When Morgan and Patrick were planning their wedding, they wanted a celebration that matched their easy-going personalities. Bodega Ridge, nestled right off the coast of British Columbia, allowed them to have the intimate, outdoor ceremony that they had been hoping for. The wedding, much like the couple, held a relaxed vibe throughout the weekend, and Morgan and Patrick were able to reconnect with their close family and friends.
Morgan and Patrick
Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, British Columbia
It’s too hard to pick just one favorite moment! Definitely seeing each other for the first time that day – for our “First Look” – and then the rush we both felt when the ceremony started, were two of the best.
I knew I wanted beading on my dress, so when I found mine, it was just perfect! A simple silhouette, but the beadwork and detail made it so special. I wanted to feel like myself on the wedding day, so I did my own hair and makeup. I completed the look with a pearl headpiece made by my mom.
The bridesmaids were able to choose their own dresses – I just asked for them to be floral, flowy, and long – and I couldn’t have been happier with how they all fit together! They just went so well with the outdoor, relaxed vibe of the day.
We’re both really easy-going, and so we wanted the whole wedding to reflect our personalities, and maintain that relaxed vibe. Galiano Island, and Bodega Ridge, were just the perfect fit – ocean, forest, sunshine.
We gave bottles of Morgan‘s mom’s handmade Whiskey-infused Canadian maple syrup. We thought the syrup would go with the whole “rustic, camp/cabin vibe”, plus it’s just so delicious, we knew everyone would love it.
No matter how stressed and chaotic things may get before the wedding, none of it will matter when it’s just the two of you standing together on your day.
Congratulations to the happy couple on their beautiful, outdoor nuptials! For more laid-back wedding inspiration, check out this effortlessly natural Florida wedding at Charles Ringling Mansion!