Katrina & Steven - Garden wedding English Inn on Vancouver Island

After way too long without a blog post, I'm very excited to share Katrina & Steven's beautiful Outdoor Garden Wedding at the English Inn on Vancouver Island. Katrina and Steven were married on the May long weekend in beautiful Victoria, BC. I met Katrina at a bridal show more than a year before their wedding. As she described the intimate garden party they were planning on the island, I knew it was going to be an amazing weekend. Katrina described the incredible venue: "When you enter the grounds, you don't even feel like you are in Victoria anymore. You don't even care where you are, you just don't want to leave." The weather for their wedding was perfect, even allowing for an outdoor dinner reception (something that never happens in Calgary in May!). I love how all the soft blooms in the garden matched perfectly with pink and ivory colours throughout the decor. Katrina and Steven are such a sweet couple. Kris and I were so honoured to travel to Victoria with them and be a part of their family for the weekend. Katrina is a huge Disney fan and there was more than a few times during their wedding where I had to stop and catch my breath because it felt like a moment straight out of a fairytale.

My absolute favourite moment from their wedding day was right after their first dance. The sun was setting outside and we stole them away to race down to the beach and capture a few last portraits. The four of us laughed and ran towards the sun...it was the perfect ending to the day. Honestly, this is usually my favourite part of my job. There are some many intimate moments on a wedding day that I get invited to experience and I cherish every one of them.

Bridal jewellery and dresses at VIctorian Inn

Bridal jewellery and dresses at VIctorian Inn

Bride getting ready black and white

Bride getting ready black and white

Bride At English Inn Victoria

Bride At English Inn Victoria

Bride putting on wedding dress

Bride putting on wedding dress

Black and white bride getting ready

Black and white bride getting ready

English Inn Victoria BC

English Inn Victoria BC

Traditional shaving kit

Traditional shaving kit

Groom shaving on wedding day

Groom shaving on wedding day

groom shaving on wedding day

groom shaving on wedding day

Groomsmen putting on suits

Groomsmen putting on suits

Groom putting on suit and shoes

Groom putting on suit and shoes

Black and white portrait groom

Black and white portrait groom

Outdoor Garden wedding at English Inn Vancouver Island

Outdoor Garden wedding at English Inn Vancouver Island

First look English Inn Victoria

First look English Inn Victoria

Outdoor Garden wedding English inn Victoria

Outdoor Garden wedding English inn Victoria

Bride and Groom by ocean Victoria BC

Bride and Groom by ocean Victoria BC

Rocky beach bridal pictures

Rocky beach bridal pictures

Outdoor Garden wedding English Inn on Vancouver Island

Outdoor Garden wedding English Inn on Vancouver Island

Bride and groom in forest

Bride and groom in forest

Bride walking down aisle with father

Bride walking down aisle with father

Bride walking down aisle wedding ceremony

Bride walking down aisle wedding ceremony

Outdoor garden wedding ceremony

Outdoor garden wedding ceremony

Outdoor Garden wedding at English Inn on Vancouver Island

Outdoor Garden wedding at English Inn on Vancouver Island

First kiss outdoor garden wedding

First kiss outdoor garden wedding

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom kissing under stone arch

Bride and Groom kissing under stone arch

Bride with bridesmaids in garden

Bride with bridesmaids in garden

Groom with Groomsmen in Garden

Groom with Groomsmen in Garden

Bride and Groom at English Inn Garden

Bride and Groom at English Inn Garden

Outdoor Garden wedding at the English Inn on Vancouver Island

Outdoor Garden wedding at the English Inn on Vancouver Island

Garden wedding Vancouver Island

Garden wedding Vancouver Island

Garden wedding reception

Garden wedding reception

Outdoor Garden wedding at The English Inn Victoria

Outdoor Garden wedding at The English Inn Victoria

Best man speech garden wedding

Best man speech garden wedding

Chocolate vanilla wedding cake

Chocolate vanilla wedding cake

Cutting wedding cake

Cutting wedding cake

First Dance English Inn Victoria

First Dance English Inn Victoria

Macaulay Point Park Sunset Portraits

Macaulay Point Park Sunset Portraits

Sunset at Macaulay Point Park

Sunset at Macaulay Point Park

Wedding Sparkler photos English Inn Victoria

Wedding Sparkler photos English Inn Victoria

Venue: English Inn, Victoria BC Catering: Melting Moments Catering Dresses: David's Bridal Suits: Moores Hair & Makeup: Artistry by Alexa Flowers: Flowers on Top Event Design and Decor: Trend Decor Band: The Gibson's Block