For those of you who don’t know, I was born in the Okanagan and other than my travel expeditions, I’ve lived in the Okanagan all my life. I love every inch of the Okanagan and Spirit Ridge Vineyard, Resort & Spa is one of my favourite spots in Osoyoos. So I was super excited when Melanie and Dennis asked me to photograph their wedding there and even happier when I got to meet them for their Engagement Shoot (read their sweet first meet story by Dennis) and see what an awesome couple they are! Spirit Ridge Vineyard, Resort & Spa is a gorgeous winery, surrounded by rows and rows of grape vines and then beyond that surrounded by Canada’s only desert, the Nk’Mip Desert, with pretty age brush galore. Right next to Spirit Ridge Vineyard, Resort & Spa is Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre as well where you can experience the native culture of the area and hopefully see a rattlesnake.
So on to Melanie & Dennis’s wedding! To start, it was a HOT day. 39 degrees to be exact! Everyone was such a great sport though and there was an awesome mood to the day all around which always gets my creative juices flowing. The ceremony was beautiful with sweeping views of Osoyoos in the background. We did the wedding party photos around the property and down the road a bit. We had some fun with ice cream- quick fun since it melted at an alarming rate in the heat and then headed back for the reception which was on the restaurant balcony.
Melanie and Dennis seem so at peace with life and seem like people who would enjoy the little moments in life as much as the big ones. They are both such nice, considerate people and both know how to laugh lot’s too. : ) They’re definitely a great match and I’m sure these two will be the kind of pair that will last till the end. : ) Congrats you two!
This moment was too cute when all her sisters all opened the door and were peaking through to see Melanie in her dress.
I had a bit of a love affair with this gorgeous tangerine wall. I was like, “How YOU doooin?” ( In my best Joey voice from Friends).
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