Alex met Jana in Thailand on Koh Chang Island, where he noticed her walking by the beach bar. “I was a bit shy, so my friend stepped up for me and asked Jana and her friend if they wanted to sit at our table,” Alex shares. After a night of cocktails and a lovely dinner, the two hit it off. Four years later, they spent a month back in Canada visiting Jana’s family in Edmonton. At that time, Alex was waiting for the right moment to pop the question. It took place in the river valley where the two went on a romantic walk together. “I eventually found a quiet spot next to the river, before I went down on one knee,” Alex says. “Fortunately, she said yes. And even better, she loved the ring I picked out.”
The couple chose Ponderosa Point in British Columbia to have their wedding venue. They wanted to be married on the lakeside, with a rustic-bohemian themed ceremony. “We were inspired by the lavender farms in the Okanagan,” Alex says. “So we decided to have our wedding colours be different shades of purples, pinks, whites and greenery.”
Alex and Jana wanted to incorporate vintage decor in their ceremony, giving a relaxed look to their celebration, as they didn’t want it to be too formal. “My mom and I spent countless hours discussing every detail of how we wanted everything to come together,” Jana shares. Their favourite decor pieces were the family photos, Jana’s mother’s lavender pots at the ceremony and the sailcloth tent embellished with string lights. “Our wedding planner, Nicole from Dreamy Events helped us with the final details to include in the ceremony and reception,” Jana says. “We were so happy with how everything turned out.”
Their favourite moment of the ceremony was exchanging vows, as the couple decided to write their own. “I was so happy I was marrying my best friend in front of our friends and family in this stunning setting,” Jana shares. For Alex, he was in tears as soon as he saw Jana walk down the aisle, but it was her words during the ceremony that he will never forget. “Jana said things that she has never said about me before,” he says. “Nothing will ever top that.”
Jana Pozsgay and Alex Jackson, June 15, 2019, Kaleden, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Taliah Leigh.
Venue: Ponderosa Point
Bridal gown: Made with Love
Wedding planner: Dreamy Weddings
Flowers: Lisa’s Flowers and Costco
Cake: Sugar Sweet Cake
Bridesmaid gowns: Azazie
Caterer: Flambe Catering
Decor: Blushing Pear and Westminster Party Rentals
Event Rentals: All Occasions Party & Event Rentals
Music: Affordable Music