As a photographer, one of the greatest joys of taking part in a couple’s wedding day is seeing how they infuse their own backgrounds and style into their celebration. I love how this makes each wedding so unique and personal. And when the couple happens to have a completely romantic story and the most amazing style, you know that wedding is going to be phenomenal!
I first met Patricia and Andy back at Alex & Josh’s wedding in France (you might be able to spot them throwing back a few fresh oysters there!). Immediately I was taken by their warmth & friendliness, and their eagerness to take on any adventure that happened to come their way. We kept in touch in Vancouver through the years, and when they announced their engagement last year, I couldn’t have been more thrilled for them. What a sweet compliment to be asked to document their engagement session and wedding day!
Patricia & Andy chose the beautiful Fraser River Lodge for their wedding, being drawn to the wide open fields, mountain vistas, and First Nations artwork at this gorgeous venue. After their intimate First Look at nearby Harrison Lake, we made our way to the Lodge for the celebrations. I loved how the bride’s First Nations heritage was honoured in their personalized ceremony, with a special blessing from a family member to welcome the couple & their guests. There were many tears of joy as Patricia & Andy exchanged their vows, and the emotions just kept on rolling through to the reception with incredibly touching speeches from loved ones!
In addition to being completely moving & emotional, this wedding had major style, thanks to Patricia’s vision and the help of a few fabulous vendors. Everything was perfectly executed by Paige & her team at Spotlight Events, not to mention beautifully decorated by Champagne Dreams. The bride sourced most of the vintage pieces herself over the course of a year, from the furniture to the whisky lounge & antique gold vases. The icing on the cake was definitely the gorgeous florals from Floral Design by Lili. These and the rest of the vendors listed below truly made for the ultimate dream team!
To P&A, I wish you both nothing but continued happiness as you embark on this next adventure together. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your amazing day! xo
Photography: Tegan McMartin Photography | Second photographer: Lisa Patey
Ceremony & reception venue: Fraser River Lodge
Wedding coordinator: Spotlight Events
Florist: Floral Design by Lili
Decor: Champagne Dreams
Hair & makeup: Jasmine Hoffman
Officiant: Bobbi, Young Hip & Married
Harpist: Janelle Nadeau
DJ: Tracey Draper
Catering: Fraser River Lodge | Cake: Family friend
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