Heather and Gregg’s outdoor wedding was held at a GORGEOUS lodge on the banks of the beautiful Chilliwack River. The location could not have been more perfect for these two outdoorsy, adventurous lovebirds! Their entire day was structured around making sure that their friends and family could mingle, play games, and really hang out with them all afternoon. It was an amazing day to be a part of, and I’m so grateful to have met these two and their wonderful families!
This outdoor wedding location in Chilliwack is perfect in that the bride and groom can both get ready on the same grounds. There is a main cabin, which is where Gregg got ready, and a smaller cabin in the back where Heather and the girls got ready! We planned their first look in the wooded area at the front of the property, and the dramatic light was amazing!!
Heather’s dress was super unique and totally reflected her personality. From her earrings to her shoes, Heather brought in her love for the color green and the outdoors. The necklace she chose to wear is from her and Gregg’s trip to Everest base camp. I wasn’t kidding when I said they were adventurous!!!!
Heels for the ceremony and sparkly flats for the party!
Heather’s parents seeing their sweet girl for the first time in her dress.
Um, can you say STUNNING??
After their first look, we left the grounds with the bridal party to enjoy some of the AMAZING scenery found in this area of Chilliwack. Heather was totally game to climb hills consisting of loose gravel, meander through a stream and sit on a log for the sake of great images. This is my ideal client people!! We had an awesome time exploring, laughing and reminiscing.
Back at the resort, before the ceremony began, Heather and Gregg took some quiet family time with their rescue pup, Riley. Riley was pretty nervous about all the action, but was an amazing flower girl AND ring bearer!
These vows. So hilarious. These two really are a perfect match 😉
Heather’s grandma taking part in the ceremony through skype! So special that she could see these first moments of Heather & Gregg becoming husband and wife!
Is this location not amazing???
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing a giant Jenga, beanbag toss, croquet, badminton, mingling, drinking, sharing stories about Gregg & Heather in their guestbooks, and snacking on appetizers. I loved the low-key feel to the day and that everyone got to have their time with the couple to wish them well, and offer their congratulations!
Oh, and let’s not forget the photobooth 😀 This is pretty much a typical look at Gregg’s family 😉
Then after an amazing dinner of steak, salmon with mango salsa, and chicken, put on by Heather’s brother-in-law, Darryl, the night went on with heartfelt speeches, dancing, and eating ice cream cake!! Heather & Gregg, I was so blessed to have met you and been a part of your day. I hope you have a safe, and wonderful road trip back to Saskatoon!