Lori & Ash…
Lori & Ash held their very intimate vow renewal ceremony upon a cliff overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake. I mean, what a brilliant idea. Who wouldn’t want a wedding ceremony on a cliff with endless views of the mountains and the lake?
Aside from romantic, these two are witty, sarcastic, hilarious. So, so hilarious, these two.
There is never a dull moment. They’re happy: make fun of each other. They’re mad: make fun of each other. It seriously is the foundation upon which their relationship lies.
Lori and Ash have been married for four years, and when they decided they wanted to renew their vows, they gathered their closest friends and held an intimate ceremony on the cliffs at Bertram Creek in Kelowna.
There are plenty of beautiful landscapes in Kelowna and many beautiful venues that provide the views for a beautiful wedding ceremony, but nothing beats a wedding ceremony in a completely undeveloped area. No buildings in sight, very few people… it was very secluded and intimate. What I am saying is… if you are having an intimate wedding in the middle of nowhere (or an intimate Kelowna wedding, or an intimate Okanagan wedding), please, please, bring me to photograph it!
I love intimate weddings (less than 60 guests). I love big weddings too, but I love the calm, serence, laid back nature of intimate weddings. As an “outsider”, I am able to get comfortable with the guests and the guests become more comfortable with me, because I am afforded the ability to meet everyone, talk and joke with them. This makes the comfort level fantastic and I am able to get much better candid moments – which I love!!
I find that intimate weddings are filled with so much emotion – and I’m a sucker for it. If you look closely enough, you’ll definitely see a few tears streaming down my face. It’s a good thing I have a camera to hide behind 😉
Lori & Ash (ok, let’s be honest, it was PROBABLY Lori’s idea!), had a beautiful vision in mind and were able to execute it perfectly. I feel honoured to have been able to document their dream-like vow renewal! Enjoy the photos!
Hair: Jasmine Wasylyk – Hair Aura
Make-up: Melanie Feeny – Shimmer and Gloss
Florals: Shannon Prodor – Tangerine Orchid
Video: Chris Roberge – Red Sky Media