We first became friends while working together at the fish market, just next to the pier. This quickly developed into a serious relationship where Shinji had to continually extend his work visa so that he could remain here in Canada. Shinji proposed 3 1/2 years later on Christmas Day at the same pier with a sapphire ring.
The sea and the colour blue became a constant theme throughout our relationship. It’s what brought us together by fate one summer across the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Vancouver.
When planning our small wedding ceremony, it only made sense to have it down at the pier where it all began! After that everything just fell into place from my deep blue satin shoes to the lovely bouquet from our friends at the little flower shop across from the market. We loved the idea of keeping the day simple but sentimental. We had my sister do the (fantastic!) photography and my parents became the ring bearers!
For a March 24th wedding in Vancouver, we completely lucked out with the weather. The days leading up were filled with clouds and rain which we were prepared for but so relieved when it cleared up! The whole day felt so comfortable and relaxed. We had set a start time but other than that we really just enjoyed the day without having to rush around!