In April we were honoured to photograph the wedding of an amazing couple we met in the fall. Dex and Kelli had booked us for an engagement session when they were visiting Kelowna last October. View a few images from their Summerhill Winery Engagement Session. After that incredible evening we were very excited when they chose us as their wedding photographers too!
It was the most glorious day, with not a drip-drop April shower in sight! The air was warm, the sun shining, and the flowering trees in full spring bloom. This was hands down one of Kelowna’s warmest spring seasons – with record highs in the 30C/86F+ range. Dex and Kelli had wanted to incorporate spring blooms into their day, and nature delivered!
Kelli and Dex’ day began in separate suites, surrounded by their closest friends and family. Andy and I split up to spend time with each of them, documenting everyone getting ready plus a few details before the day began. The sweetest kids were there, which is always a highlight for us when we are spending such a long day away from our own children. We definitely gravitated towards photographing these little cuties!
Then, with a flurry of excitement, we were off to Kelowna Golf and Country Club for their ceremony!
After family portraits, we took a brief afternoon rendezvous up to the viewpoint for photos with their awesome wedding party – some of the most kind and educated people you will ever meet. Kelli’s sister Chrissie was a special highlight of the afternoon for all of us, with her constant smile that lit up everyone around her. You can definitely see a striking family resemblance in the smiles of these lovely ladies! We had such a blast with everyone!
From here, the wedding party hopped back in the limo, while Dex and Kelli enjoyed some one-on-one time together.
We made our way back to the golf club just in time for everyone to take a 10 minute freshen-up break before the reception began. And then Dex and Kelli partied the night away – with touching speeches, scrumptious food, lots of dancing, plus hilarious MC’ing and fantastic music from DJ Haymaker.
Thank you Dex and Kelli for making your wedding an unforgettable experience for us and everyone around you! Each moment we spent with you this past year has been a total pleasure and we are thrilled you found each other. You are a perfect match! No doubt you will have much success, joy and adventure in your life together. Congratulations!!!
Jess and Andy
Makeup – Melissa Craven www.melissacraven.ca
Hair – Heather at Vanity Hair Salon
Florals – Tangerine Orchid www.tangerineorchid.ca
Commissioner – Darlene Samin
DJ – DJ Haymaker www.djhaymaker.com
Venue and Catering – Kelowna Golf and Country Club www.kelownagolfandcountryclub.com