Cultus Lake Wedding Chilliwack │ Derek & Lauren

I, for one, am SO THANKFUL that Derek & Lauren decided to get married on a Friday.  We had a VERY cold day, but it was partly sunny and not a raindrop in sight.  The NEXT day, it snowed!!  ALLLLL DAY!!!   So yes, we froze our tushies off, but what a beautiful day.  Actually, I shouldn’t say “we”, since one of the bridal party lent me his winter coat, so i was nice and toasty 😉  What an amazing day.  The bridal party were all so laidback, fun, and so so sweet.  I started with the ladies at the Coast Hotel . Picture a one bedroom hotel room with TWELVE warm bodies in it!! Haha! It was a room packed full of love, lively chatter, makeup, hair straighteners, shoes, dresses… You get the picture. Lauren was totally calm, and a picture of beauty. Seriously, this girl!! Look at those cheekbones! And equally beautiful on the inside. Although I hear she’s feisty enough to keep Derek in check 😉
I had to be a bit creative with the dress shot, since there was no room in the hotel room to hang it!!
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This dress was absolutely stunning. Like, STUNNING.
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I can’t even handle all this bling!! And I have no idea how you girls wear heels this height all stinkin day.
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One of my FAVES from the day!!
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And while I was hanging out with all the girls, Charlene Stam headed over to the Westeringh’s home to chill with the guys!
And another one of my favorites from the day – such a beautiful shot. *melt*
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After everyone was beautified, we arranged to meet for a first look. A huge shout-out to Chilliwack Golf Club for allowing us to shoot the first look and family pictures on their grounds! From there, we stopped in at Major Leagues, which is where Derek & Lauren first met, for a few shots, and then spent some time at Cultus for some shots with the bridal party!
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Love this shot from Char!!
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ooooh dude. You are freakishly gorgeous!!! And I’ve gotta say, a black and white looks pretty good on you 😉
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All the boys, looking mighty fine in their tuxes.
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Since half of these guys are brothers, we were bound to get some shots like this 😉
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And this girl?? haha so much spunk!!
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In love with those long, black dresses – so classy! Such a wonderful bunch of girls ♥
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And just because these two are both huge football fans, how could I not throw in a gif for them?
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Once we were good and thoroughly frozen, we headed to Cooke’s church downtown to make it official, and then immediately following the ceremony was the reception at Camp River Hall . It was a night full of great food, wonderful speeches, a hilarious video put on by Derek’s sibs, and a great dance party! Char and I both had such a wonderful day, and were blessed to be a part of your wedding!!
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