This Vancouver couple planned a mini destination wedding with a winery celebration at Quail’s Gate Winery in Kelowna.
Setting the Scene
Wendy says, “I tried to find a ceremony space that was exceptionally sacred with the best witness in the background — the mountains, the lake and the sky.”
Planner Cherry Wang from International Wedding and Event Group designed a distinct aisle runner with the couples’ name. And a pumpkin carriage made everything just right.
Toughest Part to Plan
Wendy says the schedule was a little tricky, with guests having to travel from Vancouver to Kelowna. “I arranged a bus for guests; that way they did not have to drive to Kelowna for four hours by themselves. I also should have prepared a bigger space for guests to change into formal clothes and retouch their makeup. It was a bit hard to do with the ceremony and reception at two separate places.”
Advice from the Bride
The communication between you and your vendors is important, and make sure to ask for a lot of help to reduce your stress. “An intimate getaway wedding will be one of your best memories in your life, because you are surrounded with love and happiness.”
Photographer: Bobo Zhao from Beige Weddings
Originally published in Destination Wedding magazine, Spring/Summer 2018.