This wedding was so so so special for oh-so-many reasons. First of all, Jessica and Jeremiah are two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. And Jessica’s matron of honour Carmen is a bride from two summers ago, which made the day just that much more delightful.
The morning started with the ladies getting ready at Carmen’s home, then it was time for Jess to meet up with her groom for their first look. Mt. Lehman Winery provided the perfect backdrop for their portraits, and for Jessica and Jeremiah to read letters to one another beneath a canopy of trees.
A lot of thought and effort went into the lovely details, from the DIY bouquets to the jewelry Jessica wore in honour of her late mom, who passed away a few years ago. This wedding was all about the importance of friends and family and remembering loved ones lost, even as they celebrated. After a beautiful ceremony, guests gathered for a delicious meal, served family-style at intimate tables.
During golden hour, I snuck Jess and Jeremiah away for a few more portraits…then everyone hit the dance floor to close the night out. What a lovely day, from beginning to end. I’m so blessed to have been able to capture the special moments for them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you two, for having me along!
It’s not too often that I’m on the other side of the camera during the reception (that’s me, centre right)…but Jess’s aunts and uncles roped me into a sing-a-long for the bride and groom.
This is Sarah, Jess’s adorable, amazing, cake-making sister!
That light! That cake! So gorgeous!!!
Best dancer award, hands down, goes to Jeremiah’s niece Tama, who tore. it. up.
Venue/caterer: Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro | Cake: the Bride’s amazing sister, Sarah Kleingeltink | Bouquets & boutinieres: DIY | Second shooter extraordinaire: the amazing and wonderful Christine Pienaar Photography