So delighted to feature photos from this Shuswap Wedding that was on a beautiful farm just outside Salmon Arm. The outdoor ceremony, the orchard, the awesome old barn… all so beautiful. I drove up to the Shuswap on a hot summer day, and it wasn’t super easy to find the farm (thanks for the fail, Google Maps). Fortunately I just had to keep an eye open for white tents and a whole lot of people. I had allowed a ton of time, so that helped. Then I did a bit of overland off-roading in my Smart car, and parked on the designated area of the farm.
The ceremony was outdoors, and the rain held off, coming down in earnest in the evening, delightfully cooling everything down.
The couple made this rustic wedding arch, mostly from birch. They donated the wedding arbour to the Demille’s location we shot at later as a thank-you!
One of the groomsmen played the mandolin as the guests took their seats, on burlap-covered bales of hay. The sound out in the open air was amazing.
The farm in Salmon Arm had some fruit trees, pear and plum and apple!
The outdoor aisle was lined with logs topped with lanterns and vases of lavender.
The couple’s border collie took part in the ceremony too!
And the bride arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, much to the delight of the guests.
I love this — Lacey is taking a deep breath before walking down the aisle with her parents.
What a beautiful outdoor wedding in the Shuswap. You can kind of see the dark clouds approaching on the upper left, although the entire ceremony was sunny and clear.
It was the time of year to be a bit plagued by wasps, though. One stung the groom on his back (ow), and at this point one flew up inside the lace on the bride’s dress. Eep!
I think it was a chance to take a little nap for their dog.
The bridesmaids were wiping tears away the whole ceremony.
As soon as the ceremony was drawing to a close, the dark clouds moved in, in earnest. We were in for some rain! Nice of the weather to cooperate, though, it made for a dramatic ending to the ceremony, while at the same time all of the guests stayed dry. The rain still hadn’t started, but was about to.
The bride’s bouquet featured cotton and pine cones, so pretty.
We went to Demille’s for photos — not their main location on the highway, but the country store location. They generously allowed the couple use of the grounds for photos. They have a lovely covered bridge, which we made use of! It still wasn’t raining…
Just loved the attire of the wedding party. I’m sure the groomsmen were thankful they didn’t have full jackets to have to wear in the Shuswap summer sun, and the bridesmaids had these lovely pink (or peach, or blush) lace dresses.
With super cute flower print wedge shoes!
Although, as all ladies can attest, spending a lot of time in brand-new shoes can be a bit tough on the feet. Ow!
So many thoughtful and beautiful details. The couple put a lot of thought into their decor and personal touches.
The groom collects fallen antlers, so those featured prominently in the decor. I really felt like they added a very natural, rustic feel, and a masculine element to all of the very pretty decor.
So many great details, the seating arrangements were clothespinned on kraft paper signs which were strung on an old barn wood plank.
The favours were sweet jars of homemade jam. Spread the love… on your toast.
The tents allowed for a place to get out of the sun, and be warmer and sheltered from the rain at night. During the reception there was an exciting moment when a bat flew in! Poor little guy couldn’t figure out how to get out and was stuck in the tent ceiling for a while.
After portraits, the entrances were with umbrellas ’cause the rain didn’t really feel like stopping.
The rainy, stormy weather made for some very dramatic evening skies.
Second shoot this Shuswap wedding for Tammy Watson Photography, thank you for having me along!