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Taucha and Daniel married in early June, 2018, in an intimate evening ceremony

Moment Captured by Cliff Ma Photography

Taucha and Daniel married in June of 2018, less than a month after contracting ThistleBEA. After a first look at Shaughnessy Park, where they were excited to see each other after a night apart, and further photos at Vanier Park, the couple adjourned to Steamworks in the Uber Lounge for the late evening ceremony. Because of the Gastown location, parking was scarce but transit is ultra accessible, making getting home safely a breeze for guests.

Moment Captured by Cliff Ma Photography

Guests were invited for a cocktail hour before the ceremony, which had the benefit of eliminating much potential anxiety over latecomers! The bride’s sister and mother were among her attendants, while the groom’s father served as one of his. One of the others typically wore only green, so Daniel found a special green ribbon to decorate his friend’s boutonniere. The wedding colours were blush pink and navy, with florals comprised of peonies, roses, and sea holly.

The bride’s brothers MCed the reception and the cake was made by a friend of the couple’s, Erika Lilly – her first foray into making wedding cakes! Taucha and Daniel had their first dance to Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Suede, and the bride and her father also shared a choreographed dance to Billy Joel’s Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel). Board games were available for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. After dinner, the bride and groom took Golden Hour photos in the heart of Gastown.

Moment Captured by Cliff Ma Photography

From the couple

Having a day-of coordinator was recommended to us, but we weren’t sure it was something we needed. After meeting with Winnie (our soon-to-be-coordinator) and Breanne, though, we realized we could really use one. Through our interactions leading up and especially on the big day, it was clear we made the right decision. They took every concern we had and made us feel validated while they addressed them. Everyone in our party loved how organized Winnie was, how well she managed the flow of events, and the tact with which she ushered the party and guests if needed. She approached us only when she absolutely needed to – otherwise, she was an invisible and ever-present force guiding our super awesome union and party! Not only would re recommend a day-of coordinator to anyone who asked – we would very specifically tell our would-be married friends to get some ThistleBEA.

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