Carmin and Cameron’s was the first wedding I had the opportunity to photograph at Bonitas Winery in Summerland, BC and I was totally blown away by what a gorgeous venue it is! Wow! Not to mention I got to photograph a beautiful couple in front of that amazing backdrop. I was so inspired and took way too many photos. haha. Carmin and Cameron are such a fun couple and you can tell they put so much of themselves into planning their day. There were so many handmade details and personal touches, from the wine box made by Cameron’s dad, to Carmin’s garter, veil and earrings made by Cameron’s stepmom. Carmin worked so hard planning the big day and it completely paid off. She was also smart to stop at planning and leave the set-up and day-of coordination to the very talented Rachel and her team at Radiant Events. I was so impressed with the efficiency and dedication these guys displayed, while still being an upbeat and fun presence on the day.
I thought it was so cool, too, that Carmin and Cameron took a helicopter from their second photo location back to Bonitas! In a surprise change of events, I got to go up with them and it was such a fun ride! When we arrived at Bonitas all their guests were waving enthusiastically from the reception area and their wedding party met us at the landing spot.
The outdoor reception was so lovely and it was beautiful having the sky slowly changing colour in the background of their photos as the night progressed.
Thank you sooo much to my fantastic second shooter/assistant, Carley Bortolin for being her amazing self and always working her buns off!
Click here to check out Carmin and Cam’s engagement photos!
The ring in Carmin’s bouquet is her Dad’s wedding ring. It was such a sweet way to have him close to her on her wedding day as he is no longer with us. First Look! Always love this moment when the couple sees each other for the first time. I told you this venue is gorgeous! The wind was having a heyday with Carmin’s veil and they were quick on their feet, laughing it off and switching sides so it would blow in the right direction (until it finally blew right off. haha). This was such a treat! When I woke up that day I had no idea I would get to go on the helicopter ride with the couple. Talk about perk of the job! So fun!
Getting ready Photos: Summerland Waterfront Resort, Summerland, BC
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bonitas Winery, Summerland, BC
Wedding Planning: Planned by the bride, Carmin with set up and day-of coordination done by Radiant Events
Decor Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals and Westminster Party Rentals
Florals: Edgy Petals, Summerland, BC
Catering: Bonitas Bistro (chef Colin Rayner)
Cake: Kakes by Kathie, Kelowna, BC
Band: Young Executives
Marriage Officiant: Terri Chambers
Hair: Natasha Borthistle
Make-up: Sublime Makeup Artistry (Suzanne Attew)
Dress designer and store you bought it at: Tara Keely (bought at Bisou Bridal,Vancouver, BC)
Bridesmaids dresses: Bought at boutique called Lip Lounge, Vancouver, BC
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Veil, garter and Earrings: Made by Cameron’s Step-mom, Nancy Mackenzie
Bride’s bracelet: Paris Tiaras bought at Bisou Bridal,Vancouver, BC
Wine box: made by Cameron’s Dad Keith Mackenzie
Groom and Groomsmen tuxes: the Tux Store
Rings: Lux Jewels, Vancouver, BC
Helicopter: Valhalla Helicopters
Tree rentals: Art Knapp