Paige wasn't looking for love when she took a hostess job at a restaurant down the street from her house in Kelowna, British Columbia, but love found her anyway when she met and fell for the "cute bartender" Kelvin. "We clicked immediately, but I wasn't looking for a relationship and kept turning him down," Paige says. "He was persistent, though, and we couldn't seem to stay away from each other!" Only a year after dating, Kelvin proposed, and then they took nine months to plan the big day.
Since the wedding took place in the Spring, Paige pulled her decor inspiration from the natural surroundings for the "vintage rustic" theme. There were bright wildflowers galore, and the outdoors were brought indoors for the chandelier-lit tented reception that was decorated with antique furniture, mismatched teacups, old barn wood, and wrought iron tables. "We wanted it to be a big party with good food, drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere," Paige says. "We wanted everyone to have as much fun as we were going to!"
While the decor was elaborate at the reception, the ceremony required little more than candles and flowers with its breathtaking backdrop. Paige and Kelvin said their "I dos" in the middle of a forest in the mouth of an abandoned train tunnel. "It was like an enchanted forest, with a lot of excitement and anticipation in the air! And being so removed from any 'civilization,' it felt like our wedding was the only thing happening in the world at the moment," Paige recalls. Despite a rainy morning, the sun came out for the hour of the ceremony, even topping the festivities off with a rainbow!
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Photos by Glen Durrell Photography