Pacific Shores Wedding, (Parksville, BC) - Matt + Chelsea |

Pacific Shores Wedding, (Parksville, BC) – Matt + Chelsea

I’ve been getting to know Chelsea over the past 4 years and I was lucky to be at her wedding as a friend AND photographer. The location was grand and despite having 125 family and friends attend, Matt and Chelsea were able to spend the day visiting intimately with the many guests as though they were just hanging out in their living room. I loved how they were able to sew their love for one another into the wedding decor. From the hand crafted wine in personalized bottles to Jones Sodas with their picture on the label. Not to mention the table with framed photos showing different generations of family members’ wedding photos. It all felt romantic and appreciative of the many friendships and bonds represented at their wedding.


Wedding Dress – The Brides Closet

Venue – Pacific Shores Resort & Spa

DJ – Sunwest DJ

Flowers – A+ Flowers


ABOVE: I usually try not to be in any pictures, but I liked this one for some reason. ABOVE RIGHT: I think this is one of my most favourite groom shots ever. Matt looks like he means business.
Big thanks to my assistant that day, Courtney Julien, for snagging these detail shots.ABOVE: Always one of my favourite moments – the grooms first sight of his bride. This moment at MY wedding will be planted in my memory forever. I think Matt was feeling just like I did.

BELOW RIGHT: I just love Chelsea’s expression as her eyes meet with Matt.Thanks for the delicious wine I got to enjoy the evening after your wedding!BELOW: I have shot at Pacific shores numerous times, but this was my first time in the new room they renovated to accommodate the dancing. From a photographers point of view I was quite happy with it. Day light was disappearing which made for the fantastic cool blue sky and silhouettes of trees. A magnificent backdrop for Matt and Chelsea’s first dance. 


BELOW: Good times in the photo booth.

If you were at the wedding and want to view the rest of the photos you can check them all out here!


Like what you see? Please feel free to leave me a comment… I welcome the feedback and Matt and Chelsea will love it too!

  1. Ryan

    August 12th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Wow, I LOVE that shot of the two of them looking out over the water! Well done Chuck!

  2. Annie

    August 13th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    CHUCK!! These pictures are amazing!!! I absolutely love ALL of them, but my favourite ones have to be every single one of Chelsea and Matt in the Fun Shots…wow. They are all so well thought out and creative! They both look so incredibly beautiful and in love (because they ARE) but you did a wonderful job of capturing the moment. A ++! hahah

  3. admin

    August 15th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks Annie! Your turn soon? 😉

  4. Kathy Marshall

    August 15th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Thank you so much Chuck, you have captured my Daughters and Matts most precious day so perfectly. The pictures are absolutley stunning, I can’t tell people enough how you and your assistant were amazing, always here and there, never wanting to miss a single opportunity to capture another moment with your cameras. So thank you again, and btw I have no idea how I am ever going to pick out my favorite pictures to order as I love them all. Kathy

  5. admin

    August 15th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks so much Kathy. I am glad you have enjoyed the photos as much as I have been through editing them. It was a perfect day. All the planning and hard work paid off. I was so happy to have the important job of taking Chelsea and Matt’s photos. It has been so great getting to know her over the past 4 years.