Kailey & Cole | Hotel Eldorado & Quails Gate Winery | Kelowna BC | Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer

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:

What made you choose the Hotel Eldorado?
 The view on the rooftop and that they took care of a lot of the details for the day since I was planning from two provinces away it was easier. Also I loved the vintage vibe and they let your Party later than many other venues. 😉
What was your experience with doing a “first look”?
I was very anxious before the first look and having that moment with Cole was really calming.  I just felt so much better when I saw him.



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



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