At the end of June, I joined Erin & Ryan at Semiahmoo Resort for their wedding day... and what a beautiful day it was!
Erin & Ryan's wedding ceremony took place at the Pierside Dock,
which is located on the east side of the resort and over-looking the bay
towards the north and the mountains of B.C. Canada. The sun was
bright, but the mountains were a little hidden by the heavy summer
air... we knew they were there, though! It turns out Ryan is originally
from Canada, so this location has particular significance for them.
Before the ceremony started we walked over to the large barn on the
property for some shade and the opportunity to feel the cooler wind
blowing at us from over the water.
After a little while of doing photos together, the bridal party
joined us for some quick photos against the cool brick wall, right off
the Pierside Room where the reception would be held later on in the
The ceremony took place on the Pierside Dock under a lovely arch
covered in light pink flowers and greenery. It made the perfect
compliment to the blue sky and water in front of us on the bay.
After some brief family portraits following the ceremony, we headed
into the Pierside Room for dinner, a slideshow, cake cutting, and the
rest of the fun-filled evening ahead of us.
The only way to photograph a full and long head-table is to pull out
the 8mm Peleng fish-eye lens - Amazingly, I think I got the whole bridal
party in the shot!
Wine glasses were tinkling for this photo op... I love how Ryan is
just schmushing Erin with this passionate and mighty public kiss!
Erin's flower choices were elegantly simple and lovely. Roses were
the flower of the day, hot pinks and light pinks with chocolate brown
Ryan joined Erin on the dance floor for their first dance together
and as the sun began to dip down into the horizon. I love the look on
their faces as they shared this intimate moment together dancing for the
first time as husband and wife.
As the night grew towards darkness and the end of the evening, Ryan
and Erin decided to cut their cake before I headed out for the night.
They were quite nice to one another in feeding one another the bites of
cake, but Ryan couldn't resist getting in an icing-smeared kiss after
all was said and done!
As I walked back out to my car at the end of the night, I couldn't
help but take one last photo of the dock and the sun slipping away to
become night. The party was far from over, but my time with them was
Thanks to both families for allowing me to join you on your most special day together!
To see more photos and for a sneak peak at the whole day, click on
the video below. Feel free to email or embed... it's meant to be shared
with family & friends!