There’s something wonderful about an intimate Gastown wedding at a favourite restaurant. Especially a restaurant like, L’Abattoir. The atmosphere is stunning, and yet cozy and comforting.

In fact, if you zoom out further you see we were in Gastown, which meant we weren’t far from Crab Park either. Which was the perfect locale for an amazing first look. Margarita was also well prepared for this winter Vancouver wedding with a custom-made dress by Truvelle, that fit her baby bump perfectly and was waterproof, just in case it poured out!

If you’re a regular here at Michele Mateus Photography and haven’t seen these beautiful people on my website or social channels before, I’d be surprised. Everything about the day was magical. And the images unique.

Margarita & Gabriel found me on Wedding Wire. And they were in a bit of a rush! Even though they had been engaged for over a year, they were also expecting a little one to join them. They really wanted to say I do before baby arrived.

It was exciting to watch family and friends to gather ‘round for an extra special ceremony that would reveal their gender of their baby. You can tell by the images that they were just over the moon that it would be a boy. Can you believe that neither of them had a clue? I LOVED that. It’s so adorable to share that moment together. They even divided the room by prediction. Left for girl. Right for boy. Lol.

Soon, Margarita & Gabriel will share their first anniversary with baby Tai by their side. Yes, you’ll have to wait for that Lifestyle Newborn session – coming soon to my blog.

As for the rest of the wedding celebrations, they were wonderful too. It was also fun to catch up and work with my friend Michelle of Blossom & Vine Floral Co. Plus, I had an amazing and lovely second shooter, Stacy, who helped keep my hands warm on this frosty February day.

PS: The Mellifera Honey as a gift for their guests was so yummy! I hid the jar they gave me at the back of my cupboard so I could savour it all to myself, but alas my husband found it!

Amazing Vendor Team:

Officiant Kristen Olynick

Krista Gruen of Radiant Beauties

Dress by Truvelle

Grooms Outfit Indochino

Florals by Blossom & Vine Floral Co.

Catering by L’Abbatoir

Cake by Cadeaux Bakery

Rings by Minichiello Jewellers

Wedding Favours by Mellifera Honey