En route to God’s Mountain Estate from the Penticton airport, we drove through the desert hills, the sun shining down in all it’s glory. The air was warm and the scenery breathtaking. As the van turned the corner onto Bunker Rd., I saw an uphill climb in front and the beautiful Skaha Lake on our left. Absolutely incredible. I felt like I was much more than a couple hours drive from the city of Vancouver. We passed Laurell‘s tour bus sitting at the entrance (brought up from Vancouver loaded with wedding stuff!), piles of firewood on our right, a rickety wooden fence on our left, in the distance on hilly pastures, I saw grape row upon grape row. Finally, the estate came into view—what I imagine Greece to look like. White stucco walls, hints of bright colour in yellow and blue doors, green vines covering the sides. Down below the house, a white horse roamed the hills. God’s Mountain Estate is too beautiful to be real.
But it is real, I assure you. We walked into the house, dropped our bags by the door and went to greet Laurell & Trevor. I found Laurell upstairs in the penthouse suite (furnished in a white and bright palette) getting ready for breakfast. Laurell & Trevor’s guests (almost all of which had stayed over the night before at the actual estate) had already begun to gather and enjoy an amazing spread in the dining room. It made my heart so happy; to hear laughter and fellowship and memories being shared. What a way to start your wedding day. The excited couple sipped coffee and ate breakfast at a table for two, looking forward to what the afternoon would hold.
Enjoy the photos… parts 2 + 3 will be posted in the days to come.