These world travellers shared a special day in front of family and friends, beginning their most exciting adventure yet.
GYANN YIU AND LYNDA CHEN
Photography: Sofia Katherine Photography
VENUE: Bearspaw Country Club, Calgary
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 130
GYANN’S GOWN: David’s Bridal
LYNDA’S GOWN: Embrace Bridal
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Custom
FLORALS: Made by the brides and bridal party
MAKEUP: Kim Talbot, KAT Makeup Design
HAIR: Carol Tong, Shear Art Studio
CAKE: Cake by Carla
Two proposals: Gyann proposed to Lynda in Dublin, Ireland at the green space in front of the Dublin Castle in June of 2017. In February 2018, Lynda proposed to Gyann in front of their new house when it was still under construction with a custom lottery scratch card saying, “Will you be my limited edition for life?” Gyann loves anything “limited edition.”
Lots of love: During the reception, the brides looked at all their guests and thought about how lucky and loved they are. Lynda says, “I am glad we took that moment to appreciate our life. We recognize that our story isn’t the same for all same-sex couples and we are extremely proud of our families. Acceptance from them is an understatement.”
DIY: Gyann and Lynda made their own centrepieces, favours, seating chart and programs to fit their travel theme. The theme was topped off with an airplane cake!
Special moments: Both ladies agree that their words were the highlight of the day. For Gyann, it was reading the pre-ceremony letter that Lynda had written to her, and for Lynda, it was saying her personal vows.