29Jul '17

Karla and Russ get Married – a second chance

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Who doesn’t love a story about a second chance? Karla and Russ were each other’s first serious boyfriend and girlfriend and 30 years later they found each other again. Two dates later, a little dinner and dancing and they were in love all over again. After two years of a long distance relationship they became engaged and Karla finally moved to the Comox Valley for them to build their life here together.

I first met Russ more than ten years ago when were neighbours and now I get to see him every few years when he comes into the studio for his commercial photography. Last time he came, we did the usual catch up, but it was a bit different, a bit more wonderful  – as he had fallen in love. I remember perfectly how he talked about Karla, with a smirk and  wonderment. I couldn’t have been happier for him as truly he is one of the kindest most upbeat individual’s who is so deserving of this happiness, When I met Karla, I got it instantly. She is her own unique, kind, whip-smart person – truly, this woman is the definition of genuine. When I met her I had to hold back asking a million questions as you just get the sense immediately that she has much to teach you.

Their ceremony was held in their new shared home in Courtenay. The area was organized and decorated flawlessly by Sublime wedding planning and Russ and Karla were able to relax into their day. As a big golfer, we headed to Crown Isle golf resort to capture the couple with the stunning glacier views in the background.

What I will remember most from their day is Russ’s look on his face as Karla walked down the aisle and the way these two had such a relaxed, content vibe as they celebrated with their friend’s in their backyard after their ceremony – everything, was just as it should be.


Wedding co-ordination: Sublime Wedding Planning

Favor’s: Hot Chocolates

Hair and Makeup: Roots the Salon

Reception: Crown Isle Resort

Decor: Sublime Wedding Planning

Decor Rentals: All in One Party Shop

Flowers: Purely Flower