A gorg dress, rustic backdrop and a bunch of creative elements made Chelsea and Tyler's wedding one of a kind. Shot with a keen and sensitive eye by Will Pursell of Will Pursell Photography, he says, "This was one of our favorite weddings to photograph. It was a rustic wedding on a little farm full of DIY details, a beautiful landscape, a barn and sheep. Barns are highly sought after in Vancouver, and this couple managed to find one of the most gorgeous we've ever seen. The DIY details, chandeliers, wood accents, made for a real fairy-tale wedding."
And now, here are some words from the bride: "My husband and I grew up on opposite sides of a small town in British Columbia, Canada where it was highly unlikely but clearly a possibility to wait twenty years before finally meeting. When we least expected it, Tyler and I finally met during a summer in Whistler where some friends had brought us up for a weekend of camping. Instantly, thoughts of forever entered my mind and we didn't spend much time apart from then on. Two years later, I came home from university to find a forest lit up with mini lights and the man of my dreams down on one knee and forever became a reality. I had always imagined an over-the-top wedding but Tyler brings out a much more outdoorsy-understated side reflected in our day. We planned an eight month engagement. Those months were filled with scavenging through local thrift shops and online craft stores where we found hundreds of items that reflected Tyler and MY personalities. The theme quickly emerged as "rustic elegance" and my Mom's friend had the perfect property for this day to play out. Evita owns a working farm that is rarely used for events, about twenty minutes from our hometown. This is a place of beauty and relaxation, but it would not exist without a lot of hard work. She and our families spent hours enhancing the beautiful red barn, tea house, and garden into a "venue" fit for a wedding. We were so blessed to have so many hands help make our wedding a possibility. The hanging string balls were made by the bridesmaids and our Moms who glued twine and yarn around balloons. My grandma spent many hours applying crystals to the applique of my wedding dress and the satin buttons originally came from her own dress. The bouquets were prepared by a family friend who put much thought into choosing the perfect flowers for the theme. I could go on and on about all of the preparation but what really 'took the cake' was the day itself. Our Our photographers set the tone with their relaxed, inspired and creative attitude; from then-on, everything went smoothly. The photos shown here truly capture the love and detail that went into this wedding, and we are so thankful to everyone who helped make our dream a reality."