We met Jesse and Erica through a mutual friend of Jesse’s, Mr. Barry Calhoun (who is shooting our wedding next year!). It was through Barry that we also met Jesse’s mom, Patti, who owns Fluff - where Dan and I rent some of our furniture for various wedding shows! Jesse and Erica live in Edmonton, yet decided to have their wedding our here on the coast….specifically at Jesse’s parent’s our in North Van. Earlier this Spring, we went over to their home to see the landscape and surrounding areas. The whole house was being gutted!! Big plans were in place for the new house! Unfortunately the renos were not able to be completed on time, but that didn’t stop Jesse and Erica from having their 80 person ceremony in the backyard, and it was so cute and intimate.
The day was great! Great people, great weather, great locations! After GREAT photos, we headed to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for their outdoor reception. There was such a great atmosphere, and everyone was super nice. The photo booth was EPIC….particularly near the end…y’all see the slide show!
Enjoy some favorites of the day!
The bridal party got ready at the Holiday Inn in North Van. Apparently all that Dan and the guys did while getting ready was geek out over iPads! That’s alright…I got to hang out with Erica and the ladies, and Jesse and Erica’s little baby girl! She’s such a darling!
Back at the Houston house, there were beverages and snacks as guests arrived, and some musical entertainment…this guy was goooood!
I just loved how casual and intimate Jesse and Erica’s wedding was. All their guests stood around them, everyone was close by, in the comfort and privacy of the Houston’s backyard. So awesome.
After some mingling and family photos, we stayed a while in the backyard to begin the creatives. The backyard is like a jungle!
Jesse is an AVID motorcycle rider…he and some of his groomsmen rode all the way from Edmonton!! So we had to grab a shot of the lovely bride and groom on his bike!
Oh the notorious camera-in-air shot aka “The Camera Toss”…I always try to remind Dan to smile….lolWe always wanted to try shooting under one of these electrical tower things… happen to have found one that morning! Sweeet…
The wedding party!
This was a great location, and we shot quite a bit here.
Pit stop!! Request from the bride and groom! Starbucks is where Jesse and Erica had their first date back in Edmonton!
It was very kind of the newlyweds to buy a drink for their entire wedding party, and us! (Thanks guys for that!) The guy at the till was also nice enough to give them half off everything! After the refreshing bevies, we stole just Jesse and Erica (and their baby girl) for some shots at the Cleveland Dam.
And we just had to jump on the bridge for a few shots too.
Thankfully there weren’t too many people…surprisingly!Dinner was great. Super casual and chill, food was good, as were speeches and dessert PLUS everyone got a free ticket for admission to the Capilano Bridge! Very cool…! Later in the night, everyone headed inside one of the buildings for more mingling and drinks, and that fun photo booth we mentioned earlier!
It was a pleasure Jesse and Erica, we wish all the best to you and your new family!
Check out their slide show below!