Doug + Jamie - married! Shawnigan Lake, BC

Our friends Doug + Jamie planned a simple and intimate summer evening wedding ceremony in their backyard. Jamie got ready for their first look with her mom and her sister's at Doug's childhood home. Putting other's before herself she made busy by curling hair for all the other woman (cute!).  The men relaxed outdoors while Doug got ready, having a few rum's and snacking on fresh prawns caught that morning. The two met for the first time that day in the shade of their sheep and llama pasture. Doug was so excited to see her, instead of waiting for Jamie to approach him he turned around and met her half way! The whole afternoon and evening was very relaxed and calm, just what they were hoping for. Portraits wrapped up and then they got ready for their private ceremony. Their only guests were close family + a handful of friends. The ceremony was lead by one of their mutual best friends and guest gathered around listening to Doug + Jamie exchange sweet vows that they written for each other. After the ceremony guests enjoyed a causal BBQ dinner catered by Just Jakes (best!!). The gorgeous florals were grown + provided by Flowers by Reayane of Salt Spring Island ( We co-ordinated the biggest family photo sesh in element photo history - it was awesome! If your looking for your photo please check out D + J's complete gallery of images by clicking HERE  (password married).

The following day, Doug + Jamie invited all their friends to celebrate their union. Friends arrived to a delicious BBQ dinner, and were entertained by some of the funniest stories about the adventurous couple, life-sized j-j-j-jenga, swimming, volleyball, Photo Booth (photos coming soon!), and together we lit up the BEST dance party under the stars!