Vanessa + Jeff married

The day was beautiful, so full of love and so full of laughter, it was a perfect way to finish off such a lovely wedding season.
Vanessa and Jeff were married in Bertram Park overlooking Okanagan Lake. With the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, it was an amazing October day.
Watching Vanessa walk up the aisle on the arm of her proud father, it was all I could do not to tear up. She was looking up towards Jeff with her face full of emotion and love. They said their I do’s, and then made their way to the Eldorado for an amazing celebration that would go late into the night.
As you walked around the room, it was set up perfectly for a night of entertainment, thanks to coordinator, Bethany from Peace of Mind Weddings. Beautiful tables casually set for a night of socializing. With a photobooth in one corner, non-stop appetizers floating around the room, a dance floor, a cupcake bar and so many amazing family and friends. It really doesn’t get better than this. And did I mention the night didn’t end until poutine was served?! A perfect end to a perfect night.
You two truly do make such a special couple, and I am so happy that you are beginning the journey of husband and wife. I know you will continue to support each other and give each other so much love, and I couldn’t be happier for you.
xo

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Ceremony Location: Bertram Park

Reception Location: Eldorado

Wedding Coordinator: Peace of Mind Weddings

Florist: Petal and Vow Floral

DJ: Terry Nixon

Cupcakes: made by her sister, Candace

Make-up Artist: Nicole and Tiffany from On Top Esthetics

Hair styling:  Jillian Berg and Camille Barnstable

Photobooth: Photostar

Bridal Dress: purchased at Bliss Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Betsy Johnson

Big thanks to my amazing second photographer: Royce Sihlis

 

 

Aidan + Cayley Married

The hotel was alive with wedding energy. The staff were setting up the beautiful outdoor tent that would make-up the dinner location for later on. The chairs were being placed on the beach for the ceremony, all the while, Aidan and her bridesmaids were up a few floors putting on their dresses and the boys were tying up their ties. It was almost time for Aidan to marry Cayley, and she was definitely ready and excited to see him at the end of the aisle.

They had met a few years back during a night out at a local pub. Even though it wasn’t until this past winter when Cayley asked Aidan to marry him, when you hear their story and spend some time with them, it is easy to see he had committed his heart to this girl a long time before that. In the few years they have been together, they have already encountered some of life’s biggest obstacles. Through everything, they have been each other’s support team and best friend, and they love each other fully…

I can easily say, the ‘speeches’ portion of this wedding may have been one of my favorite of all time. Not only were there a couple speeches that literally had me (and everyone else) in stitches from laughing so hard (namely the best man – so funny! And the groom’s mom killed it – I was dying from laughter), but the amount of love in the room just made my heart melt. Every person under that tent was someone that meant the world to the bride and groom, and I can easily say that as one of the few ‘onlookers’, you could feel the connections, the support and the love between everyone. It made for such special moments and a ridiculously fun night.

I always love to see how the bride and groom are going to deal with the ‘tinking of glasses’. For Aidan and Cayley, they decided that people had to donate to help raise funds for cancer research… and kiss they did! With the kiss donations, a donation from the couple in lieu of wedding favors plus other donations from their ‘wedding team’, they donated $1500 during the Terry Fox Run 2014! Such a wonderful idea to make such a special day just a little bit more special and meaningful.

Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your night, and I hope you enjoy the photographs…

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Props to all the vendors involved in making this day so wonderful:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Cove

Wedding Planner: Leona Smith

Make-up Artisty: Jenny McKinney

Videographer: PixelPro – you can check out their wedding video HERE

Florist: Castle Gardens and Design

Hair Stylists: Amanda Johnson and Amy Paxman (BB Hair and Nails)

DJ: DJ Shadow – Spencer Jones

Wedding Cake/Macarons: Sandrine’s

Second Shooter: Amy Kaye

White Umbrella Rental: Vintage Origami