Ivan and Breanne [Quadra Cortes Island Wedding Photography]

The smooth flow of this Cortes Island wedding created a wonderful container for tender emotions and ecstatic joyous expression. Tears, smiles, hug circles and heart-melting vows culminating in wild dancing into the wee hours! It was such a pleasure to photograph Ivan and Breanne’s early-August celebration—not merely because the wedding was held just a few doors up the street from us, at our neighbors’ lovely waterfront home (Ivan’s folks’ place), but because the vibe and pulse of the day was joy-filled and incredibly celebratory.  And because Ivan and Breanne are a decidedly kind-hearted pair.  It’s the hallmark of a well-planned wedding, perhaps, to have a day that flows with seeming effortlessness from one event into the next.  It is also the hallmark of an extremely well-planned wedding to have a dolphin pod ‘fly-by’ scheduled perfectly to entertain the guests leading up to the ceremony.  Nice touch, you guys!  Another sweet touch was having a front row seat at the ceremony reserved for a whole gaggle of British relatives who gathered in full wedding finery at 2am Greenwich time for a Skypes-eye view or the proceedings

We felt lucky to shoot a wedding where the caterers, florist, bar-tender, assorted helpers and many of the guests are friends and neighbors.  Ivan’s mum, Penny, summed it up nicely stating that “it takes an island to host a wedding.”  Cortes Island was truly out in force for this event.  When I was finished for the night, and back home putting away the gear, (around 2am), the night air was still filled with sounds of a whooping good party.  Good thing everyone in the neighborhood was there— so nobody was left to complain.

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  • Jade De Trey

    Beautiful! Awesome! Happy parents of the bride Penny and Claude… I think it’s the bride they are the parents of!ReplyCancel

  • Howard Rossman

    wow – amazing shots! Yes we’re Ivan.s parents.ReplyCancel

  • The Chickens

    Great photos capturing a very special day on Cortes Island. And most handsome groom and beautiful bride. Super!ReplyCancel