Shooting this downtown Kelowna wedding for Karissa + Oliver was basically a dream come true for us. Having photographed 2 of Karissa’s siblings (here + here), it was like hanging out with old friends!
The day started with Karissa getting ready at her home in West Kelowna while Oliver got ready on the other side of the lake. The mood was pretty relaxed as Karissa helped steam dresses and made herself a sandwich. Melissa Craven did excellent work with hair and makeup and then it was time to put on the dress!
Karissa + Oliver met at Sanctuary Gardens to see each other and have some portraits taken before the ceremony. The property there is amazing and the views are incredible!
The ceremony and reception was held at The Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna. The decor was DIY and it was beautiful! This family knows how to party! After vows and rings, we ventured outside with the wedding party for pictures in the alley right across the street. The bouquets from Classic Creations were exquisite and they really shone throughout the day. We grabbed a few more portraits of our couple and then headed back in for the reception!
Dinner by The Art of Fine Catering was amazing and the songs and speeches that followed were funny and touching. Somewhere in-between we managed to sneak out for a few pictures at sunset! After dessert the dances began and this crew really knows how to have a great time!
Thank you K + O! Being there for you guys and spending time with your families was the best way to spend our Saturday!
Venue: Laurel Packinghouse
First Look Location: Sanctuary Gardens
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique
Jeweler European Goldsmith
Officiant: Pastor Keith Whitaker
Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental
Catering: The Art of Fine Catering
Floral Design: Classic Creations Floral Design
Macramé Backdrop: The Makery Kelowna
Hair/Makeup: Melissa Craven
Stationary: Basic Invite
Videographer: Drew Harder at Vertical Films
Big thank you to Heather from Heatherly Photography for second shooting with us! Her beautiful images are scattered throughout this blog. We hire only the best!