I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my summer season than this backyard wedding in Summerland. Set in an apple orchard, the setting was an incredible heritage home that had been in Orin’s family for generations. I think I speak for all the vendors involved when I say it was one of the most unique venues we’ve gotten to work at. As cool as the setting was, the emotional moments throughout the day are what really took it to the next level. The excitement on everyone’s face was palpable, none more so than Lauren and Orin. Completely at ease with each other despite everything going on around them, they were an absolute joy to photograph. Witnessing their first look under the arbour alongside the family dog was an awesome moment. Afterwards we loaded up the bus and drove to the very top of Giant’s Head Mountain for portraits. Groomsmen and bridesmaids outfits were on point and there was not a bad view in site. The ceremony was held on the steps of the home beneath the cracked facade and vines creeping up the wall. Melinda from a New Leaf Floral Design worked her magic and wrapped the pillars with an amazing floral installation. Always such a pleasure getting to photograph her handiwork! Cocktail hour came compliments of Brodo and the very cool travelling bar from Mint Julep. As the sun faded from the sky and the weather turned chilly, space heaters were turned on and guests made their way into the cozy confines of the tent for the reception. Speeches soon followed and alternated between hilarious and emotional. As the formal part of the reception came to a close the live band started up and Lauren and Orin had their first dance as husband and wife.
A huge thank you to Nicole for sending Lauren and Orin my way. A legend in her field and so much fun to work with!
Okanagan wedding vendors that helped make this incredible Summerland destination wedding happen //
Venue // Private
Planner // Nicole – Created Lovely Events
Caterer // Brodo
DJ // DJ Jordan Spinalshaft
Florals // A New Leaf Floral Design
Hair // Ali
Makeup // Sabrina
Dress // Truvelle
Bar // Mint Julep
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If you are planning a destination wedding in Summerland, BC or any other location in the Okanagan and still need a photographer I’d love to hear from you! Please use the contact form at the top of the page or email me directly at email@example.com. I am currently booking Vancouver and destination weddings for 2018 and 2019.