Kyle and Ashley met in Grade 12 and 5 years later Kyle proposed to his best friend and the rest is history.
When we first met Ashley explained that her dream wedding would be a blend of Pride and Prejudice meets Marie Antoinette, while Kyle wanted the ocean to be part of their wedding. Milner Gardens seemed to be the perfect fit for them both. With the ocean backdrop, gardens and quaint tea house it offered them everything they wanted.
Even though I had shot there before I was careful to arrive extra early and find some new spots for photos that might give Ashley that look she wanted – my photo highlight was using the window in the front of the ivy covered house.
The reception took place at Nanaimo Golf Course where we were allowed to also take pictures on one of their signature holes. I absolutely loved the wide pieces of tulle draped upon the vaulted ceilings with white lanterns. It was worth all the hard work since the dance floor was pretty busy the whole night. Kyle and Ashley really threw an entertaining wedding for their friends and family. The one bit of entertainment they didn’t know about was a surprise performance from a The Footclan dance group. I was happy to be the photographer so I could have a front row seat. It was pretty thrilling.
I should also mention a huge reason this day was so stress free, smooth and fun in it’s execution was due to their extraordinary wedding planner Michelle Whitehead. It was nice to see Kyle and Ashley able to kick off their shoes and really take in their day without having to worry about a thing. Amazing job Michelle!
Congrats Kyle and Ashley on such a wonderful day.
Wedding Coordinator – Michelle Whitehead – A+ Weddings
Ceremony – Milner Gardens
Caterer and Reception – Nanaimo Golf Club
Wedding Gown – The Bridal Gallery
Hair – Maffeo Salon
Make-Up – The Bay (Clinique Make-Up Counter)
Grooms Clothing – Moores Clothing
Dance Group – Footclan Dance Group
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