Ashley and Taylor hosted an August wedding at Blaylock Mansion, a historical landmark overlooking Kootenay Lake near Nelson BC. Blaylock is a popular destination and a truly stunning location for wedding photography. It’s a perfect spot for out of town couples looking for a place that lots of their family can stay. This was really important to Ashley and Taylor–they have a big, close family with lots of young kids, and it was a celebration of the start of their families coming together.
There are several wedding ceremony sites on the upper levels of the gardens. Ashley and Taylor chose a site where you can look all the way down the West Arm of Kootenay Lake for their August wedding at Blaylock Mansion, and we were blessed with a cool, clear day with only a few clouds in the sky. It was a perfect setting for their emotional vows and supportive families.
Fittingly, the speeches and reception were full of tears, laughs and amazing dance moves. Taylor’s grandma, his mom and his dad were all incredibly happy for him, and it was really important that his wedding photographs show just how much support and love they have for him. Likewise, Ashley’s family was also incredibly happy, but their gestures were funny and endearing.
It’s really fascinating and rewarding as a wedding photographer to be able to capture these moments for you to look back on, decades down the road. Your wedding photographs will describe what your family is like—Taylor and Ashley’s family had different but equally beautiful expressions of love for the couple.
The dance party was the highlight for everyone, especially the kids. Ashley has 14 nieces and nephews, and the party was geared toward them with fun music and a wedding cake piñata. Ashley danced with both her dads, and the grandkids had a dance off with costumes from the photo booth props.
If you’re looking to remember the emotion of your wedding day and the genuine connections you have with your people, please contact me. I would love to hear about your family, and give you moment-driven photographs for your family history.