May The Fourth Be With You

Posted: 10th June 2019 by Mrs. Toad in Photography
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Spring is finally here after a long wintery slumber and with it comes sweet-smelling blossoms, warm wispy breezes and the beginning of my favourite time of year, wedding season!  Just like each new bud, hope is blossoming all around us.  Hope for a kinder world, hope for more love and laughter, hope for a healthier planet, and hope for new beginnings.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Here at the Hollow, we love love.  Love is unique and special to all of us and knows no barriers or boundaries.  It is a gift to be treasured, a bond shared between souls.  Today we celebrate Blair and Kristy and Carter as they came together as a family on May the 4th in a lovely ceremony with a subtle Star Wars theme.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

The day was warm and sunny under the stunning white canopy at Merridale Cidery and Distillery, complete with a waterfall and a pond.  Pretty little details added charm and a uniquely personal touch.  And of course, there was wedding Kitty!

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Carter is the coolest kid, ever.  And he loves kitties!  So it goes without saying that if there’s a wedding, you must have a wedding Kitty.  I couldn’t agree more.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

The only thing better than putting on a gorgeous wedding gown is putting one on in a yurt!  Here comes one stunning bride.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

And, just in case you were wondering what the definition of  “cute” is, well…..

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair rocked it in a custom made kilt complete with a unique sporran, fly plaid, brooch and Star Wars themed flashes.  May the cool be with you!

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Just before the wedding, Kristy and Blair got married.  What?  Yup.  Blair’s grandma officiated the actual ceremony, but they had to get the legal stuff out of the way first!  And of course, a smooch.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

One of the best parts of celebrating new beginnings are old friends.  This ceremony was filled to the brim with love, laughter and utter unscripted silliness.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

So much thought and planning goes into each tiny detail when getting ready for a wedding.  These special touches truly tell a story of the personality of each person, and gives the other even more reasons to celebrate their beloved!

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

When I picture forever, this is literally the scene that comes to my mind.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

True love is always apparent, and there is certainly lots of it right here.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

One of our favourite parts of the day was capturing a few prized shots in the distillery.  Industrial function gives way to beautiful hues of silver and orange behind our gorgeous couple to lend a truly distinct feel to these images.

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy - Wedding - Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blair and Kristy – Wedding – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Congrats to Blair and Kristy, now go forth and prosper!  Oh wait, that’s Star Trek.   Oh well, best wishes anyways!

To see the entire gallery of photographs, please visit our portfolio at: “Kristy and Blair – Cowichan Valley Wedding May 2019

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