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Summerhill Winery Wedding in Kelowna, British Columbia

Major hair envy is just the beginning of the greatness wrapped up in this summer wedding. Held at a gorgeous winery overlooking the beauty of British Columbia, these images boast a serene setting, a beautiful Bride and Groom and an affair made even more gorgeous at the hands of Classic Creations and WhiteWood Studios. Have a look here for so much more.


From The Bride…Planning was fairly relaxed, other than a few wedding party glitches and eccentric family members everything went pretty smoothly. We wanted our wedding to be the same, just about the celebration. We wanted it to be whimsical and dreamy. The first thing we did was to pick our colors. I knew I wanted mint and ivory with touches of gold and coral. Relaxed, vintage romance, like a 1950s summer’s afternoon.

The first thing we booked was our venue, and we chose Summerhill Pyramid Winery because of the beautiful setting and many options for photo locales, including a “homestead” and old mint truck. The reception venue was cozy, complete with wooden doors and oak barrels. This combination provided the perfect backdrop for the day. We then found our photographers and the ??vision? all came together. They were just like our dream wedding – fun and full of love.

We decided to have all of the guys in suspenders and slacks, all light and airy, sleeves rolled up. The girls wore mint lace dresses of their own choosing. We weren’t sure how it was all going to come together until the day of, but it worked!

I wore an ivory lace over champagne satin Jim Hjelm gown. It was the first one I tried on and definitely fit the bill. I went with an “old hollywood” look for hair and makeup and I carried a whimsical bouquet of White Mums, Coral & Light Peach Roses & Seeded Eucalyptus.

I wanted soft candle light in mason jars to mimic fireflies around the venue with the sun setting in the background. We had country music, strawberry cupcakes, and little pots of golden honey for guests to take home. We put together a thumbprint tree, handmade quilt guest book and advice cards to help us remember the day.

The result was one that exceeded even our expectations and left us with fond memories for life.

Photography: WhiteWood Studios-Jenna Hill | Florals: Classic Creations Floral Design | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Sweet On You- Designer Cups & Cakes | Brides Shoes: Call It Spring | Makeup Artist: Jenny McKinney | Hair Stylist: Tie The Knot Hair Design | Grooms Attire: Zara | Brides Jewellery: Her Mom And Grandmothers That They Wore On Their Day | Ceremony Venue/Reception Venue: Summerhill Winery | Ceremony Venue/reception Venue: Summerhill Winery | Favours: Honey (DIY) | Film Processing: Caribou Film Lab | Film Processing: Caribou Film Lab

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Outdoor Engagement Session in Kelowna

Admittedly, I am having a hard time grasping the fact that it is already July.  I mean, weren’t we just bundling up in sweaters, complaining, err… talking, about the cold weather?  But if anything knocks me straight into reality, it’s this gorgeous e-session from Adrian Photographers, a day that is all about the summer sunshine with a big ol’ side of love and pretty to keep things really interesting.  See it all here.

From Adrian Photographers… An engagement session is the best when it’s an adventure. Driving around with Vancouver couple Melanie and Mario, we found a large open field full of hay bales. With the farmer out attending his field, he welcomed us onto his property. The vastness of the open sky and texture of the land enhanced their photographs and was the perfect spot to capture their fun personalities.

Photography: Adrian Photographers

Vintage Wedding Inspiration

If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that a rainy day in Canada makes for one seriously romantic setting.  Add some vintage-inspired goodness to the mix and, well… I am all sorts of twitterpated (that’s a word).  Especially when that vintage goodness comes from the likes of Natural Touch Wedding and Event PlanningVintage Origami and Sarah Beebe Photography.  See all of the lovely right here.


From Sarah Beebe Photography… I was so excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Kelowna vendors for this vintage mock-up wedding project. This team has such amazing vision and creativity, I knew it was going to be good! I’m completely in love with the products from Vintage Origami Wedding Rentals and their retro styled look. Plus, Susanna from Modern Invitations made beautiful menus to finish the look.

Setting everything up with Melissa from Natural Touch Wedding and Event Planning was a lot of fun… even in the rain! It rained and rained but we didn’t give up hope. Our mock-up groom said to me, “We are rocking this out rain or shine, I will get my umbrella if I have to!” But he didn’t have to. Thankfully the rain stopped and we finished our setup. The table looked so lovely at the top of Ancient Hill Winery, overlooking the farms below. Finally, the sun came out! And it came out just in time for golden hour, my favorite time of day!

This was an absolute dream to shoot. I had a wonderful, supportive team and freedom to walk around the winery, not to mention a terrific bride and groom to work with. They’re so sweet and in love, the bride always giggling at her man. They seemed to enjoy every moment together and were such good sports, up for anything I asked them to do! Amy from Tie the Knot Hair Design did a fabulous job with our bride’s hair, creating a unique rose look. Bri from Bri Stein Artistry is so talented at makeup and made our bride glow with a subtle yet beautiful application. Thank you to everyone who made this vision a reality! Enjoy!

Photography: Sarah Beebe Photography | Flowers: Classic Creations Floral Design | Dress: Georgie's Bridal | Makeup: Bri Stein Artistry | Hair: Tie The Knot Hair Design | Decor: Vintage Origami | Event Planning and Set Design: Natural Touch Wedding and Event Planning | Event Planning and Set Design: Natural Touch Wedding and Event Planning | Table Menus: Modern Invitations | Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Cake Co. | Winery: Ancient Hill Estate Winery