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nina & darren details

This is part 2 of Nina and Darren’s gorgeous wedding at Craidelonna Lodge near Sooke BC.  You can find part one here.  When we met with Nina and Darren before their wedding we knew that their day was going to have incredible details as they described all of the work they were doing to prepare – growing flowers in their garden, fruit for the jam favours, collecting driftwood, and putting Darren’s wood working skills to good use for the driftwood pieces and chalk boards.  Even though we had heard about all their plans we were so taken aback by just how much work this couple put into creating such a gorgeous and complete look for their day.  Darren made all of the wood pieces featured below – even the bar!  The driftwood for the arbor and sconces was used with pieces that Nina and Darren had been collecting for years so each piece that surrounded them as they said their vows had special meaning and was tied to a specific place, trip, and story. Nina was a brave woman who made all of the appetizers using many ingredients from their garden!!  One of my favorite details, which is also the smallest, is the place card holders that Darren made fro branches from their cherry tree with their initials hand engraved on each one. Darren’s sister made their very original tree inspired cake and Darren created the perfect way to display it.  Nina and Darren poured their hearts into creating the perfect day for their guests and this incredible DIY is so inspiring for those who hope to do the same.  This is one of the most thoughtful weddings we have had the pleasure to photograph.  Nina an Darren thank you so much for choosing us to capture your!!


Wedding Bands: Ravens Refuge – Etsy | Musician: Ian Daykin |

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laco a daniela - December 23, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Je To prekrasne a velmi sme sa potesili.Prajeme vsetko najlepsie
Laco , Dana, Lucia Matus.

Terry McKaig - December 9, 2011 - 6:08 am

your free and creative style in inspiring Emmy!

Michelle Wells - December 5, 2011 - 5:30 am

I always love to see your beautiful wedding images! You have such a wonderful way of capturing the day. As always, your detail shots are amazing. Love the details in this wedding!

Vince Tuele - November 29, 2011 - 3:09 am

Awesome job you guys. This is my first time seeing the pic’s since you were out there taking them. Very nice job.

Jen Bertoch - November 22, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Wow!! The details are amazing!! And I just love those candid expressions… it just shows so much about their day. no words needed – you can feel it all through the images. love it. :)

Yvonne - November 18, 2011 - 7:24 pm

What a beautiful wedding. Love the colors.

jennifer armstrong - November 7, 2011 - 6:57 pm

beautiful!!! You captured their details with gorgeous style.

Nina & Darren Part 1

We are so so excited to share this wedding with you.  This fall we were so lucky to get to shoot at our new favourite wedding location twice in the same month! Nina and Darren were married at Craidelonna Lodge, just a little past Sooke overlooking the ocean from a gorgeous lodge with a trail to a stunning beach.  These two had a really complete vision for their day – so much so that the decor and details were simply amazing!!  Darren made so much of their decor by hand and Nina made the appetizers all herself using as many local ingrediants, especially from their garden, as possible.  So all of this deatail has resulted in way too many photos for just one post.  So this first post will focus on their preparationsa and portraits and the next post will share all of their lovely details, ceremony and candids.  Nina and Darren received some really special gifts on their day.  Nina’s best friend  – who really could give up her day job as a scientist and take up illustrations – made them a really meaningful illustrated book of the story of their lives together.  Nina is pretty sentimental and loves photographs and so she made Darren a photo album from images of their lives together.  It was really moving to see them so happy and with so much love between and around them.  We split their portrait session into two sections – one session before the wedding, with a little break in between when Nina gave Darren his album, and the rest on the beach after the ceremony.  They are both really into living life outside and do a lot of camping and so we used this inspiration for a little themed shoot.  I got to be creative and built them a little tent to share a few quiet moments.  We loved this wedding and this couple so here is part one and stay tuned next week for part 2!


Venue: Craidelonna Oceanedge Lodging | The Dress: Alma Novia from Bliss Gowns & Events | Groom’s Suit: Moores | Shoes: Nina | Flowers: Thrifty Foods | Shoot Styling: EA Photography

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shawna - November 21, 2011 - 7:38 am

I think that this is one my most favourite weddings that you have done to date….looks like both you and the couple out did yourselves!!!
…and I must say that I love the extra step that you took to build the special tent for the beach shots….they must be SUPER STOKED about such incredible photos!!!!

DIY Inspiration | EA Photography - November 6, 2011 - 4:28 pm

[…] and Darren’s gorgeous wedding at Craidelonna Lodge near Sooke BC.  You can find part one here.  When we met with Nina and Darren before their wedding we knew that their day was going to have […]

Yvonne - November 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm

GORGEOUS! I saw these on Facebook and fell in love with the images instantly. Great job!

jennifer armstrong - November 4, 2011 - 8:56 pm

LOVE that shoe shot in the tent. And the water shot with them all out of focus. Beautifully captured.

Kirstin Roethel - November 4, 2011 - 3:54 pm

absolutely stunning! Love the green

.d. - November 1, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Love the first blog glimpse! especially the tent shots. Can’t wait to see what’s next…..

Jonda Spurbeck - October 31, 2011 - 5:07 pm

amazing!!! love every frame!

Jaidean - October 31, 2011 - 2:22 pm

So so gorgeous! Love the green! Beautiful images!

Rita - October 30, 2011 - 7:09 am

These are so beautiful.