Thursday, October 22, 2015
Kate and Callum’s backyard wedding embraces local offerings
Pemberton’s Mount Currie created a stunning backdrop for Kate and Callum Macleod’s wedding set in their own backyard, a five-acre property in Pemberton Meadows.
From the moment she said “yes,” Kate knew she wanted two things: a party in her own backyard and an explosion of colour. In early September, huge white tents were set up and Kate’s backyard was transformed into a beautiful wedding venue.
“We wanted our wedding to express our unique personalities. Everything had colour, from the bridesmaid dresses to the lanterns hanging inside the tents,” Kate said. “I wanted something different.”
Guests were shuttled from Pemberton and beyond, and ushered into Kate and Callum’s whimsical wedding world. From the bridesmaid’s dresses to the table settings and flowers, bright hues created a celebratory atmosphere among 180 family and friends. Groomsmen wore khaki shorts and bow ties from every colour of the rainbow and the excitement was palpable.
Grandma brought the couple’s two young boys down the aisle to front row seats at their mom and dad’s wedding. Kate walked out of their family home in a stunning Great Gatsby-style vintage dress with her dad by her side.
“It was really special because I walked out the front door of my own house with my dad. Mount Currie was directly in front of us and the vibe was perfect,” Kate said.
Paralleling their creative style, Kate and Callum’s first kiss was celebrated with the Beatle’s “All You Need is Love” blasting on the loud speakers while the champagne flowed.
The Whistler Wedding Collective’s Ashley Barker captured Kate and Callum’s love and its colourful expression. Launched in 2015, the collective is a group of local creatives who help capture their clients’ big day with photography and videography.
For Kate and Callum, the Whistler Wedding Collective was the perfect fit. While guests enjoyed champagne and appetizers, Kate and Callum snuck away for some intimate photos on their stunning property.
The celebration continued with a large family style meal for 180 guests, catered by Collective Kitchen complete with everything from roast pig to local albacore tuna, lemongrass marinated chicken tenders and seasonal, organic vegetables.
As the sun set behind Mount Currie, twinkle lights illuminated the couple’s first dance. Local band Blame the Weekend kept the dance floor busy until Pemberton’s DJ Pete followed until the wee hours of the morning.
It was a magical time for Kate and Callum and, they say, the best party they’ve ever been to. In fact, Kate says she’d love to host more weddings on their beautiful property dubbed Shady Acres and share the magic of their little piece of paradise again and again.
-BY: KIM VANLOCHEM
Whistler Wedding Collective - Ashley Barker
The Whistler Wedding Collective is a group of creatives dedicated to making your wedding a story that will stay with you for the rest of your lives. We came together through a mutual love for chasing light in the mountains, beautiful décor and people in love. Together we love telling true stories of real beauty in all its authenticity.