Flirty Floral Gown at Dancing Dandelion Farms

Dandelion Farm bride holds lush wedding bouquet

Flirty Floral Gown at Dancing Dandelion Farms…for the bride that is truly crazy for flowers this is the ultimate gown. This bride is covered in blooms from the tips of her toes to the top of her head. Head wreath, anklets, bracelets, necklace, and entire dress – all created with floral. We are so in […]

A Stylish Elopement at HCP Gardens

Luxurious picnic sweetheart table at HCP Gardnes Vancouver Island

 A Stylish Elopement at HCP Gardens…This lovely styled elopement had so much detail, featuring a floral groom’s lapel, antique roses, and a sweetheart picnic. All of the colours, and details are tied stunningly together- from the hand-crafted butterflies to the incredible floral.  The theme of this session was rustic yet elegant, with tones of mustard […]

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 […]

Purple Lilac Spring Wedding

Purple Lilac Spring Wedding Hattie Root Photo Couple share picnic in garden

 Purple Lilac Spring Wedding…Sam + Jessie and a surprise wedding in the Gardens of HCP. It started as a design shoot and ended in a real elopement. That is not something that can be said by too many vendors! A truly magical experience of helping a couple fulfill their dream of marrying each other in […]

Deep Cove Winery Wedding

Deep Cove Winery Wedding Dayla Weiss Photo Candle lit aisle

 Deep Cove Winery Wedding…where colour is beautiful and out-of-the-box thinking creates a magical wedding inspiration palette. A wine cellar draped in burnt orange/yellow flowers and fabric in one of the most original wedding ceremony backdrops we have ever seen. Weddings and elopements can be non-traditional in that they present to the world a couple’s personalities. […]

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 […]

2020 Wedding Awards – Virtual COVID Edition

2020 VIWIA Awards

2020 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards – COVID Edition VIWIA is proud to present a special COVID edition of the annual Wedding Awards. The virtual awards night will be held on Friday March 12th 2021 at 7pm. The Live event will be  produced by 17Black Events and hosted by Mary Winspear Centre. What are the 2020 […]

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 […]

Bridal Fashion and Trends on Film

Bride stands in allwy with sunshine behind her

 Bridal Fashion and Trends on Film…it begins with Fern of The Bride’s Closet missing the live style shows she would usually hold at the Island’s wedding shows. How could she fill this void? (SPOILER: see below!) Fern decided to gather her models (in a socially distanced way, of course!!) and video a fashion show in […]

Romance & Champagne Kisses

Newlyweds in Fan Tan Alley Vancouver Island hold white floral bouquet under cafe lights

 Romance & Champagne Kisses…we love, love, love this downtown inspiration shoot featuring a stunning gown, gorgeous guy and enough balloons, flowers and decor to satisfy even the most romantic among us! The piece de resistance is the Bubble Bus where our lovely couple enjoy their champagne. The romantic couple are a stunning picture of glamour […]

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!  […]

Castle Garden Wedding Love

 Castle Garden Wedding Love… Santia and Vahid travelled a long way to marry at the castle of their dreams. Vahid claims Victoria as his hometown but many of their family and friends are from Florida. Everyone joined them at Hatley Castle on Vancouver Island for a fairy tale wedding. The couple exchanged their vows in […]

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 […]

Ucluelet Oceanside Wedding for Bill and Kim

Bride and groom hold each other while looking out over the ocean on Vancouver Island

 Ucluelet Oceanside Wedding for Bill and Kim! This wedding filled us with joy just looking at the photos…champagne, babies, donuts, boots and ocean walk’s in the sunset. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is showcased with their candlelit dinners, views out into the ocean and the black rock that made it famous. It’s the wedding couple that […]

Stylish Southwest Wedding Inspiration

Stylish Southwest Wedding Table Decor by Party Mood

 Stylish Southwest Wedding Inspiration in Cowichan Valley!  The stylish setting of the ever evolving landscape of Vancouver Island’s Wine District showcases talented local wedding influencers.  The original idea came during a hike in the dying days of summer and noticing the neutral palette of the sun baked grass, sagey greens and the golden sunset evoked […]

Charming Farm Celebration at Bird’s Eye Cove

White wedding cake with pink, purple and white roses, peonies and anemones on dessert trolley

 Charming Farm Celebration is filled with stunning colour combos, beyond adorable children and a farm filled with love and charm. Blue Lily Event Planning works with Bird’s Eye Cove Farm couples and so she was full to the brim with ideas about this venue and how to show off it’s best qualities (and animals!). Her […]