My life goal is to move to Saltspring and be a Saltspring wedding photographer. It’s official. Every single time I go to this magical island I fall more in love with it. The quaintness, the scenery, the people. It’s really something special.
Whenever I am blogging, the hardest part for me is narrowing down the pictures so that people don’t get bored scrolling through too many. But you GUYS. This one I could not hold back. I was only with these two for about five hours but the amount of ground they covered in that time was unreal.
Firstly, Hastings House is probably THE most gorgeous venue I’ve ever shot it. Situated right on the ocean on Saltspring Island it’s everything you could ask for. Lush, filled with flowers, it has character, the staff are AMAZING andddd SHEEP! THERE.ARE.SHEEP. Ok but I’m getting ahead of myself. This part was also a first for me – Mary and Sebastian got ready in the same tiny cabin but in different rooms. She had the bathroom, a small closet and the bedroom and he had the living room and tiny kitchen. It was so funny going back and forth between the rooms, sneaking through doors so they wouldn’t see each other. After everyone was dressed they had their first look in the gardens…they were all smiles seeing each other for the first time. THEN…SHEEP. We headed out to the field and at first it seemed like none of them wanted anything to do with us. But after a few minutes of checking out Mary’s bouquet, one sweet pea came over to us. Once he got a few pets he was all in. He was even wagging his little sheep tail because he was so happy to receive all the love. Highlight of my career, hands down.
Once we recovered from the extreme sheep cuteness we grabbed the wedding party and headed down to the ocean for a few photos. Next was the ceremony….it was gorgeous. And emotional. And all the things. Mary and Sebastian did a few really fun things I’d never seen at a wedding before. At the end of the ceremony, they cut through a small log together and then jumped over a broom for good luck. So fun! Also right before the reception, Mary’s mom performed a ceremony of tying their hands together, symbolizing their union. I absolutely love it when couples bring unique ideas to their wedding.
Mary and Sebastian – THANK YOU. For being so amazing and caring and just being you. I’ll never forget you and your exceptional vows; about how you felt like home to each other. And THOSE SHEEP. I can’t wait until our paths cross again!
For now here is a highlight of their day. Enjoy and thanks for being here friends.
Venue: Hastings House Country House
Coordinator: Stephania at Hastings House
Commissionaire: Hazel Findlay
Florals: Foxgloves Flowers
Jewellery: Etsy – Kujah Jewlery
Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman
Groom’s Attire: Harry Rosen