This wedding in Fort Langley was a new adventure for me. First off…it was in the Fort Langley National Historic Site…fun!! I love photographing weddings in Fort Langley and so this was just so great. Not only is the venue interesting with lots to see for guests when they are milling around before and after…but the food was amazing! What a neat thing to do for your guests.
Secondly…and most importantly…this was a culturally new wedding for me. I have photographed a German wedding, a French wedding but this was my first deaf wedding. When meeting with Steve and Cory prior to the wedding they filled me in on some of the cultural differences and it was so interesting. For instance, at the reception you need round tables as rectangular are hard to see people. If you want the couple to kiss you wave a napkin in the air. For the dance speakers are put on the ground so that the beat it felt. So interesting and such an amazing experience.
Steve and Cory are this beautiful couple completely in love. He first saw her through friends but when meeting a while later it was Cory who approached him. It has been love since. Their wedding day was filled with amazing friends and family who were so excited to celebrate with them…and I was happy to be one of them. As well…a big thank you to Teryn for coming along for the day!! You are amazing:)
Cory started by getting ready at the Essential Day Spa & Salon in Cloverdale. Her maid-of-honour, Vicki, joined her there…and I fell in love with Vicki! As you will see she radiates joy.
The ceremony took place behind the Big House in the Fort…Cory being walked down the aisle by her father.
LOVED this wedding party. They love their friends so much.
Gary and Janice from the Fort took care of all the food and beverages…yum!!! Pasta salad was incredible!
Let’s get the couple to kiss!!
Steve and Cory left the reception to a bubble exit…so fun! It made for a great goodbye and we went and did their couples portraits after that! I love that they decided to do portraits after their lunch wedding…the light was better and they also didn’t have a big time gap in between the ceremony and reception.
This moment touched me…as they were leaving Steve’s father Jack came running up to say goodbye to his son and daughter-in-law. OH man…these are the moments that make me tear up at a wedding.