One year ago (September 2010) Dave asked Niki to marry him while perched upon the top of The Chief in Squamish, BC.
Dave and Niki are extremely active, always pushing each other for their next adventure, but on their wedding day all they asked was for a natural day full of laughter.
The good times and playful laughs started as soon as I meet up with the guys in the morning. They were enjoying their view and morning refreshments while looking out at the ocean from their suite at the Beach Club in Parksville, BC.
Ten minutes down the road the rest of the bridal party was getting ready at an estate on the water in Qualicum. This was the location of the ceremony and reception and my second time shooting at this stunning private property. Although I knew what to expect upon arriving, I was still overwhelmed by the peaceful, fairytale-like ambience I felt, When I opened my car door, I saw the pond surrounded by tall grass, perfectly manicured gardens, thoughtfully placed wedding decorations and heard the music from hidden speakers in the woods.
The fun continued when I finally met up with the bridal party. As soon as Niki had her elegant gown on from Isabelle’s Bridal she was ready to put on some moustaches with the rest of her party for some fun times before dancing down the isle.
The ceremony was gorgeous and it was hard not to get lost in how happy Dave and Niki were as they first laid eyes on each other.
Bridal Gown – Isabelle’s Bridal
Caterer – Galloping Gourmet Catering Company (my second experience and both occasions were a solid 10 out of 10)
Celebrant – Rev. Minnie Hornidge
Hair and Make-Up – Tigh-na-mara
I loved the hanger for Niki’s dress and highly recommend to any bride that they find a nice looking hanger for photos. This one just happened to be really unique.
A pond on one side and ocean on the other.
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