Kailee + Andrew

Photos by Holly Louwerse Photography

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Holly Louwerse Photography

Second Shooter: Rebecca Louwerse
Location: SS Sicamous Heritage Park, Penticton BC

Hair: Okanagan Lake Water
Makeup: Kailee
DJ: Okanagan DJ & Bartending Services

Getting Ready Before the Wedding

There are many hotels and motels along lakeshore, and within close walking distance of the SS Sicamous. Because of this, some wedding parties choose to get relax and get ready at their hotel, then head to the SS Sicamous to make a grand appearance before the guests. Others will choose to get ready on board the ship. This means that they do not have to travel to the ceremony location after the hair and make-up is done, and can take unique shots while putting on THE dress and drinking bubbly. For her wedding, Kailee and her attendants chose to get ready at the venue. The bride and bridesmaids took over the Ladies Saloon for the morning, here are the photos:

Meanwhile at the other end of the ship, the gentlemen were also preparing and getting ready for the wedding ceremony. They hung suits on the side, to make sure they were clear of wrinkles, polished shoes, buttoned cuffs and helped each other with their ties. When it was all done, they took a swig from special grooms mugs, made of horn.

The Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding ceremony was held outside, on the bow of the ship. Friends and family watched from the deck, or the two upper deck looking from above. Father of the bride waited beside the stairs, waiting to escort his daughter up the aisle. Groom’s men and Bride’s maids waited on either side of the bow, with the commissioner at the front. The bow has stunning views and a backdrop of Okanagan Lake. If you look carefully at the backdrop, you will notice a children’s “Wibit” in the background. This is absent in the feature images, as they have been skillfully “photo-shopped” by the photography team!

After the Wedding Ceremony

Couple shots with the bride and groom, friends and family. These were carefully coordinated by the photographer, and the wedding-day coordinator.

Taking a Plunge in the Lake

After the formal shots were finished, the wedding party had some time on a second boat that was rented for the afternoon, and changed into their shorts and swimwear before taking a plunge in the cool and refreshing water of  the lake.

The Wedding Reception

Holly Louwerse Photography

Second Shooter: Rebecca Louwerse
Location: Ss Sicamous Heritage Park, Penticton BC
Hair: Okanagan Lake Water
Makeup: Kailee
DJ: Okanagan DJ & Bartending Services

Holly Louwerse Photography