I love when the weather forecast calls for rain and then it ends up being gorgeous! We’re lucky that happens a lot in Kelowna! Janel and Donovan chose such an awesome pairing of Benvoulin Heritage Church for their ceremony and Hotel Eldorado for their reception. The two venues went so well together with their classic, vintage design. They wanted to put a focus on time with friends and family so we did a first look and portraits before the ceremony. Janel and Donovan are so laid-back and easy to work with. I was amazed by how in sync they are! After the ceremony, everyone headed outside Benvoulin Heritage Church for a lawn reception before continuing to dinner and the rest of reception at Hotel Eldorado where they had an awesome decor theme based around books! From a reading nook with their top picks, a typewriter where people could type messages for Janel and Donovan and the framed first-pages of their favourite books as table numbers, I was smitten. They even had library cards to find your seats!
English Rose Weddings did a spectacular job as always with keeping the day flowing smoothly and DJ Spinalshift kept the party going with his great song choices. Beautiful hair and makeup by Melissa Craven as well!
Congratulations to Janel and Donovan!
Starting the day at Hotel Eldorado – my favourite place to take getting ready photos. Vintage, classic design, big rooms and lots of natural light! Janel’s mom kept tearing up with happiness. : ) First look time! Benvoulin Heritage Church – prettiest church in Kelowna! Beautiful architecture and extra points for fantastic photo light! Matching socks for the groom, his dad, his grandpa, and father of the bride. : DImpromptu adorable photo bomb. This little dude was digging the ice cream sandwiches being served. I will never tire of photographing weddings at Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna! Fantastic venue and staff!Book decor theme!! I’m a total bookworm so I was so into all of their details! Library cards to find your seats!! Love! Another awesome idea! The guests had fun using the typewriter to write Janel and Donovan notes. Great capture below by my second shooter for the day, Katie Nugent. Slideshow (with a photo from their engagement session with me. : )
Ceremony Venue: Benvoulin Heritage Church, Kelowna, BC
Reception Venue: Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC
Wedding Planning: English Rose Weddings, Kelowna, BC
Rentals: Linens from All Occasions, Kelowna, BC
Florals: Creations by Mom & Me, Kelowna, BC
Catering: Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC
DJ: DJ Spinalshift
Marriage Officiant: Judy Dow
Make-up and Hair: Melissa Craven