Trena + Jon’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery wedding here in Kelowna was awesome. The Okanagan summers are spectacular every year with plenty of bright light and warm temperatures!
The day started with Trena and her bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done at Cream salons downtown. Soon they headed back to the suite that Trena and Jon had reserved right on the banks of the Okanagan Lake. Trena surprised her maids with beautiful earrings from Kate Spade and it was smiles all around as her mother helped Trena into her beautiful dress.
Meanwhile, Jon was hanging at his parent’s Kelowna vacation rental home, chilling by the pool, and enjoying burgers. Check out the guys trying to front-flip-dunk a ball with their feet. It didn’t work but we got a few high-action shots for sure! The guys dressed, prayed, and then we all headed downtown for Trena + Jon’s Kelowna boardwalk first look.
Our couple wanted to minimize the time between the ceremony and reception by having the bridal party portraits done before, so they opted to see each other before the ceremony and spend a few minutes ooh-ing and aww-ing at each other! Trena looked gorgeous in her dress and we think Jon agreed.
We went up to a fave spot on Knox Mountain for the bridal party and we snagged a few photos of the couple as well. We love that yellow-green desert feel of Knox!
The ceremony was on the lawn at Summerhill Pyramid Winery with Trena’s former choir director officiating. He was the perfect blend of funny and solemn as they exchanged vows and rings. After family portraits, we grabbed a few more shots in the wooded area at Summerhill. We love that there are so many places to photograph at the winery!
The reception was mega fun with THE BEST kissing game we’ve ever seen. Cash donations were made to the couple and a famous movie kiss could be chosen for different dollar amounts. The scene would play on the big screen and Trena + Jon would have to act it out. Things got pretty epic when the upside-down Spiderman kiss was picked!
A delicious dinner, followed by touching (and super funny) speeches, followed by a few more minutes for vineyard sunset portraits. Instead of a 1 hour block for couple’s pictures, we carved out three 15 minute sessions during the day. Each one at a different spot, with different light and backgrounds. It was pretty awesome and really showcases a variety of what Kelowna has to offer for Brides + Grooms!
After pictures, we headed back in for the couple’s first dance and then the parent’s dance. The bridal party joined them on the floor while John Bird DJ’ing for Okanagan Wedding Entertainment Group kept the party going all night long!
It was a glorious day filled with laughs, tears, love and faith. We pray blessings for Trena + Jon as they begin their new life together as one!
This wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without the help and services of these awesome people!
Venue: Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Hair/Makeup: Cream Salons
Florals: Passionate Blooms
DJ: Okanagan Wedding Entertainment Group
To see Trena + Jon’s Kelowna Engagement shoot Click HERE.