My goodness do I ever love these two & their little family so much!! These guys are the best to hang out with and there’s no one else I’d rather spend a wedding day with! We hit it off right from the first meeting sitting on their front steps, planning their engagement session and hearing their hopes for their wedding day. You can take a look back on their beautiful autumn engagement session in Golden Ears Park a couple years back.
These two met the old fashioned way – on the good ol’ web ;). Doesn’t it seem like everyone meets on Tinder or Bumble nowadays?!? Gosh I feel old haha – while my boyfriend & I met in person, I’ve actually had quite a few of my couples meet either via Plenty of Fish or Tinder – it’s more odd to meet in person than through an app now! These two were destined to meet. However they found their way to each other didn’t really matter because their meeting was always going to happen. These two compliment & balance each other so well. I love their banter and how they relate to one another.
They got engaged May 2017 on a dock at Harrison Lake in Harrison Hot Springs and started planning for their Triple Swaan wedding shortly after.
These guys are AWESOME and so was their wedding day! Their bridal party helped carry the energy and keep up with my crazy 😉 throughout the whole day and we had such a blast with them all.
The First Look is always touching, emotional and beautiful just because of the intimacy of the moment between a bride & groom. The most unexpected beautiful and emotional First Look that I never saw coming was Taylor & their little girl – gosh it made me tear up so badly and was such a beautiful moment.
Their little one is adorable to say the LEAST! She is a total camera stealer – not in that she was trying to grab my camera but that I couldn’t take my camera OFF her! She is WAY too cute – I’m not kidding. During the ceremony, while her dad (the Groom) was walking the mom’s in and when mom (the Bride) was walking down the aisle; she was running up and down between mom & dad. It was ridiculously cute and made for some of my favourite shots of the day. She was no different at our Fall Family Session (up on The Blog soon!) and I can’t wait to watch her grow up over the coming years.
Shooting a Triple Swaan Wedding is always a breeze – the venue is a dream and always on my top list of venue vendor recommendations in the Fraser Valley. The staff, grounds, and options always make me happy to be there and this day was no different. T&M had hired an amazing caterer (check their link at the bottom of this post) that blew me away. I have weddings almost every weekend from April-November and that makes for a lot of buffets & caterers – these guys had me DROOLING! Couldn’t recommend them more for a BBQ/unique wedding caterer. So delish!
Their reception was designed and decorated perfectly. I loved all of their personal touches & decor – the cake was simplistically divine. Their day did have a bit of a hiccup, as most do – one of the key relatives fell ill during the reception and an ambulance had to be called – putting the festivities on an indefinite hold. Their bridal portrait time prior to their ceremony had been cut short but we had accounted for extra time during sunset for just the two of them. When the hiccup happened was right during sunset so these two missed out a bit more than I would’ve liked for their portrait time but at the same time it brought into focus what these two centre themselves on in their lives and that is family. Loss and grief is sadly something they’ve dealt with recently and isn’t something anyone should have to go through.
They’ve learned to value and hold on tight to each other and those family & friends around them because every moment we have together is precious. That showed through crystal clear all throughout their day but none more than in this moment. While the relative is okay & all is well, these two pulled strength from each other and it shows what strength their relationship has to conquer anything together going forward. We made up for missed time and stayed extra late to capture their dance and work in some nighttime portraits but these two are worth it! They are building not only a strong and beautiful family but also a resilient and loving community around them.
When I asked Taylor & Mat one dream they had for their future together, their answer could not have been more perfect with them saying that their entire life is already a dream come true. Just love these two & their sweet little family.
Here’s a little photo from a post Mat made on his FB after the Triple Swaan wedding – I (along with my second Marvin) truly loved working with these guys. They were SO kind hearted and open with me and I couldn’t be more grateful these two found me.
Here’s a curated selection of highlights from their Triple Swaan Wedding Gallery in Abbotsford… Congrats again you two!
Venue: Triple Swaan Nursery
Catering: Roll N Coal BBQ Catering
Officiant: Sharon Eistetter
Florist: Blooms & Beyond
Hair/Make-Up: Be Flawless Beauty Bar
Dress: Agape Bridal
Second Photographer/Assistant: Marvin Herrera
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