Sundance Guest Ranch Wedding

Sundance Guest Ranch Wedding – By Jelger & Tanja


“Andrea and Eoin’s “running horses wedding photograph”, photographed at the Sundance Guest Ranch in Ashcroft, went (unexpectedly) viral! I’ve seen it passing by on blogs in languages I couldn’t read, it won an award at the Shoot and Share Contest and got featured on huge blogs such as Petapixel, My Modern Met, Huffington Post and Junebug Weddings.

All of this is of course AMAZING, but I do want to share Andrea and Eoin’s wedding for more than that! At the time this Irish duo booked us we kinda had an idea that their ranch wedding would be a lot of fun, but boy we had no idea what a blast we’d have! On top of that we got to know them better and I feel that we share a mindset about living an adventurous lifestyle and not settling down. 🙂 They are also the ones that got us into car camping“…Read More Here.


























Venue: Sundance Guest Ranch

Bridal Dress: Dirty Fabulous, Dublin, Ireland

Groom’s Suit: Handmade in Hoi An, Vietnam

Bridesmaid’s Dress: Oh My Honey, Brighton, England

Bride and Groom’s Cowboy Boots: Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack, Kamloops

Make Up Artist: Laine Dagneau, Kamloops,

Canada Hair Stylist: Janella Vecchio

String Players – Steenkamp Family Orchestra, Vancouver, BC

Videographer – Story of Eve, Antrim, Ireland

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“We celebrate spontaneous and adventurous brides and grooms because we believe these two qualities are key ingredients to living a happy life.” ~Jelger & Tanya

Sundance Guest Ranch wedding – By Jelger & Tanja

Vancouver Military Wedding

Moda Members, Jelger & Tanja Wedding Photographers: “We celebrate spontaneous and adventurous brides and grooms because we believe these two qualities are key ingredients to living a happy life.”

Lynn and James’ Vancouver Military Wedding

By Jelger & Tanja Photographers

The Vancouver military wedding of Lynn and James was, well, I don’t even know where to start! Lynn is from Belgium and met James (who’s from Vancouver) in Ypres, a Belgian city with a significant World War I history, who was there to attend a military memorial ceremony. The chances of them meeting in a random bar were so slim that it makes me wonder if he was supposed to find her. ? (goosebumps)

Even though they met briefly, they stayed in touch online. Lynn jokingly invited James to come over to Belgium, except James went for it and booked his ticket! Seeing each other again, they both felt the spark. Lynn made the brave decision to follow her heart, and move to Vancouver to be with James.

For their engagement shoot we went on a crazy hike on Mt. Cheam. It’s for sure one of our favourite shoots, so we were looking forward to their weddings(!) a lot! Plural because we’re also photographing their second wedding in Belgium!

Before the ceremony, we drove around Vancouver’s Stanley Park with the couple and the bridal party and made an impromptu hot dog pit-stop at Third Beach.  The wedding took place at the British Columbia Military Regiment in downtown Vancouver and we LOVED their setup of tanks and camouflage nets! But James truly made us gasp when he mentioned their shared passion for adventure in his personal vows.

I cried twice during the reception (Jelger once, but he might deny it ? ). Once during James’ heartfelt speech at the reception. And even harder during their amazing first dance. The way they looked at each other made the world stop for a moment.

Lynn and James are also close friends of ours, so after packing up our photo gear, we danced the night away on oldschool Belgian house music.

Thank you Lynn and James for having us! We can’t wait for your wedding in Belgium and do it all over again! ?







PS: Did I mention these two traveled a lot? :)

Bartender: Christine from TopShelf Bartending Services 

Catering: OceanWest Catering

DJ: Chris from BCDJ

Florist: Flowers on Fire

Hair & Makeup: Face Addiction

Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Wallcentre

Limo: Star Limos

Liquor: U-Need-A-Bottle

Photobooth: Image Cube

Venue: BC Regiment

About Jelger & Tanja wedding Photographers:

“We celebrate spontaneous and adventurous brides and grooms because we believe these two qualities are key ingredients to living a happy life.”

Woken up by a quarter life crisis we quit our careers as a lawyer (Jelger) and physiotherapist (Tanja) in Belgium. We sold everything we owned and braced ourselves for our biggest adventure yet.

 On October 6, 2011, we boarded an airplane with 2 cats and 4 suitcases. Our destination: Vancouver, Canada. Our mission: to live a spontaneous and adventurous life.”
We believe in starting over in a foreign country with your partner at least once.

Visit their website and keep in touch: Jelger & Tanja Wedding Photographers

Vancouver military wedding by Jelger and Tanja wedding photographers

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