When my husband and I moved to British Columbia 8 years ago I admit that wine wasn’t part of our routine. As we grew acquainted to the Okanagan we began to realize that gifting wine and receiving wine was as common as greeting someone with a handshake or hug. It’s common etiquette. Through the years we began to realize that it’s more than just that. Gifting wine is the invitation for shared conversation and it establishes an atmosphere of hospitality. It’s our translation of gratitude both gifted and received. So glad that we discovered you @redroosterwine. Joining your monthly wine club and receiving 2 bottles to our door every 30 days has ensured we schedule 2 date nights in our month. @rachellebeattyphotography #redroosterwinery
Beautiful!!!!! I love how @janelle_photog always works with the beauty of the surroundings to add emotion and romance. Organic, warm and beautiful just like these lovely and talented vendors @passionateblooms, @jennymckinneymua, @thenestandnectar, @perseuswine, @calliedrew, @vintage.origami.weddings
First impressions matter and that’s why we always put an emphasis on making an entrance way beautiful and impactful. Setting the tone from the moment guests arrive to the ceremony or reception. I was elated to work with such a beautiful and sincerely kind couple who invited us into their lives and as wedding attendees. They touched our lives deeply. Thank you to an amazing team who made their day outstanding @bootsnlaceweddings, @ashleymartensphotography, @laniclan, @lastcutvideo, @bristeinartistry, @absolutedjsltd, @lavenderandlacefloralfarm, @eldoradokelowna, @sarahspinchofpretty & @vintage.origami.weddings #hoteleldorado #vintageorigamistyling. We love you guys @shannoncjfletcher @dustinfletcher_ #meetthefletchers
It’s not everyday that I get a bride (from 4 years ago) messaging me to let me know she’s in town for a visit and she wants to catch up. How honouring to have this opportunity! I surprised @hayleycait by recruiting her wedding vendor ladies so we could have a fun reunion with the lovely Carly @barnettphotographyca & the amazing @jennymckinneymua . Hayley was one heck of a show stopping bride. The kind of beauty that every wedding gown designer dies to have their dresses modelled by. Two children later and she is not only holding her own in the competitive corporate world but she decided to start up a business that would reduce the amount of plastic we use in our everyday life. @unwrappedlife was born as sustainable ‘all natural’ shampoo and conditioner bars. They are unbelievable in scent, all natural, my hair feels nourished, there’s less waste of plastic from my usual hair products, they foam (which makes me happy) and the bars last forever (I’m into my 40th wash and it just keeps going). One of the coolest features for me is that I can travel with the bars without worrying about liquids in my carry on luggage! Okay..so here’s a perk. You can start shopping online at @unwrappedlife and then enter in the coupon code ‘Yuriko15’ and you’ll get 15% off your purchase. Can’t wait for you to try this shampoo in your next shower experience. I loved our little wedding reunion!!!
It’s funny..the older we get (I realize that 35 isn’t that old..) the more my husband and I crave comfort and relaxation for our vacations rather than the chaos of our younger travels years in our 20’s. We used to be okay checking in and out of hostels or cheaper accommodation and now when we travel anywhere I have to promise my husband that he can stay in the same accommodation during the full trip and have a home base to unpack his luggage. So knowing that... we wanted to design our Maui Airbnb loft @prayforsurfloft like a home away from home for our guests. Hoping that you’ll find your stay relaxing, restorative and rejuvenating. Allowing for you to cook your meals in our fully equipped kitchen, gaining familiarity with the neighbourhood, you can do your laundry during your stay and keep the scrabble tile or puzzle going throughout the week without cleaning it up. I’ve added our @airbnb link to my ig profile. We are so excited to share our @prayforsurfloft home with you here in Kihei, Maui. Thanks for the great photos @mrdanielhan
I cannot tell you how hard it is to surprise me. Literally I can count 2 times in life Erik has been successful at this and one time it was a surprise birthday my girlfriends and him planned for me and another was my wedding engagement (I did not see that coming). Somehow him and my beautiful couple T&C were able to surprise me this past Saturday by visiting my team and I as we were setting up for a winery wedding. The magical part was that it was this couple’s 1 year anniversary at the exact venue I was decorating! Summerhill on May 20th! They brought all these yummy treats for our @vintage.origami.weddings team and for me such a jaw dropping exquisite gift! Seriously!!! My jaw dropped, tears of happiness that they had travelled all the way from Edmonton to share this special anniversary with my team and I at their venue! Everything about the moment made it one of my top ten moments in my career as their actions and thoughtfulness towards me reflects the relationship we were able to foster through our planning stage and even after as we’ve kept in touch since their wedding a year ago. I’m still in shock that this really happened. So humbled and honoured. We love you @tracey_xo & @ctruong604 & @lavistaevents & @kevintrowbridge & @societyfloral & @dj_haymaker & @laurenelisehairdesign & @whiskcakecompany & @sarahspinchofpretty at @summerhillwine #taleofthetruongs
Two amazing weddings for @vintage.origami.weddings this weekend with the sweetest couples. My hardworking team was dynamite and they survived on just a couple hours of sleep in between events. I’m so in awe of the loyalty, hard work, sacrifice, determination that my team devote to my clients as they truly understand the big picture of what we are doing. It’s beyond just customer service..it’s about working 150% because this is one of the most important days of our couples life and they are making the biggest decision of their life making vows to one another and adopting us into the production of this special day. We don’t take this gift lightly. We feel humbled and honoured. Also, dynamite dessert bar at @summerhillwine that @vintage.origami.weddings custom created but only because of the brilliance behind @mosaic_party craftiness and @cupcasionskelowna deliciousness with a superb team @phtgrph Kim Bellavance, @dj_krucial_k spinning tunes, @fleurichcreations florals and the incredibly personal Bonny from @harvestingwhatmatters officiant #vintageorigamistyling