February 8, 2024
Hidden away in Vancouver’s popular Queen Elizabeth Park is Bloedel Conservatory. Being an indoor tropical garden, the conservatory hosts a variety of tropical plants and is home to over 100 exotic birds. Being among the garden and a short walk away from Season’s restaurant, it’s the perfect place to say “I do.”
What’s more romantic than a parrot squawking while you’re confessing your love for your partner?
Eileen and Jeremy couldn’t think of anything. Which is why they chose to have a Bloedel Conservatory elopement with 20 of their closest friends and family. Who, I can’t forget to mention, travelled all the way from across the world for this special day.
They knew what they were doing when they asked me to come before the ceremony to explore the park and capture some golden hour portraits. Eileen was a trooper in her heels and dress, walking up and down paths and wholeheartedly committing to the photos.
The portrait session was followed up by the most romantic and special ceremony in the conservatory. They said their vows underneath palm trees, and absolutely were interrupted by a parrot trying to get a word in.
After they said their portraits to one another, they then read them allowed in their partners native language. As neither of their families live in Canada, this produced many laughs and even more tears.
Following the ceremony, we snapped a few more portraits inside the conservatory (because who can pass up a parrot photo op? Not me). We then headed over to Seasons restaurant, where we served the most delicious meal.
Eileen and Jeremy chose to host a Kahoot game with questions all about them to quiz their guests on their knowledge of their relationship. We ended the night with a cake cutting and touching speeches from their guests.