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Christine & Matt – Bottega wedding, Kelowna, BC

August 22nd, 2014

Christine and Matt chose the stunning Bottega for their wedding in Kelowna. I LOVE the mix of modern and rustic at Bottega. It’s such a beautiful venue. Christine and Matt are such a fun pair and they and their wedding party had me and my lovely second shooter, Katie Nugent, cracking up all day. In the images below, you will definitely get an idea of some of the things that had us laughing. Fun times! We got to work with an awesome team of vendors as well, including the always hilarious and fun DJ Haymaker and the delicious food of Details Catering. Such a fantastic day! So happy for these two and their adorable daughter, Vivian.

 

 

Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0001 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0002 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0003Lovely shot below by my second shooter for the day, Katie.Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0004 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0005 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0006 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0007 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0008 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0009 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0010 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0011 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0012 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0013 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0014 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0015 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0016 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0017 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0018 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0019 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0020 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0021 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0022 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0023 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0024 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0025 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0026Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0027-2 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0028 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0029 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0030 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0031 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0032 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0033 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0034 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0035 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0036 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0037 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0038 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0039The photos below make me laugh every time I see them. Soooo funny.Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0040Stretch it out guys.Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0041 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0042 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0043 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0044 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0045 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0046 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0047 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0048 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0049 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0050 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0051 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0052 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0053 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0054 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0055 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0056 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0057 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0058 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0059 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0060 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0061 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0062 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0063 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0065 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0066 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0067 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0068 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0069 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0070 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0072 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0073 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0074 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0075 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0076 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0077 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0078 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0079 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0080 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0081 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0082 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0083 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0084 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0085 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0086 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0088Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0092 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0089 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0090 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0091 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0093 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0094Not only was it Matt and Christine’s wedding day, it was also Matt’s birthday!Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0095 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0096 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0097 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0098 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0099 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0100 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0101 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0102 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0103 Bottega_wedding-Kelowna_0105-2

Thank you both so much for choosing me to capture your big day. I had a blast!! M&C_0856

 

Venue: Bottega Farm Inn and Studio, Kelowna, BC
Wedding Planning/Decor: Jennifer Charles and Lynn Archibald
Florals: Sheri Persaud
Catering: Details Catering, Kelowna, BC
DJ: DJ Haymaker
Marriage Officiant: Wayne Laurie
Hair: Rebecca at Cream Hair on Cooper
Make-up: Michelle Dahl
Dress designer: Nicole Miller from Frocks, Calgary, AB
Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale from Frocks, Calgary, AB

 

 

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Emily & Wes – Summerhill Winery Wedding, Kelowna, BC

August 19th, 2014

When I first met Emily and Wes it was for their engagement session and they mentioned they might be awkward in the photos… they then proceeded to be so natural, connected and amazing to photograph! Not to mention they have a great sense of humour and are awesome people. Wes and Emily chose the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC. I love that Summerhill Pyramid Winery lets nature be nature on the property. It’s beautifully groomed in all the right places but there is still plenty of nature that is allowed to be itself which is wonderful for photos.
Wes has Filipino heritage and Emily has Chinese heritage so it was really cool seeing the different traditions of the two cultures weaving together throughout the day. It was my first time seeing a Chinese Tea Ceremony and I loved the beautiful red attire that Emily and Wes wore for that. Emily had 3 dresses that she wore throughout the day and that was such a neat element! I was grateful to the wonderful Katie Nugent for her talent, second-shooting and assisting for me. All the other vendors did such a fantastic job as well! So much creativity and amazing skills. They all put so much heart and care into what they do and it’s wonderful working alongside them.
It was such a fantastic day and I’m so happy for Emily and Wes!

Click here to check out Wes and Emily’s engagement session – one of my favourites of the year. : )

kelowna-chinese-wedding_0001 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0002 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0003A button for each groomsman. Haha.kelowna-chinese-wedding_0004 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0005 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0006 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0007 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0009 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0010 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0011 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0012I love the shot below that my second shooter, Katie Nugent, took of Emily reading her letter from Wes with her bridesmaids crying in the background. So sweet.kelowna-chinese-wedding_0013 kelowna-chinese-wedding_0014 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0015 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0016 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0017 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0018 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0019 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0020 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0021 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0022 kelowna-chinese-tea-ceremony_0023 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0024 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0025 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0026 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0027 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0028 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0029 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0030 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0031 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0032 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0033 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0034 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0035 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0036 5 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0037 Summerhill-Winery-Ceremony_0038 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0004 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0005 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0006Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0002 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0007 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0008 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0009 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0010 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0011 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0012 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0013 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0014 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0015 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0016 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0017 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0018 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0019 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0020 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0021 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_okanagan_0022 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0023 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0024 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0025 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0026 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0027 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0028 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0029 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0030 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0031 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0032 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0037 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0038 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0039 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0040 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0041 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0042 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0043Below photo by my second shooter Katie Nugent.Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0044 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0045 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0046Traditional Chinese money dance!Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0047 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0048 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0049 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0050 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0051 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0052 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0053 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0054 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0055 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0056 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0057 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0058 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0059 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0060Line-dancing to Thriller – pretty great.Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0061 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0062 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0063 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0064 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0065 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0066 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0067 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0068 Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0069

 I had an absolute blast working with you two!!! Thanks again!Summerhill-Winery-wedding_reception_0070

 

 

Wedding Venue: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC
Wedding Planning: Created Lovely Events
Decor: Created Lovely Events, Vintage Origami, and bride
Videography: Hello Tomorrow
Florals: A New Leaf Florals, Kelowna, BC
Catering: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC
Cake: Sweet on You
DJ: DJ Dantè of Okanagan Wedding Entertainment Group
Marriage Officiant: Reverend Wayne Laurie
Hair: Inspirado Designs
Make-up: Jenny McKinney
Dress designer: Justin Alexander, from Sposa Wedding World, New Westminster, BC
Bridesmaids dresses: House of Wu from Sposa Wedding World, New Westminster, BC
Bride’s shoes: Enzo Angiolini

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Julie & Dan – Little Creek Farm Wedding, Kelowna

August 14th, 2014

I was soooo excited when I saw the Little Creek Farms property. It’s always fun shooting at a new place and Little Creek Farm is brimming with fantastic spots for photos. So much character and charm! I only shot in a fraction of the possible spots for photos so I hope Little Creek Farm opens its doors to more weddings so I can be reunited with this location and be click-happy once again here. If you’re not familiar with Little Creek Farm, they are behind the drool-worthy salad dressings made in the Okanagan. BEST vegan Caesar salad dressing ever – you seriously need to all go to Nature’s Fare and pick up a bottle now.
Julie and Dan are so sweet and fun and I loved all the fun touches they put into the decor and styling. Best styled groomsmen ever!
Every moment of the day was fantastic – I was floating on a photo-heaven cloud all day. The lovely Rebecca Siewert second shot for me and did such a great job.
I’m so happy for these two. They had so much love surrounding their wedding and you can be sure it was a day that will go down in the memory books for all their guests.

Little_Creek_Wedding_kelowna-bcA cute hug from Julie’s sister before leaving them alone for their first-look.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0003Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0001 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0004 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0005 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0006 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0007 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0008 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0009Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0017 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0011 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0012 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0013 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0014 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0015 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0016 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0018 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0019 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0020 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0021 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0022 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0023 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0024This shovel (and all the amazing metal work items on the property) are done by the owner’s daughter, Amber Denison. I was in love with them all, especially the blue wheelbarrow you’ll see further down.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0025 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0026 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0027 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0028 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0029 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0030 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0031 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0032Sister tattoos! It was pretty touching how close these two are. Reminded me of my sis and I who is my bestie too.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0033 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0034 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0035 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0036 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0037 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0038 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0039 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0040 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0041 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0042 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0043 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0044 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0045 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0046 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0047 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0048 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0049 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0050The archway behind them is so lovely. It’s a real, living tree that was trained into a heart.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0051 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0052 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0053 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0054 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0055 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0056 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0057 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0058 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0059 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0060 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0061 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0062 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0063 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0065 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0066 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0067 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0068 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0069 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0070 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0071 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0072 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0073 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0074 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0076I absolutely loved some of the creative decor touches. To find your seat, you took the mason-jar glass with your name and an animal on it and matched your table with the correlating animal center-piece. So. Rad.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0077 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0078 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0079 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0080 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0081Another awesome idea!!Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0082 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0083 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0084 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0085 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0086 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0087 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0088 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0089 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0090 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0091 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0092 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0093 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0094 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0095 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0096 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0097 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0098 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0099 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0100 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0101 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0102 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0103 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0104 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0105 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0106 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0107 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0108 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0109 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0110 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0111 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0112Deeeelicious vegan buffet.Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0113 Little_Creek_farm_wedding_kelowna_0114

 I had such a great time capturing you guys for the day – thanks again for having me be a part of it!J&D_0692

 

Venue: Little Creek Farm, West Kelowna, BC
Florals: Hand picked at Little Creek Farm and arranged by the bride, bridesmaids and owner Donna Denison.
Catering: Zu’s Kitchen
Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall
Beaded Shawl: BHLDN
Groomsmen ties/bowties: Pomp & Ceremony

 

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