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 |