September 17, 2011, the day Beth and Steve exchanged vows and became husband and wife in front of all their family and friends. It was the first wedding that I photographed where we had to battle the rain a little bit. But that didn’t deter from this couple’s excitement and joy for their wedding day. The sun peaked out here and there, and the rain didn’t stay around too long.
This wedding had a ton of details! I spent an hour just taking pictures of all Beth’s personal details in the morning! From jewellery to little gifts from family, to accessories, shoes, the dress. Wow! And the reception was amazing! So much work went into all the details to make this wedding really showcase who Beth and Steve are, as a couple. I love when that happens. When you go to a wedding and you can really feel like you really know the couple, on a deeper level, just from all the small details they’ve put into their wedding. So great!
The ceremony was in Chilliwack at a beautiful Anglican church, and then we took some pictures across the street at the museum and headed to Minter Gardens for the rest of the pictures, which is where their reception was held. I’ve added a few ring shots in this blog post because I had a lot of fun with their rings and likes the variety of shots I got!
Congratulations Beth and Steve, and all the best as you continue your journey as husband and wife!
To see more pictures from Beth and Steve’s wedding, check out their Slideshow.
After the wedding I asked Beth and Steve the usual questions:
1. What was your favourite/most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Beth: I could never pick one moment… the whole day was filled with so many amazing memories.
Steve: Beth walking down the aisle… and the kiss.
2. What did you like most about planning your wedding?
Beth: Everything except the guest list. I loved personalizing our wedding and making all of our decor with the help from family and friends. And of course the dress and shoe shopping!
Steve: Suit shopping.
3. If you could give future brides and grooms one piece of advice, what would it be?
Beth: Enjoy the day and take in each moment because it sure goes by quick. I promise you this will be the happiest day of your life. Also, this day is to celebrate you and your new husband/wife… so plan the wedding you both want, not what your family or friends think you should have.
Steve: Enjoy it! “A happy wife is a happy life.”
4. What song did you use for:
Beth walking down the aisle: Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Instrumental
Beth and Steve walking back up the aisle as husband and wife: Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble
First Dance: Your Song by Elton John