Had the most wonderful day photographing Danielle’s & Aiden’s wedding at the Secret Garden in Abbotsford! It was my first time shooting there and I am in ❤️!  it felt like we were on a movie set or something as everything was so lush with the blueberry farm fields as far as the eye can see, and mountains in the background.

 

I started the day at Danielle’s parents home with getting ready photos. I had such a great morning seeing the girls getting ready in this beautiful home with so much beautiful window light.  I got so many great photos of the bride and the bride’s niece who was a toddler so got so many photos of her as well.  Danielle was struggling a lot trying to put on her dress she had to wear on the ceremony and making funny faces as toddlers do!  There were so many interesting doors as well, and got a lot of interesting reflection photos of the bride on the opposite side of the door. Then got some funny ones of her niece trying to push the door past me and giggling like crazy. Then Danielle got her wedding dress on- it was beside a window, and got some amazing photos of her, that dress fit her like a glove. I really loved the back and shoulders-very unique!  After she finished putting her dress on her niece held her hand. it was very adorable! 😍 Then they walked out of the house I noticed there reflections are perfectly framed within the windows so I got a few photos of the bride. Then one of the bridesmaids walking through and again it’s all about perfect timing with shots like that! My second photographer photographed Aiden getting ready at his parents home. There’s a lot of laughs shared when he got ready, and one of my favourite photos is of Aiden getting his boutonniere on by his father, grinning happily.

 

Their ceremony was at St. James Catholic church in town. It was super stunning inside and had these wood roofs with crossbeams coming down to the floor. It was such a beautiful ceremony-a packed house- you can tell they were very loved couple as seating was always a problem to find! Watching the bride walking down the aisle with the sun filtering on her back made it feel like heaven on earth! ❤️  Their vows were so perfect to each other, the couple was just grinning from ear to ear the whole time, at the communion even, it was super cute to see them so happy together, and their families were equally happy about their marriage as well as they knew for a long time that this would be special and last forever.

 

We went to take couple and wedding party photos at the Secret Garden.  My favourite photo is the first two of the couple embracing with beautiful green farm fields behind them, and mountains in the distance! The next one as well when they were holding hands and looking in different directions. The fields are going back as far as they eye can see, and so many other wildflowers growing, with her hair braid, and sun on the beautiful brides face, Aiden is looking very handsome as well with his grey suit and pink tie. Then they also ran through the fields, which looked very ethereal. Then some of my favourite wedding party photos I have ever photographed like the weeding party, of the wedding party walking away from the bride and groom. Then there was an old antique truck that was in front fo the blueberry fields where the groomsmen were standing on the truck, and some of them were on the ground. Then the photo of the bridesmaids walking away with the stunning mountains in the background and the green fields, with the sun shinning with shadows behind each one of the bridesmaids .  The blueberry farm- so ripe for the picking we were all eating a ton including the bride and groom and their parents as it was pretty hot out and needed to hydrate and they were SO good!

 

We had the reception at the inside of the Secret Gardens which reminds me of a tropical jungle, was just so vibrant and green.🌿🌴🌸 The venue looked stunning as well as they did such an amazing job with all of the details. They are both teachers so Aiden made two wood coasters in his classroom, “Mr. & Mrs. O’Hara, August 9, 2019”, with a picture of a mountain on it, which is Danielle’s heritage and where she grew up-BC. On the other coaster had a picture of an old fort on it where Aiden’s heritage was from-Ireland.  They also had an old wood door for the place table had places where they had traveled together on each different table. Then after dinner they had first dance, which was so intimate. They did the same with each one of their parents as well. Then after my favourite time of day always and forever- twilight hour! It was so breathtakingly gorgeous that day, that sunset, a perfect end to a perfect day! They were dancing in the middle of the street in front of the venue! Very cute! One of my favourite shots from that day is of them dancing- cropped of their backs. This couple photo of them kissing with the epic sunset surrounded by mountains!

 

I was super honoured to be a part of their breathtaking wedding. I have known them for over 2 years now and they are the sweetest couple ever and super fun together. I photographed their engagement shoot as well at Deer Lake which was amazing! To see them on their wedding day was just a full circle moment for me. Seeing their love transform to how they were on the wedding day was just unbelievable! ❤️

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