Ever since their engagement session last year, I couldn’t wait for Angela and Jarrod’s wedding.  With their infectious personalities and love for one another, I just knew their wedding day would be one for the books and they did not disappoint!  They -as well as their family and closest friends- travelled from Vancouver to Vancouver Island for their wedding, along with their dog Indy, and it was the West Coast Wedding of their dreams.

Angela and Jarrod married on the most gorgeous summer day by the ocean at the always wonderful Dolphins Resort in Campbell River.  Angela is the most relaxed (and organized!) person ever and her kindness rubs off onto everyone around her and she made for one heck of a radiant bride.  She couldn’t have found a better life long best friend to marry than Jarrod who is just as thoughtful and kind as she is.  Everyone gathered to celebrate their love with lots of champagne and Ang’s famous Patron Margaritas and I was so over the moon to be there to document it all.

Ang and Jarrod, I cannot thank you enough for getting to be your photographer.  Seriously.  I’m so happy our paths have crossed and I wish you both nothing but the happiest of futures together.  Give Indy a hug for me 😉  I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks from your wedding day!

Nothing like a maid of honour who is also your sister.  These two were so much FUN!

While I stayed with the girls, Omar walked down to the oceanside cabin to hang out with the boys.

Time to have an ocean side wedding!

I love it when my couples are completely in love with one another…just look at the way Jarrod looks at Ang.  True freaking love!

Mr & Mrs Best Friends for life!

The definition of a West Coast Wedding!

Night Song Farm did such an AMAZING job with Ang’s flowers!

Probably the world’s cutest dog…he’s even wearing a little doggy tie!  I die!

Go ONNN you two!  Rawr.

All the pretty wedding details…white table linens? Check.  Tabletop greenery? Check.  String lights and gold accents?  Check and check.

Angela and Jarrod told their guests that in order to get them to kiss, they had to sing them a song instead of the typical spoon to glass clicking.  Definitely made for an entertaining evening 😉

First dance as husband and wife.

Click Here to see a slideshow with even more images from Ang + Jarrod’s wedding day with music provided from The Music Bed.

Venue: Dolphins Resort
Coordinator: Sheri (from Dolphins)
Celebrant: Jennifer Lee – Life Cycle Ceremonies
Makeup: Britney – Vanish
Hair: Hair by Cassie
Flowers: Night Song Farm
DJ: Andy – Oceanside DJ
Cake: Cakebread Artisan Bakery
Decor/Rentals: All In One Party Shop
Dress: BG Bridal
Suit: Moores 
Videographer: Graham Dorsay – Monnik Mediaworks
Photographer: Julie Jagt Photography

My cousin Derek married his beautiful bride, Chelsea, this this past weekend.

Chelsea and Derek met each other online.  When Chelsea first sent him a message, he called up one of his best friends confused because he was certain she messaged the wrong person because she was completely perfect.  To Derek’s surprise, Chelsea did in fact message him and little did he know, they were perfect for each other.  He even pretended to like black forest cake for THREE years whenever her family would have it for desert, just to be polite.  And considering how much he doesn’t like the stuff, that’s some serious love!

Chelsea and Derek married in the most beautiful park in their hometown of Quesnel and love literally poured from every nook and cranny of the day.  To say that these two love one another would be an understatement.  They’re soul mates and I am so happy I was there not only to document their wedding, but to celebrate it as well.  I wish you both nothing but the happiest in this next chapter of your lives together.  I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks from your wedding day…

The girls from Attitude South did an AMAZING job with the girls’ hair and makeup.

Then it was off to Chelsea’s dad’s house to finish getting ready.

My cousin getting ready to marry the love of his life!

My dear aunt, Derek’s mom, passed away two years ago.  This sign was a special touch to the day and a reminder that she will always be with us.

West Fraser Timber Park was the perfect backdrop for the perfect wedding.

Officially official 😉

Then it was off to Richbar Nursery for some photos 🙂

Mr & Mrs Kubik everybody…aren’t they just the sweetest?!

Chelsea, you are beautiful in every single way.

Rawr.

My Uncle Jim gave my Auntie Cheryl this necklace on their 25th wedding anniversary, and handed it down to Chelsea for their wedding day.  He said that Chelsea and Derek remind him a lot of him and my late Auntie Cheryl…they both married their best friends.

We made one last stop to one of the coolest coffee shops I’ve ever seen, Granvilles Coffee, where they had their first date.

Then we were off to The Lodge to celebrate Chelsea and Derek’s love!

It really was the Best Day Ever.

Click here to see a slideshow with more images from Chelsea and Derek’s wedding day!

Hair and Makeup: Attitude South
Venue: The Lodge
Catering: Bliss
Cake: Friend 🙂
Dress: Storybook Wedding
Photographer: Julie Jagt Photography

Last year when I decided to make the big move off the island and move back home, I knew it was the start to bigger and better things.  The plan was to move back home for a year, then finally make the big move back to Vancouver, with Omar in tow, and I am happy to say that come October, that day will finally be here!

Omar and I have been planning this for months now, and I have to admit, it probably wasn’t my greatest idea to plan a move like this in the midst of wedding season, but I couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter in our lives together.  So as of October 1st the morning phone calls will be replaced with hitting that snooze button and enjoying a few extra minutes of cuddles, our calls goodnight will be replaced with goodnight kisses and nights that turn out to magically be free can be replaced with spur of the moment pillow forts and movie nights.  I know not everything will be unicorns and rainbows (although it should be) but I think spending the past year and a half apart has made us appreciate one another that much more and knowing the amount of hard work that went into making this happen will make it all the sweeter.

I have been waiting a looooong time to make this move happen and I have been extremely patient waiting for the right time and for everything to fall into place and I am still in awe that that day is almost here!  And for those wondering, I will still be available to photograph weddings in the Thompson/Okanagan area 🙂  It seems fitting we’ll be moving in together in October as it marks two years since we first met and in moments of fear or stress we just give one another the reminder of October and all the bad feelings seem to just melt away.  Omar, thank you for all that you do for us and I can’t wait for what the future holds.  Here’s to October!

 

Photo: Mikaela Ruth