About The Venue | Hart House Wedding
Lennie and Mick had their wedding at the Hart House Restaurant located in the heart of Deer Lake Park in Central Burnaby. The Hart House is a Tudor style heritage home that has been serving up culinary delights since 1988 and is now a very popular Wedding Venue.
Hart House wedding ceremonies take place on the manicured back lawn of the heritage home, which is tucked away in the trees overlooking the tranquil Deer Lake. The venue offers seating for up to 250 guests so if you’re having a larger wedding, this venue would be perfect for you!
For more information about this venue and to inquire about booking your own wedding, head on over to their website: The Hart House.
About the Couple
Lennie and Mick met at a little well known local establishment, way back in the day, at the super popular Slow Jam Sundays event. They spent the night chillin’ to the tunes of Musiq Soulchild and the like, and just like that, history was made.
It reminded me of my first date with Justina (it was totally a date), where we spent the night just chillin’ and listening to music.
That was our connection and we immediately knew we would get along.
It’s crazy to think that Lennie and Mick first reached out to us in October of 2020 for a completely different venue and vibe. Due to the pandemic and a few personal life events, the wedding was postponed, the guests list revamped and finally the venue was changed.
With L&M being of Catholic faith, they opted to have an intimate wedding ceremony at their church in Langley with their immediate family in attendance. We offered to photograph their wedding ceremony in lieu of having an Engagement Session – this was also the first time we met ever met in person!
Where did they get ready?
Lennie & Mick’s day started off at the Element Hotel by Westin in Burnaby in separate rooms. Justina and I arrived just as the ladies at AX Art Atelier were finishing up with Lennie’s hair and make up – she looked stunning!
After slipping into her wedding dress, we invited her father into the room for a first look. It was an emotional moment between the two of them and we’re so happy to have been able to capture it for them.
A first look straight out of the movies
Their first look on the patio at the Element Hotel was absolutely perfect. We helped position Mick, and when he finally turned around to see his beautiful bride, it was smiles and laughter all around. Their bridal party got the perfect show of it from their balcony, which was just the best way to watch, without taking away the intimacy from the two of them.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Hart House Restaurant
After the first look, we made our way to the Hart House. This venue is always a popular one, as they are known for having a beautiful and spacious lawn, along with a elevated and tented reception space, so that everything can be set up without needing to flip the space.
Since Lennie & Mick had their sacrament of marriage in the Church a few days prior, a close friend of theirs performed their celebration of marriage in front of their closest friends and family.
Their personal vows were SO touching and really gave us a glimpse into their relationship and how this whole crazy love story started.
Bespoke Wedding Reception Decor
Decor rentals were done through Bespoke Decor. L&M curated a selection of elements to meet their black, white, blush and gold colour palette including smokey glass votives, black flatware and black place cards.
Florals were simply elegant and consisted of white hydrangeas, white orchids with accents of pale green added with silver dollar eucalyptus.
Their wedding cake was put together by a friend and was made up of donuts from Lee’s Donuts and decorated with florals, finished off with gold flake.
Let’s Get the Party Started!
After an evening of wonderful speeches, Lennie and Mick got up for their first dance, then kicked off the night of partying with the traditional Filipino Money dance. SO MUCH FUN!
Some Filipino Flare with Shameless Buns
Lennie and Mick added a special touch to their wedding by having Shameless Buns, a local food truck serving up some Filipino fare, come in as their late night snack food. (If you haven’t had it before, their fries are the bomb.)
Just one more Photo!!
Justina and I love our jobs and it’s really hard for us to put our cameras down. So at the end of every wedding, we always ask our couples if they want to go out for one last session.
Not only does this help us cap off the night and finish the story of the day, it also gives couples a chance to step away from the craziness of the crowd and relish in the fact that they’re finally married.
Lennie and Mick, it has been quite the journey with the two of you. We are so honoured to have been able to create this film and these photos for you to enjoy again and again! Thank you!