“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect,” say Carmin and Cameron Mackenzie. After all, the couple was surrounded by their closest friends and family for their wedding in Summerland, a place that had become very special to them. The pair had gone to the Okanagan for their first vacation together when they started dating three-and-a-half years ago, and it was there that Cameron proposed in the summer of 2012. At their sunny outdoor ceremony at Bonitas Winery, Cameron arrived with his mother, while Carmin walked down the aisle with hers. As Carmin’s father is no longer with them, she had his wedding ring fastened to her bouquet in his honour. With their best friends standing by their sides, Carmin and Cameron exchanged the vows they had written for each other. They also placed letters to one another in a box of wine, made by Cameron’s father, which they sealed during the ceremony and won’t open until their first, fifth and 10th anniversaries, when they’ll add a new letter upon each milestone. After stopping for photos, the newlyweds took 15 minutes out for themselves by going for a romantic helicopter ride, a moment they say they we will never forget. To celebrate the day’s momentous occasion, they then dined al fresco at the lush vineyard with their loved ones, before dancing the night away under the stars.

Photographer: Jessica Zais | Venue: Bonitas Winery | Wedding Coordinator: Radiant Events | Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely, from Bisou Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lip Lounge | Hair: Natasha Borthistle | Makeup: Sublime Makeup Artistry | Groom & Groomsmen’s Outfits: The Tux Store | Flowers: Edgy Petals | Catering: Bonitas Bistro | Cake: Kakes by Kathie | Jewellery: (Bracelet) Paris Tiaras, from Bisou Bridal | (Earrings) Made by groom’s stepmother, Nancy Mackenzie | Bride’s Veil & Garter: Made by groom’s stepmother | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Band: Young Executives | Rings: Lux Jewels | Helicopter: Valhalla Helicopters | Rentals: All Occasions Party RentalsWestminster Event Rentals