pinnacle hotel wedding: tess&adam

if you are living anywhere in the seattle-vancouver area, you will know what an incredibly awful july we have had weather-wise. i do not ever remember there being a july this cold, or this rainy, or this overcast before. it’s literally october weather. in july. so when tess and adam picked their wedding date this winter as july 17th, i don’t think they had pouring rain in the forecast. but pour it did. it was quite romantic actually [say you’re the type like me who finds rain romantic] all the bridesmaids getting ready in the morning at tess’ house, windows open, rain pouring down outside. that being said, we sure were thankful the pouring rain turned to a gorgeous overcast [seriously perfect light] for all of the photos after the ceremony in north vancouver.

you may remember tess + adam’s story from their engagement session post, but if not, let me share a little bit about these two for you. they are the self-described city girl meets country boy. tess loves everything hot pink, high heeled, diamond-encrusted, not to mention the bigger the hair the better. and adam met tess four years ago and fell in love with this girl. and she fell in love with this boy, her opposite in every way. she’s the extravert, he’s the introvert. she’s the talker, he’s the listener. she has the ideas, he makes them happen. their teamwork was evident throughout all the little details of the wedding. the gray pedestals of all different sizes for the ceremony were hand-made by adam and tess bought the small dresser to spray-paint hot pink. such a cute touch.

tess and adam were married at the church they attend, which is always so special. it’s such an honour to be a part of a wedding where Jesus is the foundation and God’s love is the center. i always leave inspired and challenged and in awe at this huge, incredible gift called marriage. both sides of their families are beautiful–but i was exceptionally touched by adam’s parents speech right before we left for the evening. such a cool moment of stopping in the midst of all the celebration to give thanks to God for their son, for their new daughter-in-law, for the fact that God created each of them individually for one another and for this moment. so neat to see. adam and tess, i loved your wedding. i loved your bridal party. i loved your ceremony, your reception, your food. if every wedding like this, i could shoot 100 a year and never grow tired. ;) have a blessed week in hawaii!

florals: granville island florist
event design: wedding design studio / dream day designs
wedding cake: cakes by meg
shoes: barbie by townsshoes

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  1. I hate/love how quick you are at blogging ;) these are so great!

  2. ps: that shoe/ring shot? incredible.

  3. What a beautiful bride! Love this… stunning photos!

  4. Bethany B says:

    STUNNING Wedding! I agree with Dorothy… that picture with the ring and shoe… WOW! :)

  5. Anna says:

    The “opposites attract” couples are always adorable. I have friends like that and its a wonderful relationship to watch!

  6. Lauren says:

    so so beautiful :) I loved her colors! :)

  7. Laura says:

    Gorgeous photos! Her dress is awesome!

  8. Farrah says:

    Stunning!!! love the natural light coming through the windows when the bride is getting ready…so pretty.

  9. mandie says:

    wonderful jamie. and her dress is insane. dang.

  10. Katie says:

    Jamie you are a fantastic photographer with such creative photographic ideas! I was trying to pick out one photo that was my favorite, but it’s kinda hard, they’re all wonderful.

  11. Natalie says:

    Omg. I’ve been reading your blog for a few years and I’ve never seen a groom so in love with his bride in pictures before. And I never comment but I felt really compelled to say that! SO CUTE.
    P.S. Grandma picture, second cutest thing.

  12. Josephine says:

    wow you captured so many special moments!! such great photos! I really like the one you captured of her admiring her wedding ring and the grandma looking over her chair and the dance. ah, too many to mention. love them all! :)

  13. Im loving the jewelry and the shoes! Overall stunning wedding!

  14. Nadine says:

    I love how you always show SO many pictures. And they’re always GREAT!

  15. Brielle says:

    Loved the shots Jamie!!!!! Such a cute wedding And i looooove the brides dress!

  16. Ashley Lynn says:

    Love those pink shoes!

  17. s h e r r y says:

    Wooow. Umm. Ask me, do I like her dress? No. I LOOOOVE IT. Holy shmoly. What a stunning wedding <3 <3

  18. i just LOVE this bride’s style. wow.

  19. Emily says:

    Oh my I love those necklaces! Where are they from?

  20. @emily – i could be mistaken, but i think they were from ICING by Claire!

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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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