August 5, 2013 In photography, weddings

DIY Farm Wedding

Rebecca and Kenneth: August 3, 2013

Rebecca and Kenneth’s wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. I expected nothing less, after two very stylish and fun engagement sessions with this couple over the past year. First, their was their camping-themed Fall engagement session in Kitsilano and then second, was a foggy-wintery-overcast shoot in Langley back in February. Although Rebecca and Kenneth are from Coquitlam, they knew they wanted to have a Do-It-Yourself Farm Wedding and a family friend’s property near 0 Ave was the perfect location. When we started coverage at the farm, all of Rebecca & Ken’s family had come from their Chinese tea ceremony in Coquitlam–hence Rebecca’s first dress in this blog post. We started photographing the gorgeous details, from Rebecca’s “White by Vera Wang” gown (purchased from David’s Bridal) to her white Kate Spade heels. The bride’s hair and makeup was impeccable, all thanks to Mindy from Lovely Wedding Studio.

Rebecca and Kenneth are part of a great church in Coquitlam and one of my favourite things about church is community. You really saw that come into play during their wedding day. My best guess is upwards of forty people setting up details throughout the early afternoon – including a full band rehearsing. So neat. Loved all of their photo canvases (from our two engagement sessions!), horseshoes, photo “nets,” rowboat paddles instead of a guestbook, seeds as guest favours, posters instead of programs (Rebecca is a graphic designer!), wooden signs all over the property, the gorgeous pink & lace cake… everything was oh so sweet. And SO DETAILED. It was crazy impressive.


After a heartfelt ceremony, which includes the congregation (close to 250 guests!) singing three worship songs, hand-written vows and a choir of about thirty people singing during the signing of the registry… guests watched Rebecca & Kenneth during the cake cutting. And then there was a toast to the bride… before ice cream, fruit & more cake!

We had some gorgeous light… and we can’t forget, an even more gorgeous couple.

Adored the style of their small bridal party. All the boys wore fly fishing bait for boutonnieres and all the girls wore sneakers. Stunning florals were by G7 Florist in Port Moody.

During the family formal time, the best man, Tin (who was oh-so-helpful by the way… and even carried our bags when we first arrived. Bonus!) offered to take this photo of Candace and I with the bride and groom. I love it! Happy marriage to you, Rebecca & Ken. Thank you so much for having us! (P.S… this is the last wedding Candace will shoot with me as a “single” girl. She gets married FRIDAY. Had to throw that in there. Love you Candace.)

[Post edited to add…] Rebecca & Kenneth’s beautiful wedding invitation! How did I forget this?

  • Rebecca

    Wooooow that was soooooo beautiful !!! So fast ad well!!! So many happy tears seeing these gorgeous photos!! Praise to The Lord for His wonderful creation!
    Thank you Jamie and Cadence for the super beautiful awesome fantastic pictures !! You girls surely captured every moment fantastically!

    Congrats Cadence!!!enjoy the special day on Friday!! :)

  • just beautiful, jamie.

  • Beautiful work and a beautiful wedding! Magda and I fondly remember Rebecca and Ken from when we shot Tin and Bobo’s wedding! :)

  • tin

    Hey Jamie, what an incredibly beautiful photo set. I’m absolutely stunned by the colour and festive atmosphere you captured. We had a blast at Rebecca & Kenneth’s wedding and it was a really joyous day. I want to thank you and Candace for making this a forever memory for the couple through the magic of your eyes. Praise the Lord!

  • fiona

    Wow!! This is so quick!! I’m amazed!! Your photos have captured the best moments and original taste of RK and their wedding!!! Thanks! I love your blog that goes with the photos!!!

  • You killed it, Jamie! These are absolutely stunning… I LOVE all their details! Gorgeous. :)

  • Irene

    Fantastic work, Jamie & Candace. I love your magic for capturing the precious moments for Rebecca and Kenneth. You are so awesome and gifted! This set of photos is a masterpiece of art work! Keep doing what you are doing to glorify God! Praise the Lord and I am so glad to know you through the wedding!

  • Marinne Tang

    It’s a wonderful wedding party. Congratulations!!

  • Kendal

    Beautiful, stunning photos as always Jamie! I am so in love with your work. What a lovely wedding as well =)