with Karley and Daniel
"Sea Cider is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Their ten acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heritage apples.
Whether you are considering an intimate ceremony with a dozen friends in our forest “stumpery” or a larger celebration with over one hundred guests, Sea Cider offers many options. April through October our celebration tent is a weatherproof option that can accommodate 120 guests for a seated dinner or up to 150 guests for a stand-up reception. And year round the ciderhouse is able to accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated dinner or 80 for a ceremony and cocktail-style reception."
quoted from their site http://seacider.ca/events/weddings/
with Ricki + Brett
link to Abkhazi Gardens
The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful gardens.
..The garden is very discreet from the street, with only hints of what exists beyond the hornbeam hedge. What the visitor does find is a garden that embraces a natural landscape that is unique to Victoria. The garden is blessed with dramatic glaciated rocky slopes, magnificent native Garry oaks and gorgeous vistas.
with Shelly and Dasol,
Red rubber boots, a delightful an intimate lodge by the sea and a sweet husband to be made for a beautiful wedding day! Much to say about this sweet place.
link to Craidelonna Lodge
with Jessie and Dan
link to Affinity Guest House
Imagine your rehearsal BBQ, ceremony and reception all in one place. Your friends and family will love you for it! Our venue can be rented by the day, by the week, or for the weekend including accommodation in all three rooms, exclusive use of the property, guesthouse and kitchen for your ceremony and/or reception. They cater to couples who want to have a great wedding without the stress.
Their waterfront acreage at Affinity Guesthouse has unlimited potential for your special day. They provide the venue; let your imagination take care of the rest. We take pride in offering a beautiful location with tremendous flexibility.
With Yasmin and Crawford
link to Empress Hotel
Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour and beloved cultural city centre. This luxury hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 464 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting, venue and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre. The Fairmont Gold experience offers a unique lifestyle experience with personalized, attentive service. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island, explore exclusive special offers and create memories at the iconic Fairmont Empress.
There are a variety of both venues and suppliers and too many to list. Depending on your vision and needs I'm certain there is one out there for you. If you do not find what you are looking for in this suggested list, please do not hesitate to contact me and perhaps I can direct you accordingly.
An engagement session with your photographer is an opportunity to exercise comfort and ease in front of the camera. Also a valuable time to get to know your photographer and feel confident visually long before your wedding day and will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding images.
I spend 2-3 hrs with my couples, listening to them, learning about them, watching their nuances, laughing and playing, getting to know them all the while capturing their uniqueness on camera.
with Thuraya + Matthew
link to Villa Marco Polo Inn
In 2003 this magnificent property became the Villa Marco Polo Inn, a property that evokes the memories and images of the countries along the Silk Road, from Venice through the Middle East to China: Persian carpets, exquisite silks, Italian and Chinese ceramics, and fine antiques and art.
A reflecting pool with fountains is the centrepiece of the Italianate gardens, where elegant events, notably weddings, take place from late spring through early autumn. A sculptured wrought iron marriage arbour is located under an ancient spreading Garry oak tree on the west end of the lower garden. The upper garden, separated by a balustrade, has patio and seating areas, and a stone table where brides and grooms may sign the registry, cut their wedding cakes, sip champagne, and savour the moments.
A fabulous backyard wedding taken pace in Metchosin BC at Tanya and Ian's home. So chilled with very little scheduled events other than playing on the grounds, listening to a groovy DJ, cocktail and delicious food, followed by dance and finally a midnight fire!
with Alexandria and Adam
link to Hatley Castle
On the ocean, amidst the forest, by the gardens, or in a castle! Hatley Park is an exquisite national historic site. Your wedding will be a day filled with magic, memories, and romance on this 565 acre Edwardian Estate, which is home to a historic Castle and breathtaking views across the Pacific Ocean to the snow capped Olympic Mountains.