C+C | Mediterranean Mountain Top

In August, I made the trip over to the Okanagan for Chelsea and Cameron's wedding celebration at God's Mountain Estate. I absolutely love the landscape of the Okanagan. The dry, open landscape reminds me of my time living in Southern California, so I was so excited to photograph another wedding there.
The morning began with dark skies, blustery winds and a downpour but thankfully the skies cleared and we had the most beautiful day to celebrate their union.  Most of the guests, including the bride and groom, were coming from Vancouver and the venue definitely served as a destination wedding spot. Beautiful vineyards wrapped up and down the mountain side and a Mediterranean styled estate housed most of the guests. Flowers by Celsia Floral were brought in from Vancouver and they were beyond gorgeous. Alessia, from Little Lessy, designed all the paper goods and put together such a special al fresco dinner for everyone to enjoy.  
This wedding was a true highlight of the summer for so many reasons. I love when I get to travel (for what doesn't even feel like work) while capturing such special events. Thank you C+C for bringing me along! You two and your families were so wonderful and full of joy, it was contagious. xo  


Eat Together

A couple weeks back the lovely ladies of Moonrise Creative asked me to photograph their first (of hopefully many) pop up suppers.  We dined al fresco in an open meadow with amazing food prepared by Chef Castro. The menu included Vancouver Island specialties such as sea asparagus, wild morels and salmon. A wildcrafted herbal vermouth was prepared by the ladies of Gather, who forage and create recipes with wild foods. These inspiring (and hilarious) ladies are doing such great work, I encourage you to check them out!

Martin of Green Island Builders created a beautiful tiny home that housed the Gather ladies during the cocktail hour. I love the idea of having a structure that can easily be moved from one event to the next. It added such a cozy feel to an outdoor space. 

Local wines from the island were served by Storied Wines, a company who represents sustainable, family owned wineries. What I loved so much about this dinner was the emphasis on supporting local foods and companies who are devoted to sustainable practices. As the sun set and the night sky shown, guest continued to enjoy not just the food, but the great company that can always be found when you eat together.