I was so excited to shoot Brent & Rianne’s gorgeous outdoor wedding. Rianne is Sophie’s younger sis, who I went to school with for 13 years and was great friends with. Rianne, Sophie and their two other sisters, are just these ridiculously sweet, funny, and downright wonderful people, and there’s just no downside to being around them. So when Sophie started planning Brent and Rianne’s wedding (before they even met officially, if I remember correctly 😉 ), she made sure I was on board to shoot their wedding! Soph contacted me last year to arrange family pics, and asked if I would be able to do their engagement pics at the same time. I laughed!! But it turns out that Brent had plans of his own! He facebooked me and asked if I would be able to come out to Vancouver one Friday night to do their engagement session as he was planning to propose that night. I was SO EXCITED!! I wish I could’ve photographed the proposal, but because he did it on top of the Fairmont Pacific Rim, there wasn’t really any place for me to hide 😉 But we had an AWESOME time at their Stanley Park engagement session (which was featured recently on Beloved Darling blog! ).
Their wedding day (and a good week or two before) was GORGEOUS and sunny. It was perfect weather and the perfect time of year. Rianne got ready at her parents, with her mom and sisters and a couple close friends hanging out and eating pancakes. Can’t think of a better way to kick off the first day of the rest of your life!
The girlie crew in their matching robes that Soph found on Ebay . A good dutch girl can always find a deal 😉
Rianne’s oldest sister, Wieska, being the crafty mama that she is, actually made Rianne’s veil! Love this silhouette of her hairdresser putting it in her hair.
Rianne’s mom watching her girl get ready.
This is when it starts to feel official!!
Brent and the guys got ready at Brent’s parents place where Rachel showed up to get some shots. Loving those ties!!
Love this ring box that Brent found!
Love the bright, cheerful décor that they went with. They had their outdoor ceremony in Rianne’s backyard. So beautiful!
And how’s this for the most unique guestbook ever!! They had all their guests sign their globe!
That is love, folks. Love is written all over that face.
I had never seen this done before and thought it was just beautiful. Brent and Rianne exchanged communion in front of all their family and friends to indicate the place that God has in their lives and that they will continue to keep Him first in their relationship.
Following the ceremony, we went down to the river for a few shots with the bridal party. Such beautiful light to work with in the fall!!
Check out that profile 😉
Love the shadows
Then we went to an orchard with the most beautiful light. Thank you so much to the owners who gave us permission to shoot there!
Love this shot from Rachel.
And my bride climbed a tree!! Love this shot!!
We had a LOT of this to deal with 😉 So many laughs!!
From there we headed to Abbotsford to meet up with the final member of the bridal party who couldn’t be there for the first part of the day. Love the colors we found!
Photographer FAVE! ↓
Quite the stud there, Brent 😉
After we were finished with bridal party photos, the wedding party headed off to Zaika restaurant for some delicious Indian food with family! Rach and I had a quick bite, and then headed to Legacy Sports Centre to get some detail shots of the reception.
Rianne’s bil, Martin, the awesome MC.
This was a hilarious game. Brent and Rianne were blindfolded, pre-determined people would come and join one or the other on each side of the curtain. The blindfolds would come off, the curtain would drop, and they would each have to name the people they saw on the opposite side of the curtain before the other person. Of course, they wouldn’t THINK of just doing some straight up “1 person on each side” type stuff, so at one point Rianne had to name like 5 people really really fast. Lots of laughs!!
Cutting the cake, the shoe game, and heartfelt, emotional and hilarious speeches.
And the first dance. Swoon. Loving all the lighting effects and great music put on by Artech Audio!