Getting ready is one of my favorite times on the wedding day. I get to see the bride and groom first thing as the day starts and I get time to sip a coffee and capture all of the little details you have gathered for your wedding. Perfume bottles, earrings, veils, invitations, cufflinks and shoes, bridesmaids gifts, hair, and makeup are all a part of the lead-up to your vows and I love every minute of it.
One tip I always give my brides is to think about a “signature scent”. Your sense of smell is closely tied you your long-term memory so by choosing a perfume that you use on special occasions, like your engagement and wedding day, you can have a beautiful reminder that brings back vivid memories. Jacqi opted for a luxurious, sweet Iris and Patchouli blend from Lancôme Paris called “La vie est belle”.
First looks are a great way to get all of your wedding party photos, as well as bride and groom portraits done; while everyone is looking their freshest. We met the bride and groom at a completely unique location, separate from the eyes of guests and family members, in a space that allowed for some amazing back drops and gorgeous portraiture.
I wanted to mix up the traditional “group” shot, and what’s better than a bunch of your besties in a vineyard? By bringing in a few chairs I was able to create different levels and added interest for a more dynamic group photo.
We finished up the warm fall night with their first dance song, “When a Man Loves a Woman” which is one of my favorites when it comes to a timeless classic option. The song still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up whenever I hear it.
What an honour and a joy to be a part of Jacqui and Colin’s big, beautiful wedding.
Venue: Painted Rock Winery | @paintedrockwine
Decor, Floral & Planner: Brandy Maddison Events | @brandymaddisonevents
Shoes: Christian Loubotin | @louboutinworld
Jewelry: Swarovski – Earrings | @swarovski
Davie and Chiyo – Back Necklace | @davieandchiyo
Bridal Attire: Wedding Veil Bliss – Veil
Glided Shadows Bird Cage Veil | @gildedshadows
LoveForever Bridal – Garter
Hair: Julzz Creations – Julietta Raoul-Modeste | @julzzcreations
Makeup: B Jollie Artistry
Bridemaids Gifts: Swarovski – Bracelets, Lamariee New York – Robes
Wedding Star – Hangers
Bottega – Rose Gold Sparkling Wine
WesTec Laser Engraving – Rose Gold Mugs Engraving | @westeclaser
Groomsmen Gifts: Amazon – Pocket Watches, Flasks, Zippo lighters, boldSOCKS – Socks
Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang | @verawanggang
DJ: Alex Bird | @alexbirdmusic
Transportation: R J K’s Limousine Service
Cake: Sugar Sweet Cake Company | @sugarsweetcakeco
Caterer: Start Fresh Kitchen | @startfreshkitchen
Stationary: Ginger Creative | @gingercreative
Photo Booth: True North Photo Booth | @truenorthkelowna
Rentals: Westminister Rentals | @westminsterparty
Officiant: Heather Byer
Kelowna Wedding Photography Info
All the following photos were taken in Kelowna BC, Fall of 2019. Pentax 645n medium format Film Camera | 75mm & Canon 5D III | 50mm | 35mm | 85mm