Kristi and Cody’s Painted Rock Estate Winery wedding felt like something out of a storybook in every way. The couple hired Created Lovely Events to help them create a day that would feel like an authentic celebration of their love with an English garden party vibe. With organic greenery and lots of natural textures, the couple’s vision for an idyllic day at the incredible family-owned winery came to life in a most breathtaking way. If romantic bridal style is your thing, we can’t wait for you to see how stunning Kristi looked in her Monique Lhuillier gown and shoes with sweet little notes written on the bottoms. With all of this goodness, we’re thankful the talented photographers, Shari & Mike, were there to capture every stunning and sentimental detail.
Kristi & Cody
Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton, British Columbia
We chose Painted Rock Estate Winery because you absolutely cannot beat the view, and their Rosé. The venue overlooks both the vineyard and Skaha Lake, with the setting of the rolling Okanagan mountains in the background. It was a no-brainer. This lovely family-owned winery is simply the best venue in the area!
The most memorable part of the day was, ironically, when all the hustle and bustle of the preparation and ceremony were complete. It was when we had a few moments to greet our guests just after the ceremony, and share a quick glass of bubbly, and then to sneak away for some photos, just the two of us, right at dusk. In these moments Cody & I really had the opportunity to look at each other, laugh, and talk.
We wanted a soft, pretty, and romantic vibe, and aimed for a English garden party/French-Country look. Lots of organic greenery and white florals with natural linens and rustic woods/wicker. We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and relaxed, yet with an air of classic beauty and sophistication.
It might seem really important in the moment, but try to focus on the things your guests will really remember – good food, good wine (or beer, or whatever floats your boat!), and opportunities to make sweet memories. Also, if you’re going to hire a wedding planner, work with someone who knows your style inside and out, and who you can trust completely. There are so many decisions to make during the planning process, and it is super helpful to be able to rely on someone who just gets you and your vision. Nicole was that person; and her team went above and beyond to make sure everything fell into place on the day of.
To this day, we also still have guests who remark about the delicious meal and treats from Waterfront Catering and Sprinkle & Whisk. Both of these vendors were incredibly open to suggestion during the planning process, and created artfully-beautiful food and baked goods, that tasted just as good as they looked!
Every single member of our team was top notch, however Shari + Mike, our photographers, knocked it out of the park, and I think the photos speak for themselves. They made us feel so comfortable, and provided us with photos of candid memories that will last a lifetime. Their eye for light, and ability to communicate mood through the photos is unmatched. Worth. Every. Penny.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Shari & Mike
Event Planning – Created Lovely Events
Wedding Venue – Painted Rock Estate Winery
Floral Design – A New Leaf Floral Design
Catering – Waterfront Catering
Cake & Custom Cookies – Sprinkle & Whisk
Officiant – Young, Hip, & Married
DJ – DJ Spinalshift
Stationery – Art & Alexander
Makeup Artist – Allure by Chelsea
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo via Blush & Raven
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Videographer – Hello Tomorrow
Rentals – All Occasions Rentals
Linens – Faire La Fete Linen
Congratulations, Kristi and Cody, and many thanks to Created Lovely Events for sharing their romantic day at Painted Rock Estate Winery with Junebug! Dreaming of your own winery wedding?
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