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British Columbia Wedding from The Nickersons

I know I’ve probably said it more than a million times (literally), but I think it’s worth repeating: I love Canada weddings.  I love the breathtaking settings, the gorgeous mountain views and the seriously stunning details that you Canadian lovelies seem to incorporate into every last moment.  You really know how to throw a drop-dead gorgeous party… and in the case of this sweet British Columbia soiree, it’s a drop-dead gorgeous party complete with sweet rustic touches, mismatched bridesmaid frocks and a bride who is the epitome of lovely.  See every magical moment captured beautifully by The Nickersons in the full gallery.

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From The NickersonsJaclyn & Chris’ wedding was one of our favourites from the summer. The setting: BC’s Wine Country–the Okanagan. The Okanagan is also renowned for orchards and orchards of fruits from peaches to apples to cherries. The soft colours of the Okanagan–green sage, the blues of the lake & peaches–were a huge inspiration for the wedding colour palette: Peaches n’ Cream.

From the Bride… Our wedding day felt like a dream. Everything fell into place and it went so smoothly. We couldn’t believe how perfect it was. Its hard to pick a favourite moment of the day. Even the hurricane winds we had during our ceremony didn’t ruin our day. We went with it and it ended up being pretty humorous. If it wasn’t for all the help we received from our friends and family our wedding day wouldn’t have been so successful. I’ve never felt so much love and support as I did that day. It was an amazing feeling.

The Okanagan definitely inspired my pastel colour selection. I love rustic peaches and cream colours mixed with sage green. I also love the look of multi colored bridesmaid dresses so that’s why everyone wore a different colour and style. I also wanted everyone to buy something that they would want to wear again.

Chris and I really love rustic farmhouse decor and our house is full of it.  Therefore, we ended up using a lot of our own furniture and antiques to decorate the venue. We wanted it to feel like home and our aim was to create a warm and intimate setting. We also incorporated a lot of do-it-yourself  projects. These DIY projects took a lot of time and effort but we had a lot of fun doing them and it was rewarding knowing that we had done it all ourselves. My bridesmaids and I made the soy wax candle favours, mason jar candles, hanging string lanterns, and all of the place cards and labels. We also painted old frames with chalkboard paint. The night before the wedding we trimmed all of the flowers down and made the arrangements, our bouquets and the boutonnières.

We wanted to make our wedding as Eco friendly as possible so we gave everyone their own mason jars that were labelled with their names. Instead of having programs we placed chalkboard frames throughout the venue explaining how the day was going to go and we reused the flowers from the ceremony and placed them throughout our venue. We also tried our best to give local designers our business. My dress was made by a local Vancouver designer named Tara Atkins. I actually got her last piece! Another local designer named Sandra, made my custom headpiece. I was so happy with the finished product. I saved a lot of money by getting one of my best friends and bridesmaids to do my hair and makeup for the wedding. Kendra Hart did such an amazing job! I was floored at how she was able to create the exact look I wanted!

Wedding Photography: The Nickersons | Wedding Venue: La Punta Norte in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada | Floral Supply: Mom and Me Flowers | Catering: The Hungry Chef Catering | DJ + Band: Friend of the Couple | Wedding Dress: Tara Akins | Bride’s Headpiece: Olivia Headpieces | Hair + Makeup: Kendra Hart, Friend

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Summerland Engagement by White Linen Photography

The first thought that crossed my mind when I saw this sweet engagement session was “Holy moly this couple is gorgeous!”.  Have you ever seen a more perfectly paired twosome?  Plus they are obviously completely head over heels, crazy about each other and you know we love that.  The photography by White Linen Photography is out of a dream and perfectly captures what these sessions are all about – true love.  See the rest of the romance unfold in the full gallery!

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From White Linen PhotographyBradly & Greer are only one month outside of their wedding day. What better time than now to share their lovely engagement session.  We simply adore these two and truly, how could you not? This session took place in Summerland, BC. The couple’s wedding will be held in Vancouver, BC.

Photography: White Linen Photography

Real Wedding: Alana and Alex

I absolutely loved this real wedding that one of our readers, Alana, sent me…it’s filled with lovely DIY touches and pretty, but really approachable style.

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A bit from the bride, Alana…

My husband Alex and I were married on July 19th 2008 in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. We currently live in Montreal, Canada but we both grew up in the Okanagan and couldn’t imagine our wedding taking place anywhere else. Our ceremony was held on my parents’ lawn, which overlooks beautiful Okanagan Lake. We wanted to create an elegant, clean & simple wedding.

We were on a budget so we kept our guest list relatively small (75 people) and tried to do as many DIY projects as possible. We also wanted our wedding to be unique and very representative of us and didn’t want to have to sacrifice that because of the budget.

Stay tuned to hear all of the details from this gorgeous wedding!