Carlene & Chris’ wedding at the Quaaout Lodge in BC ‘s Shuswap was truly a fairy tale wedding kind of day. The gorgeous gown… the blush and gold color palette… the exquisite decor by Defining Decor….. the bling and candles everywhere… the excited, sparkly eyed bride…. the rain that stopped less than an hour before the ceremony… the helicopter that delivered the groom and his men to the event… the general excitement that permeated the entire day… all of it added up to a wedding that was truly magical!
I started my morning photographing the guys before they headed out to catch the helicopter that would drop them off at the ceremony. It was pretty epic, as you will see from the photos below! Carlene has a beautiful bubbly personality, and you can even see the sparkle in her eyes in the photos…… her joy seems to affect everyone around her, so fun to be part of her wedding day!!
The Quaaout Lodge is a beautiful wedding venue. You have the lake, the woods, grassy fields and a golf course, there is a backdrop and location for pretty much every taste, and all right on the property. I photograph multiple weddings out here every year and I never tire of this place. Every time I see the venue in a totally different way, and I love that about the Quaaout.
My friend Tyler with Defining Decor fancied up the reception room in a way that I have never seen before… it looked absolutely amazing!!!!! Draping and glitz and crystal and candles everywhere, it was a visual feast! When we first started talking about photos we talked about photographing Carlene and Chris in the reception room alone and I am so glad we did! So much work went into the decor and Carlene really wanted to walk in and experience it first. And what an experience… there may have even been a few tears 🙂
AND, to top it all off, the rain returned as we were eating dinner, so we had the opportunity to go outside and get rained on while we did some nighttime rain portraits. It was awesome!
Enjoy this look into Carlene and Chris’ happily ever after day!!!!!!!!!
Venue and Caterer- Quaaout Lodge
Decor: Tyler at Defining Decor
Dress: Allure Bridal Romance Collection
Hair – Steph at The Edge Hair Salon
Cake – Sweet Spot Cupcakes
DJ – Louis “The Big Rig” McIvor
Helicopter – Yellowhead Helicopters