Swoon. I could easily just end this post right there with that single word because everything about this Okanagan wedding was perfect. Cate and Mack decided to get married in the picturesque Okanagan region, specifically in Naramata, at the beautiful Hart family residence. The gorgeous home and property is nestled amongst rows of apple trees and overlooks Okanagan Lake which makes this the perfect location to get married. On this particular Summer day in August, however, the entire Okanagan region was laden with forest fires making the lake completely disappear behind a thick layer of smoke. In fact, you could barely see the trees in the background and there was an orange glow cast upon the landscape. Despite all of this, there was no damper on the excitement and love that permeated throughout their wedding day. Everyone was in good spirits and the energy was joyful and light.

Cate looked absolutely stunning in her silk Monique Lhuillier gown, and with her hair down in loose elegant waves styled by Mariah Dutra, while Mack was looking handsome in his custom Indochino suit. The couple grew up in Whistler and began dating back in high school (so cute!) and after Mack popped the question two years ago atop Tunnel Bluffs in Lions Bay with a beautiful locally designed Evorden ring, well, the rest is history!

Wooden benches lined the ceremony aisle that perfectly framed the jaw dropping floral arch created by the ultra talented Jackie McLaughlin of Jam Florals (who also created the beautiful bouquets). An added special element to the decor was the fact that Cate had recently started her own bespoke pottery business called Balsam & Co. and she hand made all of the vases that were on the tables with the utmost love and care.

If I could rewind time and go back to this beautiful weekend to do it all over again, I would. It was just that gorgeous and I’m already dreaming of the next Okanagan wedding I’ll have the honour of photographing.