Mona and Ed in Kitsilano

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
I was down in my old Vancouver neighbourhood of Kitsilano for Mona and Ed’s wedding at the Museum of Vancouver in Vanier Park. I grew up around a couple of blocks away from the museum and although I moved away more than 30 years ago, the place hasn’t changed at all, a rarity for Vancouver neighbourhoods.

Mona’s family is from Iran and Ed’s came from New Zealand, so it was a real international event.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
Mona getting ready with her family at her and Ed’s apartment in Vancouver.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
One of the Iranian wedding traditions is to for the couple to feed each other some honey during the ceremony. It really made for some nice photos.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
We walked over to the Vancouver Maritime Museum, where there’s a vintage boat dock for some bridal portraits. I had a walk through the area a few days before and thought this would be such a great location for photos.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
On my walk around, I found a neat looking bridge over the stream, but unfortunately is was so far in the shade that there was no way to use it for a photo. While I was walking around, I spotted a bench on the other side of the stream through the trees and thought that would make a cool looking shot.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
We made it back from the portraits just in time for dinner.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
So much for the bouquet.

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park

Kitsilano Vancouver wedding at Vanier Park
Some traditional Iranian dancing with Mona and Ed’s parents.