“I can’t replace your mother, but I promise to love you as though you were my own” said shauna as she said her vows to their children. During the ceremony dave+shauna had all three of their children stand in a circle, holding hands with one another and pledged a vow to each other. It was beautiful to witness. Each girl was given a bracelet with the inscription “Love Grows Love” to symbolize the union of forever.
“Love grows Love” quickly became the theme of this beautiful day.
The morning was crisp and wet, why wouldn’t it be, “they” called for thunderstorms all weekend! No worries, plan B (yes we always have a plan B for rain) was going to be in full swing, but I showed up to the getting ready location with a cool warm breeze that refreshed your face and the sun shined from the first look right to the end of the ceremony.
The wedding took place at the South Bonson Community Center in Pitt Meadows, a countryside so breathtaking with a modern chic twist. With colors of lemon and lime, hand made center pieces with planted grass, a candy bar filled with green and yellow sweets and a rice crispy cake, their details we nothing short of spectacular. DIY (DO-It-Yourself) brides, this wedding has tones of ideas!
I am grateful to have captured your story. May “love grow love” always.
(A special thank you to Melania Sia for second shooting with me!!)
Bridal Gown: Watters & Watters Dress purchased at: Frocks Modern Bridesmaids Dress alterations: The Wedding Shop Maid of Honour Dress: Lisa’s Bridal Salon Junior Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal (Fascinator, birdcage veil, decor for girls and handbags all DIY by the bride’s mother) Bridal Shoes: Target
Tux: Black & Lee
Flowers: Brides bouquet and Boutineers Westgate Flower Garden (Matron of Honor and Junior Bridesmaids bouquets were DIY and made by the bride’s friend Jennifer)
Original Rice Crispy Cake: DIY – Mom and Dad of the Bride!
Bridal Make up: Sam Anderson (Friend)
Bridal Hair: Tara Plas (Friend)
Wedding Song: “all of my days” by Alexi Murdoch
Wedding details and coordinator: Bride
Caterer: Sugar Mountain Catering
Wedding Favors: Candy Buffet table: Everyone Loves Candy Shoppe & Walmart
Music: Collaboration by Bride and Groom
Minister: Peter Rabey, Courtenay Baptist
Rental Companies: Lonsdale Rentals through caterer
Coffee Shop: Stomping Grounds Coffee House
Song walking down the isle: Bridesmaids: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” Bride: “Entrance of the Bride”
Something Old: Brides mom’s engagements and weddings rings. Grandparents engagement and wedding rings. All placed on a bracelet wrapped around her arm.
Something Borrowed: Earrings from Brides mom
Something Blue: Dolphin pin from Groom’s mom, placed on her bouquet
Something New: Matching family pendant necklaces for her and her daugters
Something Old: Brides mom’s engagements and weddings rings. Grandparents engagement and wedding rings. All placed on a bracelet wrapped around her arm. Something Borrowed: Earrings from Brides mom. Something Blue: Dolphin pin from Groom’s mom, placed on her bouquet. Something New: Matching family pendant necklaces for her and her daughters.
I love the series of images below representing the first look!
One of my favorites from the day…
Ahhh, i love this capture below!
One of my new favorite detail shots!!
shauna, you are stunning.
As the forecast was supposed to rain, the coffe shop was our back-up plan. Even though it was sunny, we couldn’t resist snapping a few!
The details shauna+dave put into their reception were amazing. Mostly DIY (Do-It-Yourself) ideas and were done to perfection. Her colors of lemon and limes carried through everywhere.
Hand made center pieces with fresh grass planted in baskets. So original and unique!
I’ve seen candy bars, but not like this! So detailed and carefully hand picked candy treats to match their colors of lemon and limes!
ok for real!? have you ever seen a more unique wedding cake!? I love it. Rice crispy cake done up beautifully.
I love this moment and I am thankful for beautiful light!
Oh there’s the rain! As I ended my coverage we headed outside for few! After all, she did have the best cowboy gumboots, green of course!
Congratulations, I am honoured to have been part of your day.
Be sure to view more images from their day with the slideshow. Grab your tissues. All the best!