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From the Editors Vancouver Island weddings have brought so many trends together this year. Boho weddings continue to trend strongly with macramé, hats, boots, and magnificent floral designs while pets keep adorable appearances. We expect to see dogs attending their human’s wedding but in this issue we were presented with llamas, goats and cows! However, social changes around the world are now affecting how couples can marry. Elopements and small weddings will be the real trend of the future. Vancouver Island’s wedding industry will lead the way in helping couples fulfil their dreams even during this difficult time–Love Isn’t Cancelled! Soaring to mountain heights, golden hours along beaches, holding hands on city streets, standing under the sunlight filtered through giant trees, posing under waterfalls...there is no end to the natural wonders. And they all await couples who want to make their elopement or intimate wedding the memory of a lifetime. #LoveIsntCancelled Peter Hunt, Victoria Spirits

Please visit us at our website and on social media where we share #westcoastweddingstory #westcoastweddingpro #westcoastweddingeditorials and #westcoastlovestory! The Editors

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DRESS Willowby by Watters at The White Peony

PHOTOGRAPHER Erin Wallis Photography


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Myrtle and Moss Photography

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VENUE Millstream Llama farm PHOTOGRAPHY Myrtle and Moss Photography PLANNING Borrowed and Blue Events FLORALS Bespoke Blossoms



DÉCOR Trend Decor GOWN Lily Kennedy Custom Bridal GROOM ATTIRE Outlooks For Men RINGS Barclay’s Fine Jewellers HAIR STYLIST Salon Muse MAKEUP ARTIST Chloe Lorraine Makeup Artistry PAPER GOODS Faven Lettering CAKE Cake by Taryn EARRINGS Parvanah Collective

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PHOTOGRAPHY Henhouse Photo Co.

GROOM Outlooks Menswear

EVENT PLANNER Champagne Rose Events

JEWELRY Emma Glover Design


BRIDAL HAIR Natalie Morton

BACKDROP Art + Soul Creative Co.

MUA Bright FX

FLORALS Lauren Riley Design

GROOM’S HAIR Victory Barber & Brand North

CAKE + FOOD STYLING Cobble Hill Cake Co.

PAPER SUITE Cultura Brand Studio + Porchlight Press

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PHOTOGRAPHY Kacie McColm Photography DÉCOR Lemieux Services FLORAL DESIGN Lucinda Larson Events MENSWEAR Moore’s Clothing for Men BRIDAL GOWN Blush Bridal Boutique HAIR Jessica Sidoroff DONUTS Empire Donuts MUA Makeup by Ali VENUE Moose Lodge LLAMAS Woosterville Mini-Llama Farm

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VENUE Bengal Lounge at Fairmont Empress PHOTOS Dragonflight Photography FLORIST Platinum Floral Designs #WestCoastWeddingStory




PLANNING Emma McCormick ~ The Good Party


PAPER SUITE ARTIST Emma Allen Design Studio

MENSWEAR Hughes Clothing


MUA Erica Harris

HAIR Mirjana Rousseau for Studio Eleven Collective CAKE Executive Pastry Chef AJ Thalakkat for Fairmont Empress COCKTAILS Q Bar at Fairmont Empress

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VENUE Bilston Creek Farm


CHEF Chris Irving

PHOTOGRAPHY LumiPhoto + PhotoJinnic

HAIRSTYLIST Brooklynn Seefried of Head Case Hair Studio

DÉCOR West Coast Weddings

MUA Nicki Lakas of NL Beauty

VIOLIN Kierah – Celtic Fiddle Performer


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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



Scottish Spirit MIKE + JULIE


PHOTOGRAPHY Three Sisters Photography VENUE & SIGNATURE COCKTAILS Birds Eye Cove Farm PLANNING Borrowed and Blue Events FLORALS Bespoke Blossoms DESSERTS Cake by Taryn MAKEUP Erica Harris HAIR Ashley Osmond JEWELRY Emma Glover Design PAPER SUITE Faven Lettering DRESS Bliss Gowns Nanaimo MENS ATTIRE North of Hadrians DÉCOR & STYLING Mesa Rentals SUMMER 2020 • 25

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PHOTOGRAPHY Brandy-Lee's Lens VENUE Cobble Hill, B.C. PLANNER Champagne Rose Events DÉCOR Party Mood FLORAL Little Bee Blooms STATIONERY Petite Paperie Design Co. SHOOT CONCEPT/CAKE Susan Rodgers of Cobble Hill Cake Co. MAKE UP Makeup Artistry by Trish HAIR STYLIST Kelsey Bubanov Hair Services DRESS Eclectic Avenue Vintage GROOM'S ATTIRE Outlooks For Men JEWLERY Claire Crowfoot Collective VIDEOGRAPHER Tristen Williams Photography 26 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

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PHOTOGRAPHY Brittany Carey Photography VENUE The Content Collective with Eva Cherneff GOWN Reclamation Design Company FLORAL DESIGN Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry HAIR + MAKEUP House of Beauty 30 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS

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Vancouver Island

Wedding Awards THE VANCOUVER ISLAND WEDDING AWARDS, hosted by the Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Association, returned to its roots with this year’s Gala on February 28th, 2020. Mary Winspear Centre was showcased beginning with a cocktail hour in their foyer area featuring savoury and sweet treats alongside Twist Victoria and fun photo booth action. There was so much chatter it was difficult to persuade guests into the Charlie White Theatre for the actual Awards experience! Over forty awards were handed out by hosts Kelsey Goodwin, JonMark Wiltshire and Kenny Podmore, who were surrounded by balloons, flowers and bright lights! Popcorn, macarons, an Empress Gin sponsored drink and personal charcuterie boards were delivered by an army of servers during the Awards ceremony. Decorate Victoria’s Ian and Sandy ended the Awards portion of the evening with heartfelt speeches handing off the Industry Award to Nicholas Waters of Toque Catering. Guests then heard the music of Noah Edwards and the Flood, who began to play, inviting them to the rest of the evening. We can only describe this year’s reception as stunning. The entire Bodine Family Hall was transformed by lounges—each lounge sponsored by a team of planners, florists and friends. Alongside these lounges was a spectacular Dessert Showcase featuring various cake makers. Around the entire perimeter of the Hall were various food and drink sponsors featuring chefs from Toque Catering, Inn at Laurel Point, Truffles Catering, Songhees Centre, Charcuterie & Co., and House of Boateng. The Bubble Bus Co. and Twist Victoria kept everyone well supplied during the entire evening. Decorate Victoria, The Good Party and Fleurtacious by Lynda Marie headed up the colourful décor which included thousands of flowers from Eurosa Farms, too many balloons to count and ceiling décor that wowed! Guests partied late into the night with DJ Chris Poynter, ending the evening with swag bags in hand, promising to return next year. We are so grateful for all the ‘friendors’ on Vancouver Island coming together this year and we look forward to working together creating memories for all the couples marrying here in 2020. If you would like to be part of the Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Association Board please email viwedindustry@gmail.com.

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Photos by Delgado Photography

Love isn't cancelled YOU WERE HAPPILY PLANNING THE BIGGEST day of your lives when, suddenly, the world changed overnight. It is normal to mourn over the loss of your day. Every couple deserves to celebrate the gift of love and share that with family and friends. So here is an encouraging truth… Love Isn’t Cancelled! Obviously, we all want to support the hard work of our communities dealing with COVID-19. The wedding industry has been embracing this truth, along with their couples who are facing decisions with only the unknown to guide them. What are your options as an engaged couple? The first step is to sit down together and really discuss what it is you want from your wedding day. Do you want a large family gathering? Do religious traditions set that you must marry in your church? Or was a small intimate wedding always your goal? If a large family wedding is what you want, you can go in two directions. Postpone your wedding for a year or more. Talk to your vendors if already booked for 2020 and you will find they will be incredibly helpful. Or, you

can choose to elope now and plan the big reception down the road. Either way, be sure to send out a beautiful ‘postponed’ card or message to your guests so they can support you. Planning an intimate wedding? Don’t get too discouraged! You can likely get married in 2020 or early 2021 as our health officials slowly open the bubble on public gatherings. Some have chosen to have a ‘rolling’ wedding where different guests join them throughout the day. This enables most of your original guests to enjoy one part or another of your day with you. We've already seen some wonderful ‘outside the box’ weddings taking place. If you have a wedding planner, you will find that they have already solved most of these problems and will present you with options. If you are a DIY bride, be sure to err on the side of caution. You want your wedding day to be remembered as a happy one where everyone is comfortable! Whatever you decide and however you celebrate your love story during this time—you will find family, friends and wedding vendors are there to help and support you. Just remember…Love Isn’t Cancelled!

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Mary Winspear Centre The ideal location for your reception on your wedding day. We work closely with you and your wedding planners, caterers and decorators to ensure perfection on your special day.

2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC • 250.656.0275

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Mark + Maria

They met in the library, high school sweethearts. Mark proposed on their ten year anniversary and on a West Coast Wednesday they shared personal vows beneath the trees with 16 of their closest people. Maria had her great-grandmother’s pearls sewn to her veil and their wedding day was a complete Tofino dream. 36 • WEST COAST WEDDINGS


VENUE, CATERING & CAKE: The Wickaninnish Inn • GOWN: Everly Fine Bridal, Designed by Laure De Sagazan HAIR + MAKEUP: Salty Dolls Hair Salon • FLORALS: Crab Apple Floral • PHOTOGRAPHY: Sabrina Patrice Photography

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Fabulous Floral PHOTOGRAPHY: Joanna Moss


LINENS: Hollyhock Originals

PLANNING: Lavish Engagements

VENUE: The Beach Club Resort

DÉCOR: All In One Party Shop

GOWN: The Bride's Closet

HAIR & MAKEUP: Artistry by Alexa

FLATWARE: Party Mood

The Journey Begins Here

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the wedding directory Erin Bradley Wedding Makeup and Hair Stylist Artistic and approachable, Erin has over 15 years 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 SUMMER 2020 • 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 DJ's who specialize in weddings and corporate events. Our accomplished DJ’s bring years of experience to mix live and not just press play making each event an interactive experience.

250.888.5440 djpro.ca | ron@djpro.ca

Twist Victoria Imagine taking your favourite cocktail bar, and bringing it to your own backyard. Our custom built, West Coast inspired bar features a stunning cedar bar top, and adds an incredible presence to any wedding, private, or corporate event. Twist of Fate brings the best of the bar - industry professionals with years of experience, craft ingredients and creative libations, and a mobile bar with character and ambiance - to your venue.



778.977.3968 thegoodparty.ca



The Good Party

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.

FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie 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

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. Customer Care: 1.800.667.8280 customer.service@thriftyfoods.com



Thrifty Foods Floral Design

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 award winning bridal shop 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


250.882.8262 lyndamariemillinery.com

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

Delgado Photography

Four Frames Photo Booth

A wedding, portrait, and event photographer serving all of Vancouver Island. Delgado Photography enjoys the challenge of creating stunning images - we focus on you by capturing the emotion, decisive moments and telling your story.

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!

Accredited by the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada)

250.522.2620 fourframesphoto@gmail.com

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! 250.797.0926 julienphotography.ca



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




Lynda Marie Couture Millinery

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 bluelilyevents.com | hello@bluelilyevents.com

Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff

Eco Chic Affairs

Lavish Engagements

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.

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.

250.382.4833 info@decoratevictoria.com | decoratevictoria.com

778.678.3431 melissa@ecochicaffairs.com 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! 250.702.7389 lavishengagements.ca olivia@lavishengagements.ca SUMMER 2020 • 47



L.A. Limousines

The real gifTs are The memories.

L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1989. We are the largest fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island. We have all of your limousine and car register in store or at thebay.com/registry needs and Vancouver Island’s only luxury limousine buses with seating capacity for up to 26 passengers. L. A. Limousines provides safe, efficient ground transportation and our goal is to exceed your expectations!

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



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


250.701.3151 www.partymood.com/shop/ MENSWEAR


Tickle Tree Stationery + Design

Men’s formal wear, suits and tuxedos as well as all the accessories you need for the wedding day.

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 partymood.com hello@partymood.com

The Hudson’s Bay Menswear

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.

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



The Hudson’s Bay Company

Party Mood

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.

250.384.2848/250.597.2848 outlooksformen.com

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@arbutusridge.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

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 | hcp.ca

Hatley Castle 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

Harbour House Hotel

Long Beach Lodge

Mary Winspear Centre

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.

The Mary Winspear Centre located in beautiful Sidney by the Sea, is the ideal location for the reception on your special day. Whether it is a small intimate wedding, or a grand celebration, we can ensure that your day will be one to remember. Our client services representatives work closely with the bride and groom, wedding planners, caterers & decorators to ensure that everything on the day of your wedding goes off without a hitch.


Our intimate Lodge on Vancouver Island is the perfect place for your special wedding day, from our beautiful beachfront location, to our romantic guest rooms, to our locally sourced cuisine. An ideal location for small celebrations, our qualified staff can provide you with all the amenities to make your wedding day memorable. Fully customized wedding packages available. Our Events Team will work with you to develop the event of your dreams! Longbeachlodgeresort.com

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Olympic View Golf Club

Painter's Lodge

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.

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.


250.598.4556 /1.800.668.7758 info@oakbaybeachhotel.com | oakbaybeachhotel.com

250. 474.3673 ext 252 kmilne@golfbc.com


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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.

Pendray Inn & Tea House

Poet’s Cove Resort & Spa

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. 1.888.512.7638

250.940.1200 | parkside.com

250.388.3892 pendrayinnandteahouse.com

St. Ann’s Academy

Victoria International Marina

Paper Heart Films

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.

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.

events@poetscove.com | poetscove.com VIDEOGRAPHY


The Parkside Hotel & Spa

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. 250.953.8829 stannsacademy.com | stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca

778.432.0477 vimarina.ca

250.818.9051 paperheartfilms.ca

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