Month: November 2012

Mary & Patrick – Bottega Wedding, Kelowna, BC.

Mary and Patrick had a winter wonderland for their wedding at Bottega in Kelowna! Earlier in the week, I had gone for a hike in just a t-shirt and capris and then 5 days later it was wintery white everywhere! Quite the switch! The snow made a beautiful backdrop for photos. Several of Patrick and Mary’s relatives wore gorgeous kimonos to the wedding that provided happy pops of colour, as well.

There were so many fun and unexpected moments throughout the day! After the ceremony we took shots with the wedding party around Bottega and the trees, laden with snow, kept spontaneously dropping huge clumps from their branches. I saw one above me start to sprinkle snow in an impending downfall and I turned to run and full out slipped. I could practically hear “KERRRSPLAAAT!” in my head. Haha. My camera and I were thankfully unscathed. ; ) From there, we went with Mary and Patrick to McMillain Farms where we had the fun surprise of getting to go on a hay ride to where we wanted to take photos! Score! The horses started chasing after us (probably smelled the hay we were sitting on) and then ran ahead into the field below to graze. It was a neat moment to be among all those running horses. After McMillain Farms, we needed to warm up from the cold so Mary and Patrick suggested we go for a hot chocolate break. I think back at how casual we were at the coffee shop with Mary and Patrick in their full wedding attire and I wonder what the other patrons thought. haha. On our way back to Bottega we pulled over at a beautiful orchard that still had yellow autumn leaves on the branches with a light blanket of snow over top. The sun was now low in the sky and it streamed in behind the golden leaves, lighting them up like lanterns.

Mary and Patrick are such a thoughtful and sweet couple. They really light up a room! It was such a wonderful day. : )

Click here to check out Mary and Patrick’s engagement photos!

 

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I had such a blast capturing your big day Mary and Patrick! You two are so fun! Thanks again!Bottega, Kelowna, BC Wedding. Okanagan wedding photographer.

Venue: Bottega
Catering: Details Catering
Marriage Officiant: Arlie Pinkerton
Hair: Melissa Dacre
Make-up: Melissa Craven

Kerry & Lance – Summerhill Winery, Kelowna, BC.

I’m sure when Kerry and Lance planned their big day, they weren’t picturing it raining but, despite the persistent drizzle, they didn’t let it faze them one bit and were all smiles. They even still opted to have the ceremony outside which I was happy about because of all the colourful umbrellas and fall leaves. Summerhill Pyramid Winery looks so beautiful in the fall! I love photographing weddings there at this time of year.

Kerry and Lance are such a fun and positive couple. I find their energy completely infectious – you can’t help but be happy and have fun in their presence! : )

The reception was held at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, as well, and Stage Right Etc did a stunning job of the decor and florals. Immaculate and creative, as always! The winery served a delicious dinner while DJ Haymaker took care of getting people out of their seats and having fun!

Click here to check out Kerry and Lance’s engagement photos!

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Thank you so much for letting my capture your big day Kerry and Lance!! Hugs! P.S. The second photo of us, below, made me burst out laughing when I first saw it.
Venue: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Wedding Planning/Decor: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC.
Florals: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC.
Catering: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Cake: Whisk Cakes, Kelowna, BC.
DJ: DJ Haymaker, Kelowna, BC.
Marriage Officiant: James Harnden, Kelowna, BC.
Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander, bought from Pure Bridal in Edmonton, AB.
Bridesmaids dresses: Various sources including Alice + Olivia. The music sheet dress was handmade by Kerry’s mom, Deborah Bruneau.
Hair: Melissa Dacre, Kelowna, BC.
Make-up: Melissa Craven, Kelowna, BC.
Bride’s jewelry: Stella & Dot and Silpada
Bride’s shoes: Coach
Menswear: O’Connors in Calgary, AB

Carmin & Cam – Kelowna Engagement

Carmin and Cam are such a fun couple! I loved the thought they put into the details of their shoot. They chose a mix of casual and dressy outfits and recreated Cam’s proposal where he took Carmin for a picnic and had brought chocolate-dipped strawberries and wine. They got the strawberries from Blossoms in Kelowna and they got the same wine that he had used to propose with – Pink Elephant from Elephant Island Orchard Wines in Naramata. We lucked out with the only patch of good weather on a rainy, windy day and I had a such a great time capturing these two! They were so very thoughtful to bring an extra wine glass for me to share a toast when we had finished and we enjoyed some strawberries together as well. : ) I am so looking forward to their wedding next summer!!

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