Brittany + Brandon Married // Walnut Beach Resort Wedding Photographer

Two years flew by! 

It was August 2015 when Brittany first connected with me about their 2017 destination wedding. It seemed so far away at the time, I was almost 8 months pregnant but already dreaming about a wonderful 'getaway' (in Wine Country, to boot!)  It's really difficult to call it work when you are lucky enough to photograph friends in a beautiful location. As luck would also have it, I attended a wedding at Walnut Beach in 2016 and was able to scope out the venue in person!

Leading up to the big day I loved working with Louise, the mother of the bride + wedding planning extraordinaire, as we sorted over the details of the timeline. Because of this I learned that the brides brother Tyler would be singing their first dance song - how special is that!? He was joined on stage with this girlfriend Amy Lin on the keyboard. We also chuckled over trying to remember the timeline as just a guideline - however, everything went off without a hitch and perfect timing. 

The groom + bridal party looked incredible, but the bride definitely stole the show in her stunning BLUSH dress - which happened to be another little secret detail I was excited about. To say the weather was a tad hot that day would be an understatement, kudos to them all for braving the heat for some amazing photo locations. 

Now, as a once-newlywed myself, I avoid trying to bug couples about babies. But if you know Brandon + Brittany at all you will know they are going to make the best parents one day. They are already great fur-baby parents to Cinnamon who joined us for a few photos in the nk'mip vineyard (where I also feel bad about us learning the hard way about Stinging Nettle lol)

Thank you both so much for having us there is capture this day!

VENDOR LOVE

Venue: Walnut Beach Resort, Osoyoos
Second Shooter: Amanda Wilkes
Videographer: Asymetriq Productions Inc.
Makeup: Nicole Pacheco Makeup
Hair: Beyond Beauty
Floral: Polka Dot Door Boutique
DJ: Affordable Quality Music 
Commissioner: Peter Steele

Amber + Alan Married // Westwood Plateau Golf Club Wedding // Coquitlam Photographer

The rain definitely did not damper Alan & Amber's day.

We started off with Amber and her ladies getting ready at the Grand Villa Hotel in Burnaby, and man was it ever a gorgeous room! But of course the bride stole the true beauty of the room, I loved her champagne based dress paired with a long, flowing black style for the bridesmaids. Alan was just a quick drive a way at their apartment in Vancouver getting ready with his groomsmen. The getting ready photos - of the both guys and gals - are always some of my favourites. I think its just anticipation of it all! Mimosas often help calm those nervous though ;)

This was a first for me where a groom required makeup because of a bachelor party incident. This one involving Alan, a dress, and a curb. Boys! lets do these things well in advance of the big day lol Way to stress us ladies out! Everything worked out fantastic though and was just another part to making this day memorable, right!? The fact that Alan, his family and many of his friends are from Ireland was memorable for me. Loved hearing all the accents!

We arrived at the Westwood Plateau (with the rings thankfully) and did the ceremony, photos and reception all in beautiful venue. There really was no need to leave and the rain even let up for us to hop on a golf cart and take some outdoor photos. 

It was seriously so much fun getting to know these two!

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VENDOR LOVE

Venue: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, Coquitlam
Second Shooter: Amanda Wilkes
Wedding Planner: Allyson's Beautiful Weddings
Makeup: Jayme Donald, RoryJames Makeup Artistry
Hair: Rebecca Kaspick, Envy Hair Design
Floral/Decor: A Unique Boutique
DJ: Tyler Haynes
Officiant: David Brown
 

Amber + Alan Engaged // Backyard Vineyards // Langley Engagement Photographer

We are so lucky to have such beautiful spots out here in the Fraser Valley, and I was so excited when Amber suggested somewhere I'd never been to! Backyard Vineyards was not only beautiful it provided us such variety in one location. They were so welcoming of us to shoot there and we couldn't resist leaving with a few bottles each! Delicious! 

This was the first time I'd met the groom-to-be, Alan, and loved hearing his Irish accent of course! He and Amber were very easy to capture, we had a lot of laughs and took an adventure throughout the property. I think starting off with a glass of wine in their spectacular tasting room was a good choice though. I have to say this couple is full of good choices - their beautiful wedding day at Westwood Plateau is up next on the blog! 

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