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Chilliwack Farm Wedding: Chad & Ang

She couldn’t keep the tears from streaming as she made her way through the hayloft to her groom for their first look. He stood there, letter from his bride in his hands, having only just received and read it moments before, handed to him by the maid of honor. Her mom said it was a “mean” thing to do, but Ang needed to put pen to paper to express her feelings. And maybe to build the anticipation. She tapped him on the shoulder and there they were, his bride, her groom, their wedding day upon them.

Months of hard work stood behind them, having prepared Ang’s parents’ farm for the wedding; they cleaned out the hayloft for the ceremony, reinforced the flooring, power washed and gave the barn a fresh coat of paint, and built a staircase leading up to the loft. Then there was the reception area. For that, a cornfield was designed and planted, a grassy pathway giving way to an intimate, festive space where they could celebrate with their guests into the night. And that only scratches the surface of all the diy details. The bar pictured further below? The head table stage and gorgeous backdrop? All built by hand. Chad and Ang’s wedding was the definition of a labor of love. Which is why this blog post is so full of photos…

Chad and Ang, your day was remarkable for all these reasons and more, much more. Thank you for your trust in me and my camera and for the honor of being your wedding photographer. You two know how to love and celebrate well, and it was such a joy to document the start of your marriage!

Montana was on hand for the girls’ gorgeous hair, and Ang’s friend Darcie did an impeccable job on the makeup…

Tammy of Blooms in Design did a beautiful job on the florals…

Ang mapped out a couple great photo locations, the first one being their show barn with a cow named Apple…

The thing that makes Ang a true beauty is her heart…no lie.

I could have photographed these two all day long…but there was a ceremony to get to…

Post ceremony hay wagon ride? Yes please!

Crave catered and it was amazing!

Congrats Chad & Ang!

**Edited to add: the barn belongs to the bride’s family and is not for rent**

  • Hayley Rae - July 29, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Everything about this is STUNNING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andie - July 29, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    This might be my favourite yet! Wow wow wow! And all the great details…I can see why there are so many pictures in this post. xo.ReplyCancel

  • alanna - July 29, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    wow wow wow. every single photo, every detail is beyond breathtaking! favourite wedding of yours to date :)ReplyCancel

  • Carey-Jane - July 29, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    I’ve been seeing the barn get spiffed up and the tent in the corn field but WOW I didn’t realize HOW GORGEOUS it all looked!!! Love all the pics…looks like they had a fantastic wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - July 29, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Stunning lovely thrilling and sweet…..made me cry all the way through. well done with the design of your wedding and all the thought that went into it! exceptional on the photography. You captured the beauty and truth of their love !ReplyCancel

  • Lupe - July 29, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    Wow. i am speachless!! Amazing job Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • Jete Devisser - July 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    So so so gorgeous!!! In love with all the details, the hayloft ceremony, and the middle of the cornfield reception! So much character!! Great job Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Klaassen - July 29, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    Congrats Angela and Chad!!!! :)
    Gorgeous job you guys (both Ang, and Mikaela!). Fabulous shots.ReplyCancel

  • christen barnes - July 29, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    I love everything about this. Well done, Mikaela and Shane!! And she is absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Kerensa - July 29, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    These are so gorgeous!! Great job as always :) Do they rent out this space? My sister in law is getting married next year and looking for a barn!! Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - July 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

      Thanks Kerensa! I was wondering when that question would pop up ;) Wouldn’t that be amazing?! They have no plans for renting it out, however.ReplyCancel

  • Bec - July 29, 2013 - 9:08 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous wedding everything!!your pictures are amazing – the bride is gorgeous n can’t believe how grown up chad looks.beautiful pics tho!!!ReplyCancel

  • Corinna - July 30, 2013 - 2:05 am

    Wow, Mikaela, nice work again. LOVE all the details in this wedding. Was that a little cross at the top (inside) of the barn? Made it look kinda like a church (like Bakerview with all the wood) when you looked at the inside of the barn from the back in one of your first pics.

    LOVED looking at ALL these, and just wanna say the bride’s earrings are gorgeous. Great little details.ReplyCancel

  • Micah - July 30, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Mikaela!!! Stunning couple, dreamlike setting, and oh-so-gorgeous light!!! AMAZING job!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Katie - July 31, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    What a STUNNING bride!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Sledge - July 31, 2013 - 7:42 pm

    Mikaela, these images are so breathtaking I can’t handle it. Seriously love every one! WOW. You have such an eye and a gift at capturing special moments! And man, that reception location?!?!?!! Gah! Definitely my favorite wedding you’ve ever shot!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Les - August 1, 2013 - 9:20 am

    Wow! I grew up on this farm – amazing transformation and lovely wedding. For sure, a labour of love. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - August 4, 2013 - 10:29 am

    Stunning is an understatement!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - September 2, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    Lovely lovely pics! There’s a warm fuzzy feel captured. Could you pretty please tell me what this farm is called? I’m looking for a venue a lot like this one. Thank-you! :)ReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - September 2, 2013 - 8:27 pm

      Thanks Sarah! The farm is the bride’s parents’, unfortunately not a wedding venue.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - September 8, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Stunning photos! We are getting married in June and I was hoping we could get a list of your wedding photography packages? Could you please also send me info on this wedding venu if it is available to rent? We also wants a farm wedding. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MiKayla - October 8, 2013 - 8:15 am

    This is absolutely perfect! Do you know if they family would ever consider renting out the barn and property for another wedding? I would love to have my 2014 wedding here!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - October 30, 2013 - 11:49 am

    WOW, the photos are all bang on fabulous! Love your photographic ‘artistry’. As a florist, I’m asked for farm locations and it seems that many are at private locations. Where the heck in Chilliwack is this one. It looks like Saar Banks Farms, but I didn’t think they were in business this year. Would love to know if this ‘prime’ spot is being rented to just anyone.
    Thanks bunches & all the best with your biz!

  • Shereen - March 19, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    This is the most beautiful wedding I have seen so far. I am getting married this August at a private country estate. Could you please tell me who staged this wedding?

    Thank youReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - March 19, 2014 - 4:19 pm

      Hi Shereen! The decor was all DIY by the bride and groom!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Squires Photography - April 22, 2014 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful romantic weddingReplyCancel

  • Amanda Jordan - June 25, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    I’m helping my sister plan her wedding, which will be on October 4th 2014. Do you know if this barn is available for a ceremony or reception? If so, do you know the price and the capacity?

    Thanks so much!

    Amanda JordanReplyCancel

  • Patricia Shepherd - December 8, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Hi, I’m wondering where this barn is and if they rent it out currently? Could you please forward me the information or a contact? Thank you! Patsy


    • Mikaela - December 8, 2014 - 6:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Patricia! As mentioned above and in the post, unfortunately this gorgeous barn is not for rent. I wish! :)ReplyCancel

  • ken schellenberg - April 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm

    Hi There i am planning a wedding and i am wondering where this venue was and if they would rent it out for a wedding. Any info you have would be great!!

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