scottish cultural centre wedding: jessica&scott

last saturday, on july 23rd, not only did the sun arrive in vancouver–so did jessica and scott’s wedding day! jessica & scott are dear people to me. since i met them last november at their ballpark engagement session in langley–they’ve been on my heart in a big way. jessica’s younger brother cameron was tragically taken last summer in a car accident, only a few short months after jessica + scott got engaged. it has been a year full of overwhelming grief and sweet memories of cameron while planning for the “happiest day of their life.” it brings me to tears, thinking about what the past year has held for jessica + scott — and how their love for each other & for their families has grown stronger through it all. saturday was a difficult day for the family as they celebrated with jessica + scott but longed for cameron to be there.

jessica and her six beautiful bridesmaids got ready at the fairmont hotel vancouver — a stunning hotel that i had yet to shoot at! the getting ready room was full of amazing light and the neatest “vintage” looking walls. you’ll have to excuse my photo overload. couldn’t help myself. all the dresses were designed by alfred sung and purchased at frocks. jessica’s dress was designed by paloma blanca and one of my favourite dresses i’ve yet to shoot. jessica was the picture of perfection–and what i love about her is it is such an inside beauty as well: she shone on saturday.

jessica + scott were married at the canadian memorial church in vancouver which was the same church scott’s parents were married at 30+ years ago, as well as his aunt + uncle. after photos at van dusen gardens in the afternoon — it was time for the reception at the scottish cultural centre, chosen in remembrance of cameron: always proud of his scottish heritage. their wedding date of july 23rd was chosen to honour jessica’s grandmother mary–the 23rd was her birthday.  every detail of their day was monogrammed, personalized, thought-out to the nth degree. in their closing thank-you speech, jessica + scott shared their heart with their 200+ guests. “we knew a few things when we were planning our wedding. we wanted you all here. we wanted all the parents of our bridal party here: you raised these beautiful people we call our closest friends & we wanted you to share in that. we wanted all the kids here — kids learn by watching adults and watching traditions. it’s our hope that some little girl here today will someday remember this day and the traditions on her wedding day.” — jessica and scott, you two are very, very special people. i count it joy to have been in your lives this past year. my prayers are with you always. 

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  1. mandie says:

    yeah that hotel looks stellar. wonderful job as always jamie!

  2. Keaton says:

    They’re adorable. Great job, as always! ;D

  3. Beautiful photos, beautiful place, beautiful people.

  4. Lauren says:

    So beautiful :) You can tell they are so in love!! and I love the colors she picked out!!

  5. Michelle says:

    So so wonderful…

  6. Mindy says:

    Beautiful wedding Jamie, I really love the church!

  7. Courtney says:

    Beautiful wedding & photos! Congratulations, so happy for both of you :D!

  8. Pat Nelson says:

    What glorious pictures of a glorious day! Thank you, Jamie, for showing Scott and Jessica’s beauty and love for each other. Your opening story was so thoughtful and kind. You have made Scott’s Mom very happy!

  9. Alisa says:

    Beautiful photo’s that capture a truly beautiful day.

  10. Brielle says:

    Sooooo cute Jamie! I love Jessica’s dress too! Hey so Jamie we have kind of met at my aunts wedding, but not really. I also want to be a photographer, I have been for a while now, and I just want to say to you that I think you are such an amazing example and encourager to me. Your love for jesus just shines through you and you look so happy! I love the way you write and express yourself, and your style and everything! And to top it off your a photogrpaher… scratch that…a very amazing and talented photographer! So I just wanted to tell you how much I love reading your blog and how much you inspire me!
    Bless you,

  11. Rachel C. says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love it. :)

  12. Lauren Wiebe says:

    Gorgeous work Jaime. And what a simply stunning bride – I can’t believe how happy she looks! It’s so beautiful to see.

  13. Ken Biehl says:

    A storybook wedding. Heartfelt congratulations Jessica and Scott. Thanks for letting us share your day with us.

  14. tammy frinskie lavallee says:

    An amazing perfect wedding day! Shared by two of the most perfect people!
    Jamie you are so talented. And you managed to captured all the beauty and love share by Jessica & Scott. Can’t wait to see all the other photos to come!

  15. Josephine says:

    Stunning. Everything is just stunning. I can tell how special this day must have been!

  16. Cameron says:

    The very proud father of the bride here! Jamie and her team of photographers never interfered in any way and managed to herd all of us in a way to put us on display in the best manner. I will always be thankful that Jamie was selected by Jessa and Scott to memorialize the special day. Jamie had as big a part in how the whole wedding day turned out as anyone involved. We all had complete confidence in Jamie and we were certainly right to do so. Scott and Jessa have been together for seven years and Jamie caught their mutual love and respect. I hope that they still have the same adoring looks in their eyes 60 years from now as they did on Saturday. What a pair of ‘sick beauties’! Love you both forever and always,

  17. Barbara says:

    Thank you Jamie for your beautiful wedding story and for capturing my beautiful daughter and son-in-law on their special wedding day with our families and friends. Great Job! Barbara

  18. George Pennington says:

    The Photo’s of Jessica and Scott are Beautiful and I know they will have a beautiful,loving and lasting life together!

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