Big thanks to Betty for the loan of the beautiful dresses.
Lucas + Maureen
Strathcona Park Lodge, Campbell River, B. C.
Maureen + Lucas are down to earth and adventurous, to say the least, and we were happy to travel to Vancouver Island for their wedding. When they thought of a place to hold their destination wedding they chose this remote wilderness camp an hour’s drive inland from Campbell River after finding it online, and their friends and family coming from Texas, Detroit, and all over the United States, and even as far as Europe, came to celebrate with M + L. The couple live in Texas so they planned their wedding by email and phone but when the day of the wedding came every single detail worked out seamlessly despite the long distance. Guests stayed in the cozy cabins scattered throughout the property and games and outdoor activities (think ziplining) were planned for all the guests who arrived the day before. The evening before their wedding everything was planned and set up and the only wild card left was mother nature and the chance of rain in the forecast. When the actual day turned out to be a rainy one everyone was in a festive mood and the weather was just something to add to the unpredictable natural beauty of the Vancouver Island location.
Getting ready in the cozy and rustic cabins before the ceremony begins.
Maureen + Lucas, it was such a treat to be there to witness and document every heartfelt moment on your wedding day. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and always more adventures together!
The sweet moment when they first see each other. The first look …
The ceremony was held by the lake with views of the mountains all around and afterwards everyone headed to the reception hall where the couple and their friends and family enjoyed a meal with slow-cooked salmon prepared around the fire pit in traditional First Nations style.
“The real beauty of a Strathcona Park Lodge wedding is being with the people you love, having everything taken care of, so all you have to do is enjoy every minute of it. The ceremony, reception, accommodation and activities are all here. And with so many gorgeous views you don’t need to go searching for photo opportunities.”
We loved working with all the Strathcona Lodge Staff + the awesome videography team at Modern Romance.
“Today is the Day”
We’ve been eagerly waiting for this wedding day since the day we heard the news that Carl + Ashley would be getting married. Mark has known Carl all of his life and from the minute we met Ashley we could tell they were perfect for each other. There wedding day was full of love and joy, and it meant so much for us to be a part it. Here’s a few of our favourites from their first look and their ceremony and reception in royal blue and gold at The Secret Garden, although to tell you the truth it was difficult to choose just a few! Elizabeth + Mark
Their Story: Ashley and Carl met in the spring of 2010, however they had been in one another’s lives so much longer than that, going to the same elementary school and high school without knowing it. Carl got up the courage to ask Ashley one day at the coffee shop where she worked at the time. She said yes, and the rest is history. Four years after they met Carl planned a date to take Ashley ice skating at an outdoor skating ring. Carl got down on one knee while the snow fell around them and asked Ashley to marry him. When you ask them “Why does your relationship work?” they always say: “Because we always value each other. Long distance relationships can be hard but our love for each other is stronger than distance.”
Ashley’s hair by Rachel at the Onyx Styling Room Salon in Mission.
Sarah + Brandon
Concept and bouquets: Vintagelizy
Photography: White Album Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Felicia Bromba – Makeup Artist
Accessories and Shoes: Champagne & Lace
Swag: Floral Design By Lili
Candy Bar: Sweet Events
Cupcakes: Haley’s Cakes
This styled shoot was dreamed up by Karlene of Vintage Lizy, a tea girl at heart and a vintage fanatic. The concept was birthed and inspired as she scavanged through crates of antique silver tea-sets, candle arbors and silverware so beautiful, you couldn’t help but imagine the original owner’s life story. The vision was simple: a tea party that played on the imagination; whimsical with accents of a grown-up fairy tale. Along with a team of wedding creatives a teacup hair fascinator with a eucalyptus saucer was fashioned for a touch of whimsy. The bride, Sarah, was glamoured up in rich pink eye and lip colors by makeup and hair artist Felicia Bromba and nails by CML-Creations. In keeping with the theme there was raspberry pink tea water, and a vintage styled candy bar complete with large pink swirled lollipops, marshmallows and candies from Sweet Events, and the table set with quirky fork place-card holders. The team incorporated more glam and texture through faux fur, rosette print throws, and a eucalyptus swag by Floral Design by Lili. The brooch bouquets were handmade by Vintage Lizy and featured in the silver tea pots in lieu of fresh flowers alongside a three-tiered silver cupcake tray by Haley’s Cakes. The end result had a touch of chic and glam, playful yet elegant. Sarah and Brandon, the model couple, are newlyweds of seven months. Sarah wore her original wedding dress, a lace mermaid gown that accented her figure beautifully and looked perfect with the brooch bouquet, and accessories and shoes by Champagne & Lace, and the couple were happy to have some additional wedding photos with a very unique flare. It was a fun shoot for all who were involved!
Concept and bouquets: Vintagelizy – https://www.facebook.com/vintagelizy // Photography: White Album Weddings – www.whitealbumweddings.com // Hair and Makeup: Felicia Bromba – Makeup Artist – http://www.makeup-by-felicia.com/ // Accessories and Shoes: Champagne & Lace – http://champagneandlace.com/ // Nails: CML-Creations – http://www.cml-creations.com/ // Candy Bar: Sweet Events – http://sweeteventsbc.ca/ // Cupcakes: Haley’s Cakes – http://haleyscakes.wix.com/haleyscakes // Swag: Floral Design By Lili -http://www.floraldesignbylili.com/ // Bride & Groom: Sarah & Brandon
We are happy to have been a part of S + T’s wedding this summer at the Fraser River Lodge in Agassiz as they celebrated their day surrounded by their friends and family and promised vows to each other with an incredible view of majestic snow-capped mountains. After having experienced our rainiest engagement session to date with T + S we were all thrilled to leave our umbrellas at home and see the sun shining on the day of the wedding. Hair and makeup for Sass and the bridesmaids was done by Alejandra (www.vancouvermakeup.com) and the day was coordinated flawlessly with the help of Wendy, the amazing coordinator at the Lodge. To see their (wet and rainy and fun!) engagement photos CLICK HERE.
“I’m just watching you video for the first time! You and Mark have such a way of bringing out the beauty in people! I love the music and photos you chose for the slideshow. You’re so talented!”
Steph + Eric
"We couldn’t be happier! They’ve helped us to remember all the special little moments of the day that seemed to have flown by. Choosing our favourites will be no easy task!!"
Ashley + Greg
“We love them and we had so much fun. I’ve been telling people all about you guys and what a wonderful job you did. Thank you again for this wonderful gift, we appreciate it so much, it’s such a blessing.”
Sarah + Paul