Nelia and Brennan wanted to celebrate their wedding with a close group of family and friends, and decided on a destination wedding so the festivities could be spread over a weekend. Their love of great wine and warm weather made Kelowna the perfect choice – I mean, who wouldn’t want to be married in a vineyard!?
We arranged for shuttle transportation to take everyone from downtown Kelowna to the ceremony site at Ex Nihilo Winery in Lake Country. Forest fires in the Okanagan region made the view a bit hazy, but it was still a stunningly beautiful backdrop for their vows. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed sparkling wine and passed canapés in the vineyard.
The reception was held at a true gem of a venue – The Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna. The building is part of the Kelowna Museums Society and its exposed brick, wooden beam ceiling and hardwood floors made it the perfect canvas for an Industrial Glam design. A soft neutral palette of whites, creams, blush and gold added romance to the setting. Lush greenery runners and a stunning hanging greens head table backdrop brought life and vibrancy to the space. Ample candlelight on the tables and café lights strung from the ceiling beams added a warm, welcoming glow to the event.
The four-course meal was one of the best we’ve ever had at a wedding, and that’s all thanks to Details Catering. The perogies appetizer course was a nod to Brennan’s Ukrainian heritage and this was certainly a highlight of the meal. An absolute must-have for Nelia and Brennan was McDonald’s cheeseburgers as a late night snack! Their wishes were fulfilled, and guests munched on the McD’s delicacies while dancing up a storm to the mixes of DJ Invizible.
Jennifer + Team | Jennifer Bergman Weddings
Kelowna Wedding Planning + Design
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- Wedding Planning + Design: Jennifer Bergman Weddings
- Caterer: Details Catering
- Photography: Jenna Hill Photography
- Videography: Tailored Fit Films
- Officiant: Darlene Samin
- Ceremony Music: Jeff Piattelli
- Reception Music: DJ Invizible (Kevin Moore)
- Rentals: Vintage Origami / All Occasions Party and Event Rentals
- Florist: New Leaf Floral
- Invitations + Stationery: Pinkpolka Invitations and Stationery
- Cake + Cupcakes: Kakes by Kathie
- Limo: Okanagan Limousine
- Shuttle: Distinctly Kelowna
- Hair: Inspirado Designs
- Makeup: Jenny McKinney
- Gown: kate Bridal