Whenever I see a short bridal dress, I jump for joy. Take one look at this beautiful bride’s short, flirty and fun choice for her wedding day, and you just can’t help but fall in love with it. It seemed like the perfect choice for this nautical and carefree wedding at Brock House Restaurant. Driftwood, a boat, sand and shells were just some of the personal touches that made this affair so unique. Jamie Delaine captured all of the wonderful moments right here in the full gallery of photos!

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From Jamie DelaineCatherine and Erik’s day was filled with nautical details that made their wedding very “them.” Non-traditional and carefree, Cat and Erik love art, music and living life to the fullest. They’ve shared many adventures together over their dating years, including living in the Vancouver harbor on a boat for a year. They used to take a small dinghy (the one shown in these images, named Little Star in Norwegian) to shore and bike to work every morning, even in the winter snow! I love their adventurous spirits. For their honeymoon, they are chartering a sailing boat off the coast of the Caribbean islands and sailing for two weeks alone. The piece of driftwood carved with SS Janzen, was a gift from one of Catherine’s bridesmaids, Breanne, on the morning of the wedding. Erik’s whole family is from Norway, and Catherine was born in South Africa. The sand ceremony incorporated both the bride and groom’s heritage with sand from both countries becoming one.

Wedding Photography: Jamie Delaine / Wedding Venue + Catering: Brock House Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia / Floral Design: Granville Island Florist / Wedding Cake: The Uncommon Cake / Wedding Dress: Custom-Design by Andrea Tucker of George Brown College, School of Design in Toronto (A Friend of the Bride’s Mother) / Bride’s Shoes: BHLDN / Bride’s Engagement Ring: Designed by the Groom / Hair: Woodrow Rourke / Makeup: Morgan Hay of Black to Blond Salon / Boutonnieres, Bridesmaids’ Fascinators, Bridesmaids’ Necklaces + Bride’s Veil: Carmen West Creative / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Geox / Groom’s Suit: Moore’s / Men’s Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider / Men’s Ties: Mexx + The Bay

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