Kate's mum Robynne contacted me about photographing her daughter's wedding on the September long weekend. She said that they wanted something very simple and "don't need getting ready photos, especially nothing with Kate gazing longingly at a dress." I am very similar in that way so completely understood their approach. Kate and John are very laid back and outdoorsy people which was very apparent the day of the wedding. Again, my kind of people! We headed down to a neighboring monastery and trekked through the grassy field for several minutes to get the family and bridal party photos we wanted. The ceremony and reception took place at their family ranch in the Columbia Valley region. Robynne purchased, planned and prepped ALL the food, including SIX different types of tarts for dessert! The ceremony was set up beautifully with hay bails, homegrown flowers (big job, especially with our recent wind storm!) and goats in the background! Family and friends from all over gathered to celebrate Kate and John. Guests even tented in the field overnight after the celebration was over.