I was looking forward to the wedding of Sara and Tim. I had the pleasure of meeting them for the first time during their engagement shoot in Vernon, which you can see here. I wasn’t disappointed. Sara was one of those brides who instil the notion of women as forms of art. I enjoyed editing these images – partly because I listened to Schubert and had more than a few cups of coffee, and when the days of editing turned to night, my coffee turned to wine. But I enjoyed this wedding – mostly because the subject matter made my job so easy!
Class. That’s what these two have. Normally I would have told Brandon that he’s lucky to be marrying Jenessa, but in this instance I might be inclined to tell Jenessa that she is a lucky girl. Truthfully however, I think I’m the lucky one. Everything just worked. The location was beautiful. The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna provided a great backdrop to a wonderful ceremony. The Okanagan sun took a siesta behind a cloud, and the heat abated just enough. What’s really nice to see is how many people made the trip from northern BC and Alberta, and how nice everyone was. I know Jenessa and Brandon will do well, but I wish them all the best just the same. Here’s to a real classy couple!
Melissa and Brandon wanted a wedding in the Okanagan, and they wanted it to look like the Okanagan. Well they got what they wanted at the Eldorado Hotel in Kelowna. A roof-top wedding provides a view of Okanagan lake with mountains in the background, the sun high in the sky, and beaches in-between. Somehow I don’t think Brandon was thinking of any of that though, not when he saw his beautiful bride coming down the aisle. Melissa was absolutely gorgeous. Take a look. I’m sure you’ll agree.
Rebecca – a girl-next-door from Penticton meets Eric, a Michigan man. A long distance relationship ensues with Eric travelling thousands of miles to see Rebecca, if only for a weekend at a time. They both live in Chicago now, but decided to make the trip back to Rebecca’s home for their wedding. Impressively, a number of family and friends made the trip as well. Rebecca was stunning in her bridal gown and Eric was as natural a GQ man as I have ever seen. The ceremony took place at Bonita’s Bistro and Winery in Summerland. I have to say, the background provided some amazing opportunities for great wedding photos. Their reception was back at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, where the room was impressively decorated. My hat goes off to the beautiful bride’s maids and handsome groom’s men. You guys were one good-looking wedding party!
A warm setting sun sets over Okanagan lake. On vines throughout the valley, young grapes bathe in the golden glow, not just of the sun, but that of which only a bride can emit. Lindsay is the epitome of a dream. The pyramid at Summerhill, nor those of Giza for that after – barley hold a candle to Lindsay. As lofty as I might put her, Lindsay is completely down to earth. Like the suit too Brad!