Hillary + Zach’s intimate Kelowna wedding at Sanctuary Gardens and Hotel Eldorado was the stuff our photography dreams are made of. From the beginning to the end, each moment was just as it should be. Emotional and happy. Solemn and joyful. Intimate and Beautiful…
The day began at the Hotel Eldorado where Hillary was getting ready with her best friend and her mother. Bri Stein Makeup Artistry partnered with Kris from Inspirado Hair Designs to create a magic dream beauty team. When we arrived Hillary was nothing but smiles, and complete contentedness as she anticipated being with only her closest friends and family to celebrate the joining of her life with her love. Happy tears were shed as Hillary’s mom saw her wedding gown.
Zach was calm and steady as he got ready in the perfectly vintage original 1926 section of Kelowna’s stunning Hotel Eldorado. His timeless and classic, expertly fitted, black tuxedo with black bowtie combo fit right into the canvas of the day.
We soon headed to Sanctuary Gardens for Hillary to have a first look moment with her dad. The look on Dad’s face says it all as he sees his little girl, all grown up, and about to marry the love of her life. After a few deep breaths, Hillary and her dad were off to walk the hill to the sanctuary.
After promises were made, the Father Daughter dance began right away inside of the Rose Room. Next, Hillary + Zach shared their first dance before we headed off to explore the beautiful rolling hills of Sanctuary Gardens with their best friends. The portrait session was adventurous as we enjoyed the views of the Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna.
We felt so honoured to be two of the under 20 witnesses at this intimate Kelowna wedding and it was a high privilege to be invited to sit as part of the big table reception at Hotel Eldorado. This was one of our favourite important moments to be able to photograph. After dinner, and a little bit of lovely cake designed and decorated by Hillary’s best friend, we headed out into the golden and pink sunset for some romantic photos in the soft Kelowna light.
Congratulations Hillary + Zach! May you live happily ever after.
Ceremony Venue: Sanctuary Gardens
Reception Venue: Hotel Eldorado
Makeup: Bri Stein Artistry
Hair: Inspirado Designs
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Dress Shop: The Bridal Boutique
Cake Designer: The Perfect Disaster
Officiant: Donna Rubadeau
Videographer: Nic Collar Films
Photographer: Barnett Photography
Wasn’t this such a beautiful wedding? Leave a comment below!