Sometimes a wedding has the power to really fill you up with love and joy as you stare in complete awe at its beautiful images. A sweet wedding with the perfect dose of heartwarming moments and personalized details. Ksena & Kevin’s wedding is definitely one of these special days full of darling details and smiling faces. The love-filled moments, captured by the talented Nadia Hung Photography, created a visual story that truly touched our hearts. Join us as we share Ksenia & Kevin’s lovely wedding story.
The love story
From the bride: We met officially at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 2006, I offered to share a table at Starbucks with Kevin and a friend, and the two continued their conversation while I read my book, with neither party disturbing the other. This was our first contact.
Months later, Kevin initiated a conversation with me at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, whereupon my first response was, “I like your pink hair“. In retrospect, we had noticed each other for a long while before the conversation started, and it would continue for another few years before we officially started dating.
During this time, the relationship hinged itself on long walks around Vancouver, visits to the Vancouver Art Gallery, and dialogues on a variety of books and authors, such as Camus, Beckett, and the Sandman, among others. We started dating at the end of our longest walk, in 2009.
Bride & Groom: The wedding did not have a specific theme, but rather drew on our interests and aesthetics. We have a tendency to lean towards the rustic element, hence the milk jars, wine crates, and garden flowers. We both also have quite a collection of books and appreciate the materiality of the typed word (one of us is a librarian by training, the other an artist), so the centerpieces contain books and a typewriter functions as the guest book.
Bride & Groom: The wedding had roughly 80 guests and the planning was spread out over a year, with the venue booked over a year in advance. From the many places to choose from, we picked the venue that was representative of how we met and what we were passionate about, full of old books and located directly on the university campus where we studied.
The best part of the wedding was not any single moment, but rather a continuous torrent of joy, realizations of the fact that we are now married and surrounded by all the people who we love, and how this sensation repeated itself in a surreal haze throughout the evening.
About Nadia Hung Photography
Nadia Hung: Each wedding is a timeless experience that blends intricate details with the unique personalities of individual couples. I photograph weddings because I love to tell a story by capturing the beauty of a wedding day, the unique location, the intricate details and the interactions between a bride and groom and of course, their loved ones.
I shoot with film because its timeless look and feel produces exceptional images. I believe that through film, and its potential for greater depth of lighting, color and composition, I am able to make each wedding a work of art. And through my personal vision – capturing beauty in the details of the ordinary – to create a unique and complete picture of the wedding. My goal is that years from now, even your friends and loved ones who could not attend the wedding will be able to feel the emotions of the day through the images I create.
Find the photographer:
Venue: Cecil Green Park House (UBC) | Flowers: Richmond Country Farms | Decor: DIY + personal belongings | Dress Designer: Wonderxue from Etsy | Men’s Attire: jacket from Tip Top, dress shirt from Mexx, tie and jeans from Top Man | Accessories: Marie Ko | Boutonnieres: Carmen West | Hair Styling: Jennifer Kong from Bonnie and Clyde