Tiffany & Kiana {real wedding story}

Bride + Bride: Tiffany & Kiana Hill

Photographer: Kelsey Goodwin Photography (kgoodphoto.com)

Wedding Date: June 20, 2020

Guest #: 20

Ceremony & Reception Location: The couple’s backyard in Delta, BC (Ladner)

Colour Palette: Forest green, white, gold.

Theme: Rustic, elegant, botanical.

Tell us your story!: “Tiffany proposed to Kiana. It was a surprise proposal where Tiffany with help from friends and family (me included) lured Kiana to the New Westminster Quay under false pretenses. At the grass where they first fell in love, Kiana found a tent and projector set-up playing a video Tiffany created of their lives together up until that point. Once Tiffany proposed and Kiana said yes, their closest friends and family ran towards them to celebrate.” – Kelsey, KGood Photography

Cake & Catering: Il Posto (ilpostoresto.com)

Decor/Floral: The Wild Bunch Flower & Foliage (thewildbunch.ca)

Bride’s dress and accessories: Lisa’s Bridal (lisasbridal.com)

Musicians: Cascadia Quartet and Jacob Soriano (YAKOBE) (cascadiaquartet.com)

Hair & Make-Up: MuseBeauty , Brenna + Stephanie Alvarez

How did you find your photographer?: “We used to be roommates and now we are close friends!” – T

Biggest Challenge: “Our original wedding plan was a 100 person castle wedding on Vancouver Island, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, reality turned into a 20 person physically distanced backyard elopement. The only plan we truly kept was being married by the end of it and we promised ourselves that after a million different iterations of the day that we dreamt of, no matter what would happen the day-of… would be perfect and exactly how it was meant to be. The biggest stresses on the day-of was being apart from one another in the morning. We’ve since decided to never be apart in life’s most important moments.” – T

Best Memory: “On the way from our first look location to the ceremony location, we drove in a limo van where Kiana felt car sick. This wasn’t part of the grand plan, but it led to us taking an intimate moment alone together to stand barefoot on the grass just before walking down the aisle. This was proof that the best-laid plans don’t lead to the most memorable moments. Our other favourite moments included dancing in the rain (before our official first dance), taking photos in the photo booth with people we love, and soaking in the decor and sound of the quartet.” – T

Any advice for couples planning their wedding?: “Let go of expectations (your own and others) and trust that the day will unfold just as it’s meant to. Take intentional moments to be present to each other and love each other through the day.” – T

More love stories…

Cascadia Quartet, COVID-19, destination weddings, Il Posto, Jacob Soriano (YAKOBE), Kelsey Goodwin Photography, KGood Photography, LGBTQ+, Lisa’s Bridal, Muse Salon, The Wild Bunch Flower & Foliage