We are so excited to share this winter wedding at Panorama Mountain Resort in British Columbia! When Caitlin + Jesse contacted us about their February mountain wedding we were stoked right away! We love being Kelowna Wedding Photographers, but it’s nice to venture out of town to a destination wedding, even if it is just a few hours away!
We arrived in Invermere, BC the night before to check in, get dinner, and meet up with Caitlin and check in with Jesse before the big day.
We planned to head over to Jesse first thing in the morning as he and the guys were getting ready to go skiing for the morning before the wedding. His friends cooked and everybody was relaxed for the day. Soon they hit the slopes while we stayed with Caitlin as her family and friends enjoyed banana pancakes and laughter. Caitlin had her hair and makeup done by her talented friend Shanna.
Forgoing the traditional “first look” with the bride and groom, Caitlin and Jesse, along with Jesse’s daughter, planned to have a private little lunch pre-wedding clothes, just the three of them. It was such a lovely moment for this new family, as Caitlin presented Jesse’s daughter with a special gift for her to cherish forever. We loved capturing the moment from two very distinct angles!
After lunch, Caitlin + Jesse got dressed and we went for family portraits. Following that, it was time for the bridal party pictures and a few shots of Caitlin + Jesse. If your group of friends is a testament to who you are, then we can rest assured that Caitlin + Jesse are awesome people because they have awesome friends. These guys are our dream team group of people. Witty, good-natured, and fun-loving! We could photograph this wedding party all day!
After a short break we rode up the lift to the mountain wedding ceremony location. Yes. We rode the ski lift to the ceremony! It was awesome! The weather was perfect hovering just below freezing and the sky was clear so the background of the Purcell Mountain Range was crisp and beautiful behind them while they exchanged vows and rings as the sun began to set. Perfect! You know it can’t get any better when your couple plans their ceremony according to the best time of day for pictures!
After the ride back down, we headed over to the reception where the Chopper’s Landing Restaurant staff served a delicious plated dinner while speeches got underway. Caitlin and Jesse’s first dance was perfect with a slideshow of them growing up playing behind. After Caitlin and her Father swayed sweetly, Caitlin was joined by her brother. They. Danced. You just gotta see it!
All in all, we had a wonderful time at the Resort and we wish Caitlin + Jesse all the best as they carve out their future together!
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