I don’t even know where to begin with this wedding! We are being seriously spoiled with fantastic weddings this summer, such a treat! (get ready there are a lot of exclamation marks coming up ) We knew that these two were our kind of people from the very first email. Jess wrote that she and Rob were getting married “under a LONE TREE IN A FIELD!!!” If any of you have read the E/A Who? page on our main site you will know that I, Emmy, have a thing for making photographs of lone trees in fields, bit of an obession really. Anyway Jess and Rob really do live a dream life. Jess is a lover of horses and what better life than to run Foxstone Stables at Glenora Farm and also live right above the stable with 300 acres of Cowichan Valley paradise including your own natural spring swimming pond, meadows with lone trees, and gorgeousness everywhere you look! There is so much beauty here that we are going to head back up there in the fall for a day of photo making because we felt like kids in a candy store with not quite enough time to fill our pockets. This dreamy day was a hip-nouveau-country-handle-bar-moustache-ray-ban-sunglasses-with-a-dash-of-vintage perfection! There were so many personal touches and such wonderful details that the result is that I have a lot of images to share!! To start with Jess’ dress is stunning and so perfect for a vintage country wedding. Her rings, carried in little leather pouches, were Rob’s Grandmother’s and her vintage bracelet has been worn by the other women in Rob’s family on their wedding day. All through their home are old family photos and antique treasures that I couldn’t help but photograph. These old photos were inspiring so the tintype looking shot at the end is a shout out to American Gothic and old family images. The ceremony seats were bales of hay with Jess’ baby quilts made by her mom, the bridal party entered through the field with Jess’ first man in her life, her old pup Jackson, looking so so proud in his bow-tie, the flowers with daisies and sunflowers and red gingham table clothes were so perfect and the weather was hot and sunny! Many of the guests set up camp in a nearby field with vans and tents to make a weekend of the event. In honour of Rob’s ‘stache many of his friends grew their own and the groomsmen bought stick ons that you could shape in different styles. The sun set really low on the horizon leaving the reception drenched in buttery late daylight. Instead of a wedding cake these two ordered a table full of pies!!!!!! Best idea ever! It was really hard to photograph them and not sneak a taste. After the ceremony we headed up the hill to the old red barn for some shelter from the heat. You have heard the famous saying don’t work with kids or animals – well we usually love working with both and the kids were fantastic it was the darn goats that couldn’t take the hint that it wasn’t their day! One really wanted his picture taken, after he tasted a bridesmaid’s bouquet of course. At first it was funny until I had to push him out of the way by his bottom, goats are stubborn. We left the barn via tractor and at dusk the music started, the lanterns came on and man could these folks dance! I have never seen grannies with such moves, so so much fun. Jess and Rob are so in love and their wedding day was perfect from beginning to end. We know we will see them and Jackson, and probably the goat many more times in the future. At the end of the day we were still hot, a little sweaty, and so so grateful to our new friends Jess and Rob for sharing their sweet day with us!
Location: Glenora Farm, Duncan BC. Dress: Priscilla of Boston. Flowers: Leaf and Petal