Category: Weddings

Covert Farms Wedding, Oliver, BC – Jessica & Derek

When I arrived in the morning to take getting ready photos of Jessica, my jaw dropped. Her floral wreath by Stage Right Etc and her Morilee wedding gown were exquisite compliments to her natural beauty. The day was off to a very smoky start due to local wildfires but, Jessica and Derek were positive and making the most of it. They’re such a down-to-earth pair and I love their sense of humour. Their love for each other is so evident and I enjoyed capturing their connection so much!

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Covert Farms Family Estate in Oliver, BC and I.am.in.LOVE!!! Every inch of this 650-acre property is stunning. Weaving between countless rows of beautiful grapevines down rustic dirt roads, you’re led to the secluded ceremony site in the middle of the expansive property. It was a magical start to wedding festivities and made quite the first impression. Not only that but the bride got to make her entrance in the back of a gorgeous vintage red truck for ceremony annnnd it was transport/prop for portraits around the property!

After a rainy and windy ceremony – which Jessica and Derek didn’t let stop them from enjoying their vows – it was soon evident that the short weather burst had been a blessing as the heavy smoke from the ceremony rapidly started to clear! Their own little wedding day miracle for being such great sports with the smoke. By the time we finished portraits and got to cocktail hour, the sun was shining and the air was clear.

The outdoor pavilion where the reception was held is set against beautiful winery and mountain backdrops with plenty of lawn games nearby for guests to enjoy. They put so much thought into having things to entertain little ones too. Stage Right Etc did such a fantastic job with the planning and decor and Brodo served up an insanely delicious dinner for everyone (hello job perk!). I loved the cake design by Sugar Sweet Cake Company as well. We were lucky to enjoy a musical performance by Austin Ellis for first dance and I was happy that I was able to use natural light to capture all of the ambiance, despite the sun going down a little earlier in August. : )

Such a memorable day. I can’t wait to photograph another wedding at Covert Farms Family Estate

 

Venue: Covert Farms Family Estate, Oliver, BC
Wedding Planning/Decor: Stage Right Etc
Florals: Stage Right Etc
Catering: Brodo, Penticton, BC
Dress designer: Morilee from Bliss Bridal in Kelowna, BC
Bridesmaids dresses: Park and 5th Clothing Co
Make-up: Pierina Lissa
Bride’s Jewelry – Local Eclectic
Bride’s shoes: Vans

 

Manteo Resort Wedding, Kelowna, BC

These two chose the beautiful, lakeside Manteo Resort in Kelowna, BC for their wedding. Such a wonderful couple and day! Stage Right Etc rocked the planning, decor and florals and DJ Krucial K kept the party going! 

The groom totally blew my mind when a dance circle formed and he started busting out awesome breakdancing moves!

 

BONUS SHOT: I had to post this shot of DJ Krucial K to illustrate how rad he is. The groom knew that he used to breakdance and pulled him onto the dance floor. So awesome – can’t say enough good things about DJ Krucial K

 

Ceremony Venue: Manteo Resort, Kelowna, BC
Reception Venue: Manteo Resort, Kelowna, BC
Wedding Planning/Decor: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC
Florals: Stage Right Etc, Kelowna, BC
Catering: Manteo Resort, Kelowna, BC
DJ: Kalani aka DJ Krucial K
Make-up/Hair: Ling Agaran, from Vancouver, BC
Officiant: Doreen Mara-Bate

 

Luxe Camp wedding shoot styled by Vintage Origami

My heart-tank felt so filled up after this shoot. Everyone that worked on it came from such a place of love and I felt surrounded by the loveliest of vibes the whole day. This shoot was all about showing the awesome potential of Luxe Camp Okanagan luxury tent rentals. Does this make the perfect elopement situation or what!? Or the backdrop of a ceremony… or a bachelorette party sleepover… a super fun kids tent at an event… a cool bar at an outdoor wedding…. so many options!

I was so excited that Yuriko, of Vintage Origami, came on board to bring this shoot to life. I think one of the things that makes Yuriko so successful in her business and fuels her creativity is that she truly does everything with love. She has the most gracious and giving heart and seeks to make everyone feel special and valued.

Everything clicked into place when Sanctuary Gardens warmly accepted our request of hosting this shoot on their beeeeauuutiful property in West Kelowna. Sanctuary Gardens is one of THEE most gorgeous ceremony venues in Kelowna. Guests sit under a beautiful white gazebo overlooking Okanagan Lake. Le Sigh…

Jenny McKinney pampered our model for this shoot with her hair and makeup talents. Jenny is another one of those treasures that puts so much love and thought into their work. As are Tracy of Luxe Camp Okanagan and Kirsten of Sanctuary Gardens. If you met them all, you would know what I meant about being surrounded by the most loving, positive vibes that day. : ) Everyone contributed something special.

I loved Vintage Origami’s sustainable approach to this wedding using fruit – that was later eaten and enjoyed! – for pops of colour, and potted plants from Crocus Floral Designs for greenery.
Thank you as well to Red Rooster Winery out of Naramata, B.C. for the gorgeous pop of colour from your delicious wine!

I wanted to finish off with a photo of the beautiful Yuriko, the creative powerhouse behind Vintage Origami. Her design for this shoot was incredible! What a talent! And you won’t meet a sweeter person around. We love you Yuriko!  

Decor: Vintage Origami, Kelowna,B.C.
Luxury Tent Rentals: Luxe Camp Okanagan
Venue: Sanctuary Gardens, West Kelowna, B.C.
Potted Plants: Crocus Floral Designs, Kelowna, B.C.
Makeup/Hair: Jenny McKinney, Kelowna, B.C.
Wine: Red Rooster Winery, Naramata, B.C.