Weddings

Wedding rings sit on a table in Memphis, Tenn. on March 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Karen Pulfer Focht

50 guests or less: Couples opt for micro-weddings amid inflation

Aim is creating something intimate, personalized and fun, instead of stressful and budget-breaking

 

Ross and Doreen at their commitment ceremony at Chartwell Imperial Place in Surrey on Wednesday (Nov. 16). (Photo: Anna Burns)

VIDEO: Surrey seniors commit to one another in ceremony filled with tears and laughter

Ross Staschuk, 92, and Doreen Baird, 88, won’t be living together but they’re only a floor away

 

Weddings. Lia Crowe photography

The icing on the cake

It’s a new era in the world of weddings

  • Nov 9, 2022

 

Over 100 dogs gathered in Illinois to try and break the world record for the largest dog wedding ceremony. (The Associated Press/screenshot)
Over 100 dogs gathered in Illinois to try and break the world record for the largest dog wedding ceremony. (The Associated Press/screenshot)
Naomi and Tyler Wheeler pose for a photo at their wedding in Charlottetown in this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Sarah Haberl
Naomi and Tyler Wheeler pose for a photo at their wedding in Charlottetown in this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Sarah Haberl
A car crash in the 400-block of Keith Road in West Vancouver sent 10 people to hospital Aug. 20, two of whom reportedly died of their injuries. (Google Maps)

Car crash at West Vancouver wedding leaves 2 dead, 2 with life-altering injuries

Driver was exiting her driveway when she collided with wedding goers from house next door

A car crash in the 400-block of Keith Road in West Vancouver sent 10 people to hospital Aug. 20, two of whom reportedly died of their injuries. (Google Maps)
FILE - Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul, right, walks down the aisle during a wedding ceremony for Katie Salvatore, center, and Eric Wheeler at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Authentic Brands Group (ABG) sent cease-and-desist letters earlier this month to multiple chapels, saying they had to comply by the end of May, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Authentic Brands Group sent cease-and-desist letters in early May to multiple chapels

FILE - Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul, right, walks down the aisle during a wedding ceremony for Katie Salvatore, center, and Eric Wheeler at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Authentic Brands Group (ABG) sent cease-and-desist letters earlier this month to multiple chapels, saying they had to comply by the end of May, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich married his partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10) at Cultus Lake. (Dan Milstein Twitter)

Abbotsford Canucks forward marries partner at Cultus Lake

19-year-old Danila Klimovich weds partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10)

Abbotsford Canucks forward Danila Klimovich married his partner Nastassia Bartsevich on Sunday (April 10) at Cultus Lake. (Dan Milstein Twitter)
Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones photo)

Couple travels thousands of miles to marry in Vancouver Island heritage church

Couple wanted to continue a sentimental family tradition

Kristian McIntyre and Karen Thompson in the old Knox Church, where his parents and sister were previously married. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Parksville marriage commissioner Carol Nelson. (Michael Briones photo)
South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)

Ride in bright orange Bel Air would be ‘cherry on top’ for South Surrey bride

Shalane Wellard on the hunt for ‘awesome’ classic car to deliver her to the church July 5

South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)
Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)

Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)

B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
(Facebook/Emily McManus)

COVID-19 restart plan welcome but B.C. couple postpones wedding again

Bride Emily McManus is worried that restrictions, including those on international travel, may not be lifted by summer

(Facebook/Emily McManus)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)

With days left to live, Vancouver Island woman gets dream wedding

Community vendors pull together to deliver free, last minute wedding

Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)
After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)

From New Zealand to Bakerview Park, South Surrey couple weds in ‘backyard’

Twice scaled-down wedding ‘proof that good things still happen during bad times’

After twice have their wedding plans altered due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne Schmidt and Andrew Sturgess got married in Bakerview Park last weekend, with the only guests being their two daughters, Zoey (foreground) and Tessa. (Darren Ripka photo)
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Border closure can’t keep U.S. grandparents from Canadian wedding

It involved a boat used for hauling lobster traps, naturally

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Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman uses Peace Arch Park loophole to marry American beau

Elizabeth Rodriguez met San Diegan, Daniel Frausto, on live streaming app two years ago

Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)
(The Canadian Press)

Livestreams, meal deliveries and ‘zoombombs’: How to hold a virtual wedding

Livestreams, meal deliveries and ‘zoombombs’: How to hold a virtual wedding

(The Canadian Press)
Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo

‘Love is not cancelled’: B.C. wedding businesses prep for meagre summer season

Small, intimate ceremonies dominate this summer, with industry looking at a monster year in 2021

Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo