Kate & Phil – Glittering Winter Wedding at Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, BC

Only three days into 2013 and we photographed our first wedding of the New Year.  Kate and Phil are our lovely and quite hilarious couple who you might remember from their golden autumn engagement shoot which you can view here.  Since Kate and Phil are new to Kelowna, with Kate’s family all from Ontario and Phil’s from Australia, they decided to have an intimate wedding with only their close family and friends at the stunning Sparkling Hill Resort.  For those of you who don’t know, Sparkling Hill Resort is a luxury resort and spa overlooking Okanagan Lake and boasts over 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout the hotel.  It’s a very unique gem in the Okanagan and has some amazing modern architecture, so we are always happy when we get to photograph at this beauty.

Kate and Phil started their day off with a First Look in the dreamy Serenity Room within the spa, so they could quickly transition into their reception.  We love this-all white minimalist room and it was the perfect location for Phil to see Kate for the first time in her stunning wedding dress.  Before the ceremony we also braved the outdoors (or more like Kate braved the outdoors) for some snowy winter photos.  At the ceremony, both Kate’s father and step-father walked her down the aisle and as Kate and Phil read their handwritten vows, nearly the whole room was tearing up.  Afterwards everyone savoured champagne and hors d’oeuvres and then made their way downstairs to the private Gernot room for an amazing 5 course meal.

Since Kate and Phil are total jokesters, we only thought it appropriate to include some of our favourite “funny” photos which we don’t often show around here, but knowing their personalities it would be just wrong if we didn’t include them.  Thanks, Kate & Phil, for including us in your gorgeous winter wedding!  It was a stunner of a day and we loved meeting all your family and friends.  Congratulations!!!

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OK, super cute story – Kate made all her own cupcakes for the wedding!  How amazing is that?!  She was actually icing them when we arrived, so how could we refuse an adorable cupcake photo?

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…and then Phil in all his spectacular glory, busted out some moves.

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Haha – we did not pose this!  This is was them for real after the ceremony.  We love this photo because all couples, especially the grooms, always can’t stop fiddling and looking at their new wedding ring.

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Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sparkling Hill Resort

Ceremony Officiant: James Harnden

Reception Décor: Vintage Origami – Wedding Décor Rentals

Cupcakes: Handmade by the bride, Kate!

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Lauren at Sparkling Hill Resort Spa

Dress Vendor: Bliss Bridal