james and brooke celebrated a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the riverbend green space along toby creek at panorama mountain resort this past august. it was a gorgeous day for photography despite the fine mist of mountain rain that we had here and there.
our coverage began with james and his boys along toby creek. they met me at the bottom of the gondola where we ran into shandrea (a talented florist and former owner of the stem.) james and brooke were lucky enough to book shandrea before she moved her business out of the valley so it was nice to see her back for their special day. the boutonnieres were amazing and all of the colours coordinated with the bridesmaids beautiful dresses and bouquets.
after some fun with the guys we headed up to the top of the gondola to meet brooke and her gals. brooke looked absolutely stunning. she was positively aglow and surrounded by her most treasured friends as well as her little sister. we were sure to capture the beautiful rings that brooke had gifted all of the girls and enjoyed a bit of time together before heading back down to the ceremony.
james and brooke were married by a member of the extended family… always a wonderful way to say your vows i think. there was lots of laughter as brooke and james exchanged rings (james’ was a tad snug) and the groomsmen kept everyone on their toes throughout the bridal portraits to follow. james and brooke were also gifted with a special horseshoe as part of james’ heritage, a traditional gift that is given to newlyweds for luck in their marriage.
the reception was held up at the great hall where there were stories shared, jokes made and heart felt thanks given to both james and brooke for how they have touched the people that they love. it was a fabulous day and i felt so fortunate to capture it for this lovely couple.
james and brooke, i wish you a wonderful life together as husband and wife. thank you for sharing you beautiful day with me and i hope that these photos help you to remember it fondly for years to come.