Nanaimo Wedding Photographer | R&S | Backyard Wedding
Ria and Stephen’s intimate wedding took place in the very backyard where Ria grew up, and just blocks away from the beach where R&S had their first date in Nanaimo. Despite having traveled the world together, their love story brought them home.
Although their original wedding didn’t go as planned, everything worked out in such a serendipitous way that had them grinning from ear to ear on their wedding day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the sun was shining and their closest family and friends came together in a socially distanced wedding to celebrate their love.
Their ceremony took place under an floral adorned arch Ria’s uncle built as a gift to them both and their guests watched from around the backyard in their family circles. Their wedding party excitedly popped confetti across the aisle as they were pronounced husband and wife and walked down the aisle together. After the ceremony, we enjoyed cocktails under their “carport lounge” which Decorate Victoria decked out in while linen and a bar setup, and snuck away for wedding party photos shortly after at nearby Piper’s lagoon. R&S returned to their elegant reception setup by Decorate Victoria and FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie and shared laughter and tears with their guests throughout the night while being fed a delicious meal by Toque Catering. Their first dance topped off the evening as the moon came out with a surprise choreographed number on the back patio.
R&S win the award for the most epic socially distanced backyard wedding we have seen to date. Their day was nothing short of incredible. Congrats you two!
Here’s a peek at their wedding day:
Photography: Tulle & Tweed Photography
Planning/Decor: Decorate Victoria
Florals: FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie
Catering: Toque Catering
Dress: The White Peony
Suit: Harry Rosen
Hair/Makeup: Thrive Eco Salon
Venue: Private Residence/Backyard