love & lifestyle photography

leandra & ryan's 1st look; nelson wedding photographer


I love your feet 
because they have wandered 
over the earth and through the wind and water
until they brought you to me.
- Pablo Neruda
She was calm, hanging out with girlfriends at the salon, making sure her veil attached just right, as he was texting "When will you be here?"   We made our way up the winding cobblestone path, ducking beneath evergreens and ascending the steep, mossy stone steps. I called out to Ryan, "She is worth the wait; just wait until you see her."
They closed their eyes, held hands and he give her a twirl for their 1st look.  Giggles, compliments and "Let me see's" ensued as they reluctantly let go their tight embrace.  They held each other - instead - at arm's length and checked out their prize.   Ryan presented her with a necklace.  Calls were made to get Lea's bouquet delivered.  And they spent some time quiet together, before their ceremony, to just enjoy each other.    
1st looks are my favorite!
Blaylock's Mansion provided a beautifully green backdrop for Ryan & Lea's 1st look.  The top gardens provide a sheltered atmosphere - with ferns, moss beds and ornamental trees - until the big reveal.  See their premiere post HERE and more chapters 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
1st look & photo location - The Blaylock Mansion
ceremony & reception - private residence, Nelson

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