We begin our adventure at Quaaout Lodge, near Chase, BC. It’s a lovely little adventure, nestled near Little Shuswap Lake. Of particular interest are the rings – all forged by the groom. He takes crafty to the next level!





And of course, the dress was perfect. Anyone who’s read this blog knows how much I like my frilly lace dresses.



The flowers were lighter, with hints of baby’s breath.



While the girls were starting makeup, the guys had different plans.



It was a cool, rainy morning. The perfect kind of morning to jump into the lake.





The boys had beers, and dried off. It was time to get ready for the ceremony.





Our groom had surprised all his groomsmen with custom-forged knives he had worked on for the last six months. Complete with leather sheathes.




I’d find out, right about now, that this was going to be a sedimental emotional wedding. I handed our groom a letter left in his room, with his name on it.



It was from his future wife.



Complete with stick man drawings of the family.



We managed to get a quick groomsman portrait, and I made my way to the girls cabin.



It was abuzz with activity. Champagne was popped, then enjoyed.



Last few touch ups of makeup, then we’d be ready to fit the dress.






The ceremony site was all set up, and guests were arriving quickly. The sun was right behind us, and a cool wind rose from the water.




And oh man, was this ceremony ever heartfelt. Kind of a roller coaster of emotion actually.



But then, a first kiss, and they were married. Here’s where you find out why I called it the high five wedding.








After the ceremony, it was time for family formals, then bridal party formals! Let’s a take a minute to admire this good looking crew.



And also this good looking crew.



I can just feel the love. It was tough grabbing this guy away. He is indeed beloved.



So we continued with formals.







And then, a formal with this important guy.




Unfortunately, this is where our adventure ends, for now. Keep in mind, this isn’t all the photos. This is a sampler, 45 of the photos taken today. There’s a full album coming out in about 3 weeks, though. We get some pretty artsy, original shots.



That’s in a Kekuli we found nearby.



This is simply a sneak peek, a selection of a few favourites throughout the day to show you.



If you personally know the bride and groom, feel free to contact me by clicking here. Let me know who you are, along with the bride and groom’s name, and I’ll make sure you get a link to the finished album! If you’d like to keep a picture, even on mobile, just click it and it will open in a separate window. You can save it from there.




If you know someone who’d like to see this sneak peek, feel free to click one of the share buttons on the top or  bottom of this entry, to share and tag them! Although I try to get the word out, a lot of family members and amazing bridesmaids and groomsmen don’t know about these samplers!



Thank you for reading this far. I put a lot of time and work into these sneak peeks so it’s great that you’ve taken the time to read all this!



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