okanagan weddings Tag

2018 wooooooo!!  What a year to be an Okanagan Wedding Planner! We laughed, we cried, we battled smoke and storms and we all came out smiling with a bunch of amazing people getting married in the end. We were busy and then we were busy as all hell with no time for anything but weddings and slamming our faces with food when we remembered things like sustenance and water.  But what a time it was!  This year in the Okanagan, like the rest of the province, we saw a lot of smoke from the surrounding wildfires.  Miraculously, for a lot of our weddings, the smoke cleared in time for the big day. With a gust of wind or a summer shower, the smoke blew away, and in those moments, we got to breath deep and see some blue sky.  For others, the smoke remained and we got some amazing photos.  And the storms!  Wow, we saw some storms, but the funny thing is they all work out in the end. There is always a silver lining when it comes to love and we are big believers in Serendipity and rolling with what Mother Nature throws at us.

So now that we are feeling cooler temperatures and our 2018 weddings are all complete, we wanted to share some of our favourite shots of the season.  While we were running through sage brush up and down mountains in high heels, pouring bubbles while simultaneously reconnecting electrical and pouring gasoline into generators, our couples were getting some pretty stunning photos taken.  Here are a few of our favourites, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

xo

Nicole

 

Oh, Autumn you Goddess! It’s time to embrace the changing colours, smells and flavours that make the disappearance of summer a little easier to take.  Mixing vivid jewel tones like emerald green, ruby red and sapphire blue with metallic elements isn’t a new trend, but it’s a gorgeous one and the perfect palette for a fall wedding; timeless, elegant and a little on the dark and cozy side.

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  1. Setting the tone  of an event from the start with  theme consistent stationary is always a fabulous idea!  Selecting paper and envelopes in the colour palette of the event and detailing with gold or copper foil is a classy look that stays true to your décor. This stationary from Heart of Opal does just that!
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  3. We LOVE this floral arrangement! It was designed for an Elegant Barn Wedding combining multi jewel-toned florals with brass canteens like this brass tea pot.  Using brass and copper objects like vases, candlesticks and unique trinkets  to your centerpieces can add a bit of old world charm and decadence to your aesthetic. 
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  5. Next we explore two of my favourite trends; watercolours and geode cakes!!  This stunning, tiered geode cake layers drippy, translucent jewel toned watercolours that makes for a very romantic fine art look.  The pairing of the water colours with the Art Deco structure of the geometric shapes in the metallic copper is breathtaking.  This doesn’t just add wow factor – it adds holy #$@%!! factor.
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  7. Furniture is another area where jewel tones and metallic combinations can shine.  These sapphire blue antique chairs combined with the industrial gold café chairs are the highlight of this table rather than a background element. The rich combinations of colour and texture in the chairs is juxtaposed with the industrial setting of the old brick warehouse and truly makes this look stand out.
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  9. For a bohemian take on the trend, this table is adorned with mismatched, bowls, plates, chargers  and  glassware creating a relaxed and eclectic look.  The rustic table and brass candlesticks make this look extra boho chic.  Add a few  wool Mexican blankets for seating and you have yourself a party!

 

So…. what’s your favourite image and why?  I think  I will have to go with number 4 because those blue antique chairs are to die for!!