NI­COLE FILEWICH and JARED DOUGHERTY

SEPTEM­BER 10, 2016

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings -

FROM NI­COLE: Jared and I were en­gaged in Kelowna, B.C., at the beau­ti­ful El­do­rado Ho­tel on Lake Okana­gan. One af­ter­noon, while I was loung­ing on one of the rooftop pa­tio beds, Jared asked me to come over to him. Leav­ing my com­fort­able spot, I grudg­ingly did. He got down on one knee, and I said yes! We heard cheers and ap­plause from the peo­ple in the boats in the har­bour be­low us, who had wit­nessed the whole thing. I wanted our wed­ding to be sim­ple and time­less. We chose plenty of fab­u­lous vin­tage pieces, such as our al­tar with vin­tage doors and rug, sewing ta­ble used as a cake and sign­ing ta­ble, and brass can­dle­sticks. I also loved the eu­ca­lyp­tus gar­lands that dec­o­rated our venue. Be­ing from Cal­gary, we are big fans of coun­try mu­sic. When we first heard “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett, we thought it per­fectly de­scribed how we feel about each other—we don’t need flashy things, and we find so much joy in spend­ing time to­gether. Over­all, I loved so many as­pects of our day. From get­ting ready with my girl­friends to hear­ing Jared’s vows and lis­ten­ing to the speeches, it was truly a spe­cial day I’ll never for­get.

I WANTED OUR WED­DING TO BE SIM­PLE AND TIME­LESS.

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