Offbeat partners: Angela Bright and Jeff Bright
Date and location: 9/9/2023, The Sky Hangar in Pitt Meadows, BC
We've covered many a unique wedding venue over the years – castles, treehouses, underwater – so why not an enormous aircraft hangar? A hangar wedding provides an expansive, unobstructed space that serves as a blank canvas, allowing offbeat soonlyweds to let their imagination soar when it comes to decoration and layout. High ceilings and often monumental doors create a true Bigness that's hard to match in traditional venues!
With that in mind: Angela and Jeff reserved a helicopter hangar in Canada for their deliciously dark ceremony, The Sky Hangar, possessing an “industrial-chic aesthetic” that the couple couldn't resist. They even had their own full moon! Come fly with us now as we hear Angela tell the tale:
Our Gothic full moon wedding at a glance:
The entire aesthetic of our wedding was designed around the black diamond ring (my ‘dream ring’) that Jeff proposed to me with. I wore a multilayered lace gown by Alexander McQueen. Jeff wore black jeans and a tuxedo jacket by Saint Laurent. His Dior necktie had a script on it which read ‘If you can read this, I must love you to let you this close’.
Jeff’s patent velvet Saint Laurent Creepers were perfectly paired by my velvet Saint Laurent Platforms.
Before the ceremony we went with our children to Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, BC, an abandoned asylum, for photographs. The buildings are grand with patinaed columns and pillars, with lush and overgrown greenery.
We also had some shots taken with our 1967 Mustang. Our favorite summer activity is taking a “cruise” for dinner. We love that car – it was important to us to make it part of the wedding!
The tables were set in black with more varieties of moody florals than I could count. Guests were asked to dress in black, which complimented the gothic décor and blended people and mood.
Tell us about the full moon wedding ceremony
We chose not to write our own vows! Our officiant Laura is a wedding officiant, a good friend, and a death doula. We trusted all of Laura’s wording for our special ceremony.
Lakota members of our spiritual community drummed songs and lovingly wrapped us in a pendleton blanket, a special gift to mark the closing the ceremony.
Tell us about the reception
After a hazy first dance, we all danced the night away to music by dueling pianos and DeeJayJuice.
It was the perfect day.
BONUS: here's a video from Beau Boken of Golden Hearts Media with all the highlights of Angela and Jeff's day from start to finish!
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