In beautiful Metchosin, British Columbia, an amazing team of wedding vendors came together to create a beautiful vision of Pacific West Coastal Beauty, where the forest meets the sea:
“When I take in the crisp air and hear the waves rolling on the beach, I’m reminded to slow down and soak in this place. Just when the coastal damp kisses my skin, the sun breaks through and overwhelms the chill. The trees dance effortlessly in the wind like seasoned performers, and the fine white sand swallows my toes with each step. The shoreline marries up to the forest edge, and it is easy to see all the elements in perfect harmony. This is a place for coming together, where everything will take your breath away, and you’ll finally be able just to be.”
Photographer: Marlboro Wang Photo // Event Planner: Shining Hearts Wedding Planning & Angie Allen Weddings + Events & Party Mood // Event Designer: Angie Allen Weddings Events // Invitation Designer: Paperless Post // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Oxford Victoria // Linens and Coverings: Faire La Fete Linen // Jewellery: Leah Alexandra // Dress Store: Blush Bridal Boutique Victoria // Bakery: Cobble Hill Cake Co // Models: Dylan Nelson & Haley Reynoldson // Design & Decor: Blushing Ivy // Hair Stylist: The Grove Health and Beauty // Makeup Artist: Make Up By Erica Harris // Floral Designer: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry // Accomodations: The Lodge at Weirs Beach
Lauren and Bo look like such an adorable couple. From the start of their session you can see the love and admiration between one another.
Thank you to Limelight Photography for sharing these photographs with us!
Betsy and Chris made sure that their wedding day was as unique as they are! From the groomsmen walking down the aisle to the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song to their wedding portraits with swords, their whole day was special and unique to them as a couple. They were married at Glenn Street Baptist Church in Newberry, South Carolina in the summer because it’s where they both grew up.
Betsy’s flower girl had a special ‘lucky’ penny for her to put in her shoe, and Chris was rocking the most fantastic custom shoes from iTailor.com. They even had their after party at their favorite local pub, where both of them worked at one point. This beautiful royal blue and charcoal hometown wedding in Newberry, South Carolina has just the right amount of love, unique details and southern charm you could ever need!
Betsy said that their love story “is very sweet. He was my best friend for five years, and when we started dating, I fell fast and hard in love with him. He’s the first person I want to see every day and the first person I want to tell everything to. Like I said, he’s my best friend, and I know he will be an amazing husband and an even more amazing father in the future!”
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Venue: Pour Richard’s Tavern // Ring Designer: Dem’s Jewlers // Invitations: VistaPrint // Caterer: Kernie & Ro’s, Catering & Events // Shoes: iTailor // DJ: Bryan Vacchio // Cake Designer: Cathy Turner // Floral Designer: Kay’s Flowers // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet // Dress Store: David’s Bridal //
After you’ve successfully pulled off a beautiful wedding, you may want to consider having a ‘trash the dress’ session as a fun way of wearing your dress again. Many brides have now adopted this idea.
Bonnie and Clint drove straight from Idaho to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Point Park in Florida for their Trash the Dress. As the bride shares, “My husband and I fell in love a little more, after an evening on the beach, smiling, kissing, staring into each others eyes, holding stunts and kisses that made us laugh, all while our amazing moments were being captured, to be memories we’d cherish forever.”
Bonnie’s advice for anybody looking to do a seaside trash the dress is: “While being photographed at the seashore, don’t seek for perfection, relax and enjoy each other and your beautiful surroundings. The rest will fall into place, the wind will tangle your hair, into a tousled mess, the sand will cover your toes, your handsome husband will get a slight workout as he holds you tight in his arms above the waves, and it’s possible your fourteen hundred dollar dress may get wet. It’s all worth the beauty, the love felt & the memory made.”
Thank you to Our Day Wedding Photography for sharing these photos with us.
Erica and Will’s South Carolina engagement portrait session was a little adventurous; they decided to shoot their portraits at a particular place on the river they love to visit together. Unfortunately, the river’s water level had risen due to rain, and the small creek of only six inches of water that they needed to cross to get to their location had turned into more of a stream almost two feet deep! Thankfully, Erica and Will didn’t mind, so they carefully waded across to a little inlet with perfect light on a super cute pebble beach.
Luckily the little risky moments in the stream were worth it, and they wrapped up their engagement session in the same boat that Will proposed to Erica in on Lake Murray.
Thank you to Jessica Hunt Photography for tking such beautiful photos and sharing them with us!
Jessica and Daniel’s wedding took place on one of the prettiest days in the Midwest last summer. They have a romantic love story and their big day was filled with romance, joy, laughter, and lots of fairy lights. Their colour scheme was champagne mixed with floral bouquets of roses and baby’s breath. Elegant and timeless.
Daniel proposed to Jessica in a way that no girl could refuse. We won’t go into full detail, but you get the idea if we say that it involved Jessica coming home from work and seeing a trail of rose petals leading up to a selection of different dresses laid out for her to pick from. Following this, there were a couple more notes telling her to get dressed and have a drink. Then a white Rolls Royce car showed up to whisk her off to Daniel at the harbour. When she arrived, he had white fairy lights, candles, and music playing on the boat dock. He proposed right there, and of course, she said yes!
Their wedding day took place outdoors at the Bird Haven Greenhouse in Illinois. Daniel waited beneath the floral arch as his bride came out the greenhouse to marry her prince charming. Jessica wore a full birdcage veil paired with an elegant crystal jacket worn over her fitted silk gown. The wedding ceremony was full of romantic tales of the couple. Daniel said, “I love the way you take those stickers off my apples when you make my lunch.”.
After the ceremony, they had some beautiful family photos taken, and then they went for a stroll through the greenhouse for a few quiet moments between the two of them. Big, orange trumpet flowers filled one side of the room. It looks like a perfect afternoon.
Their tented reception was held in Daniel’s parent’s backyard where the caterers prepared and grilled all of the food in the yard as the guests drank cocktails, listened and danced to music, and had fun with the fairy light selfie station. After introductions, guests were treated to a motivational speech by a Chris Farley impersonator and a Mexican feast. Jessica and Daniel had their favorite cake from Portillo’s for dessert and then danced the night away.
Photographer: Elite Photo // Venue: Bird Haven Greenhouse // Caterer: Marios Total Event Planning // Makeup Artist: Makeup and Hair Artistry by Francesca // Bakery: Portillo’s // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo // Dress Store: Bijou Bridal
Jessica and Jonathan’s South Carolina wedding was full of unique details, and some genuinely stunning bride and groom portraits, this rustic Spring wedding day does not disappoint.
Jessica said that they met when they “went to high school together but never really spoke, in 2012 after Steeplechase we were both in downtown Aiken hanging out with some friends at a local bar, and we ran into each other. We were friends on Facebook, so we knew a bit about each other and from then we started talking and have been together ever since. This year Steeplechase will make five years together and our dating anniversary is on April 1st only a week before our actual wedding.”
When it came to the proposal, “Jonathan and I planned a trip to Hilton Head Island for a long weekend getaway. Just the two of us. I had no idea what he had up his sleeve. Our first night there we went to dinner and got back to our condo when he suggested taking a nighttime stroll on the beach. I agreed and off went. We walked for maybe an hour when we got back to the beach in front of the condo. He flickered the light off of the flashlight. I spun around asking what’s wrong? And he turns the light back on showing me this box with a diamond ring inside that spoke to my soul. He asked me would I be his forever? And after several “oh my God oh my God oh my God”, I said yes with tears flowing out of both eyes. I am not an emotional person at all but in that moment I felt everything. My past, my future. Our future. That was May 13th 2015, and we are finally tying the knot April 8th, 2017.”
It looks like a beautiful outdoor, rustic wedding day, full of joy and happiness. There were kisses and laughter in between every moment, and they finished off their South Carolina wedding photos with a sunset sparkler exit.
The invitations were handmade by the couple; all florals were handmade by the mother of the groom, Jessica’s pearl earrings and bracelet are her grandmother’s
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Venue: The Big Red Barn // Equipment Rentals: AllStar Tents and Events, Inc. // Caterer: Aramark // Hair Stylist: Coty Wilson // Cake Designer: Kyndra’s Cakes // Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal // Shoes: Vans Shoes & TOMS // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang & Men’s Wearhouse // Dress Designer: Galina
Candy and Kody’s love story first started when they were just 15 and 16. They dated for awhile and then drifted apart as most high school sweethearts do, but after Kody had tried to get in touch with Candy again for six years, Candy finally gave him another chance, and they have been together ever since.
Thank you to Jessica O’Brien Photography for sharing these images with us.
Terra and Wesley’s relationship started with a blind date where they found out they had a lot of interests in common, such as a love of the outdoors.
In Terra’s words, “after sitting there for 2 hours, it felt like we had known each other our whole lives. We went on a second date that night, and have been inseparable since then. Wesley proposed at his house, in front of immediate family.”
Their wedding theme included lots of outdoorsy, country touches, like pearls and wood on the table centerpieces and a bar table made from a canoe. “I love planning, and have enjoyed the process! I have made most of my decorations, and planned my entire wedding myself.”
The wedding ceremony took place at the Millstone at Adam’s Pond. Sadly, the dam that held the pond itself suffered some damage from the severe flooding that Columbia experienced in October 2015, is still a fantastic venue.
The reception was held in the back of the house. The clear tent with tea lights was a perfect choice for this evening reception so the guests could enjoy watching the sunset through the Spanish moss on the trees near the creek that surrounded the party. Terra and Wesley had a sparkler exit and left in a surprise limo which was a gift from one of their guests!
Photographer: Palmetto Duo // Venue: The Millstone at Adam’s Pond // Caterer: Southern Way Catering // Floral Designer: Weddings by Woolbrights // Cake Designer: Bonnie Brunt Cakes // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // Lighting: Ambient Media // DJ: Partytime // Equipment Rentals: Party Reflections
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