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An Elegant, Intimate Wedding in Vancouver, British Columbia


Bradley and Ashley met while he was working as a cook and she a waitress. This couple proves the age-old saying that ‘the way to the heart is through the stomach’ as Ashley confesses that Bradley won her over with his culinary prowess.

On a surprise visit to Tofino, Bradley and Ashley braved the weather for a rainy walk on the beach. “Half way out he knelt in the soppy sand and proposed. It was perfectly imperfect,” says Ashley.

The couple opted for an non-traditional wedding, getting hitched in an intimate ceremony in front of just their children, maid of honour and best man on a pier in North Vancouver, followed by a small reception with just eight guests. “We didn’t plan a traditional wedding, so there were no speeches, bouquet-throwing or first dance planned. At one point in the night we stepped out for a moment and when we came back our guests had cleared a spot for us to have our first dance. They played the song ‘Home’ by John Mayer and it just felt right,” says Ashley.

Ashley Devaney and Bradley Tattrie,  January 12th, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Photography courtesy of Richard Giordano Photography.

Ceremony location: Pier outside of Pinnacle Pier Hotel
Reception location: Gusto di Quattro
Bridal gown: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: Flower girl – David’s Bridal; Maid of honour – her own dress
Groomsmen’s suits: Ring bearer – Moores; Best man – his own suit
Groom’s suit:
Tommy Hilfiger from Moores
Cake: Gusto di Quattro
Gusto di Quattro
Rosie of Hatz Hair Studio
Flowers: Brentwood Florists

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