Getting Married at Monte Creek Winery

Jackie and Michael hosted a beautiful ceremony, followed by an intimate reception in a glass greenhouse at one of their favourite wineries in Kamloops, BC. Being part of my client's special day hosted at this Kamloops winery was so humbling. Monte Creek had so much to offer, it was truly like hitting the jackpot of venues. The wedding unfolded so smoothly and everything you would need to get married was on-site.

Before the ceremony, Jackie and Michael decided not to see each other, they wanted to see each other for the first time when Jackie walked to the alter. As Jackie walked down the stairs to meet her soon-to-be-husband, Michael's face lit up and Jackie's beauty brought tears to his eyes. It was such an honour to capture this moment for Jackie and Michael, I know they will cherish looking back at this special moment for years to come.

After the ceremony, Jackie and Michael captured images of their love privately with their bridal party. Monte Creek Winery offers so many different textiles for photo opportunities. The options are endless and fit every couple's taste. We started with the backside of the winery to capture images, as it offers a very versatile industrial feel. On this side of the winery you get textiles of glass, cement and chrome metal and black steel. These textiles compliment any colour combinations for the bride and groom and bridal party. A blank canvas and minimalist feel are a few of my favourite things when capturing my intimate wedding images. This side of the winery also offers great landscape views of the Thompson Valley. You really get to soak in multiple elements before you.

Later in the evening, Jackie and Michael slipped out to capture golden hour and blue hour photos. The winery leads an unobstructed view from the main building, across the vineyard, straight to the horizon line. This makes for some of the most amazing photos of the entire day! Jackie and Michael danced on the lawn, walked in between the vineyards and shared a few kisses with the great views of the Thompson Valley in the background.

After golden hour photos, Jackie and Michael re-entered their reception with going straight into their first dance as husband and wife. Monte Creek Winery hosts receptions in their glass greenhouse. This greenhouse was beyond spectacular! It offered so much natural light. The greenhouse is equipped with light misting system along the ceiling rafts, to help maintain the heat, which kept all of the wedding guests comfortable. Jackie and Michael literally danced under the twinkling stars during their first dance. It was magical.

Jackie and Michael's wedding was one for the books. I have found yet another favourite venue to capture my couple's special days. It was a pleasure to work with the staff at Monte Creek Winery, as well as to work with the other vendors included in making this couple's day so beautiful.


Photography: Catherine Alycsa Photography

Venue: Monte Creek Winery

Wedding Planner: Bella Giorno Events

Makeup and Hair: Cassidy Watt Makeup

Rings: Astranova Jewellery

Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia

Suits: Moores