One of my first weddings of the 2015 was Russell + Disa's at the beautiful and scenic Birdseye Cove Farm on Vancouver Island. This wedding was such a great way to kick off my season! The day was filled to the brim with love and emotion. Every detail was well thought out and the weather was awesome, making for some breathtaking photos.
If Russell and Disa look familiar it may be because you've seen their session in Iceland that I shot in July. Disa is from Iceland and by some stroke of luck Jaimie and I were already planning a trip there and we arranged to shoot Part II of their wedding there shortly after their wedding in Canada. I thought it was incredibly special that they had their portraits done in both of their hometowns, and I was so honored to capture their story.
Russell and Disa are such a down-to-earth couple and everything about their farm wedding was so fitting with this aspect of their personalities. There were so many personal touches to their wedding that just made it extra special, and also demonstrated the tight bond that both of them share with their families. Russell's sister, Amina, did all of the flower arrangements and they were some of my favorite florals of the year. Disa's mom baked a whole table of traditional Icelandic desserts, complemented of course by the classic Scandinavian dish of strawberries. The dancing continued well into the night as well as rounds of celebratory cigars.
One of the best parts of my job is when clients turn into friends, and I can say that I became fast friends with these two. Jaimie and I are travelling back to Denmark later this year and we are hoping to get a chance to visit these two in their new home city!
I was very excited that this wedding was recently featured on Great Canadian Weddings.
Click on the image below to enjoy all the images from this gorgeous farm wedding!