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I arrived on Thetis Island feeling anxious and excited as I normally do on a wedding day. When I was greeted by a room full of hospitable, beautiful, young women at the Overbury Resort, all of those wedding day butterflies seemed to have just flew away. Although it was the first time meeting Kate and her posse, I quickly learned why Steve had fell so hard for her.  Kate was a laid-back, kind, bubbly blonde with the most contagious laugh I have ever heard. On top of being so beautiful on the inside, she was drop-dead gorgeous on the out.

Throughout the day, I realized there was yet another reason why I loved being a part of so many weddings. Listening to vows, speeches and casual chit-chat, I have the opportunity of getting to know the good and the bad behind every love story.  My favourite that day: The two first laid eyes on each other while working at a pub in Vancouver. Steve, an experienced bartender from the big city, was challenged by the ever-so-innocent, Kate, to a beer chugging contest. Kate had stolen Steve’s heart at that very moment, as she finished her drink much quicker than he did. From that moment on, Steve knew he’d met his match.

I left that wedding feeling as if I needed more people in my life like Kate and Steve, the kind of people that make you feel all warm and homey. As I spent the day with these two, it became apparent to me why a vast amount of the guests travelled from afar. They too needed more Kate and Steve in their life.

**Before scrolling down, please take 10 minutes to watch the slideshow of Kate & Steven’s wedding day.

***Be sure to watch at 1080 HD, with the speakers up***

 

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 Only the finest bourbon for Steve and the guys.

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There’s something about a navy suit that just looks so dapper.

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That contagious laugh I was talking about…
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Arlene, from the Overbuy Resort, put together a gorgeous bouquet. KateSteven WED 0419bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0424 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0430 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

Kate was honoured to wear a family heirloom-her grandmother’s ring.

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There’s a reason why they call them “bridesmaids”. These gals were hard at work all day making sure Kate enjoyed herself as much as possible.

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Steven sent his new brother-in-law, Jesse, over to the girls room to deliver a special note from him. To avoid too many tears, Kate allowed Dominique to read it out loud in a Dracula voice. Clever thinking girls.KateSteven WED 0528 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0541 2 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

The antique furniture in the bridal room at Overbury resort paired so lovely with Kate’s satin gown.KateSteven WED 0553 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0592bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0623bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

Some of my favourite moments are with the bride’s parents. KateSteven WED 0653 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0664bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0702bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0756bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

Everything about this tells me she loves him. KateSteven WED 0791bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 0812 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

The Overbury Resort has an unbelievable view, overlooking many islands the west coast has.
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The candid moments are my absolute favourite from this day.
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The navy suits and the forest green bridesmaid dresses complimented this west coast wedding very well. KateSteven WED 1318 1024x761 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 1426 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 1454 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

Cracking a smile from these ladies was all too easy.
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I absolutely loved the way the light hit Kate’s dress. She was glowing from head to toe.KateSteven WED 1564bw Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 1536 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 1550 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven KateSteven WED 1616 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven
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With a tight timeline, we still managed to capture some pretty wonderful shots.
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There’s just something so adorable about kids and bubbles…

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I think everyone could have talked for hours about Kate and Steve.
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Why is it that the father-daughter dance melts my heart every time?KateSteven WED 2416 1024x762 Thetis Island Overbury Resort Wedding  Kate & Steven

I’m so happy that I was fortunate enough to stay for their first dances. I may have had to book it to the ferry, but it was totally worth it.