Bryn and Dan got married on Pender Island on Thanksgiving weekend. I was so excited for this wedding because these two are super fun and have great style (check out their adorable engagement shoot). The wedding ended up being even more emotionally charged due to a family tragedy shortly before the event. I’m so happy that everyone managed to still come together and celebrate their love. Bryn and Dan are such a sweet couple and lucky to have found each other. I think the family definitely needed a bit of joy, and this wedding was certainly full of joy – best demonstrated by the look on Bryn’s face during the ceremony.
The couple and friends arrived the day before and started putting all the little DIY details into place. I love it when couples put so much of themselves into their weddings, and this wedding definitely was their style. They had mismatched tablecloths and napkins (and handkerchiefs in case you felt the need to cry during the ceremony, which I know people did), they put together the bouquets themselves, made poms to decorate the ceiling (in my favourite colours, pink and orange), had woodland creature masks for the kids to wear (by the end of the night, everyone had one on their head, if not their face), personalized signs, and plenty more. My favourite was the best bridesmaids dresses ever, which were a surprise to the groom, along with the bride’s reception dress. Oh, and the bride and groom’s matching shoes. They also had a cask of extra special beer brewed for them by their friends at Salt Spring Island Ales.The reception was full of great music, dancing, and even karaoke. So much fun, sweetness, and emotion. I loved this wedding and I really hope these photos can do it some justice.
Venue: Pender Islands Community Hall
Officiant: Dan’s father
Hair Stylist: Nicole Payer from Hope Bay Hair Salon
DJ: Johnny Pollard
Flowers: Red Barn Market
Caterer: Fat Daddies (really yummy home-style and barbecue food)
Cakes: farmers’ market
Beer: Saltspring Island Ales