brock house restaurant wedding: cat&erik

catherine & erik were married on july 14, 2012 at brock house restaurant on jericho beach. their day was filled with nautical details that made their wedding very cat & erik. non-traditional and care-free, cat and erik love art, music and living life to the full. they’ve shared many adventures together over their dating years, including living in the vancouver harbour on a boat for a year. they used to take a small dinghy [the one in this post] to shore and bike to work every morning, even in the winter snow! i love their adventurous spirits.

for their honeymoon, catherine & erik are chartering a sailing boat off the coast of the carribean islands and sailing for two weeks alone. no laying on a beach for these two. a good friend of the bride’s mom [andrea tucker] designed the bride’s untraditional wedding dress, complete with jacket for the reception. cat’s shoes are from anthropologie’s BHLDN line and jewellery was borrowed from her mom. cat’s veil, all the guy’s boutenaires and the bridesmaids necklaces and fascinators were all designed by the amazing carmen west creative. wow. loved them so much! also, the piece of driftwood, carved with SS Janzen, was a gift from one of catherine’s bridesmaids the morning of the wedding. cat’s bouquet was complete with rope detail, anchors and brooches and designed by granville island florist. the nautical wedding cake was made by the uncommon cake.

after the sunset ceremony at brock house, cat & erik spent an hour mingling with their family from all over the world. erik’s whole family is from norway and catherine was born in south africa. the sand ceremony incorporated both the bride & groom’s heritage with sand from both countries becoming one. my favourite moment of this day was when cat and erik hopped in their boat before being introduced at the reception… just off the sandy shores of jericho beach. ohhh, that light. and the cheering bridal party. the warmth. the sand. the refreshing water. vancouver in the summer is the best city in the world. visit and prove me wrong. ;)

congratulations, cat & erik! have a fabulous time sailing!

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  1. Becky says:

    Gorgeous Jamie! Loooove all those shots in the boat!!

  2. Hannah Elise says:

    love the details and unique-ness of their wedding. beautiful, sweet shots.

  3. Cassi Claire says:

    Love this wedding! Fantastic work Jamie!! I’ve got to know where she got those bridesmaids dresses from! :)

  4. Faith says:

    GORGEOUS! I LOVE the boat shots! :)

  5. Laura says:

    LOVE these!!! ohmigosh – what a beautiful wedding!

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  7. Gail says:

    FABULOUS and one of my fave weddings of yours, ever! Love those water shots!

  8. Kim says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  9. carlotta says:

    those boat shots. excuse me while I die. PERFECTION.

  10. Ken Carter says:

    Hi ! from England, Congratulations and much happiness to you all . Probably the best blog I have seen – which was so professional- and read like a film script for a rework of “High Society” !!! Well Done.
    Ken Carter

  11. Abby says:

    Total rockstar status. These are AMAZING.

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  13. Erna says:

    This was truly one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. Well done all! Congratulations to the wonderful parents and the rest of the family. May this happy couple be blessed for ever!

  14. So unique! Love this couple’s style and..the bride’s shoes? Whoah. Gorgeous work, Jamie!

  15. LOVE this wedding, Jamie! Beautiful. :)

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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