Richard & Alexa | Elegant backyard wedding on a private estate in Kelowna, BC.

I adored Richard and Alexa from the very first moment Richard sent an inquiry to me asking to learn more about the Baskin Creative Wedding Experience that I offer to all my couples. It was so refreshing to see an excited groom take the lead in organizing what turned out to be the most beautiful and elegant, backyard wedding on a private estate in Kelowna, BC. Right away, I responded to Richard's message and I learned all about how their original wedding plans got derailed due to a certain global pandemic that's been haunting us for the last two years and how they were now finally getting to tie the knot! The more we spoke, the more it started becoming so glaringly obvious to me that I was connecting with my next Baskin Creative Couple! I was so excited for them - not only because this has been a long time in the making and now they were finally getting to have the dream wedding celebration that they have been so patiently holding out for for the last two years - but also because they had expertly planned a really beautiful and elegant, backyard summer wedding and I was excited to see their vision of their dream wedding day come to life! And speaking of the vision of their wedding day... I was hooked when Richard told me that they were going to have a masquerade mask ball for their reception!! I played it so cool on the consultation call we had via Zoom, but inside, I was SO EXCITED to get the opportunity to capture the images of Richard and Alexa's wedding day - and let me tell you, their wedding day was nothing short of magical! Richard and Alexa, I cannot thank you both enough for choosing me to share in the beauty and joy, and love of your special day! You are everything that a loving couple should be and you are truly the most perfect couple I have ever had the privilege of working alongside! Whenever I think of what my ideal Baskin Creative Couple should be like - you both always readily come to mind! We were the perfect fit to work together and I can't tell you just how easy you made the experience of working with you - I sincerely mean it when I say that it honestly didn't feel like I was working at all! I pray nothing but God's sweetest blessings over your lives together as husband and wife and may your days together be filled with lots of laughter, new and exciting adventures, and a deep and rich love that stands the test of time! Richard and Alexa, may you both live happily ever after!!


The sun was out. The skies were blue. Honestly, it was the perfect day to say, "I do!"


How gorgeous is this bridal party!!

From the colours to the connection they share, I love everything about this set of images!

I love their smiles- it's contagious and brings a smile to your own face as you look at this image!


It's always a real honour when I'm asked to incorporate a precious keepsake that is of particular significance to my bride! It was my pleasure to capture this for my Baskin Creative Bride!


When Alexa told me what her dress was going to look like and how long her veil was going to be, I was so excited to take pictures of it for her! When I got to see her dress it in person, I was blown away!! Her dress and all of its delicate details couldn't have been more perfect!


Just look at the delicate lace detail! GORGEOUS!!


A beautiful bride! A beautiful dress! A beautiful day!


One of my favorite moments during the wedding day is when Mom helps her daughter - the beautiful bride - get ready for her big day! As a mother to daughters myself, I can understand how special it must be for a mother to help her (not so little ) baby get dressed one last time! These moments really are so precious and special!


And now to add the finishing touches...


In the words of Stevie Wonder, " Isn't she lovely!"


My brides always have a ton of bridal details I can work with and I love being able to do that, however, it's always a fun and special treat when my groom has a couple of details of his own that I can photograph as well!


Nothing beats a classically well-dressed groom and his groomsmen! I love how timeless this look is!


I love the simple elegance of the ceremony area and how they chose to decorate it! It's a beautiful, timeless look!


What a beautiful processional this was!


Here comes the bride! And again I say, "Isn't she lovely!"


The moment when they first see each other... This just melts my heart!


There is so much heart, soul, and story in these images! I just love it!


The ceremony, the vows and the their love was beautiful to witness!


The moment they had been waiting for all this time finally came happened and they are now husband and wife!


Look at those smiles! It's the perfect newlywed glow and I love seeing it in my couples!


I love their wedding colours! This was honestly such a beautiful bridal party and the most amazing group of people! We got some classic bridal party poses, but we also mixed things up a little bit and had some fun with it!


The reception was so beautiful! All the little details they had planned for the special day came together perfectly!


Listening to wedding speeches is actually one of my favourite parts of the wedding day because I get to witness the love and appreciation the guests have for my couples! It's always a precious time to listen to the loving and warm words people have to share!


Another favourtie of mine is the shoe game! It's such good fun!


Yet another wedding favourite of mine is wedding cake!! Seriously!! Need I say more!!


Cake cutting...there's a trick to it I guess, but they made out alright in the end!


The just married bridal portraits at sunset are always hands down my favourite part of my couples' wedding day! And Richard and Alexa's portraits just make me swoon!! It would have been impossible for us to go wrong!!


I absolutely LOVE how these images turned out!! They are honestly some of my favorites from the day!!


With a veil this long and beautiful, it would be criminal not to have it flying in the wind!

The masquerade ball... This was so much fun and it came together amazingly!!


Ending the night in style!!


WEDDING VENDOR APPRECIATION


- VENUE: Delai Misuski - HAIRSTYLIST: Jenn Krake

- MAKEUP ARTIST: Rachel Sylvester of Fresh Face Artistry

- CATERING: Ross Derrick of Good Food Dude

- DJ: Robin Bloch - MC: Brian Carandang

- VIDEOGRAPHY: Natahn Peacock of Half 9 Media

- PHOTOGRAPHY: Baskin Creative


THANK YOU FOR READING!!


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