Meghan Hemstra

Meg and Lawrence – Bowen Island Wedding Photos

Get ready for some Bowen Island Wedding goodness here. Maybe throw on some Vance Joy, grab a cup of coffee, and cozy up while you check out Meghan and Lawrence’s intimate day.

I think it was this wedding in particular that set my heart on fire for intimate weddings. Even before we landed on Bowen Island there was excitement in the air, and I think it’s because intimate weddings are always an adventure.

Intimate weddings forge and strengthen relationships, they draw people together, they create CONNECTIONS. In the hours leading up to the wedding everyone is buzzing around, lending helping hands, taking care of last minute details. The bride is waving to people out her cabin window and the groom is down on the deck giving the family dog an ear scratch. Mom is chatting with the caterer and island residents are picking the best spots along the beach to view the ceremony from afar. It’s magical. There’s an almost tangible air of joy and excitement, and it’s totally catching. By the time the day is over and you’re on the ferry home you’re emotionally exhausted and your face hurts because you’ve been smiling so much, because you’ve laughed so many times, and because you’ve cried real tears.

That’s what Meg and Lawrence’s Bowen Island wedding was like. It was a constant wave of moments that made my heart feel like it was going to explode. Witnessing people get married in that way, surrounded by people that adore them that much, well it changes you. To see that much love in one place, in one day… it’s impossible not to be moved by it.

All that to say, I loved this day. I won’t ever forget it. It was beauty and intimacy and connection and adventure all rolled into one.

***Head down to the bottom of this post to see the amazing team of vendors that worked on this day, as well as decor and fashion details.

 

THE VENDORS:

Hair and Makeup: BETH LUGTU
Dress Designer: THEIA 
Dress Store: BISOU BRIDAL
Shoes: STEVE MADDEN
Nails: JOY RIDE
Jewelry: LEAH ALEXANDRA
Bridesmaid Dress: NORDSTROM
Groom’s Tux: Tiger, purchased from Staccato
Groom’s Shoes: STEVE MADDEN
Groom’s accessories: STAGHANDMADE (ETSY)
Florist: BOWEN ISLAND FLOWER SHOP
Floral Napkins : SALLY ON THE BEACH DESIGNS
Rentals: BOWEN EVENT RENTALS
Caterer: ARTISAN EATS CATERING
Cake Designer: BUTTER BAKERY
Ceremony Venue: Private Residence

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