Here’s a wedding we shot in August of last year! It was such a busy year for us and a few really beautiful weddings didn’t make it to our blog. Well, I couldn’t let that stand with this one. It’s too good.
Christine and Kiffer’s gorgeous wedding day started with Christine and her bridesmaids getting ready at the Ramada in Penticton, BC. Make up artist Bri Stein did her magic while Tamara Gunther from Blue Dahlia Salon and Spa did a fantastic job with hair. We think Christine’s dress is one of the most beautiful we shot of 2014. Stunning!
Kiffer and his son (the sweetest boy ever!) got ready at La Punta Norte in Summerland, BC. La Punta Norte is a beautiful location with spanish decor and fabulous lake views! The photos of Kiffer and son are so touching as the boys got dressed to begin their future with as a new family with Christine.
Christine + Kiffer wanted to see each other before the ceremony and share a private moment to themselves, so they asked us to photograph their expressions as they saw each other for the first time that day. This “first look” took place outside at La Punta Norte. With the Okanagan Lake in the background, they laughed, spun, hugged, and kissed at the sight of each other.
We took time before the ceremony to capture our couple around the resort by themselves and with their wedding party. It was our first time at La Punta Norte and we were thrilled with all the options for some spectacular portraits.
The ceremony was simple and sweet with Aaron Gordon crooning on his guitar while guests were seated and while Christine came down the aisle with her father. After the vows, family portraits, and a little hang out time, we all met under the tent for for the reception.
Dinner was served and speeches begun. Somehow, I got suckered into jumping on the mic and telling a joke. T’was a first for this wedding photographer, but when your connection with your clients is so genuine, you feel like a guest, and if they ask you for a good joke…I guess you tell a good joke!
A dog walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and saying, “We don’t serve dogs here!” shoots him in the foot. Weeks later the dog limps through the saloon doors, pulls his own gun and says…
“I’m lookin’ for the man that shot my paw.”
Okay, okay. It’s not that good, but they laughed politely as the MC took a few blurry pictures with my camera. Haha. I’ll stick to my day job!
After a few warm and funny speeches toasting the bride + groom, they cut a beautiful cake, and dancing ensued! Aaron Gordon DJ’d the reception and kept the energy flying high with guests spinning and air guitaring…it was awesome. Enjoy!!!