This wedding was up in Squamish at the Cheakamus Centre. I've spent a lot of time in Squamish but this was my first time at this venue. It's so gorgeous. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere (but with all of the amenities!) but you are only about ten minutes from Squamish. Guests can spend the night in Squamish or they can drive back to the city if they would like so the Sea to Sky is a fantastic option to look for a wedding venue. Anyway, back to this one... this is another venue that has multiple options for the ceremony that once again is such a relief when you don't have to worry about weather and whether you should or shouldn't rent a tent. In this case, a tent was not needed and the ceremony was in the Plan A location. It was a hot, sunny day in the end and the cooler of water bottles I hid in among the trees came in handy once the wedding party went for photos. The surrounding area provides an unreal backdrop for pictures.
The reception was inside the Centre which is built up and seems like a tree house. Kaitlin and Dane provided all of their decor, including the centerpieces, which Kaitlin's dad made. This is a couple who love the outdoors and going on hikes and their decor really brought the outside in. Lots of greenery, moss and ivy. The place cards were rocks that they had handwritten all the guests names on and the seating chart was painted by the bride to indicate all of their favorite hiking routes.
Billies Flower House provided the bouquets, arrangements and other flowers. Their work is always fantastic but they really knocked it out of the park with Kaitlin's bouquet. Dane's family is from South Africa so Kaitlin asked to have a protea (the national flower of South Africa) in her bouquet. It was so stunning and thumbs up to Billies for being able to get it.
The Flour Pot from Pemberton provided the cake. It was so good and devoured by the guests... good thing too because I was the one to cut and plate the entire thing (I'm very all-purpose!). DJ Aimee Hawker kept this crowd dancing all night and boy did they dance. One of my favorite group of guests... they went all in!
John Yoo did the professional photography and I've since seen the final result... wow! I had seen a few from their engagement session so I knew what the result would probably be but he really took some incredible shots. I highly recommend checking them out.
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