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Destination Wedding Photographer

So you want to have a destination wedding?

THE REALITIES OF PLANNING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING, by Joy McGinnis Photo by Aleksandr Neplokhov You’re engaged!  You’re high on love and can’t stop looking at your sparkly engagement ring.  Quickly and inevitably the well meaning questions begin.  Where? When? Who?  ... READ the POST

Should you have a destination wedding? Learn about the realities of planning a destination wedding with Joy McGinnis

8 Okanagan Proposal Photography Destinations

At JessAndy Weddings we have helped many guys plan their breathtaking Okanagan proposal experience. Imagine sweeping vistas of rolling mountains, massive lakes, hot summers, world renown wine, tasty cuisine, world class golfing, luxury accommodations, and endless sights to see...all this and more ... READ the POST

My Garden Wedding, New Okanagan Venue

Okanagan couples now have a new wedding venue to consider! My Garden Wedding has just opened their wedding, elopement and event venue in Lake Country, BC, Canada. Choose from four unique locations, including an inverted chapel, Moongate arbour, greenhouse and mountaintop "Wild At Heart" setting ... READ the POST

Dealing With Gym Intimidation

Today, I want to discuss a common concern I am noticing lately, which is the lack of confidence in the gym. You know so many people (both men and women) are afraid of the gym. Gym intimidation is a very real thing. It’s scary at first! You’re wandering around aimlessly, worrying about doing things ... READ the POST

so many men and women are afraid of the gym. Gym intimidation is a very real thing. It’s scary at first! You’re wandering around aimlessly, worrying about doing things wrong, worrying about getting hurt or maybe it’s just worrying about whether people are judging you. Here are Krysten Janzen's tips for dealing with it!

Planning a hot air ballon proposal

When photographers Jess and Andy got the call about this hot air balloon proposal they were over the moon! They helped Mike plan out details, such as where to propose and how, and will be sharing some of these tips with us on the blog throughout future posts! One thing Mike and Kiran learned ... READ the POST

Find your perfect wedding planner

Photography by @jessandyphoto Today Jenny McAlpine Weddings joins us on the blog with her tips on hiring a wedding planner for your beautiful day. But first...why would you need a planner? As a wedding photographer I've seen all types of events. From opulent luxury affairs ... READ the POST

Four Steps to Weight Loss

How to lose fat? This is probably one of the most popular topics and yet still so misunderstood. Let's be real... there is a lot of crap on the Internet and social media these days. These products and BS methods being promoted are just clouding our belief that there must be some magical secret to ... READ the POST

Saying Yes to the Dress!

by Chelsea Bussemeier, Red Velvet Bridal Design Dress shopping, it is a highlight for some and for others the most dreaded part of wedding planning. Regardless of which category you fall into these tips will help make dress shopping practical, simple and of course fun! BE TRUE TO ... READ the POST

Top 5 Tips for picking the right wedding officiant for you!

Photo by Jessandy Studios In the hussle and bussle of preparing for a magical wedding day, it is common to overlook the importance of the ceremony and especially who you pick to officiate the service. When you think of it, however; the ceremony is the only element needed to make your marriage ... READ the POST

Professional Hair & Makeup tips for 2019 by Kathryn Ramsay Esthetics

Photo by Of Earth and Soul Defining the beauty industry Kathryn Ramsay and her team provide professional in studio or mobile makeup, hair and massage services throughout Kelowna, the Okanagan and beyond. As a dedicated Beauty and Skincare Therapist, Kathryn’s wide skill set is applied to ... READ the POST

8 amazing wedding day beauty tips for your makeup and hair by Kathryn! Kathryn Ramsay and her team provide professional in studio or mobile makeup, hair and massage services throughout Kelowna, the Okanagan and beyond.

Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love Having a DJ! You have invited your closest friends and family to be with you on your wedding day. Many of these guests have traveled far and wide to be with you and naturally, you want to host an incredible celebration they will never forget! Having the right ... READ the POST

5 Reasons to Hire A Professional Decorator for your Wedding

by Yuriko Larson, Vintage Origami This is part 2 of our Okanagan Wedding Decor Stylist Feature with Vintage Origami. Check out Yuriko's first post here: 5 wedding decor styles of 2019 Why hire a wedding stylist or specifically myself (Yuriko Larson) at Vintage Origami?  Here are 5 ... READ the POST

Top 5 wedding decor styles for 2019 by Vintage Origami

Photo by Jessica Zais Photography My name is Yuriko Larson and I’m the owner and operator of Vintage Origami. We are a full service decorating and design company working out of Kelowna and servicing the Okanagan. We’ve decorated more than 700 events in the last 9 years since we opened in ... READ the POST

Top 5 Tips When Hiring a Wedding Videographer You’ve found your dream venue, hired that one photographer everybody talks about and have the most amazing caterer booked. The floral arrangement will be magnificent, your makeup artist is down to earth and the wedding cake is going to be to-die for. What’s left? Have ... READ the POST

How to hire your wedding videographer, Daniel Abraham Films tells all!

Okanagan Bachelorette Stagette Getaways? Yes please! Flirty and fun party planning for you and your BFF's Jess and the team at Jessandy Studios love to plan elaborate bachelorette/stagette getaway weekends with photo shoots and tons of fun! Love the lake? They set up a boat tour or rental. Fancying some wine? Your concierge ... READ the POST

Okanagan bachelorette and stagette party planning with a personal stylist, planner and photographer team!

Summerhill Wedding and the Peachland fire of September 2017

Mark and Liz came to Kelowna from Ft. McMurray Alberta for their Okanagan Destination Wedding at Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  We have been dying to share their photos because this day was truly amazing!  You could not find two more gracious and caring people in all the world.  Their ... READ the POST

This Wedding Life Podcast Episode 4: Happiness at work and home

On this episode Jess and Andy discuss finding happiness in the busyness of day to day life and business. And give a couple tips on what they do to keep the mood upbeat. Check out the links below to see the products that have helped us keep the mood up :) Do you sometimes struggle to find ... READ the POST