2019 Vancouver Island West Coast Weddings Magazine

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Naturally Beautiful Weddings

Love Stories • Inspiration • Elopements • Style & Trends westcoastweddings.com


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Join us at westcoastweddings.com Love Stories • Inspiration • Elopements • Style & Trends Instagram @WestCoastWeddings @BCWeddings @TofinoWeddings @VancouverIslandWeddings Blue Lily Event Planning | Element Photo | Party Mood | Marvellous Cakes | Lauren Riley Designs WINTER 2019 • 3

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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The Editors

Editor: Laura Kalcsa Creative Design: Julia Breese Guest Editors: Amanda Stutt, Kim Lay, Lisa Francis Shore to Sky Photography Alicia’s Florals | Makeup by Ali | Blush Victoria | Lillian Wild Martina Liana Bridal | Jewelry by Amanda | Indochino

PUBLISHED BY: Published by West Coast Weddings WCW Media ~ Victoria BC westcoastweddings.com hello@westcoastweddings.com tel:1-888-793-1687

Thank you to all the couples, photographers and wedding professionals who have helped make this issue beautiful! West Coast Weddings does not guarantee nor 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 2019 Printed in British Columbia, Canada

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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Luke Liable Photography

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Outer Island Photography

Painter’s Lodge

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.


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.


VENUE Library

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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Garden elopements, outdoor ceremonies and indoor reception space for up to 100 guests. Every party should be a garden party!

www.hcp.ca | events@hcp.ca

Remarkable Experiences Created Here Presenting Canada’s only superyacht marina and Victoria’s newest exclusive luxurious event space with 1800 unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour and the Pacific West Coast. The perfect venue for weddings, holiday parties, intimate dinners, launch parties, corporate or staff events. ph. + 1 778 432 0477 tf. + 1 833 216 0488 e. events@vimarina.ca www.vimarina.ca

Autumn Lovers


PHOTOGRAPHY Island Moments Photography FLORAL DESIGN Fleur de Lii MODELS Ashley + Braeden

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Sweet Memories


VENUE Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse PHOTOGRAPHY Secret Waters Photography HAIR GOLD HAIR Lounge MAKE UP

Deco De Mode The Beauty Clinic GOWN Blush Bridal Boutique Victoria BRIDAL Carly’s Bridal

#WestCoastWeddingStory 20 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

SUIT Capital City Tuxedo

DÉCOR Victoria Party Rentals FLORAL Poppies Floral Art DESSERTS La Roux Patisserie CATERING Toque Catering OFFICIATE Michael Denton WINTER 2019 • 21

Island Romantic

Local Love.

100 Mile Wedding Editorial in Cowichan Valley

• CONCEPT DESIGN Susan Rodgers

VENUE Maple Bay Manor

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



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

Sophisticated Love

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

MAKEUP Artistry by Jax HAIR Salon Muse CAKE + DESSERTS Cake by Taryn CALLIGRAPHY Decor by Nature STATIONERY Tickle Tree Stationery + Design SILKS Ninebark Farm COCKTAILS Twist Victoria WAX SEALS Wax Seals WINTER 2019 • 25

Element Photography




Coastal Dreams PHOTOGRAPHER Gina-Rae Horvath Photography


DESSERTS UnSugared Confectionery

SHOOT DESIGN Sheri Hayward


VENUE Painter's Lodge April Point Resort & Spa

HAIR Industry Hair and Body Care

DÉCOR All in One Party Shop

MENSWEAR Jim’s Clothes Closet

DINNERWARE Mussels & More Pottery


MODELS Alla & Will

Amee Nijjar Photography

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.

250-953-8829 • www.stannsacademy.com

Seaside Romance KIM + DARREN

VENUE Telegraph Cove

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

FLORAL DESIGN Thrifty Foods Floral Design

CAKE Hot Chocolates



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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

Vancouver Island

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.

Plan your ultimate dream wedding on beautiful Salt Spring Island. Relax and enjoy your day with our trusted wedding and events team. ♦ Outdoor harbour view ceremony space ♦ Indoor banquet space for up to 160 people ♦ Honeymoon suite ♦ 51 deluxe hotel rooms

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ALL PHOTOS: by Creative Exposure Photography

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INSPIRED WEDDINGS Kristine Cofsky Photography



West Coast Elope

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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“On your wedding day... our only focus is your flowers. Trust our floral design team to take care of this very special detail for you” —Natasha Crawford Owner, Brown’s The Florist

BROWN’S BROWN’S Creating Wedding Flowers Since 1912

Since 1912 Since 1912



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Tegan McMartin Photography

Cake Pops | Desserts | Cakes | Dessert Displays | Confections



the wedding shows

VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM WEDDING SHOW January 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pearkes Recreation Centre Victoria

COWICHAN VALLEY WEDDING FAIR March 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Ramada Duncan

VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM SHOW February 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Beban Park Social Centre Nanaimo

VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM WEDDING SHOW Sept 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Beban Park Social Centre Nanaimo

TOFINO WEDDING WEEKEND Feb 23, 2019 For more info please visit TourismTofino.com

VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM WEDDING SHOW Sept 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pearkes Recreation Centre Victoria

VANCOUVER ISLAND DREAM WEDDING SHOW February 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Florence Filberg Centre Courtenay Black Rock Ad - The Wedding Ring Oct 2015 • Size: 8.5” (w) x 5.375” (h) • Rev 1 • Oct 29/15

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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 • weddings@blackrockresort.com • blackrockresort.com WINTER 2019 • 43

City Views & Contemporary Spaces. We Do Downtown Weddings.

Fanciful. Offbeat.

Alternative. Contact Our On-Site Events Team:



parksidevictoria.com | 810 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC



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 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com

778.679.6277 www.schurtoplease.com

Thrifty Foods Catering

Toque Catering

Truffles 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 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com

778.432.2460 chef@toquecatering.com toquecatering.com

250.544.0200 trufflescatering.net WINTER 2019 • 45

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!

250.888.5440 djpro.ca | ron@djpro.ca

778.351.3311 rockcoast.ca

FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie

Thrifty Foods Floral Design


778.977.3968 emmamccormick.com



Emma McCormick

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 | info@lyndamarie.ca

Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 customer.service@thriftyfoods.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.

416.861.6600 kleinfeldbridal.ca | kleinfeldbridal@hbc.com

250.475.1220 info@shadesofwhite.com shadesofwhite.com

250.753.4975 bridescloset@telus.net | thebridescloset.com





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 fourframesphoto@gmail.com



Four Frames Photo Booth

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. erin@erinwallis.com 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. tegan@teganmcmartin.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.

250.797.0926 julienphotography.ca


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!

1.403.472.7425 shoretosky.com

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.

250.732.0222 bluelilyevents.com | hello@bluelilyevents.com

250.382.4833 info@decoratevictoria.com | decoratevictoria.com WINTER 2019 • 47

Lavish Engagements

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.

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.

778.678.3431 melissa@ecochicaffairs.com ecochicaffairs.com



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


250.701.3151 www.partymood.com/shop/

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: tickletreestudio@gmail.com tickletreestudio.com



250.701.3151 partymood.com hello@partymood.com

250.702.7389 lavishengagements.ca olivia@lavishengagements.ca



Eco Chic Affairs


Harbour City Transportation

The real gifTs are The memories.

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.

888.428.4778 goharbourcity.com | customerservice@goharbourcity.com 48 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

250.384.2848/250.597.2848 outlooksformen.com

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


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 theempress@fairmont.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 mbrown@golfbc.com

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 weddings@blackrockresort.com | blackrockresort.com

Hatley Castle

events@hcp.ca | hcp.ca

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.


info@oakbaybeachhotel.com | oakbaybeachhotel.com


250.598.4556 /1.800.668.7758

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The Parkside Hotel & Spa

Painter's Lodge

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

250.388.3892 pendrayinnandteahouse.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.

250.386.1043 sales@songheesnation.com

stannsacademy.com | stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca

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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