I remember walking into class and being the new girl and meeting April. "It's all your fault, you did everything." still rings in my head when I knocked something over and April laughed with her scarcasm making sure I knew - it wasn't a big deal. She has this smile that is intoxicating and her laughter causes those around her to laugh and smile with her. When we grew onto high school - she had met Bless, whoever would have known at such a young age - true love would have been found.
With their faith first, and relationship blessed by sharing a deep connection with their beliefs they have created a bound so strong for marriage. With so many friends and family gathered for the day and myself and Verlon enjoying it from behind the lens. I've always enjoyed watching friends getting married from behind the lens, you see so many more intimate moments than as a guest. The tears that get shed as her mother helps get her ready. The way she tried to hold back when she opened a beautiful package from Bless in the morning containing such a sweet gift.
April had been really close with her grandparents before they passed and Bless purchased a locket for their wedding day with April's grandparent's photo within it to wear on her bouquet. It was so that they could be with them on the day of. There wasn't a dry eye in the suite at Bear Mountain as April opened the box and read the letter.
Bless had also given April's parents small gifts showing a token of appreciation for all their help with the wedding and being apart of their lives. April gave her girls sweet remembrances for the day too. It was clear to see these two were very generous with those around them and wanted to make sure they felt appreciated for all their help with the wedding.
May their marriage be truly blessed. Here is one very long teaser blog post. OH ALSO - Big shout out to Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC for being truly amazing and all the lovely perks and locations they allowed us to photograph on property! Thank you!!!
Bear Mountain Resort Wedding Review: was incredibly lovely. It was my first time there for April and Bless' Wedding and I had heard about it through others but honestly I feel like it is a true gem. You walk into this gorgeous lobby that over looks a mountain view with nothing but trees in the distance. The resort is top notch and photographs incredibly well. This is my mini photographer sales pitch right here. As venues in Victoria, this one definitely is at the top of my list and can't wait to photograph here next. The property is so versatile, the staff were incredible and treated us like gold. Not to mention the food. AMAZING! April and Bless chose to do a three course meal and it was by far one of the best meals I've ever had at a wedding! If you are a bride looking to get married, I'd highly suggest Bear Mountain. I don't usually go on about venues but this one is truly one of my favourites on the island.
Bride's Dress - Blush Bridal
Venue - Bear Mountain
Ceremony - St. Joseph's Catholic Church