Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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TESTIMONIAL – Lisa and Adam Sept. 11/11
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
"As an out of town bride, I knew planning my Kelowna wedding would be quite the challenge. We decided to ease some of the stress by hiring a wedding planner and it was absolutely money well spent. Agatha was with us every step of the way, from venue to DJ to florist, helping us make our dream wedding a reality. She had ideas and information we never would have found on our own, and in the end, she really helped push our wedding from "good" to "outstanding". I would whole heatedly recommend Agatha as a wedding planner to any bride looking for a stress-free planning experience and a wedding that "Wow"s."
Lisa and Adam
Lisa and Adam were the quintessence of an Urban couple selecting the Okanagan, namely Kelowna for their destination wedding. Central for guests from Alberta as well as the lower Mainland of B.C.
They both met working at Montanas. Adam a singer with his own Alternative Rock band, plays electric drums, loves Funk music and was a whiz at graphic art. Adam stood hands higher than Lisa, but she was feisty. She walked down the aisle to "True Colors" by Cindy Lauper. Both eclectic in their styles, very urban and both so talented. Together they designed the look of their cake. The draft was then given to the baker to vamp up. They designed their centerpieces and made them by hand. Every element of their day, from stationary, graphics, entry seating chart and graphics wall, cake, table centers and favors were all created and made by them and showed such individuality. Every where you looked in their day, it spoke of Lisa and Adam and who they are individually and as a couple.
They had a passion for food and wine. Hence the "Wine Tasting Reception" after the ceremony to replace the standard Cocktail reception. To compliment the wine tasting further, they solicited the chef at Summerhill Pyramid Winery to create a one of a kind "Cheese Tower" representing a towered wedding cake, made from wheels of different cheeses. A big hit!
The "Champagne Bottle Sabering" that Summerhill is known for, just added that extra theatrical touch to their day. No better place to celebrate than at a local winery, with lake view, fabulous food and wine. A colorful couple, so much in love.
Adam was a whiz as a graphic artist and as you can see below he designed and made every aspect of their stationary, invites and favors which were candies placed into a pyramid shaped box, mimicking the pyramid that their winery venue is known for. When you entered the banquet room there was a full wall of graphics and the seating chart also was attached to the wall in a particular design. It held a collage of pictures from their engagement shoot against a graffiti backdrop wall.
(Below) Lisa fitting in a quick snack break before the ceremony!
Sometimes the bride and groom forget to eat, with all the activity of the day.
Ceremony and Reception Venue - Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Wedding Planner - A Stylish Affair
Photographer - Abby Photography
DJ - DJ Haymaker
Cake baker - Lorena Wood, the Cakediva
Florist - Debra Olstad
Rentals - All Occasions Event Rentals
Ceiling Draping - Stage Right Etc.
Transportation - Okanagan Limo
Makeup - Melanie Feeny
Marriage Commissioner - Pastor Rick Gay
Brides Gown - Martina Liana #316 - 2011 Collection
Bridesmaids apparel - Alexia Designs #4004
This day was a brilliant tribute to a beautiful couple. As it was, after spending a whole year planning their wedding with them, I had to go in for emergency surgery a day before their wedding. All was well, as I had a colleague be there for them throughout their day, but I was so horrified to miss their big event that we took so long in planning. This was a Wedding Planner's biggest nightmare. However the wedding went off without a hitch and what a glorious day it was for them, even if I wasn't finally there to share in it.
To two sweethearts, may your life by long, happy and filled with love!
A Stylish Affair
Wedding and Event Planner, specializing in Okanagan destination weddings!
AGATHA SOROS, Kelowna, B.C.
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