Classic Kootenay Backyard Wedding

British Columbia Wedding Photographer

Tara and Patrick are kind, warm souls who make everyone around them feel loved and supported. Their classic Kootenay backyard wedding was the perfect reflection of this.

The weather was looking un-sunny for the week leading up to their wedding. Come wedding morning, we followed the weather closely, hoping for a break in the clouds so that they could do their first look at Cottonwood Lake. Patrick waited under an umbrella and when the rain paused for a moment, Tara’s brother helped her out of the limousine. The rain held off just long enough for them to see each other and share an emotional embrace, then the sky opened up again!

I personally think rainy day weddings is romantic. Embracing the weather helps everyone to enjoy the day. Because whatever the weather, you’re still going to get married and I’m still going to give you wonderful photographs that capture all the emotions of your wedding.

Despite rain showers throughout their wedding day, the sun came out just long enough for their ceremony. Just before they kissed, thunder cracked above our heads. It was a suitable cheer for their new life together.

The following week, the sun was shining in typical Nelson B.C. summer style. I was at Dairy Queen, photographing a personal project, when Tara and Patrick coincidentally arrived wearing their wedding clothes! Patrick’s dad wanted to take some photos of them at a classic Nelson location, so I joined in and they got another photoshoot!

Kootenay Backyard Wedding

There are so many Kootenay backyard wedding ceremony locations options around Nelson B.C. — even if you aren’t actually in a back yard! Lakeside AirBnBs may be open to a wedding party, and spots such as Sunshine Bay Park in Proctor, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Blaylock Mansion and Georama Growers near Nelson,  Gyro Park in Nelson, Gray Creek Hall near Crawford Bay. Bull River Guest Ranch near Cranbrook and Kimberley Alpine Resort are also awesome locations in the East Kootenays!

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