Sanctuary Gardens & Quails’ Gate Winery wedding – Tracy & Eric

What a wedding! My heart was so full after photographing this beautiful intimate wedding. There is something about small weddings that makes my heart sing. I couldn’t help tearing up during the father-daughter dance because I was so touched by the love of this family after spending the day with them. Tracy and Eric invited their immediate families to share their beautiful wedding at Sanctuary Gardens and Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. Tracy was enchanted by Sanctuary Gardens‘ beauty and was so excited to have her ceremony there. It really is such a special place. With Okanagan lake vistas spread out in front of you and the most charming chapel-inspired gazebo nestled amongst the grassy hills of the property, it’s no wonder Sanctuary Gardens has quickly become one of the most popular ceremony locations in the Okanagan. I lucked out because I got to shoot at not only one but TWO of my favourite venues for this wedding because their reception was held a short drive down the road at the absolutely stunning Quails’ Gate WinerySanctuary Gardens‘ and Quails’ Gate Winery are my favourite combo for intimate weddings (Quail’s Gate only does small weddings). Tracy and Eric are so in love and it’s lovely to see the affection and goofy antics they share (and even more fun to photograph it!). : D They really know how to have fun. The day couldn’t have gone better and I’m so happy for these two!

 

 

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It was such an honour capturing your amazing day. Thank you again for everything! : )Quails_Gate_winery_wedding_kelowna_098

Ceremony Venue: Sanctuary Gardens, West Kelowna, BC
Reception Venue: Quails’ Gate Winery, West Kelowna, BC
Cake: Kakes by Kathie
Florals: Blue Sage Farm
Makeup: Jenny McKinney
Vintage Car Rental: Tours 59

 

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Cedar Creek Winery and Harvest Golf Club wedding – Taryn & Jason

Taryn and Jason chose the killer combo of Cedar Creek Winery and Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna, BC for their wedding. Everything flowed so perfectly throughout the day (another thunderstorm warning avoided). Not only were Taryn and Jason so warm and fun to work with but their whole wedding party and guests were a blast as well. Cedar Creek Winery and Harvest Golf Club were picture perfect as always (especially with stunning floral arrangements by Classic Creations) and DJ Alex Bird who kept the awesome tunes coming all day! Thank you so much to Katie Nugent for second shooting for me! I’m so happy Taryn and Jason had such an amazing day. To top it all off we had an amaaaaazing sunset that I snuck them out of reception for. Eeeee. : D

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Getting Ready: A Le Chateau Du Lac, West Kelowna, BC
Ceremony Venue: Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, BC
Reception Venue: Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, BC
Bouquets and Florals: Classic Creations, Kelowna, BC
Catering: Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, BC
Cake: Cupcasions, Kelowna, BC
DJ: Alex Bird
Marriage Officiant: Casey Brouwer
Dress designer and store you bought it at: Justin Alexander from Novelle Bridal Shop, Edmonton, AB
Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo from The Bridal House, Edmonton, AB
“Mrs” Purse: Aldo Accessories
Hair: Mirror Mirror Salon & Spa, Kelowna, BC
Make-up: Melissa Craven, Kelowna, BC

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Walnut Beach Resort wedding, Osoyoos – Cheryl & Ian

Another wedding where it forecasted rain and ended up being beautiful! It seems to be the trend this year! The cloudy skies gave us thee most gorgeous portrait light. On top of the amazing light, we got to take the wedding portraits at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery as Cheryl and Ian had their rehearsal dinner there and they were nice enough to accommodate their request. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is one of my top three favourite wineries in the Okanagan so I was pretty thrilled, to say the least. : )

Cheryl and Ian’s ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos, BC. The beachy feel really suited Cheryl and Ian’s laid-back personalities. Cheryl is one of the sweetest brides I’ve ever had – she is so fun, exuberant and adorable. Ian is such a lovely guy as well which is reflected in his wonderful daughters who obviously love their Dad a lot. : ) Great day all around! Thank you to Jessica Balfour for second shooting for me!

 

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You guys were a blast to work with – thank you again!C&I_707

 

 

Wedding Venue: Walnut Beach Resort, Osoyoos, BC 

Florals: Polka Dot Door 

Catering: Walnut Beach Resort, Osoyoos, BC 

Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Cake Company 

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