How beautiful is this bride's smile? Goodness gracious.
Vanessa and Marc got married at Castlegar's beautiful and very quaint Little Bear Golf Course on one of the hottest days of the summer (But who is keeping track, really, when every day this summer has been 39 degrees?) The heat didn't keep these two from smiling from ear to ear all day long though! Their ceremony was uber short & sweet, allowing their guests to go from the business of sitting in the hot sun to celebrating with a cold drink in their hands as quickly as possible-- something I didn't hear anyone complaining about ;)
We didn't have a ton of time for portraits, but the bride specifically requested a shot of her veil 'blowing in the wind' out the window of a family member's classic Ford Bronco. It took some work (and a lot of anxiety from me about the veil potentially getting caught in the truck's rear tire! ahhh!) but we were able to bring the bride's vision to life, and create one of my most epic photographs to date.
These two love birds not only just got married, but also just purchased a new home and are in the process of moving and renovating as I write this. I am wishing them a lifetime of happy memories in their new and love and laughter in their marriage.
Venue & Catering: Little Bear Golf Course
Flowers: Olea Floral
Makeup: Alex Hitchcock
Hair: Luca Hair and Aesthetics
Second Shooter: Nadine Premont
You know how sometimes you meet people who have such an instant charisma that you feel an instant friendship with them and wish you could spend an entire day with them just hanging out and laughing, but then you remember that they're paying you thousands of dollars to preform a service so you'd better cut the shit and get back to work? That's Jaala and Steve.
I had the pleasure of meeting these two a couple summers ago when I photographed Steve's older sister's wedding. I was thrilled when Jaala reached out and asked if I was available to shoot their wedding as well. Originally the plan was for them to get married last summer, but well... Covid had other plans. After a year-long postponement and having to cut their 200+ guest list down to under 50, these two were finally able to say 'I do'.
Their rustic wedding was held on the 160+ acre property that they own in Casino, BC. For the ceremony guests were shuttled a short distance up a dirt road to a beautiful clearing, and the reception was held a little closer to the house. While the pig roasted, guests were invited to nibble, drink, and play lawn games. The huge property allowed those in attendance to easily socially distance (a must in these pandemic times) while still celebrating and having tons of fun.
Jaala and Steve only had me and my amazing second shooter (Larissa, from Photography by Larissa) for the Ceremony & Formals and first little bit of the reception. But I'll tell you, I was very tempted to crash the reception and just stick around as a guest to party with these two and their amazing guests. I sincerely hope that our paths cross again soon because I just cannot get enough of these two love birds. Congratulations to them!
Florals- Olea Floral, Rossland BC
Hair- Luca Hair in Trail BC
Makeup- Alex Hitchcock, Salmo BC
Taryn & Kevin were supposed to have their wedding last year. But COVID had other plans. Then they were supposed to have the same big wedding this year. But, again, COVID had other plans. In the end, they had a 10 person, covid-compliant micro-wedding which maybe wasn't what they always wanted... but let me tell you, it was still pretty darn beautiful.
With flowers from Olea Floral in Rossland, and Danielle from Wild Smile Events behind the helm with planning and coordination, how could the big(small) day be anything other than amazing?
I was only with these two and their handful of guests for the ceremony and portraits-- so sadly there are no reception photos... But here's hoping that these two can get the big celebration that they deserve sometime soon-- perhaps for a 1st anniversary?