One family’s history in Point Roberts draws them back for their vintage-style seaside wedding
Bride Sasha’s great-great grandparents had built a modest seaside cabin in Point Roberts, Washington, that had been in the family for over a hundred years. So when Tim popped the question (he actually proposed eight times, once for each year they’d been together), the two knew they would hold their wedding in Point Roberts.
As a young girl, Sasha remembers riding her bike by an empty yellow building that had once been a cannery and telling her mother that that was where she would get married one day. Her wish came true – and the pair tied the knot in August at the very spot, now transformed into the lovely Blackfish Resort.
The wedding was truly a community effort involving several family members and friends – including Cailyn Bays of Delovely Creative and photographer Ronnie Lee Hill. Sasha’s father created the driftwood arch where Sasha and Tim exchanged the vows they had written themselves. The bride’s brother, a professional musician, sang an acoustic version of Cake’s “Love You Madly” as Sasha made her walk down the aisle, while her bridesmaid performed their first dance song, Etta James’ “At Last.”
Friends and family volunteered their services on numerous DIY projects, including creating the drink tickets, the table names, the handmade program/fans and the s’more packages that were given to guests as wedding favours.
In keeping with the wedding’s navy blue and peach vintage theme, guests were encouraged to dress in vintage-inspired wear and invited to arrive early to enjoy snacks on the beach, lawns games and cocktails.
After the ceremony on the sunny lawn, guests seated themselves at outdoor tables dressed in navy and peach, and feasted on a menu that reflected the couple’s heritage and favourite foods. The dishes included Ukrainian foods like perogies and kubasa, and fish and game that Tim and his friends and family had ethically caught, including salmon and moose. The meal ended with locally made pies and a wedding cake featuring the cake topper from Sasha’s own parents’ wedding – a “something old” that offered one more tie to Sasha and Tim’s family history.