Everybody buckle up, this one is extra special! Alex and Alby had one of my favourite celebrations of this summer season, at what very quickly became my favourite venue in the Okanagan. Complete with gorgeous lakeside views, unfiltered joy, crazy weather, and a million beautiful moments in between.
The girls day began with tequila shots, a sign of the fun times to come. Beyoncé's new album was blasting, the girls were dancing around, and the sun was shining! The guys were much the same - more tequila and laughs. Eventually we made our way to the lakeside for the couple's first look. Alex and Alby were so happy to see each other, the joy on their faces was pure and so contagious. They were both beaming. Not far off in the distance, however, were some very thick storm clouds. They were moving closer to us by the minute, so we made our way to the venue.
We were all swooning over the the gorgeous styling and details by Keep Floral and Beth from Sweetheart Events. Guests began arriving. They were greeted by the groom and his groomsmen, with a glass of Cedar Creek Estate Winery’s housemade wine. We tried to time the ceremony before the rain, but that sadly backfired. Only shortly into the ceremony it began pouring rain. That didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the moment. The guests simply popped their umbrellas open and kept on smiling. The couple shared their beautiful personal vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the marriage with a kiss. They also shared a glass of wine and a cheers between themselves and their guests — which was such a beautiful touch.
From there — everyone enjoyed yummy food and drink, and great speeches. The couple and I stole away for some late night portraits around the property. They enjoyed some time to themselves before heading back in for the cake cut and dancing. I love a bride who loves to eat, so seeing Alex cut her cake and then hang around to continue snacking on said cake was such a highlight. The dancefloor opened shortly after and it was absolutely banging! Everyone brought their a-game, and Alex changed into a fun second dress to dance the night away.
It was truly such a stellar day and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it ❤️🔥