darcy and nicole were married in the fall of 2014 at nipika mountain resort. they were so excited about the wedding there and knew it was a perfect fit for their day. when i arrived i found the main cabin absolutely abuzz with activity as hair and make-up were in progress everywhere i turned. there were lots of additional people there to enjoy the day and nicole was right in the middle of it… radiant as usual with that amazing smile on her face that i remembered from our engagement session.
darcy was much the same… beaming with excitement. when i arrived he remembered to shower and shave and then had two supportive groomsmen help sort out the suspenders. (not always as simple as they might seem.) the gents were spread out over a few cabins around the meadow where the ceremony was to be held. i just loved the way these two set up the site… the mountainous backdrop was exceptionally beautiful that day and the burlap aisle mingled with the flower petals hanging behind them were gorgeous.
this was a special day not only for darcy, nicole and their loved ones, but also for andy stuart-hill, their justice of the peace. andy has married more than half of the couples that i’ve photographed in this valley and i know that he has made a huge impression on hundreds of new marriages over his ten years as a marriage commissioner. this was his very last ceremony and it was perfectly lovely as usual. it was an honour to photograph it!
after the kiss we took some time for everyone to mingle and celebrate and then spent some time with the bridal party out along the river. lyle and steve were awesome as usual as they carted us around in the trucks and we visited the best spots. the party lasted long into the night as that sweet little barn rocked with laughter and stories of these two over their lives. there were rustic custom made flower boxes that darcy had made and a wedding cake constructed from wheels of cheese. the shots tasted like wedding cake and the dancing made everyone cry. it was a memorable day with a fabulous couple.
thank you darcy and nicole… i loved spending this time with you and i wish you a beautiful life together!