“Go where you feel most alive.”

My connection to the Okanagan runs deep; when my mom and grandparents immigrated from England to Canada they moved around BC countless times before finally putting down roots in the Okanagan – in what is now West Kelowna. Growing up, every summer involved a lengthy trip to the Okanagan so some of my favourite memories are from time spent there. Fast forward a few years to when I met my husband Pat, the tradition of summer trips to the Okanagan continued, made better only by the addition of visiting wineries. In recent years, our visits have slowed as we’ve travelled abroad but still love any opportunity to visit whenever we can.

Our recent trip with friends was nothing short of amazing; finding new favourite wineries and revisiting old staples. We visited nearly two dozen wineries on our trip; days were spent sipping wine on beautiful vine covered patios, marvelling at sweeping vineyard and lake views and winding down poolside at the end of a long, tough day of wine tasting lol. If you love wine as much as we do, a few of my favourites in the South Okanagan include LaStella Winery, Stoneboat Vineyards, Hester Creek Estate Winery and Black Hills Estate Winery. Along the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove Winery, Hillside Winery, La Frenz Winery and Tightrope Winery are easy favourites, however it’s nearly impossible to find a winery that’s less than amazing anywhere in the Okanagan. Looking through these photos brings a smile to my face, remembering new memories and old from this amazing place.

Okanagan wedding photographer Blush Sky Photography

In the spring I had the pleasure of working alongside Briar from Epic Events on this beautiful farmers market chic styled shoot in Vancouver. When Briar reached out to me sharing her vision for the shoot, it didn’t take long for me to realize it would be gorgeous and no detail was too small to be overlooked. Inspired by fresh BC food and local markets, stepping into the space you were instantly greeted with pops of colour, fresh produce, herbs and bread. The ceremony had dramatic draping from the high ceilings and a fully decorated rustic bar, dessert table and market fresh vignette (complete with the cutest retro bike) completed the overall look. From the stunning florals and overflowing greenery designed by Nicola Adam Floral to the harvest table displaying a delicious antipasto platter by Culinary Capers, this fresh take on a rustic yet modern theme was beautiful. A few of my favourites from the shoot were the three incredible cakes, each prettier than the last, and the stunning tablescape complete with demi-baguettes wrapped in muslin and tied with cards for each place setting. We’re happy to see this unique styled shoot featured on Real Weddings.

Featured on Real Weddings
Planning: Epic Events
Florals: Nicola Adam Floral
Decor: Bespoke Decor
Dresses: Everly Fine Bridal
Makeup & Hair: Save The Date Beauty
Venue: Waterview Special Event Centre
Catering: Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events
Cakes: Culinary Capers
Jewelry: Keltie Leanne Designs
Stationary: Violet Grey Creative
Rentals: Pedersens Event Rentals
Photography: Blush Sky Photography

A wedding at the Brock House in Point Grey can be summed up in one word: perfection. It’s always an incredible honour to shoot at the Brock House, it’s one of my favourite wedding venues in Vancouver and it’s easy to see why. Situated directly on Jericho Beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views of the North Shore Mountains, it’s the perfect location to get married and celebrate with family and friends. This early fall wedding last year, with one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, was no exception. Choosing the most spectacular location for their ceremony, framed perfectly by two massive maple trees with the ocean in the background, they said I do in front of an intimate gathering of close friends and family. No detail was forgotten, from the beautiful draped ceremony arch adorned with silver dollar eucalyptus to the absolutely stunning florals overflowing with cafe au lait dahlias and garden roses. Touching speeches, beautiful stories and plenty of tears followed as guests enjoyed an intimate reception under the gorgeous tent on the back lawn. This wedding was truly magical and one I won’t soon forget.

Photography: Blush Sky Photography
Venue: Brock House Restaurant