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Janie & Hagen–Windswept romance
winery and beach engagement session in Oliver & Summerland, BC

May 26th, 2012

When we were brainstorming ideas for Janie and Hagen’s engagement session, we knew one thing – that we couldn’t come close to the amazingness (of course that’s a word) of their actual engagement proposal which goes a little like this:  On a typical Sunday evening, Janie and Hagen set out to have dinner with family […]

 

When we were brainstorming ideas for Janie and Hagen’s engagement session, we knew one thing – that we couldn’t come close to the amazingness (of course that’s a word) of their actual engagement proposal which goes a little like this:  On a typical Sunday evening, Janie and Hagen set out to have dinner with family in Richmond, BC (which also happens to be home to Vancouver’s International Airport).  Just as Janie thought that Hagen made a wrong turn, she suddenly realized that they were in the long-term airport parking lot!  Not only did Hagen surprise Janie with a romantic getaway to New York, he proposed on the lake in Central Park in a gondola!!!  Our jaws dropped as we read their proposal story and we seriously think it’s one of the most romantic proposals we’ve ever heard.

To showcase their romantic style and pay homage to their love of wine and the Okanagan Valley, we met up at Road 13 Winery in Oliver, BC where Janie and Hagen tasted wine in the ultra modern executive tasting room.  Road 13 Winery is family owned and we had the pleasure of one of the owners, Joseph, pouring the wine.  Thanks Joseph for accommodating us, making us laugh, and being an awesome host!  After the wine tasting we headed outdoors to wander around the newly green vineyards and capture the beautiful expansive valley.  Janie and Hagen brought a super big pink balloon that we thought might carry them away during this windy day.  Road 13 Winery also has a castle building for their wine tastings and we love the way it looks in the background.  So fairy tale romantic!

On our way back we all stopped at a gorgeous beach in Summerland, BC for a picnic.  Although the day was overcast and windy, we LOVE the way these images turned out.  We think the slightly muted tones of the sky totally added to the dreamy beachside look we were going for.  Thanks Janie and Hagen for surviving the slightly cold and windy day.  Did we mention we loved your outfits?  We couldn’t imagine anything better than Janie’s ultra romantic flowy skirt at the beach.

Even the sky was on our side – it didn’t start to pour until we were all done and in our cars headed back to Kelowna.  A perfect day.  Janie and Hagen – you both rocked this shoot and we can’t wait until your wedding in September at Sparkling Hill Resort!!!

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Julia & Dale – luxury vineyard wedding at Vaseux Lake and Hester Creek Winery in Oliver, BC

August 26th, 2011

We are always excited when weddings take us out of our home base of Kelowna.  So when Julia & Dale informed us that their ceremony would be held on the shores of Vaseux Lake at their parents property and reception held at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, we were uber excited because both these […]

 

We are always excited when weddings take us out of our home base of Kelowna.  So when Julia & Dale informed us that their ceremony would be held on the shores of Vaseux Lake at their parents property and reception held at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, we were uber excited because both these locations are incredibly beautiful and really capture the magnificence of the South Okanagan.  Julia got ready at The Villas at Hester Creek Winery in the morning and looked absolutely gorgeous in her Pronovias gown designed by Manuel Mota and her sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes.  Julia is such a thoughtful and sweet person, she even bought all her bridesmaids Gucci shoes.  Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready at the lakeside property and the stage was being set for a beautiful beach ceremony. After the ceremony, a champagne toast and appetizers followed beachside, allowing guests to mingle in a relaxed environment.  We even managed to get Julia & Dale’s beloved cats in for a photo-op (although the large body of water aka the lake was slightly freaking them out).  While we continued on to Hester Creek for photos with the wedding party, Julia & Dale made sure their guests would be entertained before the reception by sending them on a wine tour.  We love how all of Julia & Dale’s images have a Tuscan feel to them – from the vineyards to the fountain.  The reception that followed was perfect, with elegant decor, amazing gourmet food, and phenomenal wine.  We knew that Julia & Dale definitely love their sweets when we saw their awesome candy table (which was hugely popular with guests) and their gourmet wedding cake which was brought up from Vancouver (that’s serious dedication!).  The whole day flowed flawlessly and was truly unforgettable.  Thank you Julia & Dale for letting us photograph your magnificent event.  Congratulations!

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