The Hotel Eldorado is one of my absolute favourite wedding venues in Kelowna. It’s on the water, their reception spaces are full of light, and the staff and food are incredible.
Joy & Mike’s ceremony was held on the rooftop with an unobstructed view of the lake and mountains as a backdrop.
As usual, I will let the images speak for themselves. You’ll see a beautiful couple, the reactions of guests of what goes down in history as the best “Best Man” speech ever delivered in the history of weddings by Mike’s son, and did I mention… a beautiful couple???
Planning & Coordination: White Orchid Wedding Consulting
Venue: The Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna
Officiant: Wayne Laurie
Florals: Lavendar and Lace Floral Farm
Make-up: Brandie Jollimore
Hair: Katie Corneille
DJ: Alex Bird Music
Even though I am a Kelowna Wedding Photographer, sometimes, I get to travel to new and fun locations. Riannon & Jon’s engagement session took place on a beautiful day in one of the many forests scattered around Vancouver.
These two have a connection like no other and it is so so so refreshing!
Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means sunny weddings by summer and cold, snowy engagement sessions by winter! Often, my favourite locations to photograph couples at are just stops on the side of the road! No two locations are the same and it makes it so that each couple has their own unique engagement images. Tash & Tyler even brought their sweet little (brand new) fur baby, Baxter, along for the fun (Yes, they named him after the dog in the Anchorman movie, which just happens to be one of my favourite movies of all time!). Baxter just wanted to run around and I probably spent the first 10 minutes giving Baxter his own little solo session. I’ve got to say – Tash & Tyler were MUCH better listeners than Baxter!
Enjoy these wintery, cozy images!
One of the best things about being a Kelowna wedding photographer is that I get to go to wineries. Lots of wineries. Lots of wine. Even better is that I get to go to amazing wineries like 50th Parallel Estate Winery, nearly every weekend (jealous?). The view is incredible! Just incredible!
Alannah and her ladies prepared themselves for the wedding by drinking champagne and juice with fresh berries at Sparkling Hill. No big deal. The guys got ready in a villa at Predator Ridge. No big deal.
The two met at 50th Parallel Estate Winery for their first look with their wedding party peeking from above on the stomp pad. The ceremony took place overlooking the Okanagan Lake and the rain in the distance. After the ceremony, they were driven away in a 1960’s white Cadillac.
My absolute favourite part of the day was Adam & Alannah’s first dance. If you know me, you know I am a big softie and a family gal. The two danced to a recorded version of a song, sung by Alannah’s late grandfather. There weren’t many dry eyes, including my own!
The truth is, there are so many amazing details about this wedding, that you’ll just have to go ahead and take a peek at this blog post. Make yourself a tea, coffee, or grab a glass of wine and enjoy!
Venue: 50th Parallel Estate Winery
Getting Ready Location: Sparkling Hill Resort
Florals, Tables & Chairs: A New Leaf Floral Design
Coordination: White Orchid Wedding Consulting
Cake & Desserts: Whisk Cake Co.
Guitarist: Jeff Piatelli
DJ: Al, DJ Haymaker
Officiant: Karen Belshaw, Marry Us
Catering: Basket Case Picnics
Hair & Make-up: Kurspa Salon at Sparkling Hill Resort
Dress: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Indochino
Shuttle: Distinctly Kelowna
1960’s Cadillac: Nixdorf Classic Cars
Meet Erin and Nils. These two are my favourite kind of people – genuine, friendly, affectionate, romantic…
Nils proposed to Erin at her family’s cabin, on the lake, near her favourite tree. As they arrived back at the cabin, her parents cued a recorded version of the song he wrote to her for her birthday a few months earlier.
It’s a scene right out of a romantic comedy!
Of course, we had to incorporate Nils’ guitar into the engagement session. I could’ve sat there and listened to him play all day!
Here is Erin and Nils’ super snuggly engagement session!
Gabriella and Andrew are a sweet young couple who are so in love. They chose The Bevoulin Heritage Church for their ceremony location. Gabriella wore her mother’s own wedding dress, tailored by Andrew’s mother to suit her perfectly.
The Benvoulin Heritage Church is one of my absolute favourite wedding ceremony locations in the Okanagan. I love everything about it from the wood, to the sound of floorboards, to the smell.
Everything was perfect for Gabriella and Andrew’s wedding. The florals from Petal and Vow were some of the most stunning florals I’ve ever seen! The Burgundy, green, and blush colours were such a breath of fresh air!
There was no stress, lots of tears, lots of snuggles, lots of laughs. The weather co-operated. When it got windy, Andrew and Gabriella just embraced it! Everything was beautiful!
Take a look and see!
Ceremony: The Benvoulin Heritage Church
Reception: The Harvest Golf Club
Florals: Petal & Vow
Dress: Mom’s Dress, tailored by Andrew’s Mom
Rings: Spence Diamonds
Hair: Parisa Yazdani
Make-up: Tanin Amouei
Second Photographer: Kaila Wirth
When couples decide to have an Okanagan Wedding, there are endless possibilities when it comes to scenery – mountains, lakes, views, wineries, orchards… Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means that I get to travel to some of the most beautiful venues to photograph weddings. Linden Gardens in Kaleden is beautiful venue for a wedding, with immaculately manicured lawns and gardens. It is a lovely location for an outdoor garden ceremony and reception.
Valerie and Alex’s wedding day was threatened by rain, but the rain held off for the ceremony. They weren’t so lucky later in the day and their reception was moved indoors. After an incredibly delicious dinner by Joy Road Catering, the rain ended and the party continued outside.
A big thank you to all the incredible vendors and to Valerie and Alex who made this wedding one for the books!
Venue: Linden Gardens
Make-up: Bri Stein Artistry
Hair: Inspirado Designs
Decor: Mosaic Party & Event Design
Florals: Tangerine Orchid
Officiant: Storm Moore
Catering: Joy Road
Videography: Matt Vautour