Emily + Tanner’s wedding was awesome! The day started with Emily getting ready at her parent’s home in Kelowna while Tanner got ready in Vernon. Definitely a good day to have two photographers!
We loved how Emily and her closest people did hair and makeup outside in the beautiful summer sunlight. Kris from Inspirado Designs did a gorgeous job with Emily’s hair giving her a beautiful braid and letting just the right amount hanging down; framing Em’s face. The ladies were all smiles while the dog seemed to be getting tired! Things were definitely go-go-go until Emily’s Mom attatched her veil and Emily turned around. It was an emotional moment as they paused for a hug and joyful tears.
The guy’s were all laughs as they readied themselves between beers and popping buttons. They cleaned up nicely and we all headed over to Paddlewheel Hall for the ceremony.
The ceremony was a beautiful, sacred event with Emily + Tanner promising themselves to each other. It was smiles and laughs while touching vows were read and rings were exchanged. The Deck at Paddlewheel provides a beautiful backdrop of the Okanagan Lake.
After ceremony and family portraits we headed off to Polson Park in Vernon, BC with our bridal party. We love shooting at this park. The Japanese Garden and huge willow trees do not disappoint!
The reception started back at Paddlewheel Hall where we enjoyed a delicious dinner from Burt’s Catering. After speeches, music, and a couple more speeches, Tanner got up to serenade his new bride with a song. Tanner tore the roof off the joint and the room was smiles and tears for sure!
We snuck out for a few more shots of our couple while the sun was barely over the mountains. This is something we always try to do. Take a little break, grab a little air, and get some great pictures of the couple in the soft light of sunset.
Dancing began with Tanner + Emily first, followed by Emily + Dad, and then Tanner + Mom. Check out the shot of Emily’s bridesmaids tearing up during Tanner dancing with his sweet Mom. Cake was cut and bouquet and garter were tossed. We glanced outside to see that the setting sun had lit up the sky like fire so we grabbed just one more shot in that dramatic scene!
Congrats Emily + Tanner! We had so much fun with you guys! Be blessed! You rule!
To see Emily + Tanner’s fall Kelowna orchard Engagement Photography shoot, click HERE.