I loved this wedding and you’ll see why as you take a moment to go through the photography. Everyone was so relaxed and the day was gorgeous. They had two ‘must have’s’ and one ‘maybe’. Darienne wanted to arrive in a canoe with her dad and depart in the canoe with Joe. They wanted to have their 8 month old pup be a part of the photography and if all went well, to have their little niece and nephew help walk them down the aisle. Well, sometimes things just have a way of working out and they got all three wishes.
Proudly Featured on 30-Something Bride. Read below for a little about the ceremony and reception straight from Darienne.
A little about their ceremony:
Our wedding was held at the Edgewater Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia. The morning was a beautiful summer day, it was warm and sunny. We spent the morning getting ready at the lodge, Joe and some of his boys went for a run and then started getting ready. Pascale arrived to start the photos just as I was attempting to get my dress on… luckily she was there, because we needed some help figuring out how to tie it properly, I seem to remember a hand up my dress! We also got great photos of the flower girl hiding under my dress. My dad and I then headed out in a warrior style canoe to make our entrance. As our guide paddled us around the corner we saw everyone seated on the lawn waiting for the bride, as they saw us they started waving. Before we got to shore, the bridal party walked down the aisle. The ring bearer and flower girl (Leo and Sienna, both around 3 years old) did a great job; however, the ring pillow was a bit big, and at the end of the aisle Leo gave it a drop kick! Sienna was so meticulous in her petal laying that only about 5 petals made it onto the aisle! My dad walked me down the aisle to a friend of ours playing the theme from the Princess Bride (my favourite movie) on guitar and I finally saw Joe waiting for me in his full tux with the beautiful mountain scenery and blue sky behind him. The Reverend gave a wonderful speech incorporating personal notes about us, our families and our wedding party. In the background Leo decided that there were really too many petals on the aisle and started picking them back up! Joe’s aunts sung a stunning version of “Make you feel my love” while we signed the registry. We had a few comments on our kiss… apparently it was a bit long! Finally, we came down the aisle in a shower of bubbles, we took fun group photos with all of the guests and made our get away in the canoe!
A little about their reception:
Just as we were finishing up our photos, the sky started to darken and as soon as we were all inside the rains came, so we feel extremely lucky! We made our entrance to the Rocky Theme song (Joe’s favourite movie) and got a couple good jabs in on each other. Everyone was finally seated and through out the evening we had wonderful, funny and moving speeches from all our closest family and friends. What really kept the night going was a trivia game put together by our close friends; it was a mountain that our game piece (Joe and I on a bike with our dog in the basket) climbed with each right answer. Also with each right answer we had to kiss with increasing “x-rated-ness” (starting with butterfly kisses up to a full dip and make out!)
After a quick slideshow, the dancing started and with such an intimate space in the lodge everyone was up and taking part! It felt like a short night, but it was so much fun.
Venue: Edgewater Lodge
Photography: Gadbois Photography
Wedding Planner: Sea to Sky Celebrations
Floral: Eleni Floral
DJ: Whistler DJ’s
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