We were so honoured that Chris and Angela chose us to be their wedding photographers, because Chris is a pro photographer himself and Angela is often right there beside him photographing as well. So needless to say, photography was really important to them and we’d like to thank them for choosing us, as it is a huge compliment! (Thanks you two! ) One of the main reasons for choosing the Fraser River Fishing Lodge in Agassi for their wedding day, was because of the beautiful views by the river over looking the valley and steep mountains nearby. As it turned out, it was a very very, wet rainy wedding day to say the least for Chris and Angela. It pretty much poured rain all day, but it didn’t dampen the mood and the venue was perfect as the lodge itself as a nice country log cabin feel and they are a venue that is really well prepared for rain, which was nice for us to see, as that isn’t always the case. Anyway, enough said, enjoy!
Angela’s stylish asymmetrical wedding dress followed through down to her toes, where on one shoe she fastened her Grandmother’s brooch, a really lovely way to personilze using an accessory that has important meaning to her. Also a really neat wedding detail that her bridesmaids did for her, was to each write a little message for her on the bottom of her shoes! Cute!
I love the look on Angela’s Mom’s face when she came to watch the final touches of her daughter getting ready. A very proud Mom indeed!
Chris and his groomsmen getting ready for the wedding in Harrison.
The guys enjoying a few of the dry minutes of an otherwise very wet, wet day. Before their ceremony, Chris and Angela wanted to meet up for a wedding day reveal or first-look. We enjoy arranging a spot to have the couple meet up and see each other before they walk down the aisle. It’s often a really powerful emotional experience and certainly helps with any wedding day nerves, as a couple can then chat, laugh and enjoy time together when they see each other, versus seeing each other during the ceremony, where not much can be said.
A gorgeous Angela, shortly before her wedding ceremony.
Angela’s flower girl, her niece Claire and aisle floral decor of white hydrangeas in mason jars. The mason jars are a great way to give an arts and craft wedding feel.
Chris’ Dad, Jim, who is also a professional photographer, enjoying their wedding ceremony by the Fraser River.
Angela’s white bouquet. Her Aunt made her bouquet with her Grandma’s locket and she had peonies as they were one of her Grandpa’s favourite flowers.
Since we knew it was going to rain, we had pre-location scouted rain options and had found this old derelict farm house, which had great textures everywhere! When we did get there though, we had a short break in the rain, which was nice and had a chance to put down the the umbrella’s for a bit.
Chris and his Dad are both landscape photographers and we know they just loved this view across the Fraser river of the misty clouds, seen from the deck of the Fraser River Lodge.
Hmmmm, yes, the endless puddles on this wet, rainy wedding day.
Wedding day decor of mason jars, chalk boards, wood cuts and……………S’mores! Yum!
This Price Is Right inspired wheel was a fun, interactive way to get the guests silly and entertained while waiting for their turn at the buffet.
The amazingly awesome groovin’ Side One band rocked it out for Chris and Angela’s guests for a great night of dancing.
A perfectly wet ending to a romantic wedding day by the Fraser River. Congratulations Chris and Angela!
Here is what they had to say:
“Chris and I have looked through the gallery and the pictures look amazing! There are SO many that we love. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge picking our favourites =) Thanks for all your hard work!”
Angela’s Wedding Dress: Sottero & Midgley Couture from the Bridal Gallery in New Westminster
Bridesmaids Dresses: Target
Angela/Bridesmaids Hair and Make-Up: Jordanna Kersbergen www.alyartistry.com
Angela’s Wedding Shoes: Nine West
Chris’ Suit: Hugo Boss
Florist: Angela’s Aunt made her bouquet with her Grandma’s locket (Dad’s Mom) and she had peonies because they were one of her Grandpa’s favourite flowers
Ceremony/Reception Location: Fraser River Lodge, Agassi
The Amazing Band: Side One