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VANCOUVER ISLAND

Naturally Beautiful Weddings

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


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

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Love Stories • Inspiration • Elopements • Style & Trends #westcoastweddingstory #westcoastweddingpros #westcoastweddinginspiration Instagram @WestcoastWeddings @BCWeddings @TofinoWeddings @VancouverIslandWeddings

DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAIGE OWEN CREATIVE

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From the Editors The last year has seen west coast wedding chic become the latest trend across the wedding world. Masses of greenery, lush florals, ferns, conifers and wood appeared in weddings from New York to Paris. We loved how wedding finery leaned towards boho chic and gowns designed for the beach. Pine cones, shells and rocks were all over fashionable reception tables. Vancouver Island wedding pros have delighted in sharing their naturally beautiful look with the world. At this year’s Vancouver Island Wedding Awards we had nearly 30 submissions for editorials and a dizzying array of amazing Island editorials are offered to the West Coast Weddings blog. One thing we love is being able to enjoy and showcase the results of all this creative energy, and we look forward to what it will bring all of us in 2018.

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 especially explore the eco chic trends in this issue. Florals grown locally, food that is eco sourced and invitations using recycled paper. We hope that this can help couples choose their environmental wedding footprint on Vancouver Island. Please visit us at our website and on social media where we share #westcoastweddingstory #westcoastweddingpro #westcoastweddingeditorials and #westcoastweddingshows! The Editors

Editor: Laura Kalcsa Creative Design: Julia Breese Guest Editors: Amanda Stutt, Kim Lay, Lisa Francis Cover Photo: Myrtle and Moss Photography

PUBLISHED BY: Published by West Coast Weddings WCW Media ~ Victoria BC www.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 2018 Printed in British Columbia, Canada


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VERONICA + QUINTEN

The Engagement PHOTOGRAPHY: Masika May Photography

COUPLE: Veronica & Quinten who love chatting over a cup of tea! VENUE: West Coast Forest & Ocean 6 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS


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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TARYN +JOSH

The Elopement

VENUE: Witty’s Lagoon

PHOTOS: Amee Nijjar Photography

DRESS: Blush Bridal Boutique

MAKE-UP: Privé Beauty Lounge

CAKE TOPPER: Creations by Sonia

SUIT: RW&Co Victoria

FLOWERS: Poppies Floral Art

DINNER & CHAMPAGNE: Stage Wine Bar

HAIR: Amanda Nijjar

OFFICIANT: Donna Peters

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CAKE: Cake by Taryn


PHOTOGRAPHY|RIVKAH PHOTO

250.882.8262 | info@lyndamarie.ca | Couture Millinery & FLEURtacious HANDCRAFTED ELEGANCE | VICTORIA, BC VAN-IS-MAG-JAN2016-ForProofing3.indd 7

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The Reception

West Coast Wedding boho chic elegantly showcased with blush roses, antique lights, glass cake plates, candlesticks and lush greenery. The dessert display was designed as a surprise to the bride - who thought she had only ordered a wedding cake! She and her groom were delighted by cake pops, miniature cakes, cupcakes, cookies and Timbits (carefully selected for their colour!!) Succulents were heavily featured as guest giveaways, placeholders, boutonnieres and in bouquets and floral displays.

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VENUE: Olympic View Golf Club PHOTOS: Element Photo Co. WEDDING PLANNER: Blue Lily Event Planning DESSERT DESIGN: Schur 2 Please Boutique Cakery DÉCOR AND TABLE: Decorate Victoria FLORAL DESIGNER: Laura Kalcsa

You are invited to see more of this wedding at www.westcoastweddings.com SPRING 2018 • 11


THE WEDDING

Taylor +Sheldon

FLORALS Thorn and Thistle Flowers GOWN Willowby by Watters The White Peony HAIRPIECE Olivia the Wolf SUIT Calvin Klein WEDDING BANDS Poppy Finch ENGAGEMENT RING Caleb B Quashen BRIDE AND GROOM Taylor & Sheldon PHOTOGRAPHY Myrtle & Moss Photography 12 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS


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

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

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Spa Resort of the Year 2017 - Southern British Columbia

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The After Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHY Isabella & Mason of Jane Avenue Photography VENUE East Sooke GOWN Maggie Sottero Shades of White Bridal GOWN ALTERATIONS Fern of The Bride’s Closet VEIL The Bride’s Closet MENSWEAR Outlooks by Men

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Ryan + Autumn, like most couples, did not have a lot of time for photos on their wedding day. So they joined their photographer post wedding and happily crawled up cliffs and waded into the ocean just as the sunset created a golden glow around them. The result? Relaxed and intimate photos for a lifetime.

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A WEDDING STORY

Into the Woods PHOTOS Three Sisters Photography DECOR Party Mood FLORAL DESIGN + HEADPIECES Willow & Orchid Boutique and Floral Design GOWN Blush Bridal Boutique HAIR Kim Kirkland Hair MAKEUP Jessica Pool Makeup  PAPER: Three Sisters Photography JEWELRY Joleen Sohier  CAKE Cobble Hill Cake Co.  COCKTAILS Ampersand Distilling Co. CHARCUTERIE The Very Good Butchers  CANDLES 341 Candles WOODEN TABLE The Painted Key 18 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS


Inspiration is the foundation of beauty. That truth shines through the rich tones and vibrant colours of this woodsy wedding editorial. The bride goes 'into the woods' and finds sweet smelling candles, stylish cocktails, delicious edibles, forest florals and an organic cake.

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THE WEDDING

Montana +Anton

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Montana + Anton are very unique as they modelled in wedding shoots but never actually attended a wedding until their own! They wed barefoot on Cordova Bay Beach surrounded by family and friends. Later in the evening they waltzed around the dance floor as newlyweds and then enjoyed a sparkler beach send off.


PHOTOS Ophelia Photography DRESS /ACCESSORIES Grace Loves Lace RINGS Ann-Louise Jewellers Komo Koa Jewellers, Hawaii HAIR & MAKEUP Amanda of Kharma Design Studio Carly Flint + iLashes by Lisa FLORAL Kenmar Flower Farm/Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry VENUE The Beach House Restaurant DESSERTS Cake by Taryn MENSWEAR Hudson’s Bay Outlooks for Men OFFICIANT Sherry Lynne Easthom DANCE Arthur Murray Dance Studio

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Vancouver Island

Wedding Awards WHAT A WONDERFUL NIGHT! This year’s Vancouver Island Wedding Awards Gala Evening was held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Point Resort. Their team, along with Freeman Audio Visual, made sure that the Awards were a perfect affair. The fifth annual Gala stepped it up with the newly formed Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Association Board and over sixty sponsors! The evening began when dozens of volunteers worked together to create the vision that Emma McCormick, Decorate Victoria and Lynda of Fleurtacious had designed. They worked with decor rental businesses from all over Vancouver Island to bring together the Tropical Elegance theme. 28 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

Tickle Tree Stationery + Design and Bon Macaron finished each table off with program and favour. The evening began with a cocktail hour and appetizers by House of Boateng while everyone admired the cakes designed by each of the dessert sponsors. The actual Awards began with Eva, of Beauty Bride. serenading the crowd followed by Anne Pollock, of Party Mood, addressing the sold out ballroom. 34 Awards diamonds, provided by The Bride’s Closet, were handed out with the highlight being the Industry Excellence Award going to Erin Bradley. Special thanks to Black Rock Oceanfront Resort for sponsoring this Award. Door prizes, which included a grand prize

provided by Victoria WOW were hardly over when the host, Dale Olsen of Outlooks for Men, led the crowd to Lure Restaurant for the after party hosted by Laura of Schur 2 Please. The Eryn Sharpe Trio played while everyone partied away the rest of the night. Of course, guests took along their swag bag filled with goodies (that hangover helper was great)! Special thanks to all the members of VIWIA Board who worked for months to make the evening exceptional, the volunteers, judges, our ‘Vanna Girls’, all the sponsors and especially everyone who supported by submitting and/or attending the Awards Gala. See you at next year’s Awards and at the upcoming Industry Education Days!


Winners The Bride’s Closet Tickle Tree Stationery + Design Studio 745 Lynda Marie Fleurtacious + Couture Millinery Coastal Cake Company Schur to Please Boutique Cakery Toque Catering Trend Décor Emma McCormick Creative Planning + Production Details Special Event Planning & Events Four Frames Photo Booth Hey Mr DJ Cascadia Quartet Brown’s the Florist Platinum Floral Designs Life of Hair Artistry by Alexa Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Erin Wallis Photography Jon-Mark Photography KGoodPhoto Paul Levy Photo Julien Photography Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Fairmont Empress Hatley Castle Paper Heart Films Capture the Moment Media Erin Bradley Makeup Artist & Stylist Sublime Celebrations For complete list of winners and finalists please visit us at vancouverislandweddingawards.ca All photos by Spark and Whimsy Photography

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JOANNA MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY

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eco chic ECO CHIC TRENDS by Melissa Latter from Eco Chic Affairs

It’s all about THE TABLE set up! The cedar dishes, bamboo chairs and pottery are locally made and the succulents and greenery were foraged.

The NUDE CAKE is all the rage! Garnished with foraged greenery this cake is from Ruth and Dean, an eco friendly operating business, who pride themselves on sourcing their items locally.

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FLORAL HAIR DESIGN is a beautiful trend with flowers and greenery adorning the heads of brides everywhere. Mandy, of Hunt & Gather Hair Company Co., used only natural cruelty free and eco-friendly products for this beautiful look.


Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend? These GORGEOUS RINGS are made locally by Emma Glover Design who sources her materials, reuses/recycles precious jewellery and offers eco-friendly alternatives to diamonds.

Go big or go home! This STUNNING BOUQUET was foraged locally in nature's backyard by Platinum Floral Designs. Guaranteed organic and pesticide free. Elate Cosmetics, famous for their toxic free vegan sustainable products, created the bride's NATURAL LOOK.

VENDORS Eco Chic Affairs Hattie Root Photography Trend Decor Platinum Floral Designs The Parkside Hotel & Spa Love Me Do Outlooks for Men Elate Cosmetics Hunt & Gather Hair Co. Ruth and Dean PDS Woodwork Studio 745

Stylish and sustainable INVITES made from natural seeded paper which can be planted after the big day leaving guests with a lovely eco friendly garden gift!

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THE WEDDING

Ricky + Hannah

PHOTOS Jesse Hol land Ph otography VENUE Oak Bay B eac h Hotel EVENT DESIGN DÉCOR & FLOR AL Decorate Vic tor ia w ith Hu f f n Pu f f

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ALL PHOTOS: by Creative Exposure Photography

DÉCOR, FLORAL, EVENT DESIGN, PLANNING & COORDINATION

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PH 250.382.4833 INFO@DECORATEVICTORIA.COM WWW.DECORATEVICTORIA.COM


Beauty Bride

Wedding Planning • Rentals

www.beautybride.ca

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P & P

PASSION & PERFORMANCE

ARTS INC.

250.590.8099

Wedding Dance Lessons & Choreography www.passionandperformance.com Photo by Spark and Whimsy

Featuring the historic 1858 Chapel and 6 acres of heritage grounds. St. Ann’s is an oasis in the city

250-953-8829 | stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca

www.stannsacademy.com

Call for a venue viewing • 250.244.4050 • www.viconference.com SPRING 2018 • 39


A WEDDING STORY

September Sun

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This wedding showcases natural tones such as the hues of blues, oranges and golds in this beautiful tableau. Gorgeous pieces such as the glass test tube chandelier and harvest table provide backdrop for the unique bridal jewellery and original cake. The couple bask in the evening sunlight inspiring a dreamlike atmosphere.

VENUE Long Meadow Lavender Farm

DRESS SHOP The White Peony

MENSWEAR Outlooks for Men

PHOTOGRAPHER Rivkah Photography

DRESS DESIGNER Wtoo by Watters

PAPER + SIGNAGE Emma Allen Design

RENTALS & DESIGN Trend Decor

HAIR STYLIST Studio 2 Hair Design

RENTALS BASH Specialty

PLANNING & STYLING Emma McCormick Creative Planning + Production

MAKEUP Privé Beauty Lounge

HARVEST TABLE PDS Woodwork

MODELS Coultish Management

SWEETS White Pineapple

FLORAL DESIGN Rook & Rose

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2018 VANCOUVER ISLAND

the wedding shows

MODERN BRIDE SHOW January 7 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Crystal Garden, Victoria • modbrideshow.com

SPRING BRIDAL EXHIBITION February 25 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay • bridalexhibition.ca

SPRING BRIDAL EXHIBITION January 14 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria • bridalexhibition.ca

FALL BRIDAL EXHIBITION September 16 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria • bridalexhibition.ca

TOFINO WEDDING FAIR January 27 The Shore, Tofino • tourismtofino.com

FALL BRIDAL EXHIBITION September 23 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo • bridalexhibition.ca

SPRING BRIDAL EXHIBITION February 4 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo • bridalexhibition.ca

FALL BRIDAL EXHIBITION October 7 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay • bridalexhibition.ca

COWICHAN VALLEY WEDDING SHOW February 18 • 10:00 am -3:30 pm • Ramada, Duncan

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Victoria

January 14th, 2018

Pearkes Recreation Centre

Nanaimo

February 4th, 2018

Beban Park Centre

Courtenay

February 25th, 2018

Florence Filberg

VANCOUVER ISLAND’S PREMIER WEDDING SHOW Tickets available at www.bridalexhibition.ca

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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. erinbradley.ca

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 chef@toquecatering.com www.toquecatering.com

CATERERS

Thrifty Foods Cakes

Thrifty Foods Catering

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 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com

Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com

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 sales@victoriamarriott.com

CREATIVE PLANNING, AND PRODUCTION

BEAUTY

CAKES

the wedding directory

Emma McCormick 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. 778.977.3968 emmamccormick.com SPRING 2018 • 45


FLORAL

DISC JOCKEY & ENTERTAINMENT

DANCE

Passion and Performance

HiWay Productions Wedding DJ

FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie

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.

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

250.888.5440 www.djpro.ca | ron@djpro.ca

250.882.8262 www.lyndamarie.ca | info@lyndamarie.ca

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.

Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com

416.861.6600 www.kleinfeldbridal.ca kleinfeldbridal@hbc.com

250.475.1220 info@shadesofwhite.com www.shadesofwhite.com

The Bride’s Closet

Tres Chic

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.

Tres Chic Bridal Boutique offers a relaxed and intimate bridal experience for you and your circle of loved ones. Enjoy some bubbly while you share your bridal dreams in a complimentary consultation and peruse the boutique for the dress of your dreams. Gowns range from $500 to $3500 and curated designer collections are available such as T’Adora & L’Amour.

Mieke’s passion is creating jewellery that makes women feel beautiful. Inspired by the west coast she seeks to remind women of their wild nature and connection with the earth. Each handcrafted piece is intentionally infused with love during the creation process and she specializes in custom work pieces.

240.590.9754 | treschicbridal.com

fluxandstone.com

Dancing is a big part of all of our lives, from every day fitness to once in a lifetime occasions. Let us lend our expertise to make sure your wedding or your bachelorette party is a unique and fun experience! Offered are choreography sessions, dance lessons, entertainment dance services and more naughty dance services for stagettes or bachelor parties!

JEWELLERS

GOWNS

FLORAL

250.590.8099 passionandperformance.com

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Flux and Stone by Mieke Lily Van Orden


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.

PHOTO BOOTH

MILLINERY

LINEN

Faire La Fête

Four Frames Photo Booth

Lynda Marie Couture Millinery

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!

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

Erin Wallis Photography

Love You Me Pictures

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.

250.522.2620 fourframesphoto@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

fairelafetelinen.com

250.882.8262 www.lyndamariemillinery.com

Myrtle and Moss Photography Their 'look like film' style creates memories for a lifetime. Known for intimate shots of couples even on stress wedding days. Their boudoir couple shoots are simply gorgeous. We would like to thank Ang for the cover shot for this issue! myrtleandmossphotography.com

Spark & Whimsy 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 sparkandwhimsy@gmail.com www.sparkandwhimsy.com

Wedding Photography that Paints a Story. Every wedding deserves a set of beautiful and unique pictures—lots and lots of pictures! With a keen focus on capturing and combining all of the small details, I can ensure that your wedding day is beautifully preserved; just the way your remember it. 250.508.8499 moonrise.ca

PLANNING, COORDINATION, DÉCOR AND RENTALS

erin@erinwallis.com www.erinwallis.com

250.217.8400 see@shaw.ca www.loveyoumepictures.com

Moonrise Photography

Blue Lily Event Planning & Rentals 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! 250.732.0222 www.bluelilyevents.com | hello@bluelilyevents.com

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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. 250.382.4833 info@decoratevictoria.com | decoratevictoria.com

Eco Chic Affairs

Lavish Engagements

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 melissa@ecochicaffairs.com www.ecochicaffairs.com

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!

The Hudson’s Bay Company

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.

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

Nanaimo 250.390.3141 Victoria Bay Centre 250.385.1311 Victoria Mayfair Centre 250.386.3322 www.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: tickletreestudio@gmail.com www.tickletreestudio.com

MENSWEAR

TRANSPORTATION

250.701.3151 www.partymood.com hello@partymood.com

250.702.7389 www.lavishengagements.ca olivia@lavishengagements.ca

STATIONERY

REGISTRIES

PLANNING, COORDINATION, DÉCOR AND RENTALS

Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff

HARBOUR CITY TR A NSPO RTATION

Harbour City Transportation 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.

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 thebay.com/registry 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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250.384.2848/250.597.2848 www.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 www.thebay.com


VENUES: CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

100 Harbour Road | Victoria, BC V9A 0G1 250-360-5900 Marriott.com/YYJVO

DeltaVictoriaOPR DeltaVictoria DeltaOceanPoint 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

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.

250.726.4815

250.360.2999 andrea.gorman@deltahotels.com | deltavictoria.com

mbrown@golfbc.com

weddings@blackrockresort.com | www.blackrockresort.com

The Fairmont Empress

Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa

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.

Whether it be the celebration, the food service or the final good-byes to the guests, our attention to detail and enthusiasm for fine service ensure that all will depart with memories to cherish. We will assist you with all the details and planning, meal selections and wine pairing, the right celebratory champagne.

250.384.8111 theempress@fairmont.com | www.fairmont.com

1.877.530.3939 galianoinn.com

Hatley Castle

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

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 www.hatleypark.ca

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 info@oakbaybeachhotel.com | www.oakbaybeachhotel.com

Victoria Ocean Point Resort

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 events@hcp.ca | www.hcp.ca

Olympic View Golf Club 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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Pendray Inn & Tea House

Poet’s Cove Resort & Spa

St. Ann’s Academy

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 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.

250.388.3892

1.888.512.7638

250.953.8829

pendrayinnandteahouse.com

events@poetscove.com | www.poetscove.com

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

Pearson College

Tigh-Na-Mara

Pearson College welcomes guests to our beautiful campus on Pedder Bay. In addition to walking and hiking trails and idyllic natural surroundings, we offer a number of amenities available to rent throughout the year. From indoor and outdoor meeting spaces and lodging, to bike, kayak and boat rentals, you will find a variety of facilities available for your gathering.

250-391-2416

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.

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

pearsoncollege.ca/about/facilities/ facilities@pearsoncollege.ca

suzanne.hedges@tigh-na-mara.com | tigh-na-mara.com

250.248.1852

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. 250.244.4050 meet@viconference.com | www.viconference.com

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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 sales@victoriamarriott.com 50 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

Painted Sky Films

Paper Heart Films

We are an adventurous couple with a passion for visual storytelling who genuinely care about all of our clients. We love helping people tell their stories! Whether it’s your incredible love story, your family history, or the story of your business, we want to capture it for you.

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.

250.661.2622 paintedskyfilms.com

250.818.9051 paperheartfilms.ca


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