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Jon & Anna : Vancouver Wedding Pt. 2

Yesterday’s blog post was all about Jon & Anna… the sweet couple getting ready, seeing each other for the first time, and lovin’ on each other all over Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C. Today, well, there are absolutely more pictures of Jon & Anna. 🙂 But more than that, these images include those people that loved them enough to fly from all over the U.S. to watch them become Man & Wife. This intimate ceremony and teahouse reception were the perfect celebration of Jon & Anna’s love, and we were so honored to be welcomed into this close group of family & friends!

The wedding ceremony took place on Third Beach, and as I said yesterday, the weather was gorgeous beyond what any of us had dared to hope for…

Anna’s brother put down dirt from Fort Worth, TX, so that the bride could get married on her “home soil” just like the groom did. 🙂

The ceremony was performed by Anna’s father, and gah… such a stunning backdrop!

Readings were done by a few family members, and Jon & Anna were attended by each of their brothers, which made it very much a family affair!

Man & Wife!! Finally, right guys? 😉

I don’t normally post family portraits here on the blog, but with such a great group of parents & friends, I just couldn’t resist!

This little guy trotted right through formal picture time, carrying a stick that weighed more than he did. Luckily, the laugh he elicited made for a pretty fun “Girls in Rainboots” image, also seen below…

Thanks once again to megBdesign for this gorgeous bouquet! And thanks to Betsy for running out into traffic to steal greenery from the median and complete the look. 🙂

Yep, that’s right — even MORE lovely portraits! I could just shoot these gorgeous people all day… wait! We did that! 🙂

Doesn’t that fur coat just make you want to cry in the BEST way. I love a good heirloom, and Anna looks like a silent film star in it!

With such a small guest list, everyone has time to say a little something in toast to the Bride & Groom…

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Avidon! We are so grateful to you for taking us on this adventure, and being so wonderful to work with. May your marriage be long, happy, and blessed!

Blogstalkers, can you believe it… it’s November! And we don’t have a single wedding this month! Don’t worry, though, we’ve got an absolute TON of portrait sessions coming your way, so I promise you’ll never be bored. And what we’ve got coming up this Monday is extra special, so don’t miss it! 🙂

  1. Madlyn

    November 2nd, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Yep. This is my favorite. Fur coat on log, fur coat in leaves. My good Lord, SO gorgeous! Congratulations Jon and Anna! You and your wedding were beautiful!

  2. KaylaS

    November 2nd, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Mouth watering beautiful! The fur coat and leaves literally took my breath away! Everything about this was perfection, outdid yourselves again!

  3. Jon A

    November 2nd, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I know I’m breaking all sorts of rules by looking at these while driving to work and then commenting, but I just had to see them. Absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait enjoy my time soaking them all in !

  4. Bethe

    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:41 am

    WOW. Like, WOW. This is officially my new favorite wedding (besides my own, shot by McG). I think the pics with the fur coat and the gorgeous red leaves are my absolute favorites. What a gorgeous wedding!

  5. Misty

    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:46 am

    The gorgeousness continues…these two, and these shots, belong in a magazine, seriously!!! Love the blue sky background they had (yay!) and that red leaf/rings shot!
    And indeed, I’m never BORED by the McG blog!!! 😉 <3

  6. bobbileigh

    November 2nd, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I didnt get to comment yesterday, but those pictures in the trees are now an all time favorite of mine. Today the pictures in the leaves are so stunning as well. I love the small intimate wedding! I dont know how this couple is ever going to choose their favorites!

  7. megB

    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I’m going to echo the other commenters: this is by far my new favorite McG wedding. Even if I hadn’t know the couple, or been involved with the wedding, or been present for the whole beautiful affair – the way you captured this event is timeless, romantic, and just – over-the-top stunning. Proud of you, friend!

  8. Mandaroo

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Oh.my.goodness. at all the gorgeousness! The bouquet is simply beautiful. I love the fur coat against that log and the fall foilage! GEEZE really stunning! I love love love the super up close picture of the B&G during their 1st dance. Oh the love! Great job as always McG!

  9. Mike

    November 2nd, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Hands down, new favorite McG wedding(!!!!!). HUGE Congrats to Jon & Anna!! Here’s to your forever love. 🙂

    Chelsea & Mack: You amaze me. And thank you.

    I don’t even know where to begin….

    #2_01b: FTW dirt is…genius! I love the sentimentality.

    A super incredible theme throughout: the LIGHT!!! Oh my goodness. Total perfection. I’m stunned.

    #2_07, left: I’m not sure why, but this photo is just striking. I think it is a beautiful thing for the bride’s father to perform the service. It shows a unity in the new family.

    #2_26: YAY for rain boots and friends and awesome Vancouver weather and the beach! This whole post makes me smile, really big!

    #2_29: MegB FTW! A-mazing details!

    #2_32 through _36: My favorite shots for sure. 32, 33, & 34 are complete home runs. Wowsers. McG rules. And the bride & groom are beaming. Perfect combo.

    #2_38: Anna totally looks like a glamor girl of the silent film era. Jon is one lucky man.

    #2_44, left: This belongs in a quality design magazine. Seriously.

  10. jenn

    November 2nd, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    STUNNING. Hands down a new favorite wedding for me. There is so much gorgeousness going on in these photos, there’s no way I could pick a favorite-Props to all those involved! I do LOVE the ones with the fur coat in those leaves…those are pretty stellar!

  11. Tara

    November 2nd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Anna is absolutely gorgeous! The color in the leaf the rings were on is spectacular. Definitely in my top 3 favorite weddings I’ve seen on here! Great job. 🙂

  12. Erica

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wow. I am absolutely in love with both of Joe and Anna’s blogs! What a blessing that so many people have recognized your artistry and passed on the word! I am blown away by more of these images than I can mention. You guys are an inspiration. 🙂

  13. Judy

    November 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    What a beautiful couple, family, & place. Congrats!! Nothing but the best for you both. Some of these pictures look straight out of a magazine…awesome.

  14. abby

    November 10th, 2012 at 1:58 am

    These are stunning. There’s no way I can choose a favorite… The bride and groom are going to run out of wall space for all those incredible portraits! Gorgeous!!!

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