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Naturally Beautiful Weddings

Love Stories • Inspiration • Elopements • Style & Trends

Say “I Do” to the dress of your dreams. To book your appointment, call 416-861-4800.


contents featuring River Romance p4-6 Lace and Lavender p8-11 Dark Elegance p12-14 Wonderland p16 Golden Kiss p19-20 Eco Chic p22 Coastal Trends p24-25 Nautical Love p26 West Coast Elope p28 Wedding Awards p30-31 Into the Woods p32 Tips: One of a Kind Jewellery p 35 Winning Wedding p36 Trending p38 Bridal Show Calendar p41 Wedding Directory p45 Photo by Landon Sveinson Photography

West Coast Weddings thanks Hudson’s Bay for their sponsorship

From the Editor From mountainside to ocean, the Pacific West Coast is one of the most naturally beautiful and diverse places in the world—so are the couples who are choosing to say their ‘I do’s here. It’s that natural beauty and diversity that we are celebrating at West Coast Weddings. We are excited about showcasing the creative talent of wedding professionals who, without a doubt, pour all of their talent into celebrating couples dreams. And we are looking forward to hearing love stories of all shapes and sizes! The West Coast Weddings team, as it turns out, is also one of beauty and diversity. We are so happy to welcome Tomas, Sophia and Deborah along with us on our eventful journey. Beginnings are the times where you discover the strengths of those around you. We thank everyone for their positive thoughts and support. Our mission statement is one of respect, thoughtfulness, and a certain amount of chill!

Peter Hunt, Victoria Spirits

Choose the right suit and you can use it for “I do” or for “all the best to you” and more. Great selection by Canadian and International designers to suit your size and style in store now.

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We are aware that weddings are about commitment—to a person, family and way of life. However a couple chooses to celebrate this commitment, we hope that we can help with practical ideas, real stories, editorial and trends—all with a mobile friendly eye. So whether you are turning the pages of our magazines, visiting us online, or joining us on social media, we know you will find the inspiration for your naturally beautiful west coast wedding. Daniel and Laura Beautiful weddings…naturally!

Editor: Laura Kalcsa Creative Design: Julia Breese Sales Director: Daniel Melnyk Guest Editors: Sophia Rathy, Kim Lay, Lisa Francis Cover Photo: Rick Collins Photography/Love You Me Pictures PUBLISHED BY: West Coast Weddings #21-21 Dallas Road Victoria BC V8V 4Z9 tel: 1-888-428-6745 Thank you to all the couples, photographers and wedding professionals who have helped make this issue beautiful! West Coast Weddings does not guarantee or endorse the quality of the services or products of our advertisers or featured suppliers. No part of this publication may be reproduced online or in print without the expressed permission of the Publisher. Copyright 2016 Printed in British Columbia, Canada


River Romance PHOTOGRAPHER New Leaf Photography DESIGN AND DÉCOR Lavish Engagements VIDEOGRAPHY Jabin Postal Films GOWN & ACCESSORIES The Bride’s Closet MENSWEAR Jim’s Clothes Closet RENTALS Always Invited Event Rentals FLOWERS Thrifty Foods HAIR Shear Inspiration Studio MAKE UP Shelby Lynn Makeup Artistry STATIONERY Caribou Creative BREWERY Gladstone Brewing Co. RINGS Peoples Jewellers To see more River Romance visit





Fragments L ace and of Light



VENUE Damali Lavender & Winery PHOTOGRAPHY Kristen Borelli Photography EVENT PLANNING White Willow Event Management DÉCOR & STYLING Darling Vintage Event Rentals & Styling FLORALS Raspberry Flowers HAIR & MAKEUP Heartwood & Co. BRIDAL GOWN Maggie Sottero, Montgomery BRIDAL ATTIRE Bliss Gowns & Events GROOM’S ATTIRE Jim’s Clothes Closet STATIONERY Tickle Tree Stationery + Design JEWELRY Old Crow Jewelry Boutique MODELS Jamie Rose Senger & Nic Simmons

To see more Lace & Lavender visit




Dark Elegance VENUE: Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse PHOTOGRAPHY: Megan Edelman Photography PLANNING AND DESIGN: Blue Lily Event Planning FLORALS FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie CATERING: Toque Catering STATIONERY: Studio 745 HAIR AND MAKEUP: Tasha Winters Hair & Makeup Artistry CAKE: Schur to Please Wedding and Specialty Cakes DÉCOR: Trend Decor Fallenolive Inklings and Designs Bash Specialty Party Mood Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff

To see more Dark Elegance visit 14 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS




the modern art of celebration

The Parkside Hotel & Spa is an unforgettable modern, boutique wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Victoria, across from historic St. Ann's Academy. Our team of experienced professionals will customize The Parkside's uniquely designed ceremony and reception spaces to reflect the wedding of your dreams. Featuring the historic 1858 Chapel and 6 acres of heritage grounds. St. Ann’s is an oasis in the city

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250­940­1200 810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC Photograph courtesy of Erin Wallis Photography




VENUE: Hatley Castle CATERER: Truffles Catering FLORIST: Floralista MAKEUP: Rhea Sjoberg HAIR: Ashley Krobath PLANNER AND DECOR: Party Mood PHOTOGRAPHER: Carla Elaine Photography WEDDING DRESS: Everything But The Groom GROOM’S ATTIRE: Samtani and Son INVITATIONS: Elegant Wedding Invite STATIONERY: JonNi Pater Goods 18 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS



memories to last you a lifetime...

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Plan your dream wedding at Black Rock Resort and experience a life time of amazing memories

Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Venues - Ballroom or Wine Cellar Gourmet Catering - Receptions - Professional Event Management Ucluelet, British Columbia • 1-877-762-5011 • •

OceanFrOnt elegance take the timeless elegance of an english manor house, place in a spectacular oceanfront setting, add five-star service, superb food, accommodation and a passion to give you nothing but the best. That’s the Oak Bay Beach Hotel - a boutique oceanside resort and spa perfectly designed for your special day.

For information on both our indoor and outdoor venue spaces and our wedding packages, please visit:

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Golden Kiss Calgarians, Stephanie and Ben, work in the airline industry and often find time to visit Ben’s family and enjoy the beauty (and warmth!) of Vancouver Island. When Ben popped the question, they knew right away that they wanted to get married on the Saanich Pennisula. Sixty friends and family travelled from all over BC and Alberta to enjoy, not only the wedding celebration, but also a few days of rest and relaxation. The couple’s golden retriever also made the trip out from Calgary and was included througout the day, acting as the ring-bearer and then cupcake taster later in the evening!


• VENUE Sea Cider Farm


DJ DJ Chris Poynter

PLANNING, DESIGN & FLORALS Emma McCormick Creative

DESSERT BAR Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen, Schur to Please wedding and specialty cakes Bon Macaron Patisserie Ltd. & Ruth & Dean

HAIR & MAKEUP Copper & Ash Collective Hollie Brown for Privé Beauty Lounge

PHOTOGRAPHY: Fetching Image Photography CATERING Toque Catering 22 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

STATIONERY & PRINTABLES Red Cloud Studio The Lovebird Press Minted

RENTALS Trend Decor Designer Weddings & Special Occasion Rentals White Event Studio



eco chic

THE GREEN WEDDING: DAUNTING OR DOABLE? by Melissa Latter from Eco Chic Affairs

These days ‘green’ is in and being eco conscious

makeup, LEED venues with still more to come as

footprint in mind and getting creative. Here is a

is becoming more popular…but what is a ‘green

the industry becomes more conscious.

bonus; it often results in lower costs.

wedding’? Will going green add stress to planning

Planning an eco-conscious wedding may seem

So remember that while a ‘green wedding’ may

your wedding day?

overwhelming so if it seems too much, but is

seem daunting the truth is that it’s doable. You can

The answer is actually simpler than most couples

important to you, then look for a ‘green’ wedding

support the environment and have it all on your

might know. Think local, wy and follow the ‘less is

planner who will walk you through it and help

wedding day!

more’ philosophy. Vancouver Island has become a

you find environmentally friendly vendors. That

Visit us at and search

wonderful place to plan a green wedding. Options

being said, couples can do it on their own by simply

‘eco-friendly’ to find environmentally conscious vendors

range from farm to table food, ethical hair and

keeping the main idea of reducing their carbon

on Vancouver Island.


ALL PHOTOS: by Creative Exposure Photography




coastal trends Mismatched dresses. Where would Pinterest Weddings be without pics of mismatched bridesmaids looking gorgeous? Ward off potential disaster with lots of photo messaging with your bride tribe and have a gown rehearsal! Photo by Erin Wallis Photography

Pet memes are everybody’s guilty pleasure but we love it when the pets are all dressed up and at the wedding! We follow IG @petsatweddings for the ‘awwwww’ factor. Photo by Bracey Photography


Dessert bar. Why have just cake when you can have many goodies? We think the pretty pics online are fueling this trend or maybe it’s how good it tastes? Table by Schur to Please, Photo by Masika May Photography

So the ‘peek a boo’ lace is absolutely the biggest thing in dresses right now. You will find the ultimate in lace gowns when you follow the original lace lover @pninatornai. Photo by Erin Wallis Photography

Twinkle lights are as popular as ever but globe string lights are making a big splash! Perfect for an industrial modern theme or combine with twinkle lights to create a romantic vintage feel. Photo by Kristen Borelli Photography

Greenery is suddenly everywhere and a wonderful help for your décor budget. It also happens to be insanely beautiful - especially in bouquets! Floral design: Fleurtacious by Lynda Marie, Photo by Rivkah Photography



Nautical Love PHOTOGRAPHY: Lisa Kopp Photography GOWN: Tres Chic Bridal Boutique MENSWEAR: Outlooks for Men COORDINATION & DÉCOR: E&S Events FLOWERS: Brown’s the Florist Westshore MAKE UP: Makeup by Erica Harris MODELS: Teresa & James HAIR: Studio Seven Salon, Elishia Nemeth RENTALS: Bash Specialty VENUE: The Lodge at Weir’s Beach 28 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS


West Coast Elope

Inspiring Relaxed, intimate, romantic and fun…these couples chose to say ‘I do’ in Tofino/Ucluelet. Top left to bottom right: Aaron & Johanna, Krystal & Chad, Stephanie & Cameron, Kavan & Jacquline, Danijel & Chelsea, Liam & Laurinda Photos by Bracey Photography












Photo: Darshan Photography

PHOTO: summer rayne photography


EMMA GLOVER DESIGN Specializing in unique custom jewellery

Photos by Spark & Whimsy Photography


Vancouver Island

Wedding Awards T

HE 2016 AWARDS GALA starred the Fairmont Empress, Vancouver Island wedding professionals and stunning photos featuring weddings from the past year. We were pleased to welcome back hosts Steve and Courtney Julien who kept us entertained the entire evening along with presenters and winners. Amanda, of Tickle Tree Stationery + Design, created perfect programmes, signs and certificates. Anne, of Party Mood, organized the entire Palm Court which featured tastings from the Fairmont Empress chefs, Schur to Please Wedding & Specialty Cakes, Bon Macaron Patisserie and Coastal Cake Co. and the stylings of Geoffrey Lundstrom. Sandy, from Decorate Victoria, sponsored the Crystal Ballroom. Thank you to the Q at the Empress for the amazing after-party. Huge thanks to our founding Sponsors Four Frames Photo Booth, who provided great photos all night, and The Bride’s Closet who has always provided the actual awards that we present (and lovely ladies to present them)! We were astounded to receive gala photos just days later from Spark & Whimsy Photography as well as a video teaser by Jesse Hlady Studios. And, as always, a big hat’s off to the behind the scenes crew: Beckie Ross, The Wedding Experts, Snap&Twigs Media, Blue Lily Event Planning, the Anticipate Hospitality team, PSAV (audio/video) and Laura Kalcsa of West Coast Weddings. The evening ended with the incredible voice of Eva from Beauty Bride. We look forward to next year with a new website, easier submissions process and the change to a non-profit organization Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Association. The Board of the Association will run the Awards and three no charge Industry Days throughout the year which will provide an opportunity for networking as well as learning sessions based on business, marketing and creative. The first VIWIA Day will be taking place January 31st, 2017 at the Olympic View Golf Club. To register or for more information please email hello@

2 016 Winners Artistry by Alexa Lynda Marie Couture Millinery Bird’s Eye Cove Farm Cassie O’Neil Films Coastal Cake Co Emma McCormick Creative Gardens at HCP Hattie Root Photography HiWay Productions DJ Inn at Laurel Point Jen Steele Photography Jesse Hlady Photography Jon-Mark Photography KGOODPHOTO Kim Kalyn Photography Luke Liable Photography Lynda Marie Couture Millinery & Fleurtacious by Lynda Marie Monica Pellow Copa Hair Studio and Day Spa Platinum Floral Designs Rivkah Photography Tickle Tree Stationery & Design Trend Decor Visit for all the Finalists...

Table Decor Sponsors Absolute Rentals Always Invited Decorate Victoria Details Lavish Engagements Purely Flower Beauty Bride Salish Sea Events Sherri of Dolphin’s Resort Sublime Celebrations Wedding & Event Design by Christina West Coast Weddings

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Into the Woods

DÉCOR: Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff VENUE: Brentwood College School PHOTOS: Bracey Photography


Breathtaking views. Amazing waterfront venue. Lasting memories...forever starts at Delta Hotels by Marriott™ Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. Let us show you what perfect means. 100 Harbour Road | Victoria, BC V9A 0G1 250-360-5900

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Proposals may be ever changing but one thing remains the same – there is always a ring! If you are looking for the ultimate ring then custom designing or purchasing a one of a kind piece cannot be topped. So we chatted with Emma Glover, Jewellery Designer & Metalsmith, about the ins and outs of custom rings. What do you find interesting about working in ring design? I feel so honored to work with people in love and hear all the stories – sometimes I hear about the proposals ahead of time! So that’s where we start. We talk about their partner’s tastes and personality. If they have inspirational photos or ideas we look at those to put everything together into a design concept. I am fortunate to not have to be a salesperson but an artist who creates works of art that make people very happy! What is the process for designing a ring? A lot of people come in feeling stressed thinking it’s going to be complicated but I work really hard to make it enjoyable. I often create a wax carving of the design so it can be viewed in 3D. Changes can be made at that time and I can give an estimate price before I start the actual ring. What inspires you to continue in ring design? I get really inspired by the nature around me but at other times I am inspired by the people I am working with – I have had clients bring in music they wanted me to listen to or jewellery inherited through family. It is always meaningful and special to create a one of a kind ring that will be worn in love.


Winner of the Best Outdoor Venue at the 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards

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Greater Victoria • Sooke • Cowichan Valley • Nanaimo • Parksville/Qualicum • Comox Valley • Tofino/Ucluelet • Gulf Islands

Photography by Tasha Cline


Winning Wedding Winning the $25,000 Dream Wedding from Modern Bride Show 2016 was a great start for Kayla & Kyle! Island wedding professionals created a beautiful day for everyone to enjoy.

VENUES: de Vine Vineyards Capital City Yacht Club CATERING: Food for Thought Catering DESSERTS: Schur to Please Wedding and Specialty Cakes Happyditty PHOTOGRAPHER: Tanya Greene Photography BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE: Shades of White Bridal Boutique Lily Kennedy Custom Gowns Cynthia Vaughn Smith GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men HAIR & MAKEUP: Gold Hair Lounge Deco De Mode Beauty Bar JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES: Paul Mara Jewellers Tres Chic Bridal Boutique Nugget Jewellers DÉCOR & STYLING: White Event Studio Scene About Town Westcoasters BC FLORALS: Brown’s the Florist STATIONERY: Tickle Tree Stationery + Design WINE: Black Tie Wines EVENT PLANNING: RAD Occasions To see more Winning Wedding visit 38 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

trending Post wedding shoots or ‘after sessions’ are gaining in popularity among couples who have in mind shots at various amazing locations but want to spend their actual wedding day with friends and family! COUPLE: Rachel & Gabriel VENUE: St. Ann’s Academy GOWN: Shades of White Bridal Boutique PHOTOGRAPHY: Brij Charan Photography

Visit to see more trends.


Vancouver Island’s Largest & Longest Running Bridal Gown Shop

3497 Saanich Rd, Victoria BC

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bridal shows 2017

VICTORIA BRIDAL EXHIBITION January 15 - Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, BC

COURTENAY BRIDAL EXHIBITION February 26 - Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, BC

TOFINO WEDDING FAIR January 28 - The Shore, Tofino, BC

VICTORIA BRIDAL EXHIBITION September 17 - Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, BC

NANAIMO BRIDAL EXHIBITION February 5 - Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC

NANAIMO BRIDAL EXHIBITION September 24 - Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo, BC

COWICHAN VALLEY WEDDING SHOW February19 - Ramada, Duncan , BC

COURTENAY BRIDAL EXHIBITION October 1st - Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, BC






wedding directory Thrifty Foods Cakes

Thrifty Foods Catering

At Elate Beauty you will only find all natural, vegan personal care products. Sustainable products that care for your skin and our planet, all made in Canada! Mobile wedding services for hair and makeup.

Our expert Cake Designers know that your wedding cake needs to be so much more than just delicious. It also needs be a feast for the eyes, an expression of your style and a memorable part of your special day. Our Designers are committed to making your cake gorgeous and unique.

To make your wedding memorable, your guests need delicious food. Our in-store Catering Experts can create delectable, out-of-the-ordinary Party Platters using the finest quality meats, hand selected cheeses, exotic fruits and vegetables, and freshly baked treats. Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280


Toque Catering Catering for All Occasions – Award winning Chef Nicholas Waters will create delicious cuisine to accommodate your event style and culinary needs. Seasonably inspired and beautifully presented! 778.432.2460

Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour If you have an off-site event that you would like to have catered with five star quality services, our catering team has extensive experience in this area, and can easily provide services for up to 500 people. 250.480.3836


Elate Cosmetics

HiWay Productions Wedding DJ A small team of award winning DJs who specialize in weddings and corporate events. Our accomplished DJ’s bring years of experience to mix live and not just press play making each event an interactive experience. 250.888.5440 |



Vancouver Island DJs

FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie

Our fully equipped DJs come industry trained and our company holds a very high standard. We are able to offer affordable, competitive packages to suit any type of function. Our extensive song library (140,000+songs) is updated frequently and each of our djs are well groomed and effective communicators.

At the forefront of floral, fashion and design trends Lynda Marie is an award winning florist inspired by the classics with an elegant yet modern twist. 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Award

Foxgloves Flowers Looking for the full wedding design experience? Our designers will guide you through the process to successful design decisions for a stunning and personalized event that reflects your vision for your wedding day!

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Thrifty Foods Floral Design

Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay

Shades of White Bridal

Get ready to fall in love with your wedding flowers. Whether you lean towards the traditional or are inspired by the unconventional (the sky is the limit!) our incredible Floral Designers can create dazzling wedding flower bouquets and arrangements to suit any wedding day vision.

With over 20,000-square-feet of exquisite wedding gowns, accessories, jewellery, shoes, lingerie and more, you’re sure to find the wedding style you’ve always imagined and experience the ultimate wedding gown shopping experience.

Voted Top Bridal Boutique in Victoria by Top Choice Awards two years in a row. Shades of White is locally owned & operated and is Vancouver Island’s Largest & Longest running Bridal Gown Shop.



The Bride’s Closet

Ann-Louise Jewellers

Emma Glover Design

The Bride’s Closet prides itself on its history of personal service and huge selection of gowns. The Bride’s Closet team will help you find your dress and do any alterations required on site. Be sure to visit the largest selection of off the rack gowns available on the Island.

Let us get to know you and help you find that perfect piece of jewellery for your special occasions. We will take the time to educate you about our products so that you’ll feel confident in that special purchase. Canadian owned business offering custom jewellery design.

Emma Glover Design specializes in unique and one of a kind bridal and custom jewellery. Her heirloom quality collection celebrates lush stones and precious metals, finding inspiration in nature’s raw textures and flowing forms. Each piece is individually handmade with social environmental consciousness.

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Lynda Marie Couture Millinery

Four Frames Photo Booth

Bracey Photography

Four Frames is Vancouver Island’s most luxurious photo booth rental company offering several different photo booth options. Four Frames Photo Booth is a great addition to weddings becoming the life of the party with onsite printing and fun prop box!

Based on beautiful Vancouver Island, but always happy to travel, Karley Bracey is personally inspired and professionally trained to create gorgeous, candid memories for her clients. She has become well known for the ability to capture natural moments that reflect the couple’s true personality.


250.522.0155 |

Erin Wallis Photography

Love You Me Pictures

Spark & Whimsy

Erin passionately and lovingly captures each and every client the way she would photograph her own family. She chooses to focus on the beauty in everyone and her images reflect just that.

Island-based gorgeous photography and super cool Super 8 film for your west coast wedding.

Handcrafted Elegance - Creating beautiful hats and fascinators to complement your unique and individual style. 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Award. 250.882.8262


Summer Rayne Photo Passionate female photographer specializing in wedding and boudoir on the beautiful West Coast. 250.516.3571


Spark & Whimsy Photography specializes in photographing women, weddings and families in a classic, timeless and beautiful way. Call or email today for your complimentary consultation. Contact Juliana Wigmore at 778.677.2789

Blue Lily Event Planning & Rentals

Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff

At Blue Lily, we are committed to reinventing ourselves for each event so we can provide you with a unique and memorable experience. You dream it, we plan it!

Decorate Victoria is a premier, full-service wedding and event design, décor and planning company based in Victoria for over twenty one years. We specialize in all stages of wedding and event design, decorating and coordination.

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Party Mood

Want the lavish without all the waste? We can help you plan your dream day, from the big decisions to the small details, while ensuring sustainable methods are used. 778.678.3431

Wedding coordination and event planning company by Olivia who is a certified Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Lavish Engagements will create your perfect day!

Event planning is our passion and we look forward to sharing this passion with you – specializing in wedding planning, styling and amazing décor rentals.




The Hudson’s Bay Company We believe in providing our couples with more than a gift registry. That’s why we provide additional resources to help you build your list, provide rewards and plan your wedding. Discover it all at and visit us at one of our Registry events in store.

Outlooks for Men

The real gifTs are The memories.

Two locations in Victoria and Duncan, Outlooks carries an expertly curated selection of menswear including beautiful suits, a polished in shoes, basic staples and register in store orlook at quirky accessories. The expert staff are happy to offer advice on the best look for every occasion from work to weddings to a night out on the town.



Tickle Tree Stationery + Design

Harbour City Transportation

Tickle Tree Stationery + Design is a Victoria based company that specializes in custom and semi-custom wedding invitation suites and day-of stationery details.

Harbour City Transportation is committed to being Vancouver Island’s premiere experience by providing outstanding customer service, value and integrity. Luxurious, inspired and detailed customer service.

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Nanaimo 250.390.3141 Victoria Bay Centre 250.385.1311 Victoria Mayfair Centre 250.386.3322


The Hudson’s Bay Menswear Men’s formal wear, suits and tuxedos as well as all the accessories you need for the wedding day. Nanaimo 250.390.3141 Victoria Bay Centre 250.385.1311 Victoria Mayfair Centre 250.386.3322




Lavish Engagements


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Arbutus Ridge Golf Club This Vancouver Island wedding venue brings together the best in scenery, amenities, food and service for your special day. Our elegant glass-fronted Clubhouse boasts some of the finest views of the ocean and magnificent Mt Baker. Leave your details to our professionals and free yourself to enjoy the day.

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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Delta Hotels by Marriott

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC is a spectacular West Coast destination for weddings of all sizes – from romantic elopements for two to elegant receptions for 140. Book your dream wedding at Black Rock Resort!

Situated on Victoria’s breathtaking Inner Harbour, the newly renovated Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort offers unique options for your wedding from gorgeous outdoor patios overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour to beautifully appointed indoor spaces for groups of 10 to 300.

Whether a lavish engagement or an intimate affair, The Fairmont Empress is the premier wedding destination on Vancouver Island. Situated over the spectacular Inner Harbour of Victoria, the attention of our wedding planners is entirely devoted to you and your special day.


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Gardens at HCP Welcome your loved ones at your wedding in the beautiful gardens at HCP. Our peaceful atmosphere will allow your guests the opportunity to relax, connect and celebrate your love. We offer several customizable spaces to suit your wedding and style including our elegant Couvelier Pavilion which can accommodate up to 100 people. 250.479.6162 |

Oswego Forget the ballroom bore, and opt for the boutique experience. With The Oswego Hotel you can celebrate with family and friends at the O Bistro and Lounge in a chic cosmopolitan setting. 4 – 90 guests. 250.294.7511

Victoria Ocean Point Resort

The Fairmont Empress

Gatsby Mansion

Hatley Castle

The Gatsby Mansion is a unique and beautiful heritage site for weddings of up to 80 guests. The surrounding property features expertly landscaped gardens, ponds, and cobblestone pathways, perfect for photographs on your special day. Inside the Mansion, enjoy high tea or plated dinner in a classic Victorian setting. Featuring stained glass and fresco ceilings, this beautiful mansion is full of history and character.

250. 381.3456

Hatley Castle is one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the region. Celebrate your beautiful wedding day in an exquisite castle or heritage garden. Picture yourself sweeping down the magnificent castle staircase or gracefully strolling through a garden surrounded by flowers. Our event staff and fine dining experience ensure your special day is perfect in every way. 250-391-2666 | toll free 1-866-241-0674

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

Elegant seaside resort, unique event spaces and a dedicated staff make the Oak Bay Beach Hotel the premiere destination for your west coast wedding, reception or other special event. Indulge in pampering treatments by the sea in your very own oceanfront oasis. Up to 150 guests. 250.598.4556 /1.800.668.7758 |

Modern accommodation and banquet space on the shores of Cowichan Bay, available as a wedding venue or accommodation only. 250.715.1000

Olympic View Golf Club

Poet’s Cove Resort & Spa

St. Ann’s Academy

Olympic View boasts a surplus of beauty and the perfect background for your photos: a magnificent waterfall, 12 lakes, snow-capped mountain vistas, an elegant Japanese garden and a striking Clubhouse with banquet space for 250 guests. We are a full service Golf Club eagerly awaiting to help you make your wedding day dreams a reality.

The premier luxury resort in the Southern Gulf Islands. Poet’s Cove on Pender Island is the perfect escape. Just a short ferry, boat or seaplane ride away from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, our small island oasis set in the secluded Bedwell Harbour bay feels a million miles away.

St. Ann’s Academy is the perfect historical setting for your wedding day for up to 200 guests. Exchange your vows in an interfaith 1858 Chapel, the lovely Novitiate Garden or the rustic Orchard. The surrounding park can play host to the ultimate tent reception or photography session.

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The Parkside Hotel & Spa


Vancouver Island Conference Centre

An unforgettable modern boutique wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Victoria across from historic St. Ann’s Academy. Stylishly designed Parkside’s peaceful atmosphere and inviting spaces are the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s experienced and responsive event management team is ready and waiting to create. the perfect day for you.

250.940.1200 |

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre comfortably accommodates weddings of up to 250 guests. Our team will work with each couple to customize a wedding to suit your dreams and budget. From delicious plated dinners to sumptuous buffets – if you can imagine your dream wedding - we will make it a reality. Incredible beach and ocean views will complete the experience for yourselves and your guests.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre offers magical ceremony, dinner and reception settings for every picture-perfect moment on your wedding day. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre’s professional planners can make it work on any budget. Quality and

excellence- Nothing less for your special day.


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Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Making your wedding dreams come true and your planning a joy with picture perfect events. Event planners will work with you while you choose from several customized wedding packages and services which will make planning easier and satisfy your every wish from the rehearsal dinner to the farewell. 250.480.3836 | 877.515.2148

Westin Bear Mountain The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa provides the perfect setting for your wedding day with breathtaking views. Choose from four different venues and executive chefs who design your menu with you. Just minutes from downtown Victoria with a premium level of style, sophistication and elegance that will please the most discriminating taste.

250.391.7160 | 1-888.533.2327 |

Jesse Hlady Studios Our team brings enthusiasm and passion to every assignment through a relaxed approach. We are committed to providing the highest level of service while creating personalized works of art. 250.888.9079 |

A Resort as Unique as You are The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa offers you and your guests the secluded luxury of a rural mountainside resort while being just minutes from downtown Victoria, BC. Come explore all the possibilities. Memories are made on the mountain.

T H E W E S T I N B E A R M O U N TA I N G O L F R E S O R T & S PA , V I C TO R I A 1999 COUNTRY CLUB WAY, VICTORIA, BC V9B 6R3 For more information please contact our Wedding Specialist: 250.391.7183 |

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