Panoramic ocean views and epic mountain backdrops––we’re obsessed with Jenn and Zack’s Bodega Ridge wedding in British Columbia! Every detail of this whimsical party was captured by Ronnie Lee Hill Photography, including the ceramic vases handmade by the bride along with the flowers, desserts, and stationery DIYed by the couple’s friends. While Jenn planned on originally wearing a simple slip dress, we’re loving the subtle patterned Truvelle a-line gown she chose. After all, when else do you get to dress up like a real-life princess?! As for the bridesmaids, the bride gave them a color palette and let them choose their own dresses so they could pick out something that was comfortable and in their budget. The results were stunning! We’re pining for a weekend spent in cabins enjoying a taco feast and karaoke after seeing these whimsical nuptials!
Jenn and Zack
Bodega Ridge, Galliano Island, BC, Canada
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At first, I was thinking I was going to keep it simple with a slip dress and no veil, but as I was trying on dresses and accessories I just fully embraced it and got a dress with a dramatic train and wore a long veil because when else am I ever going to!? I still kept it simple with pearl drop earrings and white shoes form a local boutique that I can wear again, so I tried to balance it out.
We wanted family and friends to spend more than just one evening together, so we decided on spending a weekend at our venue, Bodega Ridge located on Galiano Island, which is just a two-hour ferry from Vancouver. The venue is made up of cozy, rustic cabins near the ocean so we were aiming to have some summer camp vibes with a taco feast and karaoke party the first night and then Sunday being the big event.
Incorporate your creative friends where you can! And give them and your other vendors some room for creativity. We gave some inspiration and then trusted them to do their thing. It took way more pressure off of us and still left some room for surprise on the day seeing how everything turned out.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Ronnie Lee Hill Photography
Event Planning – Angie Allen Wedding + Events
Venue – Bodega Ridge
Cake – Cakes in a Box
Signage and Stationery – New Look
Hair and Makeup Artist – Denise Elliott Beauty
Wedding Dress – Truvelle
Bridal Accessories – Jane Rhyan
Groom’s Apparel – The Tux Store
Big thanks to Ronnie Lee Hill Photography for sharing Jenn and Zack’s special day at Bodega Ridge! If you’re looking for more British Columbia wedding inspiration, check out Kristi and Cody’s Idyllic British Columbia Wedding at Painted Rock Estate Winery!