Secret Garden Woodbridge Ponds Abbotsford wedding

I may be a little lot behind in posting, but I couldn’t NOT feature this fantastic wedding on the blog. Still one of my favourites to look back at. It was such a fun, relaxed day, and we had the perfect locations for it. I started the day with the girls at the salon in Chilliwack.

bride getting veil on

bride family happy salon

wedding shoes and grandmother's heirloom mirror

The bride wanted to use her grandmother’s antique mirror, and make sure we had a few photos with it. I looooove incorporating details that have some family importance and history.

bride looking in grandmother's mirror, chilliwack wedding

father sees bride for first time, chilliwack wedding

bride and father hug

bride looking in mirror, chilliwack wedding

Meanwhile, my 2nd shooter for the day Matt was over with the guys. There always seem to be YouTube tutorials involved when the guys are getting ready.

how to fold a pocket square, chilliwack wedding

groomsmen folding pocket square

groomsmen getting ready

Who need a limo when you have a vintage Austin Mini!

groom and groomsmen travel to wedding in vintage mini

The couple had 2 ceremonies. One for close family at a B&B because of grandparent health issues, then another after portrait time for all the guests at Secret Garden. It was so sweet how they planned their day to accommodate the special people in their lives.

chilliwack wedding ceremony

chilliwack wedding ceremony details

wedding ceremony chilliwack cello

grandparents at wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony chilliwack, bride coming down the aisle

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chilliwack wedding ceremony, vows

bride and groom wedding ceremony

chilliwack wedding ceremony, hands, detail

wedding ceremony first kiss chilliwack

bride and groom with grandfather after wedding ceremony

baby smells bouquet at wedding ceremony

Next we were off to the beautiful Saar Bank Farms in Abbotsford. I knew it was going to be a scorcher of a day, so we needed some shaded area options. So, a few days before the wedding I contacted Saar Bank just on the off chance they may not have a wedding that day. Unfortunately for them, you may have heard the struggle they’ve had (like many other wonderful venues) with the ALC, so they were no longer able to host weddings in the barn. (Hopefully soon though!) So they allowed us to rent the property just for photos for a couple hours in the afternoon. I was like a kid in a candy store! And boy did that shade save us in 30+ degree weather!

bride and bridesmaids portrait, saar bank farms

groom portrait, wedding, saar bank farms

wedding couple portrait, saark bank farms

saar bank farms bridal portrait, bouquet, bride

fun wedding party group photo

funny family portrait, bride with siblings, wedding

Bridal portraits in a giant, beautifully lit wood shed? Don’t mind if I do!

bride and groom, rustic barn portrait, saar bank farms

bride and groom barn portrait

groom portrait, grey suit, boutoniere, barn portrait, saar bank farms wedding

saar bank farms bride portrait

wedding party on road abbotsford

bride and groom in corn field

bride and groom portrait in corn field, chilliwack wedding

corn field wedding photo, bride and groom portrait

bride and groom on road with mountains

The hayloft barn space . Absolutely stunning.

bride in barn at saar bank farms chilliwack

bride and groom in barn at saar bank farms in chilliwack, wedding couple in barn, barn wedding chilliwack


bride and groom in barn, saar bank farms wedding, abbotsford wedding photographer

wedding couple outtake laugh, barn wedding

groom portrait in barn abbotsford

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Gorgeous shot captured by Matt:

barn wedding photo

On to ceremony number 2!

ceremony music abbotsford wedding

secret garden at woodbridge ponds ceremony, abbotsford wedding ceremony

groom wedding ceremony abbotsford

bride crying during ceremony at secret garden at woodbridge ponds in abbotsford wedding


funny moment wedding ceremony abbotsford secret garden

secret garden at woodbridge ponds, ceremony first kiss

Then what came next was a recessional unlike any I’ve ever seen before! Since Josh is a musician, it seemed only fitting to have their musician friends play them out and lead everyone to the reception. Such a perfect way to get keep the fun going straight into the party.

music parade, abbotsford wedding ceremony

parade of musicians, ceremony recessional

Their 2nd ceremony & reception were held at the beautiful Secret Garden at Woodbridge Ponds. Another location that’s been through a battle to stay open lately. But definitely one of my faves in the Fraser Valley.

woodbridge ponds abbotsford wedding,

secret garden at woodbridge ponds, reception table decor

wedding band, 3 piece band, wedding reception

sleeping baby at wedding

word search games for guests at wedding reception

large family portrait, abbotsford wedding

wedding reception mc

wedding reception speeches, secret garden abbotsford

grandfather at wedding reception

father of the bride toast, abbotsford wedding

funny wedding speeches

happy guests at wedding reception abbotsford


wedding speeches, secret garden at woodbridge ponds

macaron wedding cake, abbotsford wedding

macaron wedding cake, abbotsford wedding

ring photos on succulent and vintage microphone

saxophone player, wedding band, 3 piece band at wedding reception

first dance, wedding at secret garden at woodbridge ponds

dance party, secret garden at woodbridge ponds, abbotsford wedding

I still can’t get over how fantastic our locations were for the day, how totally full of joy everyone was, and how gorgeous the scenery is out in the valley. I wasn’t previously too familiar with the area, but now I’m a huge fan. If you’re looking for an Abbotsford wedding photographer, I’d happily be your girl! 🙂

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