Here I am again, feeling delighted that I get to love my job as much as I do. Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer takes me all over the Okanagan. Janine and Geoff, who are high school sweethearts decided to get married in Fintry, at La Casa Resort. La Casa Resort is perched halfway up a mountain and overlooks the Okanagan Lake.
The ceremony took place with even more stunning views on a grassy field even higher up the mountain! The views are incredible! Rain was threatening all day, worrying Janine as there was no back-up plan for the outdoor mountainside ceremony. And then the rain came. Janine and Geoff decided to go ahead with the ceremony, regardless of the rain. Lucky for them, Mother Nature had other plans in store and the clouds parted, the sun shon, and the rain stopped JUST in time for the ceremony to begin. The rain stayed away until about 5 minutes after the ceremony. It continued to be indecisive for the rest of the day, coming and going.
We headed down to Fintry Provincial Park for portraits, where we found some cover from the rain. Janine and Geoff had no problem at all letting loose and bringing out their inner children during our portrait session, laughing and snuggling the whole time!
The reception began with a surprise cooler chugging competition, then speeches, tears, cake, basketball free throws and dancing. Dinner was served by the always delicious Deli City Catering (yum yum!).
Take a peek at their rainy, sunny, rainy, sunny, rainy, loving, beautiful day!
Venue: La Casa Resort , Fintry
Florals: Passionate Blooms
Officiant: Jenny Pankratz – I Do My way
Hair: Heather – Zazou Salon
Make-up: Saara Labib
Catering: Deli City
Bar: Bottom’s Up
DJ: Let’s Dance
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
Brittany and Dave’s wedding day was full of sunshine and… wind. Lots of wind. On the bright side, I love wind in images because it adds movement and prettiness! Being a Kelowna Wedding Photographer means that I get to experience some of the loveliest views that the Okanagan has to offer – including the view from Cedar Creek Winery.
Brittany and Dave had the cutest little ring bearer who decided it would be best to take a break on the steps just after he began his walk down the aisle. It was adorable to say the least and he make it to Dave with a little help (and some gummy bears).
It was a beautiful day for a wedding and Brittany, Dave and their friends and family were a ton of fun to spend the day with. And I don’t think I’ve attended a wedding where more men were into physical affection and kisses. You’ll see what I mean… have a look!
Lastly – A HUGE thank you to my amazing second photographer, Kaila, who took some pretty incredible portraits and is always the best kind of person to be around!
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
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