Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2019

Vancouver Island Wedding Awards waiting to be given to the winners at Mary Winspear Centre by Dave Delgado Photography
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The Vancouver Island Wedding Awards, hosted by the Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Association, returned to its roots with this year’s Gala on Feb 28th, 2020. Mary Winspear Centre was showcased beginning with a cocktail hour in their foyer area featuring savory 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! 

Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020 Host Kelsey Goodwin accepts Photography Award at Mary Winspear CentreBalloons on the front of the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards stage at Mary Winspear Centre

Photos by Dave Delgado Photography

Over forty awards were handed out by hosts Kelsey Goodwin, Jon-Mark 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.

Decorate Victoria Industry Award Winner 2018 hands Award over to Toque Catering at Mary Winspear Centre Bodine 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. The entire edge of the Hall showcased various food and drink sponsors featuring chefs from Toque Catering, Inn at Laurel Point, Truffles Catering, Songhees Centre Catering , Charcuterie & Co., and House of BoatengBubble 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 decor which included thousands of flowers from Eurosa Farms, too many balloons to count and ceiling decor 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.

Noah Edwards and the Flood playing for guests at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020Four Frames Photo Booth takes photos in front of balloons at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020DJ Chirs Poynter keeps the crowd dancing at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020Truffles Catering Chef makes Italian treats for Vancouver Island Wedding AwardsInn at Laurel Point Chefs feeding guests at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020Bespoke Blossoms creates paint can of colourful florals at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards 2020Pink Ballons and flowers around Twist Victoria at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards Gala by FleurtaciousChampagne and Wine by the Bubble Bus Co at Vancouver Island Wedding Awards GalaVancouver Island Wedding Awards reception lounge at with Foxglove Flowers and Fallen OliveWe 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.  See you all next year at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards! 


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Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners!

2019 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards!