Oh dear goodness, friends…
Here’s another amazing wedding that I am so excited to share with you. Amanda and Ryan were married in September at the Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna. This venue is a beautiful, on the lake venue. If you are coming from out of town for your wedding, it’s a perfect location for yourself and your guests to soak in the beauty of Kelowna.
Amanda and Ryan had a vision for their wedding and executed it perfectly with the help of an amazing team of vendors. The wedding was to be all about love: vintage, classic, elegant and about the love between them, their families, and their love of coffee. They incorporated many personal touches including the 1979 Buick Ryan’s grandfather passed down, and Ryan restored. They also incorporated the McDougall family mailbox in their coffee favour table (These two LOVE their coffee) – a masterpiece designed and styled by Yuriko of Vintage Origami!
The bridesmaids and flower girls all wore different dresses in the same colour palette with soft coral, lavender, and blush pink. The flower girls wore the most adorable floral crowns by Classic Creations, who also made Amanda’s beautiful bouquet. Seriously…. imagine being a small girl and getting to wear a pretty dress and a floral crown!! I would have been the happiest child of life in that moment! The groomsmen’s ties were handmade by Ryan’s mother Nancy who also made the adorable robes the girls wore while getting ready in the morning.
The wedding was absolutely stunning and went off without a hitch – that’s what happens when you have Laura from English Rose Weddings as your planner extaordinaire!
And do you know what was the best part of this wedding, for me? Most people would say… obviously, the cupcakes at the end of the day. Because well, who doesn’t love a Sugar Sweet Cake Co. cupcake??? Especially someone who loves the sweets as much as I do. But nope… I satisfied my sweets craving with… the people (ok fine… and a cupcake. Or two). Amanda and Ryan are absolutely one of the sweetest couples I have ever met. They both made it feel like I was just another member of the family, there to take part of their special day. I definitely shed a tear (or a zillion) during their emotional ceremony. Their families – just lovely. Their trust, kindess, and lovability (yes, I made this word up) made my job a whole lot easier!
I really feel like I hit the jackpot with this wedding. It’s the best feeling in the world when at the end of it all, I’ve made some very wonderful friends. Amanda and Ryan – I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you, and I know it’s going to be fantastic. You’re a beautiful couple and you deserve all the beauty life has to offer!