Joanne and Ryan’s Wedding Aboard the Celebration on Water

Joanne was referred to us by her DJ and our friend DJ Krista to help out with her wedding plans. From the moment we met, it was a match made in wedding planning heaven! Joanne is one of those people with an infectious positive attitude.  We share a mutual love of wine and sushi and indulged in both of these at most of our meetings! Joanne and her daughter Bev were always fun to be around, and we miss our get-togethers!

Our amazing co-ordinator Steph took care of all the details on the day, which turned out pretty perfect according to our Bride!

Check out some amazing photos from this day by the incredibly talented Amber Leigh Photography!

This was our first wedding aboard the Celebration on Water.  This is truly a unique venue in North Vancouver with stunning views of Downtown Vancouver across the water.  The weather started out a little iffy, but the sun shone through for the ceremony and remainder of that evening… and that sunset!  Wow.

With Ryan being from Newfoundland, his heritage had to be included at the wedding.  The best part was the Screech that took place on the deck that night.  A Screech is a ceremony performed on Non-Newfoundlanders where they partake in a shot of screech (rum), a recitation and a kiss with a cod.  We love that they included this at their wedding!

Here is what our Bride had to say about working with Umbrella Events:

Cristie was a TRUE Delight to work with! she relieved so much of my stress and anxiety that was developing (I wasn’t planning on having help but realized it was too much trying to balance life) I’m so grateful I met her!
I finally got to enjoy the process of planning and making decisions, having a structure and someone to give ideas, support and go over the checklists 😉
She is a complete joy to be around and so passionate about what she does! She really cares about her clients and her results! I had the best day of my life and could enjoy every moment because I knew her team had it under control! HIGHLY reccomend Umbrella events for any event!!