From the Bride... When Ben and I sat down to conceptualize our wedding day, our intention was to host a weekend that was full of personalized, handcrafted details. We wanted to express our gratitude and love for those who traveled to celebrate with us and to commemorate our vows with one fantastic party.
As a part-time wedding planner and designer, I’m exposed to a plethora of amazing ideas on a daily basis. I felt it was important to pull from these inspirations; however, I wanted to ensure our wedding was a true depiction of us and not a carbon copy of another wedding. After tossing around a number of stylistic ideas, Ben and I quickly settled on our interpretation of a modern beach party. This was inspired by beautiful Okanagan Lake, the backdrop of our wedding day. We used a neutral palette, lots of greenery, and the occasional pops of gold and coral to tie in the landscape of BC’s wine country. Key DIY projects such as the (Jordan Ferney-inspired) marquee “Love” sign that sat in front of the head table, the string globes that hung over the dance floor, and the fabric backdrop photo booth created a fun and relaxed atmosphere for our guests to enjoy themselves and dance all night.
Perhaps the best testament to our months of planning was the reactions we received from our guests. In the weeks since our wedding, we’ve had friends and family share that they felt our wedding was the perfect reflection of “us” and that they could see Ben + Courtney in each hand-assembled detail. We couldn’t ask for a better compliment or a more perfect day.
Wedding Photography: Adrian Photography | Wedding Venue: Manteo Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada | Officiant: Wayne Laurie | Wedding Design: C Star Events | Floral Design: Creations by Mom & Me | Catering: Manteo Resort | DJ: DJ Super Dave | Wedding Invitations: Jessica Luch | Letterpress Printing: Modus | Wedding Dress + Shoes: J.Crew | Wedding Rings: 5th Avenue Jewelers | Bride's Bracelete: Odette New York | Bride's Sash: Amie Noel Designs | Hair: Linda Sarchet | Makeup: Natalie Davis