Kate and Derek’s wedding marked the official start of my summer wedding season! The weather on May long weekend can be hit or miss but thankfully Mother Nature was good to us and in true Tsawwassen style we lucked out with amazing sunny weather (and
a little a lot of wind). The girls were troopers throughout the day despite their hair getting whipped around by the wind.
The stunning ceremony took place amongst the gorgeous gardens and rustic barns at Earthwise Society in Tsawwassen. Every last detail was incredibly thought out right down to the wooden planter boxes that Kate’s dad handcrafted specifically for the wedding. Tucked away in the garden surrounded by overflowing blooming flowers, was a quaint barn with rustic wood walls and windows overlooking the garden and adjacent field. Gorgeous brass candlesticks, stunning florals and and an antique desk used for the signing table brought out the incredible beauty of the barn and the moment I stepped inside I was completely amazed by the space. The ceremony backdrop, strings upon strings of beautiful fairy lights, perfectly framed the couple as they said I do. Following the ceremony we meandered through the paths capturing photos around the gardens and the beautiful field behind the property before heading to Beach Grove Golf Club for the reception.
After many heartfelt and hilarious speeches, one of which included a rap to the Fresh Prince of Bell-Air theme song, Kate and Derek finally took the mic. After thanking guests, some of whom had travelled many miles to attend the wedding, Kate began one of my favourite
speeches roasts about her husband; from behind the camera I was laughing so hard I cried. A few delicious mini donuts later the dance floor opened and a couple songs in when BSB started playing and the dance floor erupted, I realized this was one of my all time favourite weddings. Kate and Derek, thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the honour of documenting your stunning wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and love and hope you have an incredible time on your honeymoon in Bali!
A huge thank you to my dear friend Kim for second shooting this beautiful wedding with me!
Wedding Ceremony: Earthwise Society
Wedding Reception: Beach Grove Golf Club
Hair & Makeup: Babes About Beauty
Mini Donuts: Outpost Mini Donut Company
Florals: The Latest Event
DJ: Dynamic Weddings
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Photography: Blush Sky Photography