Kate and James' wedding is a prime example of the fact that a "backyard" wedding is not necessarily an easier, cheaper, or 'more low-key' choice than booking a venue. In fact, that is rarely true of 'backyard' weddings-- but Kate and Jimmy's backyard Kootenay wedding brought this truth to a whole new level! All thanks to the construction of a multi-story reception space, built against their sloped lawn, large enough to comfortably accommodate their 100+ guests. It was truly one of the most impressive things that I have ever seen at a wedding.
Second Shooter-- Amy Elizabeth Photography
Event Planning-- Wild Smile Events
Catering-- Kootenay Catering
I have been offering a 'Belly and Baby' (maternity & newborn photography) package for a few years now, and it's one of my very favourite things to book. Capturing the journey from expecting parent, to new parent is so beautiful and such an honour.
I know that I am not supposed to have favourite clients…. And I truly do love every single one of the folks who trust me to capture their big, most important days… But I have to be honest. There is just something special about Shyelle and Jordan. These two wiggled their way deep into the darkest, coldest, most locked-down corners of my dead little heart and lit it on fire. I am deeply and shamelessly in love with these two human beings.
They said ‘I Do’ at one of the most beautiful wedding venues here in the Kootenays— Blaylock’s Manor, in beautiful Nelson, BC. This stunning 1930’s mansion is set on a sprawling, immaculately manicured estate with several terraced lawns and stunning views of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountains. You truly cannot take a bad photo at this place.
The couple went all out on florals by Olea Floral, Desserts by Starbird Bakehouse, Dinner by Rossland’s Premier Chef Services.. and Wild Smile Events was on site to pull it all together and make everything look (and run!) absolutely & utterly flawlessly. It was the perfect day from start to finish. I wish I could hop into a time machine and relive this wedding over and over again. But alas, all we have left of it are the photographs.
I hope you enjoy!
Special thanks to my assistant shooters for this event... Nadine for Second Shooting, and Amy for her Assisting/Third Shooting. You ladies knocked it out of the park!