My last wedding of the 2014 season, and I could not have asked for a better day!!!! An amazing venue, ridiculously talented and oh so sassy event planners, stunning florals, crazy views, and 2 crazy wonderful people to spend it with.
Let it be known, Janine is a hardcore planner and an avid list-maker. I’m pretty sure if i went back and counted, we probably have no less than a hundred emails back and forth since last fall. well, that might be a slight exaggeration… But only slight. 😀 I always loved the random stuff she sent me; funny spoofs about images that she definitely didn’t want, the ups and downs of the planning process, and the excitement as the day grew closer. I’m quite sure all of her wedding day dreams came true on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect, right down to the weather.
We had been watching the weather all week. Monday it looked pretty decent, mostly cloudy, but no rain. As Wednesday drew near, it started to look a little worse – 60% chance of showers. We talked about umbrellas and locations for family photos. Friday it poured BUCKETS. And then Saturday?? Saturday dawned cold and foggy, but by noon was mostly sunny and totally hot and gorgeous. HOORAY!!!
Janine and Cody both got ready at the Fraser River Lodge . Well, Cody got ready as soon as they decided to show up… Which I think might have been about 20 minutes before the ceremony began 😉
Janine’s something borrowed – her grandmother’s ring. So sad that she couldn’t be there to celebrate with Janine & Cody on their special day.
Her stompin boots and her gorgeous hairpiece!
And this sweet little love who gave us so much entertainment throughout the day!! <3
Cody, ya done good with your gift 😉
And ladies, never rub your eyes during a cry. Dab, or wave things so you don’t mess up your makeup. Pretty sure this might be my favorite shot of the entire year!!
I had the pleasure of working with Stacie Lynn Photography who is not only an absolute gem, but ridiculously talented! She had my back all day, and also got to hang out with Cody while he was getting ready.
Janine’s gift to her soon-to-be-hubby. Someone got spoiled!!
Once everyone looked their best, we headed outdoors for the ceremony. This is one of the most beautiful locations in the Fraser Valley for a wedding. Right on the banks of the Fraser River, and nestled between the mountains. Just stunning.
Immediately following the ceremony, we did family photos on the property, and then hung out for a while with the bridal party!
STOP IT. So much cuteness.
And of course, once the tractor came out, the boys had to get their redneck on.
So the girls decided to class things up a little.
Seriously Janine. Freaking gorgeous.
We made use of the orchard nearby for some intimate portraits, and then headed back to the lodge for the reception!
Swoooooon. The combination of all of these stunning vintage pieces from Past Pieces , Spruce Collective & Absolute Events and beautiful floral design by Westgate Flower Garden is mindblowing!!! Oh, and we can’t forget the designers behind it all, dun dun dun, Tiffany & Lindsay from In Check Events , who were there all day behind the scenes, orchestrating everything, and making sure the day kept spinning like a top. The reception was a blast – so many great and emotional speeches, delicious food, an awesome slideshow by Leah, Janine’s sister, and a rockin dance party. Stacie and I had an amazing day, and we’re pretty sure Janine & Cody did too!! Thank you thank you thank you for being awesome!!!
Full list of vendors involved in Janine & Cody’s Day:
Venue:Fraser River Lodge
Event Planner: In Check Events
Vintage Rentals: Past Pieces , Spruce Collective & Absolute Events
Florals: Westgate Flower Garden
DJ: Absolute DJ
Hair Stylist: Positive Eyedentities
Makeup Artist: Positive Eyedentities
Bride’s Dress: Champagne & Lace
Boy’s Duds: Moore’s Clothing
Photography: Urban Fig Photography