The day began with preparations at the Delta Grande Resort in Kelowna, BC. With Rhonda’s beautiful Jasmine Haute Couture dress shimmering in the sun, you could feel the excitement in the room. Just as I arrived, as did the florals by Edgy Petals. Needless to say, our already happy bride was so blown away by the gorgeousness of the flowers, it was the perfect start to her day.
Rhonda had a team of friends as well as her daughter and mother helping her prepare. Her good friends, Lisa and Cheryl used their expertise to enhance Rhonda’s natural beauty with hair and make-up. And her daughter and mom helped her into her stunning, beaded gown.
Ryan was just a building away, quietly prepping to see his bride. As I met him just prior to their first look, I could tell he was ready to see his bride. Ryan has such a soft spirit, and carries so much love for Rhonda. So when he first saw her, he was in awe. They shared a beautiful moment hidden in the gazebo, where he soaked in as much as he could.
They were married on the veranda at the hotel, which was followed by the most romantic reception, styled by Tyler O’Hara of Defining Decor. Chandeliers, champagne, roses and their most loving family and friends.
Thank you two for inviting me to be a part of your day. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to have met you and share such a special moment with you. xo
Thanks to my second photographer, Christina for these shots of Ryan as he prepared.
A beautiful portrait of Rhonda as she enters the gazebo to find Ryan for their first look.
Such a stunning couple!
Rhonda was the most GOR-geous of brides…
I kept getting blown away by the beauty of the florals by Arlene of Edgy Petals… they enhanced the day so perfectly.
Quite the handsome groom.
Rhonda’s lovely daughter and son were there to support her on such a special day.
They had the best guest book! A polaroid camera and a whole lot of film made for a very entertaining time.
The evening was full of special family traditions shared by everyone…
A celebratory fist pump…
Some very heartfelt moments…
And so much love.
Congratulations to Rhonda + Ryan!
Here’s a quick rundown of the amazing vendors that pulled together to make this happen:
Location and catering: Delta Grande Resort
Wedding Planning and event design: Tyler O’Hara of Defining Decor
Florals: Edgy Petals
Cake: Whisk Cake Company
Make-up: Lisa Baldwinson
Hair: Cheryl Bubbs Rosa
Dress Designer: Jasmine Haute Couture
Shoes + Clutch: Kate Spade
DJ: Marcello Disanto
Comisioner: Doreen Mara Bate
Second photographer: Christina Clare