Month: July 2013

Lisa & Jason – Kelowna Wedding

What a beautiful day for a wedding! Lisa and Jason chose Kopje Park Regional Park in Lake Country for their ceremony and the Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna for the reception. I thought it was so cool all the time Lisa put into DIY projects for the decor. She put so much hard work and time in planning this day and it paid off. : ) There were so many sweet moments such as the two first looks (and dances) with her biological father and stepfather, and Jason and Lisa’s personal vows to each other. The reception was full of emotion, laughs and lots of fun (especially with DJ Haymaker running the show). : ) I wish these two all the best!!

Thanks so much to my amazing second shooter Carley Bortolin for wielding her camera talents alongside me for the day!

 

 

Country_Ridge_B&B_Oyama_0001Country_Ridge_B&B_Oyama_0002These two first looks with her step-dad and biological dad melted my heart!Country_Ridge_B&B_Oyama_0005Country_Ridge_B&B_Oyama_0004 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0001 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0002 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0003 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0004 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0005 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0006 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0007 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0008I loved Jay’s huge scroll for his vows. hehe. Too awesome!Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0009 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0010 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0013 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0014 Kopje_Park_wedding_BC_0015 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0001 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0003 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0004 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0005 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0006 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0007 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0008 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0010 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0011 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0012 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0013 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0014 Kelowna_wedding_photography_0015 Kelowna_wedding_photography_001631J&L_028433J&L_026332J&L_0251 1214 13 J&L_0413 16First dances with both dad’s. Awww. Veil abandoned! Cute.J&L_0426 J&L_0421-2 15

 

Thanks for everything you two! Congratulations!J&L_0432-sm

Ceremony Venue: Kopje Park Regional Park
Reception Venue: Laurel Packinghouse
Decor and planning: Lisa, the bride.
Florals: Ordered online from Flirty Flowers and put together by Lisa and her friends.
Day-of Coordinator: Agatha @ A Stylish Affair
Cake: Cupcasions (other desserts made by Lisa and her friends)
DJ: DJ Haymaker
Marriage Officiant: Barbara Samuel
Videography: Chris Gardiner
Dress designer: Mori Lee purchased from Bliss Bridal
Hair: Jenna Buchanan
Make-up: Brianne Stein

Weddingbells Magazine Feature

What a pleasure to be featured in Weddingbells magazine again! I absolutely loved Josie and Mike’s wedding which was featured. Stunning wedding and amazing, fun couple!! Thank you Weddingbells! The issue is now on stands. : ) You can see the full post I did on on Josie and Mike’s wedding here.

 

Weddingbells feature Jessica Zais Photography Kelowna

 

And thanks again to all the vendors that made it such an amazing event!

Ceremony Venue: Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Reception Venue: Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna, BC.
Wedding Planning/Decor: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC.
Florals: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC.
Catering: Joy Road Catering, Kelowna, BC.
Cupcakes/Cake: Sweet On You
Band: The Garding Band with Anna Jacyszyn
Marriage Officiant: James Harnden, Kelowna, BC.
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero from Bliss Bridal, Kelowna, BC.
Bridesmaids dresses: Forever New and Carla Zampatti
Flower girl’s Dress: Vintage Precious
Bride’s Hair:  Amy Holland of Tie the Knot Hair Design, Kelowna, BC.
Bridemaids’ Hair: Nicole O’Hara of Coles Cut and Colours
Make-up: Melissa Craven, Kelowna, BC.
Bride’s shoes: Tony Bianco
Bride’s Jewelry: Made and designed by Amy Holland of Tie the Knot Hair Design.
Birdcage Veil: Specially made by Julie Casey Millinery in Australia.

Liis & Chris – Summerhill Winery wedding, Kelowna

I started out Liis and Chris’s wedding day with the groomsmen and Chris’s enthusiasm was immediately contagious. It was so fun seeing how excited he was and the close relationships he had with all his groomsmen. When I went to the girls’ room, my jaw literally dropped when I saw Liis. STUN-ning. Just wow. And she’s a complete sweetheart to boot! Liis and Chris chose Summerhill Pyramid Winery, in Kelowna for their venue. They had gorgeous weather, beautiful decor and the day flowed beautifully! My second shooter, Carley Bortolin (thanks Carley!) and I had so much fun throughout the entire day with Liis, Chris and their wedding party and guests. Such a fun bunch! I feel truly lucky to get to peek in the window of such happy couples on such a big day in their lives and capture those moments for them. : )

 

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I had such a blast capturing your big day. Thank you again and a humungous congrats to you both!! xoL&C_0422

Getting Ready Location: Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC.
Ceremony Venue: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Reception Venue: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Day of Coordinatior: Peace of Mind Weddings, Kelowna, BC.
Catering: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna, BC.
Draping: Stage Right Etc
Videography: Pixel Pro, Kelowna, BC.
Marriage Officiant: James Harnden, Kelowna, BC.
Bride’s Dress: Paloma Blanca from Isabelle’s Bridal Store, North Vancouver, BC.
Hair: Pamela Shapiro
Makeup: Jennifer Kennedy