A few years ago, I heard of an event called Love in the Square where couples could come get married for a minimum donation of $20 to the Vancouver Food Bank. It was established in 2015 by Young Hip & Married, a Vancouver based official company, as a way to give back to the community and celebrate love. Pop Up Weddings BC joined the team in 2016 and after hearing of this great event, I knew I wanted to be involved somehow!
Love in the Square this year took place on Sunday April 14th 2019 at Robson Square. An amazing group of vendors including florists, decorators, planners, officiants, and photographers all volunteered their time and materials to make this day special for all the couples who came to get married. I mean, just look at this beautiful backdrop!
I brought a few hand lettered signs with me and I helped register all the happy couples.
While couples were lining up to be registered, it started hailing out of nowhere! At least I was semi under cover but I was still freezing.
Luckily it cleared up and we were able to marry so many beautiful couples! It was awesome to see how many couples wanted a photo with my “Just Married” sign.
It was also the day of the sun run and we actually had some couples complete the run and then head over to get married!
Some couples brought their beautiful families.
Some couples brought their fur babies.
Some came in costume.
Some said “Eye do”!
I was even a witness for a few couples who came on their own.
It was a day full of love for sure!
In total, 144 couples were married at Love in the Square and we collected $3,175 for the food bank plus a couple cans of food! Love in the Square will be taking a break for 2020 but I hope that there is another event like this in the future so I can take part again!
If you know anyone who was married at Love in the Square 2019, here are the links to you can access the professional photos!
The Pace Group – Robson Square
Young hip and married – Shawn – Lani – Lauren – Kadee
Contemporary Ceremonies – Paula Skalnek
Catherine Worthy Halkyard
A Ceremony to Remember – Christina Stanley