This photo shoot had a focus on the design and decor, as Vintage Origami asked me to snap some film of this stunning and intimate elopement. The wedding party was only 6 people, and took place at Mackie Lake House in Vernon, BC. Every single detail was perfect: The canopy and wreaths utilizing hop vines was something I’d never seen before and so romantic! The rest of the florals we breathtaking; the floral arrangements that “Crocus Floral” did for this wedding won the 2017 BC Wedding awards for “Best wedding florist overall” utilizing local apple branches with fruit still on the branches.
The handmade arrangements paired wicker chargers and miniature rosemary wreath place-settings flawlessly. Terracotta silk & velvet ribbon bows were tied to each wreath on each guests wicker chair. the tinniest, decadent personal cakes were adorned with fresh berries and little sprigs of greenery. Picnic Bakery and Catering are in a league of their own!
This decor is every wedding photographer’s dream. It’s soft and romantic, with amazing colors, arrangements and details. It was a real treat to have been given the opportunity to capture Vintage Origami’s design on medium format film. These are the photos I look back on when I need inspiration. Thanks again to Yuriko and Erik for being so amazing!
Vernon Wedding Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at The Mackie Lake House in Vernon BC, Summer of 2017. Pentax 645 medium format Film Camera | 75mm
Kailey & Cole | Hotel Eldorado & Quails Gate Winery | Kelowna BC | Fine Art Film Wedding PhotographerAugust 6th, 2017 by jennifer
Kailey and Cole were an absolute joy to photograph on their wedding. When we first met to do their engagement photo shoot it was obvious these two love birds were made for each other.
The couple chose to do a first look on the board walk outside the Hotel Eldorado, where the ceremony took place. It’s a beautiful location that is a personal favorite of mine. The roof top is picturesque, the reception room is grand, and the building has many secret places to sneak off to, to grab some intimate shots with the bride and groom, away from prying eyes.
Kailey was flawless in her Stella York dress, which was not traditional white, but had a soft pink tone to it. The succulent and rose bouquet fit perfectly with the the blush and Tiffany blue wedding colour palette. The groom even had blue shoelaces to match his pants! Overall the bride wanted to go for more of a boho vibe, substituting a small hairpiece in place of a traditional veil, something you see often!
The smokey skies offer an even, diffused light, and some reprieve from the hot sun, but it casts a slight pink hue on the film images. The wonderful people at Canadian Film Lab do an amazing job at producing the best film scans possible, despite the challenges of rogue color casts.
For the wedding party photos we headed across Okanagan Lake to Quail’s Gate Winery, in West Kelowna. Quail’s Gate is an idylic winery setting that is an absolute essential stop for anyone visiting the Okanagan.
Notes from the bride:
Venue: Hotel Eldorado
Wedding Dress: Stella York
Kelowna Wedding Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at The Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2017. Pentax 645 medium format Film Camera | 75mm & Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm