Desiree and Jonathan met and became close friends in 2007, but it took four years before their relationship evolved into something more serious.
On the first night at their acreage, Jonathan suggested they take a break from moving boxes for a glass of wine. When Desiree came back outside with a bottle, she found candles spread around the yard. Jonathan proposed to her under the starry sky.
The Big Day
Desiree and Jonathan didn’t have a specific theme in mind, but knew they wanted their wedding venue and decor to represent them as a couple. Uninspired by local venues, they set their sights on the Shuswap. Rustic Wedding at High Country Tree Farm in BC offered a picturesque outdoor ceremony site and a rustic open-air pavilion for their reception.
The couple added DIY touches to showcase their personalities. Desiree’s mom arranged all the flowers and baked their cake, and Jonathan and Desiree made the table numbers and centrepiece boxes together.
Desiree’s favourite moment was when she snuck out to the ceremony site to sip her coffee in the morning mist. Jonathan enjoyed hanging out with his groomsmen pre-ceremony in anticipation of seeing his bride. Later on the newlyweds shared a quiet moment under the stars watching their guests attempt a line dance.
Engagement Ring Cut
‘Nothing Like You & I’ – The Perishers
Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Dance(s)
Father-Daughter: ‘The Walk’ – Sawyer Brown
Advice from the Newlyweds
“Never forget to enjoy the planning stages; keep it light hearted and if you are losing sight or feeling stressed, just remember it’s a day to celebrate you and your partner!”
Looking Forward to Most Now Being Married
They now look forward to a lifetime of adventures, starting with their African Safari honeymoon.
Africa | Honeymoon Resort: The Great Migration Safari Company