Tea in one hand and pen in the other, as Janelle was getting her hair done, she took time to write a special note to the man she would marry later that day. At The Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna, J and her bridesmaids readied for the day with a sense of calm but excited energy. Melissa Craven working as their amazing hair and make-up pro, the ladies looked beautiful and were ready for the day.
The morning of, Mark was busy putting the final touches on the day with the help of their lovely wedding coordinator, Madison of Be Marry Events. With friends and family members helping, everything came together, which left Mark to go and get dressed for the day. Fixing ties and straightening suits, the boys sorted each other out, then headed to The Gellatly Nut Farm, patiently waiting for the arrival of Janelle.
As she walked down the aisle, it was all Mark could do to keep himself together. He took her hand and led her under the trees to where they would be married. They were lucky to have their close friend, Doug, be able to perform the ceremony for them. He did an amazing job, and made that part of the day so very special. They signed, they kissed, and they walked down the aisle again, but this time together as man and wife.
And if there wasn’t enough love in the air already, when we arrived to the reception at The Laurel Packinghouse, it got even bigger and better. A room filled with all the people in the world they love most. The details that Janelle and Mark put together were beautiful, from the home-made jams, to the vintage vases and the family wedding photos from years past. There was a lot of laughter, a few tears (of happiness), and a lot of cheers.
The biggest congratulations to my big brother, Mark and his beautiful new wife, Janelle. I love you two more than I can say, and thank you for allowing me to do this for you.
A big thank you to Amy Kaye, who took over for me as we arrived at the reception. I was able to sit back and relax, and enjoy the festivities with my family, as I knew we were in good ‘photo’ hands.
Best bridal party ever… Janelle… so beautiful All of the photos below are the amazing handiwork of Amy Kaye. You amaze me, lady! In this following image, you can also see the lovely work of Christina of Paperclip Creative on their beautiful invitation, hanging behind the vintage vases. The sweetheart cake and delicious homemade treats, courtesy of Mark’s (and my) mom. To see more, please watch the slideshow below:
The lovely vendors:
Preparation location: The Delta Grand
Ceremony: The Gellatly Nut Farm
Reception: The Laurel Packinghouse
Wedding Coordinator: Madison of Be Marry Events
Stationary: Paperclip Creative
Catering: Foodlums – gourmet mac n cheese…mmmm
Cake and Desserts + wedding favors: Homemade goodness
Flowers: DIY bride and bridesmaids
Hair + Make-up: Melissa Craven
DJ: Jordy Starling (friend of the grooms)
Day Photographer: Janelle Photography
Reception Photographer: Amy Kaye