Bride and Groom stand on poplar tree road with guests behind them

Social Distance Wedding Filled with Joy and Love

Bride and Groom stand on poplar tree road with guests behind them

Social Distance Wedding Filled with Joy and Love….this couple took a tough situation and turned it into a wonderful and unique day for themselves, family and friends. After all, why not take advantage of a family farm and gorgeous scenery to involve every one of their 50 guests? So they did and the results were amazing…Bride and groom stand on tree stumps in Vancouver Island forest

Dennis and Frankie are from Williams Lake but have most of their family on Vancouver Island. They wanted the true west coast wedding feeling and the groom’s father’s home in Sooke was the perfect spot. When Covid-19 changed their plans, the idea of a drive-by along Lombard Road took shape. Groom holds bride during sunset on Vancouver Island

The first part of this wonderful wedding was had the groom and his guys getting ready at the Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort in Sooke. A first look moment took place at the seaside home where the bride and her bridesmaids had pre wedding celebrations.First Look Kiss by Coastline Living Photography 

Afterwards, their ‘uninvited guests’ (due to Covid-19 restrictions) lined the road as Frankie and Dennis drove by waving and greeting everyone. The towering poplar trees on either side of the road made for a natural chapel feel. Lots of well wishes and laughter followed the couple as they headed for their ceremony at the family farm. At the farm guests waited at the handmade arch, which Frankie’s father built. The couple married with the closest family and friends, sheep and chickens too!! Champagne was served to celebrate the nuptials and everyone nibbled at the seafood buffet.Large hoops in front of bride and groom at outdoor Covid-19 wedding

Frankie chose to wear a lovely fitted lace gown with finger tip length veil. She surrounded herself with bridesmaids wearing dresses in a rainbow of colours. All of them carried bouquets of wildflowers and greenery. Newlyweds and wedding party in farm field on Vancouver Island

We loved the bride ‘on the stump’ photos, the fun wildflower bridal bouquet, the groom’s ensemble., the ‘doggy’ guest and the visual relationship timeline! We also love that this couple threw a social distance wedding filled with joy and love. A west coast wedding filled with inspiration and ideas for couples marrying during Covid-19. 

PHOTOS: Laura Bryant of Coastline Living Photography 

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