Tessa's bridesmaids consisted of her sister, two sisters-in-law, and a childhood best friend.
Tessa's richly colored bouquet packed a punch with purple.
Tessa flashed her bridal shoes.
A vintage settee made for great photo ops.
Tyrell's groomsmen included two brothers, a brother-in-law, and a childhood best friend.
Tyrell laughed with two of his groomsmen.
Both the outdoor ceremony and reception took place at Tessa's parents' lakeside house in Kelowna, British Columbia. The location was a no-brainer for Tessa: "I've always wanted to get married in the backyard I grew up in."
The programs doubled as fans to keep guests cool in the sun.
The flower girl and the ring bearer were too cute walking down the aisle.
Tessa's father walked her down the aisle.
Okanagan Lake made for a serene backdrop for the ceremony.
Tessa and Tyrell sealed their union with a smooch.
The happy couple returned down the aisle.
Tessa's family members and their significant others posed with the newly married couple.
Tessa jumped on the vintage couch for a picture-perfect moment.
Tessa and Tyrell walked on her parents' property.
Modern-styled signs pointed guests in the right direction.
Tessa and Tyrell wanted to focus more on the food at their wedding than the entertainment, so they created a lounge vibe with cuisine catered by nearby Manteo Resort. "I think our wedding was unique because we had lounge-style seating with the 'food stations' scattered throughout," said Tessa. "Plus, all the food was made right in front of you!"
Pretty bubbly was served during the reception.
Food was prepared right in front of guests at the dining stations.
The chic modern decor was pumped up with vibrant florals and a modern damask print. But there was one minor oversight. "Our biggest disaster was that the favors didn't get put out," Tessa admitted. "I didn't even realize it until we had gotten home from our honeymoon! So there was really no solving that."
The reception took place under big tents with lots of comfy seating for lounging.
The tents were glammed up with ornate chandeliers.
The glowing head table featured bold florals and plenty of candles.
Tessa and Tyrell's first dance was to "Can I Stay" by Ray LaMontagne.
For their honeymoon, the newlyweds went to Kauai, HI. Tessa explained, "We were looking for a tropical destination with a more 'local' feel, and Kauai definitely fit the bill!"