Steve and Sarah got married at a campground in Cowichan, down a logging road, on one of the hottest days of the year. Their wedding lasted several days and was an epic event, which was fitting since they met at Burning Man.
Their ceremony was super sweet, with Sarah crying while talking about how she loves that Steve makes her laugh, and him proceeding to make her laugh with a very long tissue. Steve said that he’s always kissing Sarah’s teeth because she smiles so much. They posed like that for me, but I caught it a few times, because she really does smile all the time (at least when she’s with him).
This artsy crowd filled the campground with large art pieces and themed campsites, making for some awesome photo backgrounds. Aside from all the art, the guests helped out with pretty much everything, from additional photos to food/drink and a gorgeous cake to fun activities for everyone and flowers from her dad’s garden. I loved watching their friends and family laugh and sing together and the mother-of-the-bride firing a potato gun with unrestrained glee (see below).
Groom’s Vest and Jacket Decoration: Ash Turner at Mechanic Organic
Groom’s Jacket: Balsam Tailors
Cake: Nicola Van Der Lars (Nixsquared @ gmail.com)
Jeff and Rod and a whole bunch of their family and friends arrived in Victoria via cruise ship, for an elegant, fun wedding at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. They played up the glamorous atmosphere of the hotel with lots of gorgeous flowers, candles, and matching tuxes and bow ties (and even an officiant with a bow tie of his own). The guests were entertained by a bagpiper at the reception and even got up and did a traditional dance. I love how sweet and joyous this couple and their wedding was.
I’ve been so busy editing photos from this summer that I’ve neglected this blog. I hate to interrupt my editing flow, but I don’t want people to visit my blog and think I’ve given up photography, so here’s an update. I’ve been super busy shooting weddings, engagements, etc. since April. Below is a couple of peeks at each shoot that I’ve yet to blog (and/or edit). Full blog posts for all of these will follow sometime in the fall. It’s been a truly awesome summer and I can’t wait to share more.
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Nick and Laura’s engagement – April 24th, 2014
Jeff and Rod’s wedding at the Fairmont Empress Hotel – May 8th, 2014
Claire and Pat’s backyard wedding – May 24th, 2014
Katie and Justin’s wedding at Merridale Cider – June 7th, 2014
Kristin and Dylan’s wedding at Sea Cider – June 28th, 2014
Arissa and Chad’s wedding at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm – July 5th, 2014
Marissa and Kesh’s wedding at the Beach House Restaurant – July 11th, 2014
documentary session with Clare Day Flowers – July 16th, 2014
Eve and Jon’s engagement session – July 21st, 2014
Jen and Mike’s wedding at Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort – August 1st, 2014
50th anniversary party – August 2nd, 2014
Eve and Jon’s intimate backyard wedding – August 2nd, 2014
Steve and Sarah’s wedding at Sunny Daze Campground – August 3rd, 2014
Shannon and Eric’s wedding at Sea Cider – August 7th, 2014
Kimmie and Steven’s wedding at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club – August 9th, 2014
Lacey and Kerrie’s wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard and Prospect Lake Hall – August 13th, 2014
Anne and John’s mini anniversary shoot – August 18th, 2014
Megan and Luke’s wedding at Merridale Cider – August 22nd, 2014
Shannon and Sean’s wedding at Coast Hotel and Union Club – August 23rd
Of course, there’s more from this year, but I actually did blog some of them. Click back on the blog to check out the rest.