11Aug '11

Katie and Nathan say “I do” on Saltspring

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 It truly was the first sunny saturday Vancouver Island had seen this summer, fitting, as “sunny” is exactly how I would describe Katie’s dispostion while she, surrounded by her best friends, prepared for her the day. Katie and the girls got ready at the stunning Saltspring Island Winery and Bed and Breakfast where they were treated with personal care that made them ohh – and  ahhh. 
After some champaign and lots of laughs they headed to meet Nathan and the boys at Nathan’s father’s property. Here they were married by Katie’s father in a location overlooking the place they had their first date. 
After the ceremony guests were shuttled back the character filled Beaver Hall, which was brimming with details that Katie and her sister-in-law worked hard, and very successfully to create. The room was elegant, natural and beautiful and set the stage for an evening of the same description. 
As well as being full of personal touches, including a family made bouquet catapult, hand painted wine glasses, mom-made cookies –  Katie and Nathan treated everyone involved so thoughtfully. When I emailed Katie after the wedding to receive the name of her vendors, this is part of what I received back:
“Honestly all the credit for the wedding needs to go to my new sister-in-law who did SO much (Anna), my sister who is the bestest MC (and sister) ever, Nathan’s Dad & step-mum (Johan & Heather) who donated their land for the ceremony, Nathan’s Mum & step-Dad who donated TONS of decorations and hours of labour, and my folks who not only performed the ceremony, but also gave us the backing and the love and support to make it all happen….wow…I feel like I’m writting an acceptance speech:)  If only I’d been this eloquent on the day of!”
A huge thank you to Katie and Nathan, and their wonderful wedding party – what a fabulous day it was. The creativity, adventure, love and kindness in your wedding day was a reflection of who you are and the life you are destined to live.
Cake:  friend Maliza Taylor 
Flowers:  Marjorie Lane at Ruckle Park Farm 
Dress:  Blush Bridal Boutique in Victoria 

Thank you to my assistant Darcie Brown from Revival Arts Photography for sharing this wedding day with me.