love & lifestyle photography

lea & ryan prep; nelson wedding photographer

The wedding of local business mogul Ryan Martin (Hume Hotel, Spirit Bar, Best Western, Baker Street) and Leandra Dodds was - as widely considered by vendors and even parodied by friends - a big deal. The blush and black beach-chic wedding proved to be a fantastic collaboration of trusted wedding professionals, turned friends of the self-proclaimed Groomzilla. (No evidence was provided for said term.)
With great co-ordination ahead of time, and a calm demeanor day-of, this adorable couple left a great deal of room for fun.  There was - for starters - cruisers, a canoe, a cruise in a convertable, a couch, a coach, and hitch-hiking involved for this party of 11!  
And altough it was a big bunch, it was a friendly bunch.   I have never been so moved by wedding speeches as I was by the intelligent & witty words of these friends and confidents.  Ever.  
I left kind of wanting to date their friends.  
And by their speech-confessionals and personal experience, it seems everyone is left a better person for knowing the couple.  Ryan and Lea, I'm honored you chose me;)
Oh, and they're really pretty people, with really pretty friends.  But that's just stating the obvious.  More chapters of their summer soiree to follow.

photography - FRESH Photography
assistant, 2nd - Emilee Zaitsoff
florals - Bella Flora, Nelson
hair - Found Salon, Nelson
makeup - Found Salon, Nelson
gown - Tara Keely
suit - Hugo Boss
shoes - Luly Yang Couture | Hugo Boss
jewellery - Tejani | Nadri
food - Hume Hotel
beverage - Nelson Brewing Co.
co-ordinator - Wink Wink Events
video - Brian Niles, Outlaw Partners
cakery - Alison Schlosser
photo location II - The Blaylock Mansion
ceremony & reception - private residence, Nelson

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