I met Savannah and Kosti in Vancouver at my favourite coffee shop. I stood in line and we eyed each other, not sure if we were who we each suspected the other to be. When we sat down, coffee in hand, and for me, a donut (always), we found we had lots to talk about, from Toronto, to Cape Breton, to birth sessions (Savannah is a midwife), to living in Vancouver. When they described their wedding day plans to me, I was informed that this day really wasn’t about them, that they were using their wedding as an excuse to host their very closest friends and their family for a weekend on Savannah’s grandparents property in Inverness, a place where Savannah spent many summers with her sister. In fact, the sand dune where I took the photographs of Savannah and Kosti dancing in the water, was the very same sand dune that Savannah and her sister used to go to, dressed in wedding gowns, for their pretend weddings.
The vibe of this wedding was one that I have not felt at a wedding very often. Extremely chilled out. The bride and groom were so laid back and unconcerned with anything that would have been a stressor for most. There was this feel to the day that was a lot like familiarity. It felt like family. Closeness. The energy was beautiful and if I didn’t have to leave to put my babies to bed at 10pm, I could have stayed and danced the night away with them. Oh, and did I mention the food? Sorry every wedding I’ve ever been too, but these guys won for food. Best wedding food I’ve ever had. I mean, oysters? Good Robot beer? come on! Congratulations Savannah and Konstantin! You guys are beautiful!