You may laugh at the title: The Royal wedding, but honestly, let me tell you – Wills and Kate ain’t got nothing on Mama Maria and the wedding of Chad and Lauren.
Go get your tissue now, because you’ll see what I mean.
First about Chad and Lauren, you may remember this couple from their INCREDIBLE romantic engagement shoot here
(My personal favorite shoot EVER!)
or from REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ,
or from their engagement shoot here..
but if you thought that was special, the work that went into this wedding was like none I had ever seen before (and I have shot 600+ weddings in my career) wow! Should you happen to be getting married in Penticton and need a wedding planner, friend, your nails done at her spa or an incredible woman to have coffee with, there are two words to describe this wonderful woman, MAMA MARIA!
The wedding took place at the Ponderosa Ranch Resort in Penticton. So gorgeous, right?!
the invites were sent and finally the day day they had been planning for over a year (probably longer as they have been dating for 7) was here.
Stunning doesn’t even begin to describe the worn about how Lauren looked in her Monique L’huillier gown and her sweet shoes
which all the girls signed before they placed on their own.
not only did her shoes rock, but check out the matching ones her girls wore.
the lovely bridesmaid dresses from Bisou Bridal
This reminds me of a Vogue shoot. So many gorgeous women!
and meet Lauren’s mom – mama Maria, her smile and laugh are infectious, you can’t help but love her! 🙂
Lauren chose to make her grand entrance by boat, across the lake to the venue.
Where her proud dad, patiently awaited his little girl’s arrival.
This next post is for the boys, such a creative suggestion
and now back to the portraits
and back at the Ponderosa the party had begun, check out the C+L mama maria created from cement, they were 10 feet tall!
plenty of food and drink to be had at this Italian wedding
and i LOVE LOVE this creative idea of creating a log table instead of a guest book.
and the perfect rings for the perfect wedding thanks to David Penner at JA3D
Chad, Lauren and Mama Maria, I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in my birthday, but with your celebration.
Thanks so much for celebrating our ‘big day’ together in style! xo
vendor thanks also to:
Brides Dress – Monique Lhuiller (Marcella’s Bridal Boutique Seattle)
Bridesmaids dresses – Bisou Bridal
Flowers – Art Knapps Penticton
Food – Joy Road Catering Penticton
Music(Guitar) Kirsti Hack
Makeup – Melissa Craven
Hair – Joeanne and Danielle of Gina’s Hair Salon
Rings: David Penner JA3D