This wedding is a very special one for us at Barnett Photography. Gordie + Alexis have been a part of our church and Bible Study for a couple of years. We were so thrilled that they wanted us to shoot the wedding and we’re excited to share this story with you all!
The day began with Alexis getting ready with her friends and family at her parents home in Kelowna. The ladies were all laughs and smiles and it was so fun to meet her friends from Texas! Meanwhile, Gordie enjoyed a guy’s breakfast with his groomsmen and then it was down to the business of suiting up! We love how elements of their faith pop up during the day.
The Ceremony was held at the Lake Country Alliance Church and it was beautifully decorated with floral arrangements and string lights. Check out the rustic wooden backdrop they built for the wedding complete with string lights! After vows and rings, everybody was so joyful knowing that these guys have Christ at the center of their marriage! Look for the shot of all the Bible Study peeps (Thanks, Vera Lynn for taking that one)!
Afterwards, we made our way to a little spot on the Okanagan Lake for bridal party pictures. We ventured into some trees for a few lovely portraits of our bride + groom and soaked up the sun on this warm June day!
The backyard style reception was held at a Blueberry Farm in Lake Country, BC. There were lawn games, popcorn, iced drinks, and a bouncy castle for the kids. These guys wanted to hang out with the guests and they knew just how make the reception fun! It was warm in the tent as the sun streamed in and we enjoyed touching speeches and funny games. The weather was perfect so we had to sneak out to grab a few sunset photos! All of the guests were invited to participate in some traditional Gaelic Cèilidh dancing! It was such a fun time and the evening sun streamed across the outdoor dance floor in the most wonderful way! After tossing the bouquet, it was time for the newlyweds to depart with cans clanging off the back of the car.
Gordie + Alexis, you guys are our friends and we’re so thankful you allowed us to be such an important part of your beautiful wedding!
Ceremony: Lake Country Alliance Church
Wedding Dress: Celestial Selections
Officiant: Rev. Dr. Jon Vickery
Rentals: Avalon Rentals
Floral Designer: Creations by Mom & Me
Makeup: Faces Cosmetics
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