This wedding was absolutely marvelous ~ Rob and Jessie are the kinds of people that when you first meet them, you instantly feel at ease. They are kind, caring, family-first sorts of folk that are madly in love with another. And it clearly shows.
Their wedding took place a on hot Saturday afternoon at the Annand/Rowlatt Farmstead at Campbell Valley Regional Park, a gorgeous area in south Surrey, one of my personal favourites, in fact. They shared their vows under a large, leafy canopied tree while family and friends looked on and cheered them down the aisle as husband and wife when the ceremony was done. We spent a large amount of time at the Farmstead, trying to hide in the shade for some reprieve. We found some wonderful spots in the wake of the classic barn and along the road in to the heritage site and then Rob, Jessie and I spent some time wandering about in some fields for those gorgeous sunny shots.
The reception was held at East Delta Hall and decorated with banners, wildflower centerpieces, tables adorned with burlap, paper hearts and homemade strawberry rhubarb jam made by Rob’s Mom. Yum! They also had home brewed ale, cupcakes adorned with a dollop of lavender icing on top and vintage screens with prints from their engagement session at UBC. It was fun, it was loud, it was hot! I guess that’s what happens when you have close to 200 of your family and friends in one room together!
The rest of the evening consisted of dancing the night away to not one, not two, but THREE musical guests! Rich Hope and his Blue Rich Rangers, Jessie’s cousin, Theresa Pasaluko and Jason Woolsey, Rob’s friend all played sets that night. Emily and I had already left by the time the band came on stage but I’m positive it was an amazing night with lots of dancing and laughter.
An enormous thank you to my second shooter, Emily Hoskins for largely taking care of all the lovely details! I’ve loved being able to work alongside some pretty spectacular professional ladies this summer….without their support on these busy days, I would be a mess!
Rob and Jessie, thank you so much for having me along on your wedding journey! It was a privilege to come into your worlds for a short spell, meet your families and friends and witness the strong bonds that you share with the loved ones around you. Congratulations!
And for everyone else out there, enjoy and don’t forget to leave some notes for the happy couple!
Wedding Dress Boutique: Lisa’s Bridal
Hair Stylist: European Hair Design
Makeup Artist: Bride’s friend
Florist: Amoda Flowers
Reception Location: East Delta Hall
Caterers: Seasonal Experience
Cake: Bride’s friend