Salish + Brian Married

As the bridesmaids finished tying up each other dresses and sandals, Salish got ready to put on her dress and prepare to walk down the aisle towards Brian.

I met Salish and Brian during their engagement shoot this past winter, and since that day I had been looking forward to their wedding. Salish is this girl with such a natural beauty about her. For her wedding, it was important to her that even though she was putting on a wedding dress(something we don’t generally wear day-to-day), she still wanted to look like herself; the girl Brian fell in love with. And that was exactly what she did. She look absolutely stunning and was ready to find her groom.

As Salish walked hand in hand with her mother down the aisle, it was all Brian could do to not let his emotions run over. They exchanged rings and became husband and wife, and then it was time to celebrate!

To honor the traditions of Brian’s heritage, they held a beautiful tea ceremony under the walnut tree at Salish’s grandmother’s home, and followed that up with a kickin’ orchard reception between the cherry trees. The evening festivities started out with a surprise serenade from Brian to his bride. Even though it was hilarious (Brian is well-known to be ‘quite’ the singer), it was also really beautiful and touching. This was followed by a few other very entertaining stories, and also with a few thank yous that touched everyone’s heart. This was a tent full of honest, heartfelt love…

Amazing culinary treats were served by Chef Heinz with baked goodies and pies by Salish’s mom. It was the perfect night to celebrate such a special couple under the okanagan sky.

Congratulations S+B on your beautiful wedding day.

xo

 

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Aidan + Cayley

Like many a good couple, Aidan + Cayley met one night at the local pub… it was a simple ‘hello’ across the table, which grew into a truly incredible friendship and romance. They met many moons ago, and since then have undergone some of life’s biggest challenges but also some of the most special moments anyone could ask for. When you have been through the good and the bad, and make it out on the other side more in love than before… you know you have found a partner for life.

A+C are getting married just a month from now, and I know it is going to be a beautiful day, celebrating life and celebrating love. Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your journey, and I can’t wait for the big day!

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Krista + Conrad married

Krista + Conrad were married at the beautiful See Ya Later Ranch Winery in Okanagan Falls. It turned out to be a perfect June day in the Okanagan with the sun overhead.

K+C had opted to see each other first prior to the ceremony. Conrad waited for Krista in the vineyard and as he turned around to see his bride, joy took over his face. They hugged and just enjoyed each other for a moment, trying to take in all the emotions of their wedding day. We walked through the rows overlooking the lake, and eventually headed back up the hill to prepare for the ceremony.

As Krista walked down the aisle towards Conrad, you could feel the anticipation in the air. She held his hand, made her promise and accepted his…

Thank you two for having me along on such a special day. I hope these photos can be a reflection of all the love, the joy, and the anticipation that made up your day.

Thank you to my lovely second photographer, Lindsay, for helping me to create these images.

xo

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Ceremony location: See Ya Later Ranch Winery

Reception location: Firehall Bistro

Flowers: Polka Dot Door

Hair styling: Inner Visions

Makeup artistry: Athina’s Desert Day Spa