Ryan & Brandi – Married in the quintessential Harper Mountain Ski Lodge just outside of Kamloops BC this past April. With still a little snow on the ground (Brandis wish) their wedding went off perfectly. Family, friends and their adorable little boy by their side, gathered in the lodge with a roaring fireplace. This was easily one of the coziest weddings around.
One of the coolest things about my job is re-connecting with friends during some of their most exciting moments. I have known Brandi since we were quite young; Shania Twain sing alongs at her birthday, and playing on the same team as Brandi in soccer meant my team was much more likely to do well. Meeting Ryan was a delight, seeing how he adores Brandi was lovely, however meeting their baby boy when he was just a few months old was the greatest. Seeing an old friend turn into a mum with a loving partner, and now father, by their side is beautiful.
Now living in Merritt, Ryan & Brandi choose Harper Mountain for their wedding venue. I was thrilled – Harper is one of my favourite venues in the Kamloops area. The log structure, lots of windows, a big fire place, and views that go for ages and so close to Kamloops! It is perfect. Brandi had the day organized in a way that appealed to all the OCD tendencies in me, AND kept her cool the whole day. Amazing. The girls had their hair and makeup done in Kamloops at Classic FX Hair Salon (by the wonderful Candice, a past bride of mine) and then got ready in the basement of the Lodge where I met them. Ceremony was held inside the lodge, and with the help of all the guests a quick turn around to make it a reception for the evening. Truly a great group of people.
Ryan & Brandi, thanks for having me as a part of your day, I look forward to seeing what other adventures you get up to next. Congratulations!
Hair & Makeup: Classic FX (Candice Eliason)
Dress: Viva Bridal Boutique