Christine and Ryan wanted to do something a little different for their wedding. They were married in a castle! Hatley Castle near Victoria is a stunning and magical wedding location found right by the ocean overlooking the Olympic Mountains and surrounded by gardens. They chose to have a smaller, intimate and elegant wedding and whole feel of the day was relaxed, yet fun and enjoyed by all, including us despite working hard to capture their day for them. I kept feeling like I was a character in the pages of the novel ‘The Great Gatsby”. We just love photographing weddings in Victoria as it’s my home town and it is always great to be back home!
Getting ready at the Inn at Laurel Point on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Christine, along with her Dad, her sister and girlfriends leave the castle and walk towards the gardens for her wedding ceremony.
Father and Daughter at it’s best!
Ryan and groomsmen catch a first glance at Christine.
Being big fans of nice wines, they insisted on bringing in some of their favourite wine, Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc from the Okanagan, to share with their guests.
Speeches of true friendship and love were shared, plus a few embarrassing moments sprinkled in for good measure!
Guests enjoyed the summer evening by dancing outside on the beautiful stone patio beneath the stars!
Hatley Castle by night.
And still looking glamorous Christine and Ryan drove back into Victoria, after the most perfect of days. Thanks Christine and Ryan for letting us be a part of your day, it truly was an honour.
Christine/Bridesmaids Hair and Make-Up: Sharon Rai
Christine’s Wedding Shoes: Christian Dior
Florist: Foxgloves Flowers
Marriage Commissioner: Donald Gunn
Ceremony/Reception Location: Hatley Castle, Victoria
Harpist: Alison Vardy