If you’ve been to a few weddings, or helped plan your own, you will certainly know there are a fair share of problems that can arise during the course of the day. Fortunately there are a wide range of professionals that can foresee mishaps and know the tricks to make your day memorable in the right way. In the Okanagan, the Vines and Vows team of Jillian Buchanan and Tammi Foster are the experts on the Naramata Bench and have now expanded to Penticton and beyond, creating dozens of amazing worry-free wedding days each year.
Vines and Vows Wedding Planners are in fact exclusive to many of the most popular wedding venues in the Valley, and have decades of experience between them, building relationships with preferred vendors in the area. Having worked with many of the Okanagan’s hairdressers, make-up artists, caters and florists, the team will meet with their client and can assess the best fit for the occasion.
Vines and Vows have a variety of wedding planning packages and have recently capitalized on the eloping trend, with eloping packages that may include helicopter rides in and out of the vineyards, overnight accommodation recommendations and tips on flying below the radar.
With unreliable weather and often-unplanned emotional situations, Buchanan and Foster are on hand and always have a creative Plan B and sometimes even C up their sleeves. They’ve done everything from driving bridesmaids home; to creating impromptu speeches, dances, and songs! A quick sentence sums up this enthusiastic teams’ dedication, “We just love what we do and do anything to make sure that the day is superb!”
Check vinesandvows.ca for more details and if you’re planning something special in the Okanagan they should certainly be on your list of planners to consider.

~ Cassandra Anderton