Michelle and Brad are two of the sweetest people you will every meet. They were married on a cloudy, drizzly day this past spring. The weather did not get them down. They were laughing and smiling the whole day. Despite the rain, this was truly a beautiful day.
Michelle got ready at home, surrounded by family and friends. Having fun with family and friends was the most important part of their wedding day to them. Dad may or may not have had tears in his eyes when he saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
Beautiful woman inside and out.
Michelle’s step-daughter, Teagan, was very much part of the day and was big help with her little brother, Marcus.
The ceremony was held inside at the Royal Colwood Golf and Country Club. Teagan and Marcus walked in ahead of Michelle.
Both moms were happy for this moment.
Tegan felt the emotion of the moment as well.
The guys had cufflinks for their favourite hockey teams…
…and had some fun with their socks as well.
The Westin Bear Mountain Resort was so generous with us! I contacted Helena, the event coordinator there, a few days earlier when I had seen that the forecast was for rain and asked her if we could come to the hotel for pictures. She not only said yes but offered us the use of their wine cellar as well. Helena, you rock! This is a one of a kind place in Victoria. And so it was fun to be able to see inside of.
The rain had mostly stopped for a bit while at Bear Mountain, so we captured a few more images outside. What’s a little water gonna hurt anyway.
After the portraits were finished, we went back to the Royal Colwood for the reception.
This gorgeous cake was made by a family friend!
Their first dance was a family affair. I loved that they celebrated together as a new family.
Michelle and Brad, thank you again for inviting me to be part of your day. I loved every minute.
Officiant: Sherry Lynn Easthom
Bride’s gown: Bride’s Closet
Bride’s Maids’ dresses: Shades of White, Victoria
Florist: Brown’s Florist, Langford
Transportation: Alpine Limo
Photography: Deanna McCollum Photography