So it begins
As Morgan and I drove up the long winding gravel driveway (which was clearly marked with signage by the bride herself) of Devon’s parents property, the entire time our jaws were to the floor over the backyard beauty that they call their home, this massive property came with a little field to hold their ceremony, a stunning home with floor to ceiling windows (a photographers dream) to get ready in, a patio with the most perfect dance floor, with bistro lights hung all around. As I said my goodbyes to Morgan so that he could document the groom and groomsmen getting ready, I was greeted by so many smiling faces, a mimosa, and hands down one of the chillest brides I have EVER met! Madison was radiating the entire day, literally, I don’t think she ever stopped smiling for even a second on her wedding day.
Madison + Devon opted to do a first look and all of their family portraits before their evening ceremony, this allowed for us plenty of laid back photos, and allowed our beautiful bride and groom to mingle with their guests as soon as their ceremony was over. I always LOVE first looks, not only is it bonus time for photos, but the anxiety about the day (at least I felt this way) was SO overwhelming, that all I literally wanted to do was see Morgan and be wrapped up in his arms (cause isn’t this that the very best place to be, enveloped by your sweethearts arms, the safety of it all). Madison + Devon’s first look was so perfect, with a backdrop of the Fraser River, they laid eyes on each other and gently wiped away a few trickling tears from each others cheeks, then it was time to celebrate!
Madison + Devon got married in Devon’s parents backyard in front of a beautiful, yet simple, wooden archway covered in fabric. Their friends and family sat in the shade of the trees on the property, and Madison being the bride that always thinks of others, had put out big buckets of ice water with fresh bottles of water in them, bug spray for everyone (a PNW wedding essential), and little hand fans. Both Madison + Devon hand wrote their vows to one another, which they proudly said which holding onto the hands of both each other and their little girl, Quinn.
With a wedding party so amazing, so supportive, and fun, Madison + Devon’s reception was truly one that will forever hold a special place in Morg & my hearts. Instead of a traditional sit down dinner, these two opted for a variety of delicious canapes to be served during cocktail hour, so that they could mix and mingle with each and every single wedding guest that had joined them on their wedding day. The food was absolutely AMAZING too, by the way, and we highly recommend them (and no we aren’t getting paid to say that haha). From so many heart filled speeches from loved ones, to dancing the night away as the sunset down below the mountains, we cannot get over how stunning and beautiful this backyard PNW wedding was! I think backyard weddings might just be our most favourite location for people to get married.
Vendors who helped complete the day:
Hair + Makeup Artist: https://www.laraparliamentmakeup.com/
Wedding Planner: https://www.instagram.com/briannalyndsey/
Floral Arrangements: https://petalsandpineflorals.ca/
So it begins