Marty & Karin’s South African inspired wedding at the The Orchard Chilliwack was awesome. I knew after their engagement session at Crescent Beach last year, that their wedding was going to be great, but I didn’t know just how great. Turns out that when you are really really nice person, and you meet another really really nice person, and you decide to get married, you also have a bunch of really really nice friends that want to stand by your side on the day. And it would also make sense that your families are also full of really really nice people. Seriously. I keep thinking that one of these days I’m going to have to work with a crazy person, but it just never happens!
Marty & Karin got married on a gorgeous, albeit windy, day in Chilliwack. They started the day getting ready at their parent’s homes. When I walked in, I wasn’t even sure I had the right house! It was so calm, so quiet, so peaceful. Girls were strolling around, drinking coffee, and Karin was as chill as could be. I think the story might have been a little different at Marty’s house, now that I’ve gotten to know his sisters a little 😉 But still, one of the calmest, most laidback couples I’ve ever met. They saw eachother for the first time when Karin was walked down the aisle by her dad at the ceremony. They professed their commitment to eachother before God and their friends and family in a beautiful church with light streaming in through the side windows.
Following the service, both families met at Marty’s parent’s home for lunch, after which we headed off to Vedder for some photos with the bridal party. It was hot and sticky, but these guys suffered through with no compaints. Even while Kerensa and I were giving some special attention to just the bride and groom, the guys made a game of baseball in the grass with a big stick and a rock. I feared for my life a couple of times, but I survived. After photos, we made our way to The Orchard, which was the perfect outdoor location for this couple to finish the day. It was set up so beautifully with hanging lights, succulents, and windmills. Dinner by Culinary Touch Catering was amazing!! They did some pork loin or something on the bbq, and it was ridiculous. I could’ve eaten it cold for breakfast the next day. The evening was rounded out with some hilarious and emotional speeches, and an awesome skit celebrating Marty’s work as an electrician.
Full list of vendors involved in Marty & Karin’s day:
2nd Photographer: Kerensa Leigh Photography
Ceremony Venue: Carman United Church
Reception Venue: The Orchard
Hair Stylist and MUA: The Strand Stand
Caterer: Culinary Touch Catering
Florist: Quik’s Farm Floral Shop
Cake: Benanna Bakery