As Bayley and I were driving home from a photo shoot the other night we started discussing all of the amazing vendors we got to work with this past summer....ok maybe it started with talking about delicious food, which led to talking about Caitlin + Damiens delicious buffet at the Beach Club....but none the less, we thought we would share some of our favourites...
Ceremony Site: The Raven Lodge, Mt Washington
The Raven Lodge on Mount Washington features beautiful a cedar arbour and benches and a gazebo, all with a stunning view of Mt. Albert Edward! Add in some gorgeous back lighting and there you have our favourite ceremony site of this past summer!
Reception Site: Sproat Lake Landing, Port Alberni
We could be biased because this reception site was outdoors and we LOVE natural light, but even so, what a gorgeous location! To quote their website...
"...the setting of Sproat Lake Landing combines the picturesque, cottage country charm with the rugged attitude the Pacific Rim Highway is famous for."
Food: The Beach Club, Parksville
Beach Club BBQ Buffet, need we say more? Ok - how about Mac & Cheese! Are you drooling yet? We are just thinking about it! Add in the fact that we got to sit with the Bride's amazing and welcoming family and we can't say enough good things about this dinner!! Side note: it is also a stunning location, inside and out!
Flowers: Petal and Kettle Floral Boutique, Parksville
I feel like we keep saying that "we cannot say enough good things" about every vendor, but its true!! And equally for Petal and Kettle! Their flowers and bouquets are always so unique and beautiful, as well as sturdy!! Sturdy you ask? You see, through out the day, the bouquet is picked up, put down and passed around a million times, so its always such a relief to know that the flowers are going to stand up to all of this and look just as fabulous in the first photo of the day as the last!
Event Planner: At First Blush
We are just gonna quote their website here because we couldn't have said it better ourselves!!
"Together with Kristina’s interior design and planning and Alicia’s hospitality management backgrounds, you are sure to receive the best in professionalism, creativity, inspiration, and classic design. At First Blush is here to unveil your story in a most magical way and to manage all situations so that all you have to think about is enjoying every moment of your truly special event."
Make-up & Hair: As You Wish Beauty
One thing that is SO important to invest in for your wedding day is hair and makeup! As photographers we always notice this - good hair and makeup will last you from the time they put it on in the morning until the clock strikes midnight....or even later....with every crazy pose and thing your photographers ask you to do in between! We worked with the ladies of As You Wish Beauty a couple of times this summer and we highly recommend them!
DJ (and BONUS! Photobooth!): Par 4 DJ & Photobooth
You always want your dance floor rockin' at your wedding right? Check! Add in a super fun photo booth to the package and you get Par 4 DJ & Photobooth Services! Jeff & Rina keep the dance floor full and capture some awesome memories for all of your guests in one amazing and affordable package!!
The Dress: Ladybelle Bridal
3 of our 6 brides bought their dresses from Ladybelle this past summer and every single one of them raved about the amazing service and selection! We love happy brides!
Not only were we blessed to work with so many amazing vendors like the ones above, but we also met the most loving families and couples that every weekend reminded us how much we love our job!! Thank you all for such an amazing season, we are looking forward to the year toe come!
Holly & Bayley