Kristine and Don – Maple Ridge Wedding

Don and Kristine, found each other as couples often do, later in life. They weren’t high school sweethearts, but you could tell they had that sort of love in them.  A simple ceremony in the Maple Ridge Open Door Church with their friends and family to celebrate bringing their two families together.

Kristine and Don

 

I spent the morning of the ceremony as I like to do with the bride and bridesmaids.  As you’ll hear often this is my favourite part of the wedding…. not because it’s the calm before the storm (it seldom is)

 

A long morning of getting ready

A long morning of getting ready

Kristine and Don

Kristine and Don

Kristine chose a great retro styling for her bridesmaids and maid of honour

Kristine chose a great retro styling for her bridesmaids and maid of honour

An amazing dress

An amazing dress

Kristine and Don

 

The calm before the wedding

The calm before the wedding

Wedding, Saturday November 9, 2013

Just a couple of girls hanging out and looking fabulous

Just a couple of girls hanging out and looking fabulous

Getting ready

Getting ready

Kristine and Don

Anxious onlookers

Anxious onlookers

Another adorable ring bearer.... a trend I see!

Another adorable ring bearer.... a trend I see!

The moment before he saw her

The moment before he saw her

And then she walked down the isle

And then she walked down the isle

The moment after he saw her...

The moment after he saw her...

A gorgeous ceremony

A gorgeous ceremony

The first kiss

The first kiss

 

 

For the formals we went to Maple Ridge Park, a lovely little park on the road to Golden Ears.  I’m not a huge fan of the “matte” processing look, but with Kristine’s classic dress and styling, a little bit of an old school look worked really, really well for it.

Kristine and Don

Kristine and Don

Kristine and Don

Kristine and Don

 

The reception was held back at the Open Door Church, with a live jazz band (this girl had the voice of an angel), a great spread for food, and of course, the first dance followed by a big party to celebrate the day.

An amazing band

An amazing band

... and it's biggest fans

... and it's biggest fans

Kristine and Don

And the first dance

And the first dance

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