Nicole and Chris had such a fun beach themed wedding at Barkley Brook Farm & Gardens in Langley. With a DIY beach theme, loads of emotion, and an unparalleled weed bar, it was a wedding for the books. We loved laughing with these two all day. When we first sat down with Chris and Nicole, Chris was adamant that he hated having his picture taken and that he did not want to have an engagement session. When we asked him what would be his ideal session he told us that they loved to smoke weed together and relax so he’d just have pictures of that – which is exactly what we did. We all smoked a joint and took pictures and the engagement session turned out to be amazing. When they realized that their wedding didn’t have to be for anyone but themselves and could be a day to celebrate THEIR relationship rather than trying to appease and cater to everyone else they decided to include a weed bar where their could share their favourite past time with their guests. I thought that was just the best thing ever, because I think its so important that weddings are true to the people who are celebrating their love! I think if you feel more comfortable having a low key wedding where you celebrate by smoking a joint with friends then that is exactly the type of wedding you should have! Why create a fancy affair where you cant relax and be yourself?
Nicole wanted a beach themed wedding even though the wedding was on a farm and she said ‘fuck it, let’s do it’ and I just thought that was so awesome!
I really felt Nicole & Chris were incredibly brave for being so vulnerable by trying something offbeat, putting themselves out there, and refusing the compromise who they were and what they wanted for the sake of others! I have so much respect for people who live authentically even if it isn’t within the limited box of what is expected. ESPECIALLY when its outside of that limited box of what is expected.
Check out this sneak peek from their amazing wedding below!
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