I first met Kylie and David a year ago, when Kylie was a bride's maid in one of my favourite 2017 weddings. I remember meeting David that day as well (when I took a quick portrait of the two of them together) and thinking to myself what a gorgeous couple they made. So imagine my thrill when just a few short months later, I had an email in my inbox from Kylie telling me that David had just proposed and they were planning their very own wedding for the following summer!
Kylie and David's wedding was beautifully planned and flawlessly executed.
I don't think there was a single thing that Kylie didn't think about. From the fabulous on-site childcare provided for guests with little ones, to the expansive and decadent dessert table, to the gorgeous pops of wheat included in the decor.... The entire event was flawless!
On site to help with the execution of Kylie's best laid plans was event planner Danielle Peet, who saw to it that nothing was forgotten. It's always such a pleasure to work a wedding with Danielle doing her magic behind the scenes.
Kylie and David's wedding ceremony was held outside on Red Mountain Resort's incredible deck. Afterwards guests moved inside for a delicious dinner and some absolutely hilarious speeches. Then, after the cake was cut, we all moved back outside to get the dancing started.
Kylie and David stole the show with their super sweet first dance beneath countless twinkle lights, as the gorgeous Red Mountain loomed overhead. And as soon as the first dances ended, their fabulous guests wasted no time storming the dance floor and getting the party started in earnest! It was truly a night to remember!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Red Mountain Resort
Event Planning and Day-Of Coordination: Wild Smile Events
Hair: Jones and Co Hair Studio
Makeup: TSR Makeup
Flowers: Stone Meadow Gardens
Catering: Red Mountain Resort
Dessert Donuts: The Pastry Shop
Dessert Cupcakes: Sweet Dreams Cakery
Second shooting by the incomparable Jesse Winkiewicz
I knew I liked Samantha from the very moment during her engagement session, where I joking called her a "sweaty bitch" and rather than slap me, she laughed said that I was her kind of people.
Sam and Brandon held their wedding on Brandon's family's gorgeous property in the farming town of Creston, BC.
Nestled in the sunny south eastern corner of British Columbia, Creston feels like the town where time stood still. The sort of place where people don't lock their doors, where kids still walk to the local ice cream parlour, and where everyone knows your name. In the summer, the town's countless orchards explode with berries, and in the fall you can buy pumpkins, gourds, and zucchini by the kilo. It's friendly, and the climate is incredible. Basically, what I am trying to say is that I love Creston.
This wonderful couple hosted their ceremony on Brandon's parent's beautiful, tree-lined drive way. Afterward, guests enjoyed lawn games, drinks, and appetizers on the lawn, by the shade of those very same trees. After plenty of time to win (and lose) a few games of bocce, everyone headed to Casey's Community House- Creston's newest, and coolest wine bar and tap house for dinner, drinks, and shenanigans.
When I think about Lisa and Chris' wedding I think about laughter, happy tears, candied Italian wedding almonds, and so so so many handcrafted paper flowers.
Lisa and Chris tied the knot in a very intimate wedding ceremony over looking Nelson BC's beautiful Kootenay Lake, at the incomparable Blaylock Mansion. Afterwards their 10 guests met at the The Prestige Lakeside Resort for delicious appetizers, dancing, and way, way too much delicious food.
Though the event was my most intimate of the summer, it was not lacking for a second in heart! Lisa and Chris love each other deeply, and their tenderness for each other was both adorable and moving. I'll never forget the way Chris burst into tears upon seeing his beloved for the first time during their 'First Look'. Or the way Lisa sweetly wiped his tears from his cheeks with her thumb. We should all be so lucky as to find someone who loves us as much as Chris loves Lisa, and Lisa loves Chris.
Congratulations to this incredible couple!
Ceremony: Blaylock Mansion
Reception: The Prestige Lakeside Resort
Flowers: Marquis Flowers (Lethbridge, AB)
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Aura Salon and Spa
Wedding Cupcakes: Starbird Bakehouse
Wedding Macarons: Macs and Custard (Lethbridge, AB)
Catering: The Prestige Lakeside Resort