Christine and Daniel were just the sweetest couple you could ever meet! You could tell that they loved each other full-heartedly the second they saw one another at their ceremony. Friends and family gathered from all over the country to celebrate their love at one of Kelowna’s most breathtaking wineries; Cedar Creek Estates. The bride and groom exchanged vows with their pastor from Trinity Church, under the contemporary wedding arch, you really couldn’t ask for a better setting. Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get any cuter with this couple, bubbles filled the sky when they walked down the aisle as man and wife.
This winery wedding was definitely one of my favorites this wedding season, and I thank Stephanie Whiting for allowing me to second shoot this wedding with her company Photography West.
All in all a great Okanagan wedding that I will treasure forever.
All the following photos were taken in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2015. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm | 24mm – 105mm
Second shooter for Stephanie Whiting at Photography West
A wedding at the Hotel Eldorado are some of my favorite to be sure. The lis just something about this historic building turned wedding hot spot that get me. An old story to add to your new story. The bride chose to get ready in the Eldorado’s bridal suite and the groom opted for the Delta.
I started with the groom in the morning at the Delta Grand Okanagan hotel in Kelowna. Travis was gracious enough to pose for a few photos while the rest of the groomsmen where busy getting dolled up. Usually the guys are ready long before the bridesmaids, so it allows me plenty of time with both the bride and groom separately. As the second shooter for this wedding I was able to focus primary on the groom, since they were both in separate hotels, but had enough time to photograph Steph and her girls as they were finishing up.
I loved all of the natural light coming from the large windows in the bridal suite at the Hotel Eldorado Kelowna. If you are ever in the market for a great getting ready room this is my #1 top pick!
Next we headed to the hotel’s marina to do the “First Look”. The boardwalk in behind the Eldorado is a gorgeous locale with plenty of greenery and great photo ops with the lake just a few feet away. We spent some time here with the bridal party before jumping into a limousine and heading to Quails’ Gate Winery for more wedding photos. The ceremony took place back at the Hotel Eldorado on its rooftop patio overlooking the lake. Absolutely stunning! While the ceremony took place I was able to sneak inside and get some excellent detail shots of the lovely shabby chic decor. Party favors included hand made macaroons from Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate. The macaroons where blush and pistachio colored to match the vintage theme and palette of the decorations. The reception took place indoors and carried on into the night.
I’d like to thank Stephanie Whiting from Photography West for giving me the opportunity to be her second shooter for this wedding. It was an invaluable learning experience and a beautiful wedding to have attended.
A Hotel Eldorado wedding is truly one of the greatest weddings in the Okanagan. You cant beat the views, staff and the vintage atmosphere behind a wedding here.
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All the following photos were taken at the Hotel Eldorado & Quails’ Gate Winery in Kelowna & West Kelowna BC, Summer of 2015. Canon 6D 50mm | 35mm | 24mm – 105mm
There was never any denying the love between Tim & Melissa, from the first moment meeting them they were warm and inviting, even through all the nerves. The wedding took place in Salmon Arm, on a beautiful piece of property owned by Tim’s family. It was the perfect location with breathtaking mountain views, open fields, cherry trees and a hay barn. The photos set themselves.
The bride had a vintage lace, diamond white dress for the ceremony and an ivory showstopper for the reception. She looked stunning in both, as you could imagine!
The reception was at the beautiful Salmon Arm Prestige inn where family and friends gathered to share their love with the newly wed couple.
All the following photos were taken in Salmon Arm BC, Summer of 2015. Canon 6D | 50mm | 24mm – 105mm
Second shooter: Jake Hodder