Rocky Mountain Newlyweds – Adventure on Top of the World

The Rocky Mountains are what every couple wants as their after wedding session backdrop and Jane and Bryan had a vision in mind. This adventurous couple couldn’t wait to climb the mountain peaks for stunningly beautiful photos of a lifetime. 

Bryan and Jane worked with photographer Joel Abrahamson to create a unique and intimate feeling to their photos. While the mountains around them seem overwhelming -the couple were all about each other and it shows!  Jane’s gown, with it’s wispy flowing skirt, is perfect as it blows in the wind. And Bryan’s choice of a blue suit blends perfectly with the colours of the sky behind them.

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Rocky Mountain Newlyweds and Adventure Climbing

One thing we love about this couple and their grand adventure is that they are also a great example of how to do this practically. It’s one thing to have this amazing idea and it’s another to make it happen. Be sure that you find a photographer who is not only willing to go to the top of the world but it also comfortable with the reality. And experienced. Weather, winds and heights are not something everyone is wanting to challenge!

As well, there is the glamour versus reality. Jane and Bryan look like they stepped off a runway but we love that Jane has the prettiest flats to wear and naturally beautiful hair and makeup. She prepared to be windblown! 

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Jane and Bryan obviously love life and think big. We can only imagine what the rest of their lives together will be! 

PHOTOS: Joel Abrahamson Photographic | ASSISTANT: Tatjana Maas | GOWN: Christos at S2 Bride | FLORAL: Wild Roots | RINGS: Fawcett’s Fine Jewellery | GROOMSWEAR: Van Gils at Forman’s Menswear | HAIR: Chrissy Straub of Top Knot Brides

You are invited to more head turning mountain wedding adventures!

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Kingdom Come Photography Photographer's Assistant: Tatjana Maas Flowers: Wild Roots Hair: Chrissy Straub of Top Knot Brides Bride’s Dress: Designed by Christos / Boutique: S2 Bride Groom’s Suit: Designed by Van Gils / Shop: Forman’s Menswear Rings: Fawcett’s Fine Jewellery West Coast Weddings Magazine BC Wedding Magazine Vancouver Wedding Magazine Rocky Mountains

 

Modern Romance With a City Skyline Twist

Moody Modern Romance with a City Skyline Twist. Downtown luxury elegance meets old world mystery and glamour. Descriptive words abound when it comes to this styled editorial set in the newest and most opulent venue in the city. This gorgeous shoot features European bridal gowns, locally designed jewelry and wild, romantic florals. 

We love the bold yet beautiful looks that these brides are showcasing. Dark smouldering eyes and luscious lip colours draw the eye to the sophisticated bridal style. Who wouldn’t want to look like this! 

The bridal gowns are especially dramatic with lace bodices, layered tulle skirts and statement style. The bouquets showcase unusual florals capturing the moody romance with colour and texture. Jewellery frames the faces of these beautiful brides with crystal earrings, pearl necklaces and rings. Don’t be afraid to add bling to your nuptial look!

Modern City Skyline 

The best part of this editorial? The skyline along with the amazing interior design creates photos that are architecturally perfect. Unusual colours and geometric shapes are embraced in a novel take on bridal portraits. Perhaps the Vancouver skyline might be something to think about when planning your wedding shoot!!

For more urban romance we invite you to view The Guild!

Kate Whyte Photography | Luxx Nova Vancouver | Steven Carty | Kaye Fleur | Clara Leung | D^ Bar and Lounge at Parq | Olive + Piper | Melissa Reimer | Claudia Bakehouse | Vancouver Wedding Magazine | West Coast Wedding Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Venue: D6 Bar + Lounge at Parq | Photos: Kate Whyte Photography | MUA: Steven Carty | Hair: Clara Leung | Floral Design: Kaye Fleur | Jewelery: Olive + Piper | Gowns: Luxx Nova | Models: Melissa Reimer + Claudia Bakehouse

Kate Whyte Photography | Luxx Nova Vancouver | Steven Carty | Kaye Fleur | Clara Leung | D^ Bar and Lounge at Parq | Olive + Piper | Melissa Reimer | Claudia Bakehouse | Vancouver Wedding Magazine | West Coast Wedding Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

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Beautiful Winter Wedding Adds New Chapter to a Love Story

Winter weddings are so lovely and Jenelle & Lonnie are the perfect couple for this winterscape. Jenelle is a planner extraordinaire with impeccable attention to detail. We loved the many touches that made this wedding so warm and inviting. 

Mount Washington on Vancouver Island showcases the incredible snow covered mountain top views that surround the couple and their guests. They did have to deal with a tiny bit more snow than expected (20 cm!) but it seems to have just made the day more special. 

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Let’s start with some of the details that made us fall in love with these nuptials. Warm blankets in a basket for cold guests, a completely unplugged ceremony, a sign stating venue elevation and lots of signage. Our fav is the ode to Lonnie’s golfing hobby where guests had to sink a putt before the couple would kiss! 

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Jenelle confesses that she originally had a summer wedding planned. Then she really looked at Mount Washington and fell in love with the open beams and windows. So she adjusted her plan to a winter wedding! Eucalyptus and mercury votive in black lanterns adorned the long tables and provided a warm and cozy feel. 

Winter Perfect Gown + Stole

We love the Enzoani lace gown covered in a leaves motif (eucalyptus leaves!) and the faux fur stole is perfect! The pearl bracelet is from Jenelle’s mother – who bought it 33 years earlier in Hawaii while on her honeymoon.  Jenelle planned the colours carefully for the wedding party as she did not want a ‘christmasy’ look but a winter wedding. A real hit were the groomsmen’s sweaters! 

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Jenelle + Lonnie exchanged wedding gifts which were so personal. Lonnie gave seven gifts – one for each year they had been together and each representing a milestone in their relationship. Jenelle gave Lonnie leather golf head covers customized with the wedding date.  

Beautiful West Coast Wedding by Chelsea Dawn Photography | Luz Bridal | Hudsons Bay | Outlooks for Men | Thrifty Foods | Mount Washington | West Coast Weddinss Magazine | BC Wedding Magazine

Photos: Chelsea Dawn Weddings | Gown: Luz Bridal Boutique by Enzoani & Dessy | Venue: Mount Washington | Earrings: Nadri by The Bay | Faux Fur Stole: Sissily Designs | Photobooth: Island Photobooth | Makeup: Chelsea Dawn Weddings + Elate Cosmetics | Groom’s Suit: Outlooks for Men | Groomsmen’s Sweaters: Root’s | DJ: Dave Hampshire | Florals + Cake: Thrifty Foods | Paper:  Minted 

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A Bride and Her Maids with A Naturally Beautiful Look

The naturally beautiful aura of the bride and her bridesmaids shines boldly in this forest theme. The creative minds behind this gorgeous editorial found their inspiration in the rich tones of the forest. So dark forest green with a deep yellow were used in this warm and inviting scene in the woods. The peaceful serenity of the forest showcases the movement and colour of the bride and her bridesmaids. 

Of course, the showstopper is the bride with her crown of flowing red locks! Her hair is perfectly showcased by the detailed, yet simplistic, feel to her gown and sumptuous flowers. The bridesmaids are perfect in their beauty surrounded by the serenity of the woods.

Jewellery for the Bride is a Natural Look

The one of a kind jewellery worn by the bride was a find, through happenstance, of a Ucluelet shop. The jewellery designer was more than happy to come up with pieces just for this shoot in the perfect emerald green colour.

We were really impressed with the attention to local talent and creations that were showcased in this editorial – shop local and look at the beauty you can enjoy!

We invite you to Part 1 of Into the Woods editorial!

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Photos: Three Sisters Photography | Design: Three Sisters Photography | Props: Party Mood | Floral Design: Willow & Orchid | Hair: Kim Kirkland | Makeup: Jessica Pool Makeup | Custom Jewellery Design: Joleen Sohier  | Models: Dahlia | Krista | Emily 

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Josh and Taryn’s Intimate Seaside Elopement With A Champagne Toast

Josh and Taryn’s intimate seaside elopement was simply beautiful and filled with west coast details. The sun began to set just as the couple began their vows to each other. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

After the ceremony, the couple had cake and champagne at a table in the nearby park. Taryn, the bride, makes custom cakes and so their cake was made by her loving hands. We love the cake topper that made the elopement announcement. Of course, the photos with the cake were a fun way for the couple to announce their elopement to family and friends. Just to make it even more special the photo was featured on Huffpost!

After their photo session, the newlyweds headed to Fernwood in Victoria for a candlelit dinner and champagne. The perfect ending to their first evening as husband and wife!

Intimate Elopements

Elopements are becoming a very popular way to tie the knot without any fuss. Couples can choose anywhere from a beach to a busy street to exchange their vows. The planning and stress are way down and there is no worry about guests and timelines. Intimacy and privacy are the main idea and couples who elope will find plenty of love and fun when it’s just the two of them!

For more #westcoastweddingelopements take a peek at Akane & Justin’s day in Tofino!

Venue: Witty’s LagoonBlush Bridal Boutique | Suit: RW&Co | Flowers: Poppies Floral Art | Makeup: Prive Beauty Lounge | Hair: Amanda Nijjar | Cake: Cake by Taryn | Cake Topper: Creations by Sonia | Dinner & Champagne: Stage Wine Bar | Officiant: Donna Peters | Photographer: Amee Nijjar Photography

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Taryn and Josh Seaside Elopment by Amee Nijjar Photography

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A Wonderful Tea for Two Engagement Session for Veronica & Quinten

Veronica and Quinten had such fun with their tea for two photo session celebrating their engagement and upcoming west coast wedding. Engagement sessions are fast becoming the best part of getting comfortable with your wedding photographer. Couples are keeping it relaxed, thought much more creative, and taking photos in places important to them. Highlighting hobbies, special moments and shared passions makes these sessions so personal and intimate.

Couples are keeping it relaxed while being much more creative!

Don’t forget to pull together your fashion – it doesn’t have to be fancy but it can be if you want! Blankets, your special t-shirts, formal gowns…it’s whatever works for you, your partner and the story you are telling. It will also depend to some degree on your location choices and time of year. Although, if you want to swim in the ocean in January no one can technically stop you!  Some couples have even had beautiful floral arrangements created for the occasion or hired a planner to provide décor and direction.

Veronica and Quinten Engagement Story

So we loved Veronica and Quinten’s engagement story because they did it all! They both love drinking tea so the ‘tea for two’ picnic was perfect. It also led to some great blanket shots amongst the forest trees. The ocean side showcased Quinten’s love of photography and sketching while Veronica channeled her inner goddess which was perfect for the lovely floral bouquet. We especially loved the great smiles on these two! The gorgeous sunset in the background is a real highlight as well.

Engagement Session Tip:

Be sure to have a chat with your photographer before and let them know if you are hoping for sunset shots. Your photographer will set up the timing and location – don’t expect them to just ‘know’! It is a great idea to send a Pinterest Board of ‘shot ideas’ that you would like to have in your session.

Photos by Masika May Photography

The naturally beautiful west coast engagement session of Steph & Jamie will give you even more great Vancouver Island location ideas!

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Tea for Two Engagement Session by Masika May Photography West Coast Weddings Magazine BC Wedding Magazine Vancouver Island

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The Maggie Sottero Barefoot Bride Sessions

Barefoot bride, Autumn,  has a fascinating gown story. She found a photo of a Maggie Sottero on Pinterest and sent it to her mother and aunt via text with the caption ‘my dream dress’! She and her family did not think it would be possible to find it on Vancouver Island and began searching online.

However, Autumn’s aunt discovered what she thought might be the dress,  completely by accident, on a sample sale rack at Shades of White Bridal in Victoria. She quickly called Autumn who left work (with her boss’ blessing) to try it on.  Autumn needed only seconds to announce that this was, indeed, THE DRESS.  One would think there would be great rejoicing….but it was in a size 10 when Autumn is, generously, a size 2.  A frantic call to Fern, of The Bride’s Closet, to discuss the seemingly impossible alterations followed. Fern assured Autumn that she could take the form fitting gown to a Size 2 and so the precious Maggie Sottero was purchased.

Barefoot Bride Design

Fern began working on the alterations months in advance and managed to recreate the Maggie Sottero gown into a perfect size 2 without changing any of the design.  At the last fitting, Fern came out with a matching church veil edged in lace. Autumn’s mother began to tear up at the sight of Autumn in her gown with veil and asked if she could give it to Autumn as her personal gift. Autumn loved the idea that her groom would be so pleased with such a traditional touch and so the veil became part of the ensemble.

Barefoot Bride Session

Several months after their wedding, Autumn and Ryan joined their photographers once again for an after wedding session. The first part of the day was spent with Autumn as a barefoot bride. She quickly crawled up cliffs to allow the breeze to catch her veil for photos. Autumn was worried a little more about the water shots as she is rather attached to her gown but, in the end, she left worry behind! Thankfully, her gown and veil soaked beautifully back to their natural state after the shoot.  (Whew!)

Find more of Autumn’s after wedding session with her husband!

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Photos: Jane Avenue Photography | Gown: Maggie Sottero at Shades of White Bridal | Alterations & Veil: The Bride’s Closet | Hair & Makeup: Studio 62 Hair Salon

 

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Gorgeous Greenery and Sweet Cakes Make For West Coast Wedding Inspo

Dessert Tables are one of the best part of weddings and this one with gorgeous greenery and sweet cakes tops it all. So much goodness and fun! Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, doughnuts and lots of other yumminess are found on all the best wedding dessert tables.  To top it all off, it won Best Dessert Table at the 2017 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards!

This dessertscape was a surprise gift for the bride and groom. Cake Designer, Laura of Schur to Please Boutique Cakery, and Tammy of Blue Lily Event Planning, put their heads together to create this amazing  West Coast Boho Chic look. The glassware and barrels were provided by Decorate Victoria and Laura Kalcsa put together the garlands that were draped across the table. Element Photo Co. captured all the details including the paper suite by Tickle Tree Stationery + Design.

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

The beauty of this tablescape is it’s white iced cakes, cupcakes and pops sitting on glassware and surrounded by white roses. The warmth of candlelight made for a pleasing scent from the greenery and roses. The lovely fountain and landscaping of Olympic View Golf Course served as the perfect backdrop.

The tablescape was designed to be added to the reception décor provided by Decorate Victoria. Boho chic and lush florals were showcased  with blush pink and gold centerpieces highlighted by vintage lights which were strung behind the head table.  Succulents were randomly placed on the tables and served as giveaways to guests. The piece de résistance – the 26′ live edged head table which included 300 roses and 600 foliage stems!

Family Heirloom Included with Cakes!

The lovely lace gracing the middle of the tablescape is a piece of linen tatting that was provided by the bride’s grandmother. The original piece was handmade in 1861 by the bride’s great great grandmother.

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

A Modern Cake + Goodie Touch

It is an interesting touch to have antique linens alongside Tim Horton’s timbits!  The table designer was careful to only choose timbits that were the correct colour and texture to match the cakes and cupcakes colour palette. The ultimate in Canadian wedding touches, eh?

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Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

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Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

 

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

Gorgeous Greenery & Sweet Cakes Tim Hortons Wedding Dessert Table West Coast Weddings Magazine

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Gorgeous Greenery and Sweet Cakes West Coast Weddings MagazineTo see more of this wedding visit A Dreamy Boho Chic Romance!

Beautiful & Elegant Glasshouse Showcases Wedding Elegance

An antique glasshouse and veiled beauty! We are so thrilled to showcase locally this Hatley Castle wedding editorial that inspires those who love historical elegance. The glasshouse hales from over a hundred years ago and was restored through an endowment to Hatley Castle. In the past, no grand estate was without a glasshouse. They housed tropical plants meant to provide a warm sanctuary during winter weather. Hatley Castle gave permission for this wonderful historical greenhouse to be the backdrop for this lovely Vancouver Island wedding editorial.

We especially love the botanically inspired stationery that complements the deep toned florals and the greenhouse greenery. The décor features rich autumn tones and non conventional elements within a historical venue. The ethereal setting is paired with modern geometric shapes to create an original atmosphere. Geometric shapes are a big trend for weddings – the metallic shades work with any colour you may choose.

The lovely veil adds to a slightly mysterious feel of our bride. The gown features a cut out in the bodice along with peek a boo lace around the shoulders. Our fav is the head jewellery that duplicates the geometric shapes seen in the décor!  

Historical Venues (like a glasshouse!!)

Are you looking to recreate this look for your photos? Start looking around for older buildings and heritage homes or perhaps a conservatory/atrium in your area. Unique venues are often found in museums and theatres. Hatley Castle books photography sessions – see here for more info. Private homes may also be willing to book wedding photography sessions if you ask very nicely! 

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle Glasshouse

Photos: Myrtle & Moss Photography | Decor: Trend Décor Events | Gown: Tres Chic Bridal Boutique (Lis Simon) | Hair&Makeup: Beauty and Style by Erin Bradley | Paper Goods: Studio 745 | Brows & Lashes: Ecstatic Lash and Brows | Florals: Harry’s Flowers

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

West Coast Weddings Magazine Hatley Castle GlassHouse

 

From Ocean to Castle – Carmen & Samuel’s Engagement Session

We loved this engagement session with ocean views and castle shots!  Samuel & Carmen wanted to have their photos represent their love for the city of Victoria as their romance grew around the community and the beauty of Vancouver Island.  So how did these two end up engaged and planning their wedding this fall?

The Love Story to Engagement!

Samuel and Carmen had been attending the same church for over a decade without ever really talking to each other. It wasn’t until they joined the same dodgeball team that they started to spend time with each other. Samuel found every opportunity to get to know Carmen better. He even watched 10 seasons of Friends when he found out it was her favourite TV show. Samuel also learned that Carmen enjoyed stargazing and, as luck would have it, it was at the time of the annual Perseid meteor shower. He asked her to hang out that evening for the first time and they ended up spending the whole night looking for shooting stars and talking till sunrise.

After much persistence, Carmen willingly gave in and the two began dating. Their favourite activities together include spending time outdoors, playing sports, watching their favourite TV shows together, and studying at coffee shops.  A couple years ago, Carmen found out she had to move to Victoria for work. This began two years of a long distance relationship. Each would spend weekends on the ferry traveling back and forth. Many nights would be spent on FaceTime chatting and finding creative ways to continue their dates. 

Finally, on a Wednesday in July, Sam flew over to Victoria with a ring in his pocket and a guitar in hand. He set up photos all over Carmen’s apartment and sat down on a stool with his guitar and waited for Carmen to come home. Hours later, when Carmen opened the door, Sam sang a song for Carmen and asked if she would marry him. Carmen happily agreed and they will be tying the knot this coming September!

Engagement ‘Tea for Two’ Photo Session here!

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West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

West Coast Weddings

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