I absolutely ADORE weddings. I enjoy them as a guest, for sure. But I love them even more as a photographer. I am always that sap with a tear rolling down my cheek during the speeches and just beaming as the couple say their vows.
When Cassidy and Jack booked their wedding with me, I got very excited as it was on May 4th - STAR WARS DAY!!!!!!! I was assured that there would be no Star Wars theme occurring on the day. I didn't let that stop me from packing up my son's lightsaber's "just in case". That turned out well as it entertained some of the younger members of the wedding party during the formal pictures.
I love the individuality of each wedding that I photograph. Cassidy and Jack's wedding was relaxed yet elegant and beautiful. They were such a dream to collaborate with from start to finish. It was so much fun to see Cassidy getting excited over the sparkly shoes she had for her big day, and for how they managed to make it really reflect who they are as a couple.
Every wedding I have worked on has been special for a different reason. This wedding was no exception. Cassidy's family are my neighbours and so I had a personal investment in making sure that I helped their day go as smoothly as possible.
I was greeted in the morning by Jack and his dad, Ian, who tried to entice me with some incredible looking scones. Shortly afterwards, we shot the first look. I have to admit that I do enjoy first looks as they capture some really raw emotions and so much love. For me, they are a must have in a wedding album.
We headed out for the formals and group shots at Fort Langley. It was where we had shot the engagement session. Cassidy and Jack had enjoyed that area so much at that time that they felt it was a great spot for the wedding day also. This is also where the lightsaber wars took place!
On our way back from the wedding party shots, we stopped at Chipotle's for the food. Thanks to Cassidy, I now have a total addiction to their burrito's. Yummmmmm.
Cassidy and Jack signed all the paperwork at Jack's parents' house and we headed out to the Clayton Inn which was where the ceremony and reception would take place.
The room was elegantly decorated with a pink and white theme, while the tables all had Star Wars related names … so glad they managed to sneak it in somehow.
The rest of the evening was a romantic blur. The bridesmaids danced up the aisle, which delighted the guests. The speeches were hilariously funny and so beautifully affectionate.
A perfect day for a perfect couple!