Claudia and Brent who reside in Calgary decided on the beautiful Okanagan for their destination wedding, which is a perfect meeting point for both families and friends from Vancouver (Brent’s hometown) and Calgary (Claudia’s hometown). After meeting Claudia and Brent over a year ago we loved how relaxed and friendly they are. They are also super fun, laugh a lot, and know how to have a good time which you will see in the photos. This past Spring, we headed to a beautiful orchard in bloom for their dreamy engagement photos which you can view here.
Claudia wore 3 different gowns on her wedding day: a traditional Chinese red dress, a white lace wedding gown, and for the reception a white evening gown with sparkly gold straps. How fun is that?! The day started off with hilarious door games, moved into a Chinese Tea Ceremony, before heading to Summerhill Winery for their stunning vineyard ceremony overlooking Okanagan Lake.
After the ceremony, they celebrated by sabering the tops of champagne Napoleon style with a sword. Claudia surprised herself by sabering it on the first try and was greeted by lots of cheers (the sword is pretty heavy, so many times it takes a few tries). Lots of amazing food and wine, speeches, and fun party games continued throughout the evening. It was so fun to be part of such an eventful and full day of celebration, laughter, and joy. Congratulations Claudia & Brent!!!
Preparation for door games!
Not so quick Brent – first y’all need to drink something salty and sweet, and eat something spicy.
Harp and Jason decided to take one for the team and eat all the spicy ones!
And now Brent must sing a romantic love song while his wedding party slow dance.
The challenges have been met and Brent gets his beautiful bride!
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Summerhill Winery
Décor (draping): Stage Right etc.
Florals: Floral Designs by Lee
Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Cake Company
Ceremony Officiant: James Harnden
Ceremony and Reception Music: Airwaves (Les Darroux)
Makeup Artist: Melissa Craven
Hair Stylist: Odette Ryder