Denise and Tyler… these two are so sweet and have to be one of the coolest couples we have ever worked with. Both pilots, there was a travel theme to the wedding, which took place on Pender Island. Denise and Tyler live in Calgary so they and their guests travelled to the beautiful island (Pender is one of the Southern Gulf Islands located along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, near Vancouver, BC). The wedding venue was the famous Poets Cove Resort.
This wedding was a blast for us–it was like summer camp! A team of us travelled over and stayed at the resort for a few days with some of our closest wedding-vendor friends while we transformed the space.


The colours were our favourites: soft pinks and blush, pale peaches, spring green, creamy whites. Her dress was a the palest shade of blush and was layers and layers of tule.

One of my favourite moments was watching the ceremony from one of the guest rooms up above, and looking down and seeing the massive floral display we built on our mantle and all the rose petals coverign the aisle and the bridesmaids in their dresses and then Denise and Tyler standing up saying their vows. Everything looked gorgeous together everyone matched the flowers and it was magical.


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Denise’s hair was by Elena Roberts of Conscious Hair and her makeup was by Mel Baird. Jenna & Tristan captured the day in photographs for the couple.
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Yipeeeeee! Finally we can show you something we’ve been itching to share for months. Laura of Tuktu Paper inspired an incredible shoot that Verbena Floral took part in. Set at the magical Mystic Beach, French Kiss Event arranged a photo shoot of a laid back, intimate West Coast wedding, and the editors at Pacific Weddings saw a snap on Instagram and asked to publish it! We just got our copy and are so beyond thrilled to share this project with their readers–and now finally with you! The photographer for this shoot was the incredible, talented Christie Graham of Christie Graham Photography (who kindly came over from Vancouver).

Pacific Wedding Mag feature-5Pacific Wedding Mag feature-2This multi location shoot started with this table set up at the Pacheedaht Campground in Port Renfrew (because there was no way we were hauling all this stuff down the 45 minute hike to Mystic!). Then we drove back to Mystic and all hiked down for 45 mins to get the portraits and surf shots. Then back up to warm up around a fire with dinner. We capped off this long day with an incredible Morrocan Stew that Elena’s husband had made for all of us over a campfire on the beach.Moroccan Surf Elopement-209Moroccan Surf Elopement-210

Setting up for this shoot involved a lot of vendors! Laura of Tuktu Paper was the talented woman who created all the printed material like the invitations, the place cards, the “You can’t stop the waves” tambourine and  the beer bottle labels below. Moroccan Surf Elopement-96 Moroccan Surf Elopement-90Moroccan Surf Elopement-95The beautiful dress is an Anna Campbell dress and it is from The White Peony, in Victoria. Patrick Tier of Citizen Clothing provided all the clothing for the groom. Hair was by Elena of Concious Hair and makeup was by Erin Bradley of Style by Erin Bradley. Cake by Ruth & Dean. And Mexi Pops brought their cart and frozen treats so we could shoot the bride and groom with the pops. Without furth adieu, here are some photos from the “wedding”. How gorgeous are these models?! And what troopers–it was not exactly sunny and warm–it was authentic West Coast: breezy.Moroccan Surf Elopement-39Moroccan Surf Elopement-54Moroccan Surf Elopement-123 Moroccan Surf Elopement-108 Moroccan Surf Elopement-103 Moroccan Surf Elopement-101 Moroccan Surf Elopement-91Moroccan Surf Elopement-64 Moroccan Surf Elopement-50Moroccan Surf Elopement-187Isn’t their dinner table so sweet? Vanessa bought the pillow fabric from Liberty of London in the UK and had pillows made. The incredible feather scarf (below) and the chevron print table runner were both pieces bought from Coral & Tusk in New York.

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Moroccan Surf Elopement-200Fabulous job to everyone involved. It was such an honour and pleasure to work with you all. What a vision to pull together, and the results are something we will all cherish for years to come. If you’d like to see a little more, a beautiful video was shot by Cassie O’Neil of Cassie O’Neil Videography–it really shows all the details of the shoot:

Talk about a blissful wedding full of love. In a gorgeous setting at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, Faraley and Ange got hitched, and recited the best vows we’ve ever heard. Love, love, love… These beauties were surrounded by family, friends and delicate-but-lively flowers (including the most gorgeous Icelandic poppies) in a gorgeous palette. The Best Men captured the day so so so beautifully–here is a peek.

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Ange and I just wanted to thank you and your team for being AWESOME.  The flowers were amazing and all I heard all night was how gorgeous this wedding was and it was truly because of you. It was everything we could have hoped for, so THANK YOU! !

I hope any leftover flowers went to hospice and PLEASE let me know if the love ball is beyond repair and we will buy you a new one (I saw my bro with it and knew it was the end…).



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I loved that Derek and Sarah chose to get married in the spring. It is, to me, one of the best times “florally” to get married because there are an abundance of quintessential wedding flowers in bloom: peonies, tulips, lily of the valley [*sigh*] …just gorgeous.

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SD1156SD1182 SD1253SD1300Congratulations to this sweet couple. Thank you for inviting us into your day—the pleasure was all ours.

Thank you to the amazing Ryan Mcdonald for the beautiful photography. The wedding took place at one of our favourite venues: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.