Abbotsford Wedding at Saar Bank Farms by Alyssa Schroeder Photography
April 16, 2012
North America
RusticVintageRustic Weddings

There's just nothing sweeter than a darling duo in L.O.V.E - and the obvious devotion these two Abbotsford sweethearts have for one another is seriously contagious.  Yep, their smiling faces most definitely possess a fill-your-hearts-with-happy factor that we just can't get enough of... and the same goes for their drop-dead gorgeous, DIY affair.  Alyssa Schroeder Photography captured all of the grin-inducing moments and from the hand-tied bouquets to the gorgeous barn setting, we haven't stopped smiling yet.  See it all here.

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From Alyssa of Alyssa Schroeder Photography... I am excited to share with you Jami and Nick’s wedding, which I photographed this fall. It was filled with DIY goodness. When I met Jami, she gushed about all the details. I had to ask if she was following wedding blogs, and she replied, telling me how obsessed she is with Style Me Pretty (I knew this would be an awesome wedding at this point). She had her wedding on a Friday and luckily had the whole week prior to set up the detailed barn. Their wedding took place at the Saar Bank Farms in Fraser Valley in Abbotsford (45 minutes from Vancouver). The farm is still fully operating, and they actually have a bunch of friendly goats who joined us for some photos. The owners converted their older barn’s hayloft into a stunning wedding location with gorgeous chandeliers. The surrounding area is peaceful farmland with mountains in the background.

We did a first look down the wedding aisle in the barn. Everything was originally planned for an outdoor ceremony behind the barn, but with some rain in the forecast, Jami set up the barn beautifully for an indoor ceremony. Following fun photos around the barn, they had their ceremony with their first dance immediately following to open the reception.

They had their wedding on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and Jami wanted the reception to feel warm and casual like a grandmother’s family dinner get-together. Jami and Nick had their own separate “Sweet Table” together for the dinner and reception which was really cute. She wanted a bit of time to treasure alone together to talk on such a busy day. She also set up a silent art auction and donated the money to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (Jami is a cancer survivor from when she was a young child). After dinner, we had some extra time while guests finished eating and caught the beautiful sunset for some more couples photos.

Wedding Photography: Alyssa Schroeder Photography / Wedding Venue: Saar Bank Farms in Abbotsford, British Columbia ( / Event Planning + Design: DIY by the Bride / Flowers: DIY by the Bride via Buckets Fresh Flower Market / Wedding Cinematography: Bora Yenal of Wisecat Studios / Catering: Kevin Gall / Dessert Bar: DIY by the Bride + Friends / Officiant: Brent Sheppard / Music: DIY / Felt Flower Bouquets: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Vintage via Etsy / Bride’s Shoes: Aldo / Hair: The Bride + Kelsey Henderson, The Bride’s Sister / Makeup: The Bride + Amber-Rae Derton, The Maid of Honor / Getting Ready Location: Abbotsford Ramada Plaza