Planning my own wedding was a complete dream, something I had thought about since a little girl. David and I had a short engagement lasting just under 7 months. We knew we wanted to start the next chapter in our lives together, so why wait?!
The night before our wedding we had a lovely dinner downtown Victoria with both of our parents. David and I wanted to thank each of them with gifts and words of love. It only seemed fitting to have it at Il Covo a delicious local italian restaurant since we would be jet setting off to Italy the day after our wedding to honeymoon. After dinner we retuned back to our hotel and the two of us enjoyed one last moment together before the big day sipping cocktails and enjoying dessert in the Q lounge of the Fairmont Empress.
I hardly slept a wink that night with the exciting anticipation of the next day. I was able to spend the night with my mom. It was so meaningful to spend those last few hours with the woman who has been at my side every step of the way.
Deciding on my glam team was a no brainer. I had my amazing cousin Laura who works for Artistry by Alexa for makeup and Elena of Concious Hair. These ladies are seriously the best of the best. Not only are they beyond talented but they are amazing women. I could not have felt more loved and beautiful!
To say I did not have pre wedding butterflies would have been a lie. I was so excited and nervous to walk down that aisle. The minute I saw Davids eyes, I knew they would all go away!
I was so excited to have my gorgeous nieces Sophia and Isabella part of our day! Look at their beautiful floral crowns by the talented Thorn & Thistle
My dad wore the most beautiful tie clip once worn by his father. We wanted to incorporate pieces of loved one no longer with us. David also wore a very similar tie clip from my mothers father.
David and I choose not to have a “first look” we are very traditional and wanted the first time we saw each other to be on our wedding day as I walked down the aisle. We choose to write notes to one another along with a gift. I received the most gorgeous Anni Aquamarine Studs by local designer Leah Alexandra that were my “something blue.”
Photographer: Vanessa Lust Photography
Venue: Fairmont Empress
Videography: Meidany Photography