Ponderosa Point was the most fitting and special place to celebrate Joan and Leon’s wedding because Joan and her family has been coming here EVERY summer for over the past 25 years!!! We love family traditions like that! As soon as you step onto the property that juts out into Skaha Lake in the little sleepy town of Kaleden (just south of Penticton), you can’t help but be transported to a simpler, less stressed time. The cabins scattered among the property are all privately owned and take you right back to childhood summertime memories.
Joan and Leon’s main objective for their wedding was for themselves and all their family and friends to have fun and they definitely achieved it. When we arrived, tons of guests were lounging and chilling out on the beach while the wedding ceremony and reception sites were being setup – so different than the typical wedding venue! After Joan and Leon got ready, we headed to the historic Kaleden Hotel which is just up the road to photograph their First Look before the ceremony. Following their stunning outdoor ceremony with the picturesque Skaha Lake in the background, we headed off around Ponderosa Point for some more photos. Joan and Leon even took a little row boat out into the lake – so brave!
Lots of friends and family came together to make this wedding super personal and memorable from Joan’s Aunt making all the florals to Leon’s sister playing Ukulele music and singing during the ceremony. Thanks Joan & Leon for having us document and be part of your AMAZING day! Congratulations!!!
Leon’s sister played the ukulele and sang during the signing – so sweet!
Joan & Leon carve their initials into the rustic wood of the Smokin Lounge adding their name among hundreds of other lovebirds etched into the wood over the years.
Some pretty fun crazy games ensued to determine which table would be served dinner first – LOVE the dancing game!
slideshow music licensed via The Music Bed
Venue: Ponderosa Point Resort
Chalkboard Signage, Stationary, & Design: Helen Eady
Décor: “Harry’s Sign Shop” (father of the Groom) & Personal touches by the Bride & Groom
Florals: Auntie Barb (Aunt of the Bride)
Officiant: Heather Byer
Ceremony Music: Megan Denenfeld (sister of the Groom)
DJ: DJ Greg (friend of the Bride & Groom)
Catering: Flambe Catering
Dress Designer: Robert Bullock
Shoes: Gee Wawa
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Makeup Artist: Amber Reimer (friend of the Bride)
Hair Stylist: Haley Morrison (friend of the Bride)
Photography Assistant/3rd Photographer: Ali Mathiesen