stormee + ron married

I am a complete softy when it comes to romance. So, when I met Stormee and Ron for their engagement session this past year, I knew their wedding was going to be so beautiful and completely full of love.

The morning had come, and I met up with the girls as they finished getting ready. They had the amazing help of Jenny McKinney on make-up and Sabrina Nunes on hair styling. Stormee, her best friend, and her mother looked amazing and ready to go for the day ahead.

Stormee and Ron chose to do a first look, which was such a special and intimate moment. They met under the trees of Gellatly Nut Farm and enjoyed a few minutes to themselves leading up to becoming husband and wife. We walked thru the farm, and then we parted and headed for the ceremony at Sanctuary Gardens.

As we overlooked Okanagan Lake from underneath the rooftop at Sanctuary, Stormee began the walk towards Ron. They said their I do’s and shared that very special first kiss as husband and wife. They had their most important family and friends with them, and they took the time to stay and thank all of them for coming. We then headed to Quail’s Gate Winery for an h’orderve reception, again with an exceptional view overlooking the vines and the lake. The evening was filled with great wine, laughter, emotional speeches, reminiscing of great memories, and the making of some new ones.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your day. It is easy to see your marriage is one based on respect and love, and this day was the perfect way to celebrate.

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The amazing vendors from the day,

Ceremony: Sanctuary Gardens

Reception and Catering: Quail’s Gate Winery

Make-up Artistry: Jenny McKinney

Hair Styling: Sabrina Nunes

Floral Crown: Mission Park Flowers

Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Cake Company

And my amazing Second Shooter: Michele from White Linen

Thankful for

Today is a special day. Little Miss Arianna turns 6 months…

Beginning to write this post, I am flooded with all the memories that have brought us here. Needless to say, even though it has only been 6 months since she entered our lives, it feels like she’s been here for forever.

Before becoming pregnant, before becoming a mom, I definitely had many thoughts of whether I was ‘really’ ready. Nervous about everything. Excited too, but I just knew that I wanted to be the best I could be for this little being, and I definitely had doubts.

But since the day she entered this world, I have never felt more connected to her and to Ryan. I ‘thought’ so much about it before, and now I simply ‘do’. I remember sitting down one day and realizing how much my brain had changed. I used to be worried that I may not know what to do or that I wasn’t prepared enough. And now, I am her mother. Period. I will be there for her. I will figure it out, one step at a time.

She is and always will be covered in love.

Happy 1/2 birthday my little love.

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