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From the Editors West Coast Weddings have become mainstream wedding trends with lush greenery, forest ceremonies and mountain top photo sessions…and we couldn’t be prouder! Why not invite nature into your wedding day, after all? Natural beauty is the perfect metaphor for the love that two people have for each other. We love the adventurous couples who are marrying on Vancouver Island – nothing seems too brave as we see couples in water, on cliffs, on top of mountains and under waterfalls! We know that this same adventurous spirit will continue throughout your married lives filling them with wonderful experiences. We hope that you enjoy every inspirational page of this issue while planning for your perfect west coast day! Please visit us at our website and on social media where we share #westcoastweddingstory #westcoastweddingpro #westcoastweddingeditorials and #westcoastlovestory! 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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From elegant wedding cakes and spectacular ﬂowers to delicious platters and beautiful gift baskets, our experts can help you create a perfect “I Do” that reﬂects your unique love and distinctive style. Our experienced Floral Designer’s, Cake Designer’s and Deli Experts will create the most important elements of your wedding and make your special day a memorable one.
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Outer Island Photography
Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery Passage with the perfect outdoor ceremony and reception venues to experience your wedding day. Beautiful accommodations await you and your guests. Enjoy boating to Quadra Island for your wedding photos!
April Point Resort and Spa
Tucked away in a pocket of pristine British Columbia lies April Point Resort & Spa. On the shores of Quadra Island, our vacation resort is set against the backdrop of the majestic Coastal Mountains. Aveda Spa awaits with full service sensory bliss. At a resort where ocean views are everywhere, discover your true West Coast Wedding.
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Iconic Wedding Showcase AT THE EMPRESS
Twelve models and more than fifty wedding professionals recently celebrated Vancouver Island’s creative wedding talent. Canada’s Castle on the Coast, the iconic Fairmont Empress, opened several of its historic spaces - from grand and elegant ballrooms to intimate fireside balconies - for a day of Island wedding inspiration.
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DRESS The Bride’s Closet
PHOTOGRAPHY Chelsea Warren Photography
MENSWEAR Outlooks for Men
DÉCOR Party Mood Special Occasions Party Rentals and Sales
HAIR & MAKEUP Beauty & Style by Erin Bradley
FURNITURE DECOR Fallenolives inklings and design
CAKES Schur to Please Boutique Cakery FLORALS Foxgloves Flowers
PLANNING & EVENT DESIGN Blue Lily Event Planning STATIONERY Tickle Tree Stationery + Design WAX SEALS Wax Seals OTHER SIGNAGE Decor By Nature
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VENUE Gold Terrace & Royal Suite
GOWNS Luz Bridal Boutique
MAKE-UP Artistry by Alexa
SEALS Wax Seals
DECOR + FLOWERS En Vied Events
SUIT Hudson’s Bay
CAKE Cobble Hill Cake Co
PHOTOGRAPHY Julien Photography
JEWELRY Stone’s at the Empress
HAIR Sofia Pastro Life of Hair
STATIONERY Tickle Tree Stationery + Design
MODELS Callum + Brooke
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VENUE Bengal Lounge PLANNING & DESIGN Sublime Celebrations PHOTOGRAPHY KGOODPHOTO JEWELRY Emma Glover Design RENTALS Party Mood STATIONERY Tickle Tree Stationery + Design MAKEUP & HAIR Artistry by Alexa | Hunt & Gather GOWNS Shades of White Bridal SUIT Moore's Clothing for Men CAKE/DESSERTS Allison Shelrud Cake Design FLORAL DESIGN Brown’s the Florist MODELS Kimberley, Ashley, Alex & Mel
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VENUE Crystal Ballroom and Palm Court PHOTOGRAPHY Jon-Mark Photography PLANNING, DESIGN & FLORAL Decorate Victoria with Huff n Puff
DRESS & PEARLS Tres Chic Bridal Boutique Stone’s at The Empress HAIR & MAKEUP Erin Stang for Sharon Rai Hair + Makeup Artistry DJ Ron Larson Hiway Productions
CAKE Schur to Please Boutique Cakery MENSWEAR Capital City Tuxedo MODELS Jeremiah and Kelsey of Coultish Management
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Deco De Mode The Beauty Clinic GOWN Blush Bridal Boutique Victoria BRIDAL Carly’s Bridal
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DESSERTS Chocolate Pearl
EVENT PLANNERS The Lock and Key Events
FLORAL DESIGN Little Bee Blooms
GIN Stillhead Distillery
PHOTOGRAPHY Three Sisters Photography
CAKE Cobble Hill Cake Co.
WINE Cherry Point Estate Winery
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FURNITURE Fallenolive inklings and designs The Vintage Brush PAPER ELEMENTS Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration HAIR STYLING Brittany Foote EK Hair Design MAKE-UP Jessica Pool
BRIDE’S RING Susan Koch Atelier
JEWELRY Claire Crowfoot Jewelry
GOWN Luz Bridal Victoria
GROOM’S ATTIRE Outlooks for Men Duncan
BRIDE’S SHOES Cardino Shoes
GROOM’S HAIRSTYLING Victory Barber & Brand North
BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES Enchanted You at Koksilah Heritage House
BRIDE & GROOM Ashlee and Garrett WINTER 2019 • 23
PHOTOGRAPHY Myrtle and Moss Photography WEDDING DESIGNER Borrowed and Blue Events GOWN Chic Nostalgia SUIT Outlooks for Men BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Blush Bridal Boutique Victoria JEWELLERY Melissa Caron Jewellery VENUE Maple Bay Manor DÉCOR RENTALS + STYLING Darling Vintage Rentals & Styling FLORALS Fleur de Lii MODELS Jaclyn + Patrick 24 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS
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Coastal Dreams PHOTOGRAPHER Gina-Rae Horvath Photography
GOWN AND ACCESSORIES Classy Katz
DESSERTS UnSugared Confectionery
SHOOT DESIGN Sheri Hayward
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HAIR Industry Hair and Body Care
DÉCOR All in One Party Shop
MENSWEAR Jim’s Clothes Closet
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MODELS Alla & Will
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The perfect historical setting for your wedding day. 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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Seaside Romance KIM + DARREN
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GOWN The White Peony
RENTALS/DÉCOR All in One Party Shop
PLANNING DESIGN + DÉCOR Lavish Engagements
MENS ATTIRE Moore's Clothing for Men
DJ RSM Productions
PHOTOGRAPHY Masika May Photography
HAIR & MAKEUP Julia & Brittany’s Salon
STATION ART Emma Allen Photography + Design
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Winners Ian and Sandy Long of Decorate Victoria Shades of White Bridal Fashions Outlooks for Men Lynda Marie Couture Millinery Darling Vintage Rentals and Styling Inn at Laurel Point Gardens at HCP Dolphin’s Resort Two Eagles Lodge Oak Bay Beach Hotel Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Pebble & Pine Photography KGOODPHOTO Etched Productions Jon-Mark Photography Rivkah Photography Toque Catering Emma McCormick Creative Planning & Production Bliss Gowns and Events Coastal Cake Company Schur to Please Boutique Cakery Trend Décor Ron Larson Hi-Way Productions Four Frames Photo Booth Cascadia Quartet
Wedding Awards THE VANCOUVER ISLAND WEDDING Industry Association was thrilled to present the 2018 Awards Gala at the Songhees Wellness Centre. This year was a year of growth for the Awards with 70 Sponsors, more submissions than ever before and a sold-out evening. The Cocktail Hour featured some of the best chefs on the Island and the AfterParty presented by Ron Larson of Hiway Productions and live band The Midnights. Hosts Kelsey Goodwin and Jon-Mark Wiltshire along with MC James Green presented 39 Awards. The Industry Excellence Award received numerous peer nominations and the highlight of the evening were winners Ian and Sandy Long of Decorate Victoria. 32 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS
Bespoke Blossoms Fleurtacious by Lynda Marie Platinum Floral Designs Artistry by Alexa ADORN Hair by Amanda Makeup by Erica Harris Sublime Celebrations Tickle Tree Stationery + Design Décor by Nature L.A. Limo Painted Sky Films Capture the Moment Media All photos by Tegan McMartin Photography For photos and full list of winners and finalists please visit vancouverislandweddingawards.ca.
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Inspiring Relaxed, intimate, romantic and fun…these couples chose to say ‘I do’ in Tofino/Ucluelet. Top left to bottom right: Alissa & Brody, Aleisha & Cole, Hannah & Cameron, Marie & Keith, Ashley & Martin, Meaghan & Masumi Photos by Paul Levy Photo
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VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM WEDDING SHOW Sept 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pearkes Recreation Centre Victoria
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City Views & Contemporary Spaces. We Do Downtown Weddings.
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the wedding directory Erin Bradley Wedding Makeup and Hair Stylist Artistic and approachable, Erin has over 15 year’s experience as a bridal expert and stylist. She offers personal shopping, closet editing, makeup lessons or applications, and style seminars. She is also a lead artist for Elate Clean Cosmetics and recently won Best Hairstylist, Best Makeup Artist and Industry Excellence at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards.
Schur to Please Boutique Cakery At Schur to Please we specialize in custom wedding cakes, dessert tables, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops. We can provide delivery and setup from Sidney to Ladysmith and everywhere in between. We also provide rentals of cake and cupcake stands, cake cutting sets and unique decor pieces.
Thrifty Foods Cakes 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. Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thrifty Foods Catering
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.
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!
Truffles has been catering weddings for nearly 25 years, evolving with our clients as styles and desires change. We employ expert staff, including a dedicated event planner to walk you through all the steps of planning your special day. Events include a professional on-site manager to keep things running smooth.
Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 email@example.com
778.432.2460 firstname.lastname@example.org toquecatering.com
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Creative Planning & Production We love to bring creative ideas to life and thrive on working with couples and event hosts who share the same desire to push the boundaries of same-old, same-old. We create joyful and uniquely memorable celebrations for their loved ones and guests.
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.
RockCoast Try our mouth watering toffee bark. Coated with rich dark chocolate - perfect for wedding favours. Delicious toffee is more than just ingredients and a recipe. The combination of traditional techniques and intuitive artistry join together to create a perfect balance something truly special!
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FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie
Thrifty Foods Floral Design
DISC JOCKEY & ENTERTAINMENT
CREATIVE PLANNING, AND PRODUCTION
Brown's The Florist Brown's The Florist have three beautiful flower shops in Victoria, BC; Sidney, BC; and on the Westshore in Langford. We are a team of professional florists who specialize in quality flowers and are famous for our wedding floral design. For many years, we have been voted #1 Florist in the Victoria News “Best in the City” readers’ choice survey. We are proud of our rich history, and recently celebrated our 100th year as part of the Victoria community.
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 250.882.8262 lyndamarie.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 email@example.com
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.
Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay
Shades of White Bridal
The Bride’s Closet
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 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.
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Faire La Fête
Lynda Marie Couture Millinery
Linen Rentals An elegant solution. We believe that when you've handpicked the perfect blooms, the custom notecards and the exquisite canapés, you shouldn't have to settle for ho-hum tablecloths or generic napkins. Know exactly what you're getting when you work with us. Request fabric swatches to help make your rental decisions.
Handcrafted Elegance - Creating beautiful hats and fascinators to complement your unique and individual style. 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Award. 250.882.8262 lyndamariemillinery.com
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! 250.522.2620 email@example.com
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Erin Wallis Photography 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. firstname.lastname@example.org erinwallis.com
With over 10 years experience as a wedding and portrait photographer, Tegan blends your authentic moments with beautiful light and compositions to make your memories into treasured works of art. Her style is genuine and real, with a true storytelling focus. email@example.com | teganmcmartin.com
Shore to Sky Photography I am a travel and adventure enthusiast, who loves to capture raw moments from behind my camera lens. I love to photograph adventurous couples and am willing to travel! Send me a message with inquiries, big or small, the beach or the top of the mountains, I would love to hear from you.
PLANNING, COORDINATION, DÉCOR AND RENTALS
Tegan McMartin Photography
Julien Photography We believe your wedding photography is an investment and that you are worth investing in. We offer the Luxury Wedding Experience that every couple deserves...and we want you to have it! With the Julien's, you can get two, international award winning photographers, but also a husband and wife team with a passion and love for what we do!
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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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.
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.
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The Hudson’s Bay Company
The Shop at Party Mood
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 thebay.com/registry and visit us at one of our Registry events in store.
Shop beautiful things for your wedding day dreams! We’ve done all the hard work for you! The Shop at Party Mood is a growing, one-stop wedding shop filled with hand-picked selections of “all things wedding”, each item individually selected from a carefully curated group of our favorite vendors — plus a few of our own creations.
Nanaimo 250.390.3141 Victoria Bay Centre 250.385.1311 Victoria Mayfair Centre 250.386.3322 thebay.com/giftregistry
Tickle Tree Stationery + Design Tickle Tree Stationery + Design is a Victoria based company that specializes in custom and semi-custom wedding invitation suites and day-of stationery details. Amanda Barr: email@example.com tickletreestudio.com
250.701.3151 partymood.com firstname.lastname@example.org
250.702.7389 lavishengagements.ca email@example.com
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Harbour City Transportation is committed to being Vancouver Island’s premiere experience by providing register in store or at thebay.com/registry outstanding customer service, value and integrity. Luxurious, inspired and detailed customer service.
Outlooks for Men Two locations in Victoria and Duncan, Outlooks carries an expertly curated selection of menswear including beautiful suits, a polished look in shoes, basic staples and 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.
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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 thebay.com
VENUES: CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
April Point Resort & Spa
Tucked away in a pocket of pristine BC lies April Point Resort & Spa. On the shores of Quadra Island, our vacation resort is surrounded by the waters of Discovery Passage and Gowlland Harbour, set against the backdrop of the majestic Coastal Mountains. At a resort where ocean views are everywhere, discover your true West Coast Wedding. 250.286.1102 aprilpoint.com
The Fairmont Empress 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. 250.384.8111 email@example.com | fairmont.com
Harbour House Hotel
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.
250.743.5100 ext. 27 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardens at HCP
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 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! 250.726.4815 email@example.com | blackrockresort.com
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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 hatleypark.ca
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
Harbour House Hotel on Salt Spring Island is the perfect spot for a small intimate wedding or one that includes up to 160 of your friends. The outdoor harbour view offers exceptional backdrops for your special day. With 50 deluxe hotel rooms for guests and an amazing honeymoon suite just for you, the Harbour House Hotel is the perfect destination wedding venue — all just a ferry ride away.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Olympic View Golf Club
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.
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.
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VENUES: CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Pendray Inn & Tea House Travel back in time at the Pendray Inn and Tea House (formerly Gatsby Mansion), a unique and beautiful heritage site for intimate weddings. The surrounding property features expertly landscaped gardens, ponds and cobblestone pathways, perfect for romantic photographs on your wedding day. Enjoy high tea or plated dinner in a classic Victorian setting. Featuring stained glass and fresco ceilings, this beautiful mansion is full of romance and character.
The Parkside Hotel & Spa is a boutique wedding and inclusive events venue located across from historic St. Ann's Academy. Our team of experienced professionals will customize The Parkside's uniquely designed ceremony and reception spaces reflect the wedding of your dreams, an anniversary celebration, or any other momentous occasion that calls for a beautiful atmosphere and reliable service. 250.940.1200 parkside.com
Poet’s Cove Resort & Spa
Songhees Wellness Centre
St. Ann’s Academy
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.
Offering over 13,000 sq. ft. of space, the Songhees Events Centre is perfect for your big day. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 10 on our rooftop terrace, or a large gala for 600 in our He’Was Hall we have space for it all. We can help from the smallest room set-up details to our full service wedding package. Our amazing culinary team will wow your guests with west coast cuisine, offering reception to multi-course plated meals.
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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Whole Hearted Productions
Paper Heart Films
Our films allow you to relive every emotion and share your day with those who can't be in attendance. From your great granny, to your college roommate on the other side of the world, to your future kiddos who are just a twinkle in your eye. We blend into the background to properly capture your day in the most natural and candid way possible.
We let your unique personality shine through in your wedding film so that no two look the same. We like to imagine your great-grandkids watching your film decades from now - it may be the only way they know you! We now have nine years of experience at filming and recently won Best Video at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards.
Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery Passage, lies the illustrious Painter’s Lodge. Welcoming weddings from all corners of the world, it’s a place for adventure, a spot to relax, and the perfect retreat to experience the wilderness. 888.999.2799
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Victoria International Marina The Waterfront Parlour, with views of the natural beauty of the west coast, is the perfect backdrop for any event sure to impress the most discerning guest. Enjoy breathtaking southeast views through two-storey canted windows. The space can accommodate 100 guests for a sit-down function or 200 for a stand-up reception. 778.432.0477 vimarina.ca
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