the background. We also captured the ceremony location behind them. I love including the ceremony location. It adds beautiful meaning to these images.

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Family portraits are so important. Especially when you’re flying in family from all over the world!

Harbour Air will fly guests right on to Whiffen Spit, just minutes from the Prestige Hotel in Sooke. I worked for this wonderful company for a couple of years in Nanaimo and Vancouver.

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The Prestige grounds are beautiful! I won an award for this next photograph. Bridal portraits can be fun!

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I love the lines and implied movement in this image of the bride. The tones are beautiful. The is the center of attention in this faceless shot.

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Her maid of honor surprised her by making sure her beloved dog could be part of the wedding day!

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This ring shot is one of my all-time favourites. The colours are incredible. Underneath the rings is the very first love letter between them.

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The walked down the isle together. I love the portrait of the groom fixing the bride’s dress before they walk.

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The Iranian ceremony begins with a kiss.These two knocked it out of the park! I love how they arranged their guests around them in a circle!

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They are so connected and loving. I love capturing sweet moments like this.

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