Devynn + James met at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, as Devynn was living downtown at the time, and the city was ALIVE with thousands upon thousands of extra people flooding the city to celebrate!
Devynn’s mom was visiting her to be in the electric city during this massive sporting event. They were out one night and Devynn spotted this cute guy across the room, and Cyndie (Devynn’s mom) offered to go talk to him for her. Of course Devynn shrugged it off with a “No, Mom,” then she went to use the washroom. Arriving back from the washroom, much to Devynn’s chagrin, Cyndie was talking to James and his friend.
After a few minutes of Devynn awkwardly having to turn down James’ friend (her aunt thought she was interested in the friend, and not James), Devynn and James started chatting. They had an amazing conversation and James used the great pick-up line, “Why don’t we continue this conversation? Can I have your phone number?” And they agreed to meet for a date of donairs the following day.
James had been roller blading in the city and he met up with Devynn and they instantly did NOT like each other, but feeling like they needed to be polite, they continued on to get the light and unassuming dinner they had planned on. That night, chatting over donairs, the two found that electric spark they had felt the night before, and they became inseparable for the rest of the Olympics.
One year after meeting at the Olympics their little Brooklyn was born, and they became a family.
A few years later, they were engaged, ever so romantically on a cliff over a little picnic they had hiked to, while James was worried he was going to fall off the mountain.
On May 30th, now with their 2 little girls, Devynn and James were married at Bench 1775 Winery in Naramata.
The morning anticipation grew more thick as James made sure Devynn brought Little People Prince Eric with her to the wedding, and gave her a teary love letter while Devynn got ready at Summerland Waterfront Resort. He would later be united with the Princess Ariel.
We felt the electricity between these two at the first look in Summerland. They could not wait to see each other and they were so excited to get married. Even we can tell these two were meant to be together.
The wedding ceremony was on the patio at Bench 1775 Winery overlooking the entire Okanagan Valley. While a touch windy it was a breathtaking view to take their vows in front of.
Steph of Dream Big Event Management, did such an amazing job with the Day of Coordination, and managed to seamlessly flip the ceremony cite into the gorgeous wedding reception, in a matter of minutes, with rentals from Westminster Party and Tent Rentals.
While the guests had Tapas and Cocktails, we ventured into the vineyard for some romantic vineyard wedding photography with a splash of candid family photography with the sweet family of four.
Devynn’s florals were straight out of a dream, and Arlene of Edgy Petals did an amazing job adding to the romance of the day with her artistry.
The party got started with DJ Alex Bird of Okanagan Wedding Entertainment Group, not only DJing the event, but doing a fantastic job as the MC as well. Alex really knows how to please a crowd, and even his dinner music was put together with skilled craftsmanship.
Dinner was a classic wedding buffet, with all that you would expect from a beautiful and romantic Okanagan Wedding, catered by Catering Done Right from Kaleden.
A golden hour reception with a view of the Okanagan wine country was the perfect way to end our evening with Devynn + James, and we could not be more happy for this sweet little family of four. Please enjoy their photos, and if you know Devynn + James, leave them your congratulations in the comment section!
Be blessed, you two! Congratulations.
Getting Ready and Accomodations: Summerland Waterfront Resort + Spa
Wedding Venue: Bench 1775 Winery
Day of Wedding Planning: Dream Big Event Management
Transportation Guest Shuttle: Top Cat Tours
Decor: DIY, DDecor, Westminster Party + Tent Rentals
Catering: Catering Done Right
Floral Designer: Edgy Petals
DJ: Okanagan Wedding Entertainment Group
Hair: Heiress Salon