WED // #HoorayForTomandShay – Okanagan Wedding Photographer

If you think blogging weddings is difficult, try narrowing down the photos of your very own little brother’s wedding!

The day started off early with makeup for Shaylynne at her mum’s home and then hair at the mall, and hair for Thomas around the corner. He got ready at our grandparents’ home, and she got ready at her mum’s home. Before we headed to the ceremony, I made up the florals and then we snapped some shots with Thomas’ littlest sisters outside.

Their ceremony was held in one of our childhood church’s in Falkland. They shared a prayer beforehand, holding hands around the corner of a door so they wouldn’t see eachother. I’m so glad Honey Deer Photography was there to shoot the ceremony so I could enjoy it (and cry the entire time). It ended with the family and bridal party leaving earlier and lining up aside the doors – so that Thomas and Shaylynne got the amazing church exit they were hoping for.

They hopped in our grandpa’s ’69 Cadillac and were off to Polson Park to take family and bridal party photos where our parents had their portraits done 24 years ago! A fun fact: one of Thomas’ groomsmen is the son of one of our Dad’s groomsmen! It was pretty surreal.

We drove out to the Cosin’s Bay road, and wandered through the tall grassy fields and twirled on the road. Shaylynne was so hoping for some beautiful light, and the sun gloriously showed off in the last half hour of our shoot. It was breathtaking.

Finally, we ate amazing tacos and listened to moving, loving speeches (sometimes hilarious), sweet songs, and tender prayers. So many friends and family gathered to celebrate them, and there were very few dry eyes – whether from crying or laughing. There were handmade decorations everywhere (Shaylynne is a crafty mastermind!). To finish the night, we danced our butts off to music DJed by the best man and brother of the groom – on a floor of eclectic carpets! What an incredibly happy day that went sooo smoothly.

And what an incredibly amazing love they share – I am so so proud of them and can’t wait to see how they grow together.

(crying, now!)

Enjoy X
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