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Bethany & Brody: Secret Garden Wedding at Woodbridge Ponds

I’m so excited to share Bethany and Brody’s wedding at the Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds from last weekend – one of the hottest days of the year! It sure made up for the downpour days we had to reschedule their engagement session around in the fall. The day started off with the guys getting ready at a suite at the Best Western Regency and the girls getting ready at Bethany’s parent’s home. Bethany planned not one, but THREE first looks. It was an honour to be there and capture such an emotional morning!

We did their photos at a beautiful, shade-filled private property that a friend generously helped them connect with. Afterward, the bridal party had a chance to refresh and I headed off to shoot some details of the venue right before the ceremony. Can I just mention how much smoother a day goes with an experienced wedding coordinator?! Thank you, Abby and Pepi! Their reception had lots of time for mingling and speeches that created more happy tears. I may have teared up a few times at the reception, while editing, while blogging the photos of Bethany and her father just get me – especially his heartfelt speech.

Bethany and Brody Abbotsford Wedding

All the details were gorgeous (mildly obsessed with her dress), but I loved how the icing flowers on their wedding cake were ones that her mom had been saving for about 20 years from Bethany’s grandma  (a nationally known cake decorator) for this day. She told me she “needed a piece of her with them today. We also had a chance for one of my favourite things – to sneak out before the dances and get some portraits in that beautiful sunset light. Onto the photos…

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Fraser Valley Makeup

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Best Western Regency Abbotsford Wedding

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First look with Daddy

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Bride father first look

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Abbotsford Wedding First Look

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Abbotsford Rustic Cabin Wedding Photos

Rustic Abbotsford Cabin Wedding

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Secret Garden Wedding Ceremony

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Secret Garden Abbotsford Ceremony

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Woodbridge Ponds Abbotsford Wedding

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True Devotion Wedding Events

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Secret Garden at Woodbridge Reception

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Father of Bride Speech Reaction

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Abbotsford Sunset Wedding Photos

Abbotsford Country Wedding

Country Road Wedding Photo at Sunset

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Ceremony & Reception: The Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds Abbotsford, BC // Wedding Coordinator: True Devotion Wedding & Event Planning: Abby Paterson // Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Fraser Valley Makeup: Amanda DenBeaber // Dress: Maggie Soterro // Florist: Vandraager Nurserys // Officiant: Kristen Olynick // Catering: Lori’s Catering // DJ: Gary Robertson DJ Entertainment: DJ Barry

Comments

What a very lovely wedding!! So many great, honest images. So good!!

Heather Kanillopoolos

LOVE those tears and smiles captured during the toasts. Excellent work!!

Amy

An incredible set of images from a totally beautiful wedding – great job Alyssa!

Such a sweet wedding, your coverage of it is beautiful!

Perfectly captured. Very beautiful.

Aaron

Beautiful, honest, relaxed set of images. What I love in your work is the huge variety, capturing the little details all the way up to the huge epic moments. A job well done :)

Sabrina K

Beautiful job Alyssa!!

These are so beautiful! Your images have a lot of depth to them and convey great storytelling.

Really beautiful and full of emotion too. A joy.

Superb story, I love everything, the color tones, the crops, the general atmosphere. Great job

Stunning Alyssa, truly great storytelling of a wonderful wedding

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