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Romantic Boho Wedding on Vancouver Island

Barefeet and overflowing breathtaking bouquets can only mean one thing: we have a boho beauty on our hands right here. This summer wedding, captured by Christie Graham, has me embracing a more relaxed outlook for my own upcoming nuptials and Paul Behm’s film just reinforces that belief even more. Settle into your Monday in a much better mood with these pics right here.


From Christie Graham PhotographySurrounded by close friends and family, Jason and Mish recited heartfelt vows in the Groom’s grandparent’s backyard on Vancouver Island in late September. They couldn’t have imagined a more personal place to get married. Hand-crafted wooden benches, the perfect flower arch and countless other details were designed and built by the Bride and Groom in preparation for their summer wedding. Two dogs (one belonging to the couple, the other belonging to a friend) sporting fresh floral collars preceded the Bride down the aisle.

The Bride’s carefree, barefooted boho look (so gorgeous!) and the maids’ mismatching braided updos and dresses complemented the stylish menswear – crisp navy velvet jackets, cream chinos and bow ties – perfectly.

Gold, blush, navy, cream and wooden elements came together flawlessly, decorating the reception venue to perfection. Thoughtful signage, beautiful photo memories, unique furniture vignettes, vintage books, frill balloons, an intricate handmade head table backdrop and cream candles added a sense of romance and intimacy to the space.

Photography: Christie Graham Photography | Videography: Paul Behm | Floral Design: West Coast Classic Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Ceremony Venue: Private Residence | Reception Venue: Fairwinds Golf Club | Makeup: MAC Cosmetics | Hair: Persona Hair Salon | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Balloons: Confetti And Co (and A Few DIY By The Bride) | Blue Ring: The Mahogany Attic | Bowtie: Mrs. Bow Tie | Bridal Boutique: Bisou Bridal | Paper Goods: Zing Paperie And Design | Seating Chart: Bespoke Decor

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Vancouver Island Winery Wedding from Ashley + Brandon Photography

I adore this wedding.  And not only because it’s a serious pretty-fest from start to finish (it so is).  No, I adore this wedding because I happen to have a serious crush on these two cuties – two cuties who met back in junior high school, shared an apartment in college and, after sweet courtship, decided to tie the knot with only six months to plan.  Yep, they are amazing… and watching them say I do?  Magical.  See every love-filled moment captured by Ashley + Brandon Photography in the full gallery.


From the Bride… Colin and I grew up together in a small town in central Alberta, we have known each other since Jr. High School. I moved away in grade ten but we kept in touch here and there; in 2010 I was looking for a new roommate during university and Colin happened to be looking for a room! We lived together as roommates for two years before we began dating.

We talked on and off about getting married last summer while Colin was away (he’s in the military). He just said, “Why don’t we get married before June?” (There was a possibility of him being deployed.) I was shocked because it was a lot of planning to do in six months! We didn’t tell anyone for a week just in case we decided it would be better to wait until after his tour. By the end of the week we were both so excited that we didn’t want to wait any longer!

Our vision was intimate and timeless. We were surrounded by 18 of our closest family and friends and wanted something that was going to be comfortable for all our guests as they were traveling for us it was important to have a feeling of home. We didn’t want anything fussy or over the top. Just something that reflected who we are.

Our wedding theme was home. I didn’t use anything at the wedding that I wouldn’t have in my own home. I love mismatched china, bunting flags, and searching for vintage pieces.

The flowers were all cut from the winery gardens by Colin’s parents, Jackie (site manager), Colin, and myself the day before. Since Starling Lane is a historic site I had Jackie send me some “fun facts” about the winery and made a scavenger hunt for our guests to learn and explore the grounds. The venue was my favorite “detail” it’s so beautiful I didn’t want to have too much stuff to take away from the natural beauty of the place.

The entire day right from start to finish I couldn’t have asked for more. I got to marry the person I adore the most in the world.

Wedding Photography: Ashley + Brandon Photography | Wedding Venue: Starling Lane Winery | Floral Design: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique | Catering: Food For Thought 5 | Cake + Sweets: Dutch Bakery | Wedding Invitations: Custom designed watercolor, printed at Notables | Shoes: Lille Boutique, Portland, Oregon | Wedding Dress: WTOO (Jemma) via Novelle Bridal Shop, Edmonton, Alberta | Hair Accessories: Doloris Petunia | Bride’s Jacket: Bamboo Ballroom | Purse: ASOS | Earrings: Grandmother’s | Wedding Ring: Bride’s Great-Grandmother’s | Engagement Ring: Rare Earth Fine Custom Jewelry | Bracelet: Upcycled ‘spoon’ via a Melbourne Market | Heart Ring: Gift from Bride’s Dad to her Mum, Wedding gift to Bride | Hair + Makeup: Erin Bradley | Vintage China + Props: Josephine + David Hoskins of Victoria Vintage China Rentals | Groom’s Attire: Indochino | Colin’s Hair: Victory Barber & Brand | Favours: Wine from Starling Lane Winery | Music: Calvin Cairns

Vancouver Island Engagement Session from Jonathan David Photography

Snowy engagement sessions always get me. Always. Perhaps it’s the pretty backdrop it creates or maybe it’s the cozy feelings you get from seeing two cuties cuddled up – whatever it is, I am a huge fan. And when such a snowy session is captured by someone like Jonathan David Photography? Where every image is hang-on-your-wall-worthy? That’s when I know I’ll be snuggling up real close with this gallery today. See it all here.


From Jonathan David PhotographyI’m really excited to share with you a true snowy engagement experience I had with Alexandra & Duncan last week at Mount Washington, Vancouver Island, Canada. Being Australian, I’ve only ever dreamed of having a white Christmas and this year I was lucky enough to have one thanks to these guys. Complete with snow ball fights, hot chocolate and gingerbread christmas trees and snowflake cookies, this engagement session took place immediately after a blizzard snow storm at the top of Mt Washington, which meant that there was insane amounts of gorgeous soft snow for us to play in. Both Alex & Duncan love the snow and enjoy skiing together, so the location was the perfect choice. The love and affection between these two heated things right up and never did we stop to realize that the temperatures were well below freezing.

Wedding Photography: Jonathan David Photography | Location: Mount Washington in Vancouver Island,  Canada