janelle + mark married

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.

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Mark + Janelle from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

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

lauren + rob married

They were married between the trees of Manning Park, and celebrated by sharing some of their first kisses on what felt like, the Top of the World.

Having been together for over two years, Lauren + Rob have found themselves a great rhythm in the lovely little town of Princeton, BC.  Rob moved to Princeton in 2011 to open a new pharmacy in town, fell in love with a beautiful girl, and obviously has not looked back from his move from up north.

As Lauren prepared for the day with her sister and her bridesmaids, she was glowing and excited to see her groom. She looked stunning in her beautiful lace gown, and with just a few happy tears shed, it was time. Rob awaited his bride with their loved ones overlooking. They were married, and we spent the rest of the afternoon walking through the paths of this beautiful forest, with their amazing bridal party in tow.

Thank you two for having me along to enjoy this day with you. xo
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To see more, please watch the slideshow below.

Lauren+Rob from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

 

 

alanna + leo married

The day began before the sun had peaked over the steep mountain-side. Preparations had begun and anticipation was in the air. They were getting married on their very own acreage out in the Similkameen Valley. A place that has such a special place in their hearts – their home.

After spending the day with them, there is no doubt in my mind that these two are meant for each other… congratulations on a beautiful wedding day and on beginning the journey of marriage…

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A beautiful arch they had built themselves, and will stay on the property as a reminder of this day…

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Alanna + Leo from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

lauren + rob engaged

Engaged and almost married! Lauren and Rob’s wedding is tomorrow, and I was so excited to fit in this last minute engagement session with them before the big day. As we drove out to our location of choice, it looked like we were driving into the ‘belly of the beast’! The storm clouds were on the horizon, and the closer we got to our spot, the darker the clouds became… BUT, it held out for us, and we took advantage of the gorgeous colors of the sky against the open fields.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your wedding, and I can’t wait for tomorrow!

xo

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marissa + peter

Before Peter heads off on another deployment, they wanted to make sure they said their vows to one another. So Peter and Marissa traveled from Victoria and planned a simple, beautiful wedding at The Benevoulin Church in Kelowna, BC.

The air was filled with nothing but their words and the wind. The ceremony was sweet and a perfect beginning to their new marriage.

Once the ‘I do’s’ were said, we headed up to Knox Mountain where Marissa’s Opa has a special bench dedicated to him. Even though he was not there in person that day, he was definitely there in spirit…

M+P are very soft souls, and you can see that their love is unique and very special to them. When they first met, it started out as a long distance relationship, but it didn’t take Peter long to relocate to Victoria, so they could continue to pursue this new venture. And now they are married and moving forward to the next stage of thier lives… together.

Thank you two for having me along, and I hope you enjoy.

 

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Marissa+Peter from Janelle Morcombe on Vimeo.

 

The amazing vendors that made up this day:

Ceremony and reception location: Benevoulin Heritage Church

Make-up Artistry: Jenny McKinney

Hair Stylist: Tie the Knot Hair Design

Cake Designer: Kakes by Kathie

Caterer: La Cucina Ristorante

Silk Flowers: Chintz and Company Victoria