Graduating high school is a huge milestone in life. It’s the time where you’re free to dream wholeheartedly, nothing’s holding you back: the doors are wide open. Dreaming about the next ten years: what do I want to do with my life? Who will I become? Who will I meet that I will possibly do life with? I highly doubt that in her wildest dreams seventeen-year-old Alanna ever thought she’d meet her husband on her very first day of University. But she did. Enter Stan.
Stan was a year older than Alanna, both in the same graphic design program. They became fast friends and started dated quite shortly after their first meeting. Folks, it’s been nine years now since that fateful first meeting and Stan and Alanna are oh-so-in-love with one another. I love young love and relationships: I can only imagine the growth that has taken place in their love from the time they were two crazy teens to grown adults. What a story.
I especially love these two, because they trust my vision completely. Stan and Alanna booked me about sixteen months ago. You read that right. Where was I sixteen months ago? Um, nowhere. At the beginning of my career. The beginning of my story as a photographer. Just like falling in love, they took a chance on me and booked a young girl with a passion. Oh how thankful I am for them! I had the honour of capturing their wedding on my birthday, August 1st, at The Falls Golf Course in Chilliwack, BC. It was a ridiculously hot day, but they were troopers and I loved all the time they had carved out for bride and groom photos. Stan and Alanna, I wish you nine times nine more years of happiness and a beautiful European honeymoon in the Fall.
Stan and Alanna chose to do a First Look: LOVE! I loved Stan’s reaction: they both immediately began to cry. Seriously the most precious thing.
We had a full hour to play before the ceremony, which was split up between taking photos and dashing to the AC’d car to stay cool.
Nothing like British Columbia scenery.
Gorgeous outdoor ceremony.
Alanna had co-ordinated some fabulous details. The hot pink fans were my favourite: you should have seen how many of them were flapping away during the ceremony–soooo hot!
This location was a total score. Love the sign!
More beautiful details at the reception.
P.S. These cupcakes were amazing. Ahhmaazzzing.
To see more of Alanna and Stanley’s Wedding Day CLICK HERE for a slideshow.