Oh man oh man oh man!
Put together: adventure, hiking, mountains, helicopters all combined into one wedding and you’ve got an AMAZING combination of an incredible day! I’ve always dreamed of documenting a wedding with all these elements, and let me tell you – I couldn’t have been happier when Carolyn + Ian first contacted me to document their mountaintop wedding!
The mountain that Carolyn + Ian chose to recite their vows has a lot of meaning behind it because it was one of the first dates that they did together! They hiked Needle Peak Mountain, near the Coquihalla for their first date AND it was also the place Ian proposed to Carolyn! Talk about romantic!
We began the day getting ready in Penticton, then headed off to the helicopter hangar where Ian was waiting for his bride! After a 30 minute flight to Needle Peak Mountain, we had a couple hours up at the top of the mountain to recite their vows, and take some photos with the most gorgeous landscapes! For all those that weren’t there for the ceremony, Ian’s brother video’d the whole thing and everyone actually got to watch the amazing video – movie theatre style – while on the S.S. Sicamous boat back in Penticton! By the way – if you notice the guests at the reception dressed Great Gatsby style – it’s because C+I thought it would be cool to have a themed reception! It was definitely fitting for the heritage paddlewheel!
The reception was filled with tons of great laughs and authentic moments. I love that everyone dressed up for the 20’s theme and loved that Carolyn + Ian had their own “logo” everywhere you looked! Their logo was Needle Peak Mountain and you can even see it on their CAKE! How neat is that?! It was also so easy to tell that Carolyn + Ian have a wonderful family and friend support system! We had a lot of fun celebrating these two and I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of it all! Thank you Carolyn + Ian! You guys are so great and I’m glad to have met you!! Cheers to the beginning of your love story!
By the way – anyone who is planning an adventurous wedding – or who wants to hike to their photo location – I AM YOUR GAL!
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Till next time!
Kelowna Wedding Photographer