Lorena and Lawrence came up from Vancouver for their beautiful wedding at Sparkling Hill Resort in the Okanagan. For those of you unfamiliar with the stunning Sparkling Hill Resort, it has dramatic modern architecture and boasts over 3.5 million Swarovski crystals throughout! It’s definitely a sight to behold! Their beautiful mid-September wedding had gorgeous warm weather thanks to the Okanagan’s long summers.
Lorena and Lawrence are such a sweet couple who definitely adore each other. You can check out their dreamy engagement session we photographed at the Okanagan Lavender Farm here. Their wedding totally matched the vibe at Sparkling Hill Resort – it was stunningly beautiful and felt wonderfully serene. They allowed themselves plenty of time to soak up their momentous day and enjoy it with family and friends.
After getting ready, we set out for a First Look outside in the long grasses just outside Sparkling Hill. After portraits they headed to their ceremony held on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Okanagan lake. Before their reception a Chinese Tea Ceremony was held in the ballroom – it was slightly different than other tea ceremonies we have photographed in the past because Lorena wore her white bridal gown rather than the traditional red gown. Have a look at Lorena’s jaw dropping Lazaro wedding gown and you’ll understand why she didn’t want to change! This is a princess gown for sure and Lorena looked absolutely stunning in it!
Their reception focused on a delicious 4 course gourmet meal that Sparkling Hill expertly created paired with wine. There was some hilarious games that Lorena and Lawrence’s wedding party conjured up that entertained their guests throughout the evening. What an elegant, perfect day! Thank you so much Lorena & Lawrence for having us as your photographers – Congratulations!!!
Lorena, can you be any cuter? We love how she threw her arm up in victory of getting her gown on!
There was definitely a penguin theme going on with the guys – hence Lawrence’s cool cufflinks. Every once in a while they would bust out in a penguin walk that made us all laugh.
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sparkling Hill Resort
Ceremony Officiant: James Harnden
Décor & Florals: Stage Right etc.
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Sparkling Hill Resort
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Noir by Lazaro/Bisou Bridal (Vancouver)
Groom’s Suit: Black by Vera Wang
Wedding Invitations: Colleen Winton
Wedding Favors: Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates