When you bring two people who are madly in love with each other and have impeccable taste, then surround them with their community of incredible friends, you get THIS. A day filled with so much beauty of every kind. David and Jenna were so welcoming to Eric and I when we joined them in Ohio for the weekend. They wanted nothing more than to overflow their love onto their friends and family in what was one of the best gatherings to date. Fair warning that this post is going to be a long one because it was too beautiful not to share every square inch of it.
British Columbia will always have a small piece of my heart. As will the Wallensteen family. This was my third visit, and my second wedding for this sweet family. Trevor and Allecia decided to have their intimate wedding over four hours from home at a hot springs campground in Nakusp, BC. We soaked in the springs each morning and night, and when the time felt right on the wedding day, everyone began getting into their best dressed to venture out into the woods for their private ceremony. Surrounded by only family, Allecia brother married them, and we all cried happy happy tears. I loved the emotion that surrounded this ceremony and the way the light peaked through and warmed up what was a previously a rainy morning. We walked back through the woods for portraits embracing the moss covered ground as it met us. The rain held of just until we had wrapped up and found shelter under the bridge, then it poured down creating the moody intimate moments I crave. We ended the evening with a home cooked meal and another soak in the springs. The Wallensteens are ones who welcome you in, open armed, as if you are already family. Thanks you Trevor and Allecia for having me as part of your day <3
A few weeks after booking me for their wedding ceremony – which was to take place a year later – Jamie emails asking if I’m available for a surprise elopement in four weeks. They did what their hearts were telling them and what felt right for them as a couple. They cancelled everything and with just the two of them, joining hands in one of their favorite places, a pastor and the Lord (and me!) as witnesses – they said I Do. It was such a laid back casual day, we all met up at the trail entrance and hiked back to the spot they had picked with the most absurdly warm November weather gracing us. The sound of the rushing stream was their processional and we later cracked open some beers in celebration. So in love with these two and their perfect woodland elopement.
Hello May Magazine Online also featured these images as seen here : http://hellomay.com.au/article/jamie-brett-overseas-america-elopement-bush-wedding-photographer/
Jordan and Amy’s intimate wedding was nothing short of beautiful. They kept it simple and small, cherishing the evening with their closest family and friends. I loved how they chose to have a sunset wedding despite the chilly November weather! The wool blankets, warm greenhouses, and cozy fire were the perfect touches for this fall day! Their venue was the most unique of all, and I was so honored to photograph on this property! The rolling hills, stone cottages, styled interiors, and many greenhouses made me feel like we walked straight into a European home magazine. Everything about the property was perfectly styled and quaint, which I wouldn’t have expected anything less! The estate’s floral crew handled all the setup and decor for the wedding, using flowers and plants from the farm’s greenhouses. Jordan and Amy had their first look on a near by hill that overlooked the property and valley’s below. Their ceremony was beautiful, as was all the sweet words their friends and family shared during dinner. Intimate weddings are my absolute favorite. It is so easy to get caught up in wedding traditions and not even know why we do the things we do! When couples decide to strip their wedding down, focusing on their love story, the people gathered, and gorgeous scenery to lay as the backdrop, the day can not be more perfect. More weddings like these please. Thank you Jordan and Amy for letting us be a part of your intimate day!