Monday, January 23, 2012

Ponderosa Point- the Okanagan's ultimate wedding venue!

Driving into this rustic setting leaves me in awe of the captivating beauty and the well guarded secret of this hidden gem amongst the pines. If you are looking for the most romantic location, for a lake/beach front wedding, with a rustic and comfortable style then PONDEROSA POINT RESORT is your best bet! A precious find, but I warn you they book up at least 1-2 years in advance, especially as they only take approximately 7 weddings per season.

An absolutely breathtaking place, perfectly set on a quiet private beach on the shores of Skaha Lake, in the Okanagan, B.C. with unique and fully-equipped waterfront cottages surrounding 7 acres of landscaped grounds set amongst Ponderosa Pines. Hence the resort's name.

Weddings can only be booked from April through June 24th and September through October 31st. With 25 outstandingly comfortable cottages, each with their own rustic/earthy decor accommodating a max. of 120 of your wedding guests on location, with additional accommodations available in nearby Penticton, a 5 min. drive away. Each cabin is named after a tree varietal, such as Ash, Birch, Cedar, Elm, Fir all the way to Walnut, Poplar and Yew, and are alphabetically located around the perimeter of the shore line on the point.

Ceremonies can take place lakeside on the beach (if it's low tide in the spring) or on a beautifully grassy slope of lawn with large areas for Tenting for your reception, all nestled amongst the tall pines for shade and guest comfort. Weddings are required to book the whole resort so as not to disturb other guests, and for a 2 day minimum.

(above): Photo credit Kevin Dunn Photography

(Above and Below): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

(Above): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

So for a wedding location that encompasses not only a perfectly tranquil beachfront setting as well as multiple activities available on site or just a few short minutes to golfing, horseback riding, wineries etc., this resort has it all. No wonder it is so popular with Okanagan Destination couples. Book early and don't miss out. This venue will leave you and your guests breathless and talking about your Okanagan wedding for years to come. What glorious memories. Check them out at Ponderosa Point Resort.

(Above): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

Owner/Coordinator, A Stylish Affair - Wedding and Event Planning
Your Okanagan Destination specialist

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Krystle + Griffin = A Perfect Pairing!

Fabulous, fabulous couple. Absolutely in tune with one another. A perfect pair. I'll always remember Griffin's wonderful sense of humor and Krystle's kindly sweet demeanor and jointly their steadfast attention to detail. Living in Nelson, B.C. this couple decided on Kelowna for their Destination wedding. Friends and family all gathered for their nuptials at a local Church and onward to the Okanagan Golf club for their reception. A fun party it was, just as they planned it. Vivid bright colors complimented their bright personalities and highlighted their Okanagan Destination wedding.

Thanks go to Stefan Matis for his beautiful photography, not only providing gorgeous memories of their day, but a backdrop of Okanagan scenery to further remind them of their perfect destination location.

Tables were named rather than numbered. Each representing a significant time or place that brought back memories during their courtship. "Bard on the Beach", "Cabo San Lucas" for their vacation getaway, "Christina Lake" as a place they love to escape too, "Grouse Grind" for their love of hiking, and "Jericho Beach", and so on. All bringing back memories for them.
In lieu of a Best Man, they had BEST MEN (groomsmen) and bridesmaids were called LADIES OF HONOR.


Ceremony Venue: St. Pauls United Chruch, Kelowna
Reception Venue: Okanagan Golf Club, Kelowna
Wedding Coordinator: A Stylish Affair
Decor/Flowers: Stage Right Etc.
Photographer: Stefin Matis Photography
Videographer: David Hughes Creative
Cake Baker: Sweet Art Cakes
DJ: Superdave, Dave Allen
Transportation: Kelowna Limo
Makeup: Matte Finish, Sandra Matte
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express and private home rental
Rehearsal Dinner: Moxies

Griffin and Krystle, Congratulations and I wish you many blessed years together.

Owner/Coordinator, A Stylish Affair, your Okanagan Destination wedding specialist