I have been lucky enough to find myself living in one of the most beautiful places in Canada, photographing some of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet – and this event had a LOT of wonderful people.
One of those wonderful people was Yuriko, she runs Vintage Origami – a styling company here in Kelowna BC. The outrageously talented Yuriko was inspired by a classic French farmers market and she executed it with grace. Honestly one of my favorite themes as I love everything French. From gingham napkins to custom brush lettered calligraphy, Vintage Origami brought together a perfect baby shower for Max.
I was so fortunate to cover the photo booth for Tori’s baby shower as I got to meet her & her sweet family. Her cousin Jillian is definitely as sweet as they come, she hosted this beautifully decorated event all the while ready to pop at any time!
Kind-hearted Tori was simply glowing with pride as she held new little Max. Have a look over at Jillian’s blog to see all of the amazing photos that Daniel Han was able to capture!
The event was catered by CrAsians food truck, paired with Jillian’s mouthwatering secret lavender lemonade and wine from Sandhill Wineries.
Kelowna Photography & Vendor Info
All the following photos were taken at Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna, BC, Summer of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm
Momma of Max: Fraiche Nutrition
Hostess: Jillian Harris
Decorator: Vintage Origami Weddings
Venue: Sanctuary Gardens
Photographer: Daniel Han
Video: Daniel Abraham Films
Food Truck: CrAisians
Signage & laser cuts: Blush Type
Giant balloons: The Confetti And Co.
Photo Booth: Jennifer Hodder Photography
Wine: Sandhill Wines
Fruits & veggies: BC Tree Fruits
Candles: Coal and Canary
Rentals: Avalon Rentals
Gift bag goodies: Natures Fair Market
Sanctuary Gardens is perfect anytime of the year, but August is sunny, warm, and bright. It is truly a perfect location for your summer wedding. If your day turns a little gray fear not, because with the new addition of the “Rose Room” Sanctuary Gardens has you covered in any weather condition the Okanagan can throw at you.
I am so blessed to be a photographer that has access to such great Kelowna wedding venues. Every time my husband and I photograph up at Sanctuary Garens we look at each other and say “let’s get married again – it’s so beautiful here!”.
My bride Kasi & her groom Wilson were as sweet as they come. Wilson was so attentative towards Kasi and I knew from the moment I met them to do their engagement photos that they were meant to be.
The bride chose the perfect tule and lace dress from David’s Bridal, finished with a personal pink silk ribbon that matched the bridesmaid dresses. I also adored that she wore her grandmother’s pearls and matching bracelets for her girls.
It’s no secret at this point that I love animals, so I was super excited to here that sweet, shy little Meeka (a beautiful Keeshond) was to walk down the aisle and stand witness to her loving owners vows!
Dinner and dancing was held at the Cove in West Kelowna. The party was bumpin, the cake was delicious and the speeches were heartfelt. A lone Charmeleon even popped by and made everyone who was playing Pokemon Go yell with joy.
It was a perfect, fairytale wedding!
West Kelowna/Westbank Wedding Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna BC, Summer of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm | 24mm – 105mm | 24mm – 70mm
Second shooter: Jake Hodder
Cake: Kaleena Cakes
Dress: Davids Bridal
Suite: Hugo Boss
Florals: Village Flowers
Decor: Drapping by: Stage Right Chair covers by: Flair Chair Covers
DJ: Lets Dance DJ Services
Officiant: Ann Carter
Ceremony: Sanctuary Gardens
Reception Venue: The Cove
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Kasi and Wilson are easily one of the most adorable couples I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph. This gorgeous engagement shoot took place amongst the sweeping tall grasses of Knox Mountain, in the heart of Kelowna, BC. There are few locations in the Okanagan that are so versatile and so convenient at the same time, being just minutes from Kelowna’s downtown core.
Kasi had a darling pink Eiffel Tower charm necklace which I loved (anything that reminds me of Paris is my favorite thing), that went perfectly with her flowy summer dress and her pink painted fingernails!
It’s always endearing when my couples bring their own personal artifacts to add to a photo shoot. It really makes it their own, and it allows me to be creative with something that really enhances the couples personal experience. Kasi brought some Scrabble tiles to use, that were symbolic of her relationship with her Grandmother, whom she would play Scrabble with often. We spelled LOVE using her beautiful solitaire engagement ring as the O – so cute!
Kasi and Wilson were a perfect pair in this Kelowna Engagement session. We later photographed their wedding at the beautiful Sanctuary Gardens, in West Kelowna, BC. Love these two!
Kelowna Engagement Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at Knox Mountain in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm | Second shooter: Jake Hodder