Diamond Alumni Centre Wedding | Angel + Tim

Simon Fraser University Wedding

Ever since moving to just blocks away from SFU, I’ve wanted to photograph a wedding at the beautiful and rustic Diamond Alumni Centre on Burnaby Mountain on the Simon Fraser University campus. Late last year, Angel and Tim contacted me about photographing their wedding. We hit it off right away from that first meeting! I loved hearing their love story, and why getting married was important to them! I photographed their engagement session a few weeks later, and this year, they got married!

It had snowed the week prior, so we were unsure of what the weather was going to look like, but we were going to make the best of it! And sure enough, it turned out to be a beautiful blue sky day, with a slight wind, and the temperature just above 0.

First Look Photos

Angel and Tim had chosen to see each other before the ceremony, and I think that was a great decision for them! I had told Tim to be at the spot (outside of Starbucks) a few minutes before Angel was dropped off, and to face away. She then came up to him, tapped him on the shoulder, and he turned around with the biggest grin on his face. It was wonderful to see them two just as happy as can be (albeit with some nerves), realizing that this was the day they had dreamt about and planned for a long time! They spent the next few minutes inside Starbucks, where Tim gifted Angel a journal he had started 6 years prior, even before they had met… they read a devotional together, and finished with the Bible. It was wonderful for them to spend a few minutes alone before the ceremony…just beautiful!

Diamond Alumni Centre Wedding Ceremony

Angel and Tim had both studied at Simon Fraser University, and attend a church service that happens on campus every Sunday, so the natural choice for them as SFU alumni was to get married at the gorgeous Diamond Alumni Centre, a building that overlooks the Barnet Marine park area with views of the North Shore mountains. It was beautiful! They got married in the Fraser Room downstairs, which is beautifully lit with floor to ceiling widows on the North side, allowing for more than 100 guests to enjoy the special day with you. (Pro-tip…f you’re SFU alumni, apparently there’s a great deal to be had here!).

Burnaby Wedding Photos

After their beautiful ceremony, where quite a few happy teas were shed by all, we took family portraits on the back porch, and then headed out to explore some of the SFU campus as the wedding party. Let me tell you…they were rockstars! This was a winter wedding, so Angel had gifted each of her bridesmaids a beautiful grey shawl that was perfect for wedding party portraits! I had scouted out the campus a few days earlier, and knew I wanted to get some iconic photos of the wedding party…and we did!

Burnaby Rustic Reception Venue

If you’re looking for a cozy, warm, rustic venue to host your reception, look no further than the DAC! The guests began filling the room for cocktail hour, and the party and celebration continued into the evening! Everything about their reception screamed Angel and Tim, from the simplicity and beauty of the decor, to their cake and cupcakes, and the even gave their guests monogrammed M&M’s as favours..brilliant!

Angel and Tim, it was an absolute joy for me to photograph this most special day for you and your family…I wish you nothing but the best in your future together! Here’s to Mr. and Mrs. Wenger!!

Photographer: Andrew Lukianiuk
Venue: Diamond Alumni Centre, SFU
Hair + Makeup:  Safad, Sobiaz Beauty
Shoes: Jewel Badgley Mischka
Dress: BHLDN
Cake: Coletha, Wegesa Bakes
Videography: Doddey Wijanta
Planner/Coordinator: Rachel Craft
Officiant: Victor Thomas, Point Church
Favours: My M&M'S

Diamond Alumni Centre in Burnaby
Angel getting her makeup done
Bridal BHLDN Shoes
Wedding dress hanging outside of bride's house
The bride getting her hair done
Groom's shoes with boutonniere and rings
Tim putting on wedding shoes
Beautiful sunny day for a wedding up at SFU
Angel's mom helping her put on her wedding dress
Bride giving her mom a hug
Rings on brides finger, getting her veil put on
Mom holds back tears as she sees her daughter in a wedding dress
Nephew sneaks a peak at the bride
Bride stands with mom and dad
Angel meeting Tim for their First Look
Pure joy on their faces at their first look
Bride and Groom enjoy time together in Starbucks
Bride and Groom on campus at SFU
Angel and Tim stand in front of the Blusson Hall
Bride and Groom get close in front of Blusson Hall at SFU
Wedding welcome sign
Live music, piano and violin at the wedding ceremony
Groom comforts bride's aunt
Bridesmaids looking on as Angel comes down the aisle
Angel's father walks her down the aisle to Tim
Beaming bride and groom
Bride and groom light a unity candle at the wedding ceremony
Angel and Tim get married at the Diamond Alumni Centre
Everyone giving congratulatory hugs to the bride and groom
Mom gives bride and groom a hug
Angel and Tim's awesome bridal party
Portraits with their parents
Wedding Party Portraits on the staircase by the bus loop
Modern wedding party portraits in Burnaby
Tim and his guys get their portraits taken
Angel and her bridesmaids
Wedding party on the rooftop of the Convocation Mall at SFU
Wedding Party under the Academic Quadrangle at SFU
Wedding party stands by the Reflecting Pond at Simon Fraser University
Rustic Wedding Reception at the Diamond Alumni Centre in Burnaby
Angel and Tim join their friends and family at their wedding reception at the DAC
Clink for a kiss
Wedding decor and details at the Diamond Alumni Centre
Angel and Tim cut their wedding cake at the DAC
Watching a slideshow at the reception
Playing the shoe game at their wedding reception
It's speech time!
Cheers to the bride and groom!
Family and friends share at the reception
Groom's sister shares a speech
Speech at reception at Diamond Alumni Centre
Groom's parents speak at the wedding reception
Group photo at the reception at the DAC
Bride and Groom first Dance at the Diamond Alumni Centre
Bride and groom dance at their reception in burnaby
Bride and Groom dance with family at their reception
Tearing up the dance floor at the DAC
Dancing at the wedding reception
The reception went into the night!