Nordica Photography

Shangri-La Wedding Vancouver // Sonia & Thierry

June 27, 2011

Sonia and Thierry’s weddings was at the Shangri-La in Vancouver. Fun fact about the Shangri-La is that it’s Vancouver’s tallest building, and apparently hosts primo-elegant weddings. This was our first experience there.

We feel quite lucky to have done their wedding, and want to thank Melia for opening the door for us.

Long story short, she got pregnant (she’s since had a healthy baby – Congrats Melia!) and recommended us to Sonia and Thierry.

Between the awesome venue, the flexibility of the couple to stand in some ungodly smelling allies in East Vancouver and the fact that this wedding will be featured in a magazine, it all adds up to us feeling pretty fortunate about how it all came together.


ETA – The team from RF Productions were also at the wedding alongside us the whole day, and we have nothing but massive rave reviews to say about these guys. They put together a video from the day that was played at the reception that blew everyone away. Huge props to these fellas, and this is the video that they played at the reception.


By Cole & Jakob  

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  1. Luis Godinez

    Unreal!! I want to grow up and be just like you, both of you :)

  2. Tall

    Solid work as always. Love the various arm shots! I send a virtual thumbs up for your thumbs up pic, as well.

  3. Paul Rowland

    Dude. You guys are moment sharks. Awesome pictures y'all.

  4. Fer Juaristi

    masterpiece guys.

  5. Daniel

    Great stuff. Well done!

  6. Elizabeth

    Great job, guys! Featured in a magazine? Oh wow. Not surprised, though :)

  7. Joshua Gull

    You guys are artists. The two shots of her in the parking garage are out of this world.

  8. Sachin

    Killer set of images and portraits fellas!

  9. Lisa Novakowski

    Stunning imagery! And an equally stunning wedding!

  10. Josh Mitchell

    Your use of simplicity and negative space is amazing.

  11. Nirav

    In love with this set guys! Nailed it again.

  12. Nora

    Amazing! : )

  13. Kellee

    Beautiful work guys. love the compositions!

  14. Jenny

    Love it!!

  15. Girish

    Wow one of your best photographed weddings I must say. I really like your style. Very impressive and inspiring. Great shot of the bride with her dress on the left and reflection on the mirror left. Also, I like the photographs of the car and couple after it. Great going.

  16. francis joseph

    I am so in love with every image in this series. A really wonderful story of a beautiful day. Very well done!

  17. Kat Braman

    Duuuuuudes!!!!! For real this is money. The bride is absolutely stunning.

  18. Darin Collison

    Wowness. You dudes rock.

  19. Johanna Hietanen

    Phenomenal work once again! Thanks for saving my lunch hour :) I'm loving this one - such a sweet moment.

  20. Adam Cavanagh

    Wicked work!! Awesome!!

  21. Luis Toledo

    Great job guys! I especially love how you captured the vibe of the wedding consistently through out. Very elegant, classic '50s-60s sort of feel without being retro. Awesome, awesome and awesome.

  22. Natalie

    She looks like a fashion model - wow! Absolutely stunning!

  23. Shell Bailey

    This is such a classy, evocative set. Your work is so cohesive and modern, I love it!

  24. gabe aceves

    holy f guys. this is too good.

  25. Kyle Scharf

    Good god, these are amazing...

  26. Anton Chia

    Elegance. Art. These are the words that floats to mind immediately when I see these pictures. Very high level of work. Two thumbs up!

  27. Mark Dohring

    Seriously awesome. Stunning images.

  28. Tara Lynn

    Absolute wedding coverage domination!Fantastic!


    Great job, really great job. congrats.

  30. Anton Chia

    While checking out your latest work, I can't help but be attracted by the pictures of this blog post again and returning to comment. You definitely have a distinctive style that inspires photographers to study your work. Great job Cole & Jakob!

  31. David Josué

    Smoking great images, you´re the killers!

  32. Heather Kanillopoolos

    Fabulous work as usual! The "opening the champagne" sequence really caught my eye- wonderful storyboarding.

  33. iván

    great job excellent portraits nice story ...

  34. St. Louis Wedding Photographers

    Every time I look at your work I am truly amazed at how easy you make it look! Great work again...

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