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British Columbia Wedding from Calla Evans Photography + Winona Phillips

A Bride that walks down the isle to “Wild Horses” is a Bride I want to get to know. Add the fact that she DIY’d just about every pretty thing you see in this gallery, and I’m officially in awe. With the help of Winona Phillips she planned one of the most intimately fabulous weddings I’ve ever seen, and thanks to Calla Evans Photography you can see ever last thoughtful moment right here.


From Winona Phillips… Josh & Krista, along with all of their friends and family, shared one of the most intimate and loving weddings that I have ever encountered. The couple created a vintage inspired wedding filled with love!  This bride was a true DYI gal and handmade almost every element herself with the help of Josh and some close friends. 

The welcoming table was adorned with a mason for each guest labeled with their name tied with a piece of twine and a wooden birdcage for the cards.  An old screen door was given a fresh coat of paint and twine hanging lines across and handkerchiefs clipped on with wooden clothes pins instead of tissue for the ceremony.  Finally, a dark green acoustic guitar sat on a wine barrel with a silver pen for guests to sign in lieu of a guest book, which now holds a special place in the couples home.

Krista and Josh chose to have a small bridal party with Krista’s sister, Tara, as her Maid of Honor and Tara’s husband as Josh’s Best Man.  Sean Reynolds, the bride’s brother married the couple as they stood in an arbor adorned with origami pigeons.  The bride handmade 50 origami pigeons as a tribute to her father who used to race pigeons.  As Krista descended the 3 stories of the bell tower to reach the outdoor ceremony location she passed by a picture of her parents (both of whom passed away before the wedding) on their wedding day.  Her sister Tara and two nieces preceded her in a very emotional procession.

Josh is a very talented musician with many talented friends, some of whom provided the music for their ceremony. Krista walked down the aisle to a live rendition of “Wild Horses” written by Rolling Stones and the couple recessed to a live version of “Love Shack” by the B52s.  

Lining the aisle were beige hand-painted wine bottles with a single rose in each.  The men in the bridal party each wore a hand-crafted rose made by Krista out of pages printed with romantic verses.  On their way back down the aisle guests each threw a white long stem rose in celebration!  Following the ceremony all of the guests were called to form a heart shape around the couple to capture everyone who came to celebrate the beautiful day, Josh & Krista stood in the middle with an acoustic guitar in hand and their photographer, Calla Evans, photographed the scene from above.  As the bridal party set off to the vineyard and nearby cliff to take pictures, the guests enjoyed refreshments and music.  The iced tea and lemonade was enjoyed in the mason jars from the welcoming table with vintage paper straws!

Italian style share platters were served to each table for dinner, prepared by the amazing Chef and his staff at Hillside Bistro.  Starting with a delicious salad with fresh grated parmesan, a grilled veggie platter, asparagus risotto, chicken piccata with caper salsa verde, candied local steelhead trout with Israeli couscous, jumbo tiger prawns with heirloom tomato fusilli pasta and plum braised short ribs with pecorino polenta.  Between courses the emcee Darryl, who went to school with Josh, entertained the guests and introduced each family or friend who wished to address the couple with well wishes.  I have never seen such emotion and so many tears as I did that night!  After dinner the guests were invited to the upstairs patio.

Wedding Photography: Calla Evans Photography | Wedding Venue: Hillside Winery Bistro in Penticton, Canada | Wedding Cinematography: Shane Collins | Wedding Coordination: Winona Phillips | Floral Bouquets: Carl’s Flowers | Wedding Cake: Sweet On You | Music: The Youngins + Papa Wheely | Wedding Stationery: the Groom | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal | Flower Girl’s Headpiece: Bride | Hair + Makeup: the Bride

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Rustic Canadian Wedding by Jamie Delaine Photography

We are so very excited to share today’s goods with you. We have some serious style and gorgeous headed your way and it is going to start with this sweet as can be day from photographer Jamie Delaine. This intimate, outdoor wedding took place in the gorgeous countryside of Penticton, British Columbia and all of the natural, organic details are so thoughtful, so easy breezy and perfectly executed. Take for instance the fact that the couple collected their favorite micro-brewed beer from all over Canada to serve at their reception..umm we are so in love with that! Not to mention the fact that the bride, Laurell, is a singer/songwriter with a hit song out right now so you can imagine the talent and style that ran wild at these nuptials. Check out the rest of this beautiful, rustic, boot-clad, awesome day in the gallery.

see more of this lovely affair in the gallery!

Dreamy, right? Well as if this weren’t enough pretty for one post, we also have the sweet, sweet film of the day from mega-talented videographer Maclean Carlson of Hello Tomorrow Productions. It is absolute perfection and we insist that you watch. You’ll thank us in a moment!

From Photographer Jamie Delaine:

Laurell and Trevor had a beautiful, intimate, low-key outdoor wedding in Penticton with 50 guests. It rained for a whole of two minutes, bookended by brilliant blue sky and sun-drenched trees. The couple chose not to have a wedding party with such a small group, and Laurell and her girlfriends arranged the flowers the morning of the wedding. Laurell made her dress “her own” by having her mother sew on a gorgeous feather flower, actually a headpiece. Trevor wore antique leather shoes from the 30’s and Laurell changed into her cowboy boots for their photo walk. Laurell’s dad (a carpenter) made the place settings out of beach wood. The couple served micro-brewed beer from all over Canada (they collected it on tour) and their favourite wine was enjoyed all afternoon and evening – Pentage, brought from the vineyard-next-door. The caterers gathered organic food and ingredients from the local farmer’s market and their own garden for dinner. The wedding party dined at one long table al fresco under the trees and enjoyed the most delicious meal in of venison tenderloin, wild mushroom risotto, and organic veggies in a casual, family style setting. The whole day was relaxed, beautiful, perfect.

Photography: Jamie Delaine / Video: Hello Tomorrow Productions / Hair: Rita Kwon of iDaburn Salons / Dress: Barbara Allin of Becker’s Bridal / Wine: Pentage Winery / Rentals: Westminster Party & Tent Rentals / Catering: Joy Road Catering / Venue: God’s Mountain Estate, Penticton, BC / Flowers: homemade!

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