After Jessica told Brad — who she had just met at a pub while watching the Canucks playoff game — that she was fond of beer and hockey, he proclaimed her his future wife. On July 28, 2012, the two were officially married in a romantic outdoor wedding with 120 guests in attendance. Set against the lush backdrop of Merridale Estate Cidery, Jessica and Brad took photos on the sprawling grounds before exchanging vows. The pair then proceeded to a relaxing reception where they enjoyed a sumptuous meal with their friends and family. “Our three criteria for choosing a wedding venue were that it was outside, with good wine and great food. Merridale was a slam dunk in all three categories. The setting was lovely and simple, the food was magnificent, and the local wines and ciders were perfect complements to the amazing menu,” says Jessica.
Jessica Hartog and Brad Finnerty, July 28, 2012, Cobble Hill, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Kim Kalyn.
Ceremony and reception location: Merridale Estate Cidery
Dress: Alvina Valenta from Bisou Bridal
Groom’s tux: Outlooks for Men (250-384-2848)
Bridal party attire: Bridesmaid dresses by Maureen Patricia (250-590-6264); groomsmen suits from Banana Republic
Hair: Marylou Butler, Shampoo Hair Bar (250-285-7837)
Makeup: Jen Clarke Makeup Artistry
Favours: Jam from Merridale Estate Cidery
Flowerss: Rook and Rose Floral Design Boutique
Stationery: Kristen Legare and Paula Westwood, Pure Luv Designs (250-382-9867)
See all the photos from this romantic outdoor wedding here.