I am super excited to see these! For awhile now, I’ve been creating bouquets for elopements at the Inn at Laurel Point. Because I’m not involved in the planning, I don’t usually know who the photographer is and I never meet the couple, so until now I haven’t seen photos of any of the weddings. But how incredible are these two newlyweds and what beautiful shots, am I right? IMG_0224 IMG_0222

Seriously. Un-freaking-believable. Can I have one per cent of this couple’s style?

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Thank you to Ryan MacDonald for sending these my way. And best wishes to this gorgeous couple.

When I first got Joanna’s email, I was taken back by her name, it’s rare that I come across a Joanna, which is my twin sister’s name. Then I read the groom’s name, Tyler–my best friend’s son’s name. Not exceptionally coincidental except for the fact my sister and best friend’s son, who were incredible people full of life and love, both passed away too young. My sister was actually the original florist of the two of us, and working with flowers is a constant reminder of her spirit. When I saw this lovely couple was getting married on the weekend Tyler passed away, I knew this wedding would evoke a lot of emotion for me, but Joanna struck me as an especially warm person and I was intrigued. Sure enough I got to know Joanna and her mother quite well, Tyler was lovely, and the wedding was a nice way for me to remember and reflect while at the same time celebrating family and this young couple (and their precious daughter).

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Joanna and Tyler were married at Oak Bay Beach Hotel and I feel you don’t need to do any floral design for a ceremony with a backdrop like that. The only florals we created for the ceremony, other than the bouquets, were to make little posies of blue delphiniums to hang on the pew markers.

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I feel Joanna’s bouquet was one of the prettiest I made all summer, and I think it’s because I made it organically while thinking of my sister. Those are the most stunning arrangements because they have a whimsical, natural, unique look that can’t be replicated.

XOX, Joanna and Tyler, and your family. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day. It is one I will always remember.

Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Event planner: Details Special Event Planning and Decor
Cake: Ruth & Dean
Hair: Conscious Hair
Makeup: Jen Clarke
Flowers: Verbena Floral Design
Photographer: Ameris

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The adorable, fun-loving Bretton and Chris travelled from Alberta to be married in at her father’s home in beautiful Fanny Bay, which is just past Qualicum on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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Bretton asked for a natural, rustic bouquet with lots of foliage because of the wedding’s west coast setting. We used muted coloured roses, lysmachia, magnolia, eucalyptus, olive and rex begonia foliage.
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The bridesmaids carried striking posies of solid baby’s breath (I think baby’s breath is great when it’s used in a mass like this). We were originally going to spray paint the baby’s breath gold to tie the bridal party colours into the overall wedding palette, but ultimately we decided to go for a more sophisticated look by using goal ribbons, which complemented the royal blue gowns.

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The flower girl’s head wreath was made of olive leaf and spray roses.

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Verbena Floral Design Victoria BCThe dinner was on long harvest tables, and to evoke the natural surroundings we used greenery and simple potted plants and bud vases of soft white blooms. This worked well because there wasn’t a lot of room on the tables for decor since it was a family-style meal.

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One of our services is floral styling, and if that’s a new term to you, like it is to many people, this wedding is an example of where we were the floral stylists. Floral styling is not so much creating arrangements as taking a few floral elements and a few decor elements and styling them to create little vignettes on places like the bar, welcome tables, lounge areas and the ceremony site.Verbena Floral Design Victoria BC

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The garland we created with mostly salal and silver dollar and we made it onsite and attached it to the ceiling and then lined the perimeter of the tent with plumosa ferns.


Wedding Planner: French Kiss Events
Photographer: Kristyn Harder Photography
Florist: Verbena Floral Design
Caterers: Custom Gourmet Catering
Videographer: Koyo Photography
Rentals: Black and White Event Rentals, Bash Specialty and Decorate Victoria
Makeup: Belle Amour
Hair: Andrea Williams
Oyster Bar: The Wandering Mollusk
Cake: Ruth & Dean


Obviously I was floored when Marika from Rock Paper Square approached me and asked if we would help with a special staff party for a local software company. You know anything she is involved with is going to be unique and fun, and sure enough… The theme was a 1920s murder mystery! The party was held at the new Nourish location in the harbour downtown and took over the entire space–up and downstairs.

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Upstairs in the ‘library’ room at Nourish is a live-burning fireplace and we lined the mantle with a solid bank of taper candles in golds, mustard, caramel and brass in antique brass candle holders. To make the room look like an 1920s library we also filled the shelves with bones, antlers and books. View More: http://robcampbellphotography.pass.us/mediacoredinnertheatre View More: http://robcampbellphotography.pass.us/mediacoredinnertheatre

The best part was spelling ‘MURDER’ in foliage on the wall behind the our rustic wooden bar. Sarah cut out the letters in plywood and we wrapped it in moss and ferns, then took washi tape and taped individual pieces of fern all over the walls of the ‘conservatory room’.View More: http://robcampbellphotography.pass.us/mediacoredinnertheatre

Marika had a bunch of containers she had spray painted black for vases, and because it was right before Christmas we used lots of pepper berry, tallow berry, privet berry, japonica, skimmer and antique varieties of carnations. We also used long branches that we covered in moss and succulent heads.View More: http://robcampbellphotography.pass.us/mediacoredinnertheatre

We wanted to make sure we got some good shots of this, because it was so fun and different an event, so we had Ameris come down and shoot the details. Software companies…so cool.