The day Katelyn and I first met for coffee to talk about her wedding I knew we were going to get along famously!! We talked about all sorts of things, including our mutual love of photography (yay!) and all the beautiful details of her wedding. I love traveling for weddings, and talking about heading to Kelowna to photograph her Belgo Chapel wedding was something we were both rather excited about, lol. As much as I love Kamloops and the wild beauty of this area, the Okanagan is green and lush, a land of vineyards and lakes, it’s such a beautiful area!
The day before the wedding we scouted photo locations in the rain, making sure we found places that would work in any weather. This year, especially, with all the rain we’ve had, a Plan B has been invaluable! The morning of the wedding dawned clear and sunny… and only once during the day did we have to seek shelter for 10 minutes while the skies unleashed on us. Just enough rain for good luck, and the rest of the day was ours to enjoy in dryness.
It was a day full of close family and friends, much laughter and some tears of happiness… including Warren the first time he saw his wife-to-be. I confess, I may have teared up a wee bit behind my camera at the look on his face. It was priceless, really. Katelyn wore a stunning Sophia Tolli dress, and she was absolutely radiant!! There is a photo after the ceremony of the whole bridal party doing a cheer, and, honestly, this was the sentiment all day! SO MUCH JOY, so much goofing off and laughter, and such an incredible time on the dance floor after dinner!! Oh my!
And speaking of after dinner… I was outside looking for the perfect place for some night photos and noticed the most beautiful little piece of rainbow hovering above the mountains behind the wharf. We nabbed the couple and got them outside for a photo before it disappeared, it was perfect. As was the sky shortly after sunset. A photographer’s dream!!!
I hope you enjoy scrolling through just a few of the moments of Katelyn and Warren’s gorgeous wedding day!! xo
Dress: Sophia Tolli
Hair & Makeup: Kayla Robinson
Florist: Bylands Nursery
Ceremony Venue: Belgo Chapel
Reception Venue: West Kelowna Yacht Club
Caterer: European Catering
Cake: Kaleena Cakes
DJ: Common Sound