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Vancouver Island Summer Wedding

September 26, 2018
Vancouver Island Summer Wedding

West Coast Wedding Day

Erin and Cam were married on Cam’s parents’ family property in Sooke on Vancouver Island’s wild West Coast on a slightly sunny, slightly stormy, and slightly rainy July day. When the planning process first began, Erin and Cam were unsure if the family property that Cam had grown up on was the right fit for hosting 100+ friends and family from across Canada and the United States; however, it didn’t take long for the plans to take shape once our team saw the stunning oceanfront property for the first time! It was easy to imagine a beautiful ceremony set on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

For our couple, a beautiful design was just an important as a delicious meal and a truly epic all-night dance party. We brought local BBQ experts Alibi Catering on board for a Texas-inspired feast which was complicated perfectly by the feature craft cocktails poured all night by Twist of Fate.

We were thrilled to have Erin and Cam be able to be one of our first wedding clients to use the beautiful teepee style marquee tents from The Wise Co. The large scale marquees and The Wise Co.’s beautifully designed harvest tables served as the building blocks for Danielle Lewis of Trend Decor to work her design magic. Danielle paired pops of corals in the florals from Cartref Gardens with the modern geometric shapes, that Erin loved, to create an effortlessly elegant yet modern west coast inspired design that fit perfectly against the backdrop of the Salish Sea and Washington’s Olympic Mountains.

The very west coast mix of weather on Erin and Cam’s wedding day didn’t phase guests who enjoyed a beautiful cocktail hour on the lawn following the nuptials, led by Erin’s brother, with assistance from the couple’s floral collar adorned dog, Rosie. As the party moved into the cozy marquees tents for dinner, it started to rain, but the rain only created an even more magical feel to an already spectacular day as Erin and Cam and their guests celebrated under the tents well into the night!

– Vancouver Island Wedding Planner, Emma McCormick

Planning + Stationery: Emma McCormick Photographer: Sweet Heirloom Photography Design + Decor: Trend Decor Florals: Cartref Gardens Tenting, Lighting + Speciality Furniture Rentals: The Wise Co. Bar Service: Twist of Fate DJ: HIWAY PRODUCTIONS Makeup Artist: Glam by Lisa Hair Stylist: Hunt & Gather Hair Company Cupcake Bar: Ruth & Dean Bridal Boutique: The White Peony Dress Designer: Willowby by Watters Dress Alterations: Lilly Kennedy Transportation: Alpine Limosine Service
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