Fairmont Empress Honeymoon Rescue

 Fairmont Empress Honeymoon Rescue…Jordan and Oriana wed in Ontario during Covid. They had to cancel and plan their wedding several times before they tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony. They chose to come to British Columbia for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, their hotel reservations turned out to be, well…less than desirable. They packed up and […]

Weddings on a Budget

Newlyweds lean on each other in the forest by LumiPhoto

   Weddings on a Budget…Not too long ago, it was the bride’s family that was responsible for funding the wedding. But that notion has lost its foothold, and now financial responsibility often falls onto the couple. For young couples just starting in life, this one special day can get very costly. Luckily, there are plenty […]

Love Letters At Dolphin’s Resort in Campbell River

Love Letters at Dolphin's Resort newlyweds drink champagne in front of calligraphy linen

 Love Letters at Dolphin’s Resort in Campbell River…we love all the wonderful details in this lovely palette. Take a look at the linen-covered in lettering, modern and traditional decor, blush floral, and, of course, the amazing ceiling decor! Dolphin’s Resort boasts a sweeping ocean view and this beauty is used as a backdrop to the […]

Vancouver Island Wedding From Above!

Wedding From Above Janayh Wright Photography couple arrives on mountaintop

 Vancouver Island Wedding From Above…a helicopter elopement for Alicia & Johan turned into the most incredible day. Sunshine streamed down upon the couple as they wed atop a mountain peak, had a picnic in the snow and walked along the ocean’s edge. All in one day! Elopements are becoming the wedding of choice for so […]

Beach Wed in Tofino – Brittany + Trevor

Beach Wed in Tofino newlyweds with ocean behind them

 Beach Wed in Tofino – Brittany + Trevor put together a dream team of wedding vendors to help the two of them, along with their ‘bubble’ of family and friends, create a magical elopement on the beaches of Tofino. The gods decided to be giving and blessed Brittany + Trevor with blue skies and sunshine […]

Coffee Love in Bastion Square

Coffee Love in Comox Valley Luke Liable Photography bridal couple in front of cafe coffee bar

 Coffee Love in Bastion Square…a coffee cart and romantic newlyweds. What is there not to love in this whimsical tableau complete with doughnut cake and cafe delights? It’s not every day that we see such a perfect Parisian scene in Bastion Square! Let’s start by drooling over this coffee cart and what a great idea […]

Romantic Cover for Vancouver Island Magazine

Romantic Cover for Vancouver Island Magazine Secret Waters Photography newlyweds kiss in Volkswagen van

 Romantic Cover for Vancouver Island Magazine…luxury gown, light grey suit, pampas grass, lush floral, and lots of kisses. We love everything about this epic shoot. In fact, we loved it so much we chose them to be our cover of the 2021 Vancouver Island issue of West Coast Weddings Magazine. The She Wore Flowers gown […]

West Coast River Lodge Romance

Newlyweds kiss behind brown velvet hat by Shop West Von Vancouver Island

 West Coast River Lodge Romance…an elopement filled with love and laughter. Add to that lace, a picnic plus a rustic venue and you have the perfect ceremony for two. Elopements have become a necessity for the last year but it has also focused a lot of creative imagination into saying your vows intimately. Soon. we […]

Vancouver Island Wedding Industry 2020 Awards

Stage Set Up for 2020 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards Live Stream at Mary Winspear Centre

 Vancouver Island Wedding Industry 2020 Awards Special Edition…it was a year of changes in every way and that included this year’s Vancouver Island Wedding Awards. The Board members looked for a way to recognize the industry while acknowledging the difficulties and positive moments. The decision was made to create categories that reflected the circumstances and […]

Tofino Beach Wedding for Liz and Cam

Bride smiles at her groom and holds bouquet on the beaches of Tofino

 Tofino Beach Wedding for Liz + Cam…this inspired elopement took place at Cedarwood Cove Cabin. The couple’s day was filled with romance and laughter as they sipped on champagne, exchanged vows, tripped over the waves and enjoyed the sunset. Karley, of Bracey Photography, caught some amazing shots as Liz and Cam had their first look […]

Elopement Giveaway for a Lucky Couple!

Elopement Giveaway newlyweds kiss at Parkside Hotel by Megan Maundrell Photography

 Elopement Giveaway for a Lucky Couple…spring is here and we are welcoming it with this chance to win!  We are happy to partner with Megan Maundrell Photography and En Vied Events = who are offering a $500 Gift Certificate to the winning couple towards a pop-up micro wedding/elopement with them. Details on how to enter […]

Tofino Vows for Talisa and Joel

Bride and groom walk through beach rocks at Tofno

 Tofino Vows for Talisa and Joel… Guest written by Taryn Stare Photography Talisa and Joel made the trek to Tofino all the way from Dawson City, Yukon. Though Talisa is originally from Vancouver, BC, she moved to Dawson some years ago to pursue her dream job (and dream man). They live in an adorable cabin […]

Sweet and Sexy Industrial Glam

Industrial Chic Wedding flowers by Bespoke Blossoms Vancouver Island

 Sweet and Sexy Industrial Glam…A unique look that is a little sweet, a little sexy and a little rock and roll. Inspired by the Powerhouse industrial buildings, this glamourous and moody design uses pampas grass ‘wings’ to create a smoky backdrop to a cement cake, epic floral cascade and a record player. She Wore Flowers […]

Champagne Bubbles: Capturing Your Newlywed Moment

Champagne bottle sprays out making newlyweds laugh on Vancouver Island

 Champagne Bubbles: Capturing Your Newlywed Moment…We love that moment when a couple steps away from their ‘I do’s and pops the cork on their first champagne bottle as a new couple. There will be more bottles in the future with new homes, babies, promotions, and holidays. There was likely a bottle involved in your proposal!  […]

Engagement Romance for Tiffany + Francis

Romantic Couple Kiss at Engagement Session by Miko Weddings

 Engagement Romance for Tiffany + Francis…we love the west coast feel of this amazing engagement session. Relaxed, romantic and full of forest beauty! This couple’s personality is all over the forest photos and that’s how engagement photos should be.   The Gowlland Tod Park on Vancouver Island has it all – mountains, creeks, waterfalls, coastal […]

Social Distance Wedding Filled with Joy and Love

Bride and Groom stand on poplar tree road with guests behind them

 Social Distance Wedding Filled with Joy and Love….this couple took a tough situation and turned it into a wonderful and unique day for themselves, family and friends. After all, why not take advantage of a family farm and gorgeous scenery to involve every one of their 50 guests? So they did and the results were […]

DIY Floral Crown Workshop Bridal Shower

DIY Floral Crown Workshop Bridal Shower by Amber Leigh Photography

 DIY Floral Crown Workshop Bridal Shower…the perfect intimate party! These days everyone has to imagine a bridal shower that will work in person and over Zoom. Voila! The bride and her bridesmaids learn how to create their own floral crowns along with their guests on Zoom. Did we mention the lush florals? Cake. Cookies and […]

Reclamation + Beauty at Langtry Walk

Bride and Groom on settee surrounded by antique wood, barrells, pampas grass and flowers at Langtry Walk

 Reclamation + Beauty at Langtry Walk…this inspiration palette is unique for the simple reason of it’s venue. The grounds at Langtry Walk boast a picturesque setting year round to host an intimate wedding celebration in rural Vancouver Island.  Current owner, Ken Langtry, grew up with a love and passion for restoration and vintage architecture. The […]

Love + Llama Boho Wedding Inspiration

Bride and Groom With Llama on Vancouver Island

 Love + Llama Boho Wedding Inspiration is a eye popping blend of colour and unique décor. Of course, the highlight of this palette is the llama! Pets at weddings have become a norm at weddings but a llama is still a surprise! We love all the details and beauty in this boho beauty. The bride […]

Romantic Black Lace + Dramatic Floral

Pink peonies, eucalyptus and fern on black plates on wedding reception table by Thrifty Foods

 Romantic Black Lace and Dramatic Floral showcase hints of gold and a gorgeous cake!  Olivia, of Lavish Engagements, was inspired by an out of this world black lace gown at The Bride’s Closet. She teamed up with Thrifty Foods Comox to showcase this beauty with lush yet bold floral design and wedding cake. The bride […]