We met Colin and Cassy in early 2014 when they were on the hunt for a photographer. A few emails back and forth led them to book us as and we were so excited! In May last year they drove up from Calgary for an engagement photo session with Andy and I. We got together 3 more times after that and became such great fiends. They even came to our place and met our kids! So you can imagine how much we were looking forward to their wedding day. When Saturday July 4 rolled around there was hardly a cloud in the sky and a slight breeze was playing through the trees. You could not have asked for a better day!
We met up with Cassy and Colin at the Delta Grand Okanagan that morning to capture some photos of their rooms, wedding details and the flurry of excitement as everyone got ready. It was so nice that they both stayed in the same hotel so we could float back and forth while the morning unfolded. We started off in the ladies’ suite where hair, by Colin’s friend Meghan, and makeup, by Melissa Craven, were busy underway.
While final touches to hair and makeup were being done we took a break to photograph Cassy’s amazing shoes and dress, rings, flowers by Blue Sage Farm, and other details such as the customized champagne bottle from their friends!
And then snacks arrived! We snapped a few quick photos of this and left the ladies to enjoy their food and bevies while we met up with the guys.
Colin and crew took off in their limo so Andy headed over to the ceremony site with them. Jess returned back to Cassy’s room to photograph the most exciting part of her day so far – getting the dress on! Isn’t her flower girl Francis adorable? She was always sneaking up to us with ideas and suggestions for photos, and they were good ones too! We have a feeling there may be wedding photography in her bright future.
We left the Delta Grand Okanagan by limo at 2:30 and were whisked away to Cassy and Colin’s gorgeous ceremony at CedarCreek Estate Winery. This place is unbelievable! We adore photographing there because there is just so much space to move around, and the views are spectacular.
Day-of coordinator Laura, with English Rose Weddings, was hard at work helping the men pin on boutonnieres and making sure the day ran as smooth as silk. When Cassy showed up in the limo everything was ready and every important person in place for a beautiful wedding ceremony overlooking Okanagan Lake.
After the ceremony we did formal photographs with the family and wedding party.
Then we walked over to the vineyard with Cassy and Colin, to enjoy some time away from the crowds with just the two of them amongst the vines!
Before leaving the winery we stopped by some super awesome wooden doors at the venue for a few pictures real quick, then everyone hopped into the limo and headed downtown Kelowna for pictures.
The rest of the day was nothing short of magical. Everyone looked amazing, laughed a lot, and spirits soared. The only rough part of the day was Cassy walking along the boardwalk downtown in those painful, but oh-so-worth-it heels 😉
Arriving back at the hotel for the reception it was time to let loose and give those toes some wiggle room! There was great music by DJ Super Dave, beautiful decor by Stage Right Etc, unbelievably tasty food, and a beautiful cupcake tower and cutting cake by Sugar Sweet Cake Company.
And let’s not forget a few photos of the other people who made this wedding amazing (wink wink) – us! And Laura with English Rose, and Jillian with Delta Grand Okanagan.
Cassy and Colin made their grand entrance to a room full of cheering fans and boisterous clapping at 6:15. They partied the evening away while our cameras clicked well into the dark of night.
We had the most amazing day photographing this kelowna wedding and are so happy to share these images. Most of all, we want to give a huge shout out to two phenomenal people with hearts of gold. They are classy, kind, a bit quirky like us, and so very perfect together. Thanks for everything you two! Here’s to you and all the amazing things yet to come!!!
Jess and Andy
Photographers: Jessica & Andy Studios www.jessica-andy.ca
Makeup: Melissa Craven http://melissacraven.ca
Ceremony Venue: Cedar Creek Winery http://cedarcreek.bc.ca
Officiant: Bonnie Schneider http://celebrateyourlove.net
Wedding Coordinator: English Rose Weddings http://englishroseweddings.com
Preparations and Reception Venue: Delta Grand Okanagan http://marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/wedding-planning/ylwok-delta-grand-okanagan
Wedding Decor: Stage Right Etc http://stagerightetc.com
Music: DJ Superdave http://djsuperdave.ca
Cake: Sugar Sweet Cake Company http://sugarsweetcakeco.ca
Flowers: Blue Sage Farm http://bluesagefarm.ca
Tux Rentals: Black and Lee http://blackandlee.com/your-wedding.html