love & lifestyle photography

kootenay wedding photographer; julie . jeffery

Julie and Jeffrey are just the kind of people I like to work with every weekend, all year long.  They are design-inspired without being slaves to fashion, they are detail-oriented without micromanaging and they are beautiful without realizing it.
And by beautiful, I mean, it's causing huge problems with the image-culling process.  They look great in every frame!  Plus they chose a stunning location, executed a sophisticated theme and had pretty guests too. Rough, I know!
While they reside in Calgary, J&J chose to wed at the St Eugene Mission Resort & Spa, close to Julie's home-town of Kimberley, BC.   The bride's family may have had an advantage, but with guests from Hong Kong, Australia, Toronto etc, it seems travel would have been inevitable for the groom's side.   It's such a testament to a couple's character when people travel great distance for their wedding.  Plus, it must make them feel very loved.
And Julie and Jeffrey are so very easy to love!
I loved the couple's elegant garden-party theme [think English country garden with ladies in hats] with peacock color scheme in blues and purples.  The wind was a welcome relief on a hot summers day and had the added benefit of ruffling peacock feathers and keeping lush leaves in perpetual motion.  St Eugene's, with it's natural tree-lined aisle and beautiful architectural background, makes it one of my favourite venues in the Kootenays.  See below for J&J's awesome team of wedding vendors.  It's with cred to the following people, that Julie could look so relaxed, enjoy her day, and look like such a model for her wedding imagery!  More to come.

Ceremony, Reception Venue - St Eugene Mission Resort & Spa
Gown - Martina Ilana
Accessories - vintage earrings, birdcage veil from Sassy Millinery
Groom - Paul Smith suit, handmade ties, Thailand
Makeup - friend, Sharah
Hair - Pat Johnson
Flowers - MJ's Floral & Gifts
Officiant - Pastor Ron Foubister
DJ - Just Music
Caterer - St Eugene Mission Resort & Spa
Photographer - FRESH Photography