Sanctuary Gardens 10 Year Vow Renewal in the Beautiful Okanagan

Design/Vision/Vibe: My love for ethereal and whimsical details is alive and stronger than ever. We decided for our vow renewal we wanted to use our original wedding colors, soft pink and blue. We wanted to create an elevated fine art version of our original wedding day. Soft colors, delicate details, carefully crafted florals, pretty jewelry and of course the love of my life, our boys and some close family members made for the most perfect evening.

Story: Being a photographer myself, I am so used to capturing everyone else’s special moments, memories and events. It felt so surreal to have the roles reversed as I celebrated my 10 year anniversary with a very intimate vow renewal at Sanctuary Gardens. For context, Tom and I got married as wee little babies! We dated for 6 months, were engaged for 3 months, and married after 9 months of knowing each other. I was freshly 20, and my husband was 23 when we tied the knot. Tom and I have been chatting about how the past ten years have seemed to go by in the blink of an eye, but at the same time the beginning of our relationship feels like a lifetime ago. Time is a funny thing. The thing about getting married so young is that Tom and I got to grow up together. We navigated adulthood together: university degrees- together. First “real jobs” together. First house, together. We have been a partnership and a team as we’ve grown up. I’m so grateful I get to navigate life with Tom. It truly was SO special to ponder on the past ten years and celebrate each other and how far we’ve come in our relationship.

We said our vows overlooking the most picturesque mountains of Sanctuary Gardens in Kelowna, BC. The sun was setting behind the mountains and the wind was blowing through my Anthropologie dress that I am SO utterly obsessed with. The wind made the organza gown dance and flutter in the summer air. The off-the-shoulder movement, and sweeping floral, diaphanous organza is fit for a fairytale. Tom’s blue suit perfectly coordinated with the blue delphinium in the floral design and also in the tones of the Okanagan lake and mountains. I was lucky enough to have Teryn Lee Photography and Nory Films come to document this day. It was magical! I am forever grateful and will cherish these memories with my family for a lifetime.

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