When bride Nadia initially contacted me in 2018, I could not have been more excited when she said the words "1920's theme at Blaylock Mansion". It is always a pleasure to work at Blaylock's, but it's even more fun when the wedding is themed and 90% of the guests are expected to show up in costume.
Of course, I was not disappointed!
Nadia and Damon & their guests did the Roaring '20's proud with their flapper dresses, sequins, feathers, and bowties. And that is not to mention their incredibly adorable ring bearer-- their French Bulldog-- who absolutely stole the show.
This was absolutely a wedding to go down in Blaylock History, and one of my favourite of the summer.
Packed full of personalized, sentimental touches, Alannah and Tim's Trail BC Wedding was as emotional and touching as it was beautiful.
This couple truly went the extra mile to make sure every groomsman, bridesmaid, flower girl, and family member felt special and included. I will never forget the especially lovely way that Alannah included the Tim's recently-departed Mother into the big day... By surprising Tim by wearing her shoes, with the included message "I know she couldn't be here today, so I am walking in her shoes" on the bottom. I don't think there was a dry eye in the group when Tim saw the shoes and read that special note for the first time at their First Look.
This attention to detail continued on beautifully as the couple absolutely transformed the Trail Colombo Hall into a gorgeous reception space for their friends and family to celebrate late into the night.
Hair: Luca Hair and Aesthetics
Catering: Kootenay Catering
Videography: Ground to Sky Media
Cake & Cupcakes - Sprinkles & Rose
I have so much to say about Kelly and Ryan's amazing Wasa Lake Wedding, yet somehow words feel insufficient. I suppose I will start at the beginning.
Kelly and Ryan hosted their beautiful, intimate wedding at Kelly's family's lake house in gorgeous Wasa, BC. Several generations of Kelly's family spent happy childhood summers with the sand between their toes on these very shores.
In an act of bravery and a bit of sheer brilliance, this gorgeous couple decided to split their wedding day into two totally separate events. A early morning wedding lake-front ceremony for only their very immediate families, followed by a larger reception for friends and more extended family the next day. I have said before that I am always thrilled when couples shirk tradition and do their wedding day their own way, and when I found out that this was how Kelly and Ryan were going to split up the events, I wanted to high five them! Super intimate wedding ceremony, followed by fabulous party the next day when everyone is refreshed and rejuvenated? YES PLEASE!
So we shot the ceremony and portraits on Day 1. And then I returned on the afternoon of Day 2 for the party. And what a party it was!
Before dinner was served, guests drank, mingled, and played a variety of lawn games. Then we all moved to the lake-side part of the property for some enormous burgers with about 100,000 topping options provided by The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse (cranbrook). After dinner, a few special guests were invited to share special words about the newly weds, and I don't think there was a dry eye on the house when Kelly spoke lovingly of her departed Dad.
Before I left for the night, the couple shared a very romantic sparkler first dance together which was incredible sweet and memorable. The perfect ending to what was a perfect weekend.