First of all, I CANNOT believe it has taken me this long to share a blog of this gorgeous wedding! Jacob and Lauren’s wedding happened back in the spring of 2019 and I just love going over these images again and feeling those memories wash back over me. These two high school sweethearts pictured their wedding day to be an elegant affair with a touch of boho whimsy! So it was only fitting that they chose Rowena’s Inn on the River as their wedding venue.
Rowena’s Inn is one of my top favourite wedding venues just because it is so versatile in the scenery and backdrops that it offers both inside and outside. Located in Vancouver’s lower mainland, Rowena’s Inn has beautiful river and mountain views, as well as having lovely trees and blooms on the property itself! It was the perfect venue for their elegant and whimsical wedding day, especially in the spring with all of the flowers!
The most important thing to them was that they were able to spend quality time with their guests and that meant inviting only their closest family and friends to the event. Their families were so kind and accommodating that I felt so welcomed by them! It’s always such a special thing to be able to be a part of such a sacred event. I remember being so present and a part of that day that I even teared up as Lauren was walking down the aisle; she was simply a vision to behold!
We did their couples portraits after the ceremony and I remember how happy they were as they were basking in that ‘just married’ feeling. It’s always nice to have an excuse such as photos to be able to sneak away and have a few moments to yourselves as a newly married couple! And because of the way they chose only their nearest and dearest as guests, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room during the speeches in their reception ESPECIALLY during Lauren’s father of the bride speech. They ended off the night with the sweetest of sweet first dances surrounded by their loved ones.
Venue – Rowena’s Inn on the River
Florals – Inhale Floral Designs (Haley)