The Couple: Jacqueline and Ross
The Wedding: 5.25.13 – Cilantro on the Lake, Emerald Lake Lodge, British Columbia
The Photographer: Rowan Jane Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Jacqueline and Ross: Simple, Relaxed and Natural
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Jacqueline and Ross: The venue was a huge inspiration. We wanted to incorporate the surrounding beauty so chose to use blue and green for flowers and decorations accented with other natural elements. We love dogs and all animals so we brought our dog for photos (unfortunately he couldn’t be in the wedding because he is too badly behaved and would probably jump in the ice cold lake) and incorporated animals with little figurines as place cards. We wanted the day (and weekend) to be fun and relaxing for our guests so we tried to make it as informal and intimate as possible.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Jacqueline and Ross: Our “first look” was one of the most special and fun moments of the day. It was wonderful to have all of our friends and family out at Emerald Lake because it felt like a beautiful and remote summer camp (although it was cold and rainy). Jacqueline – I loved seeing my nieces and nephews all dressed up and excited to be part of the big day. Ross – I loved seeing my beautiful wife-to-be walk down the aisle.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Rowan Jane Photography?
Jacqueline: Ross is a part-time professional photographer and recreational photographer so selecting a photographer was a really difficult and time consuming process for us. I found David’s website and loved his slightly vintage, soft and romantic style right away. I just kept coming back to his work during our decision process and was very drawn to his images, composition and ability to convey emotion so well. We chatted with him briefly on Skype and his laid back and simple approach really appealed to both of us and fit really well with what we wanted for our wedding. We couldn’t have picked a better photographer and we both truly enjoyed working with him and just hanging out with him on our wedding day. The images he made are absolutely beautiful.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Rowan Jane Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cilantro on the Lake
Officiant: Kim Chapman
Invitation Designer: Shanna Cremers of Pink Umbrella Designs
Catering: Emerald Lake Lodge
Florist: Elements Floral Design
Wedding Dress: Pronovias Balear
Bridesmaid’s apparel and accessories: J. Crew
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Calgary Bridal Centre
Makeup: Lana Desch of Complexions Makeup Artistry
DJ: Ben of Livin’ and Dancin’ DJ Services
Favors: Emerald Lake Lodge jams
Rings: Rudi Peet Goldsmith
Thank you Jacqueline and Ross for sharing your lovely, lovely day with us! Visit Rowan Jane Photography’s blog to see more of his romantic wedding photography.