Alyssa + Darin’s Vancouver Island Wedding Weekend

If you’ve never been to Canada, you may be planning a vacation to the west coast after seeing this amazingly beautiful scenery.  The perfect photos from Janelle Photography combined with this brilliant backdrop and made better by a stunning bride and groom will having you Googling a vacation or destination wedding in this lovely locale for sure!  Taking place on Vancouver Island, Alyssa and Darin’s friends and fam enjoyed a lakeside ceremony, stellar scenery, and darling little details and finished off the evening staying at The Old House Village Hotel and Spa.




Now I don’t know about you, but I want to send a big thank you shout out to the first couple to take a photo under a willow tree and be inspired its romance.  Alyssa took it on step further and handcrafted that willow branch arch herself.  Beautiful beaches and willows aren’t the only standout of Alyssa and Darin’s wedding though.  Everything about this wedding is full of romantic outdoor goodness. Shutter escort card displays and handmade blackberry jam with simple stationery accent the gorgeous grounds and create a a fabulously homey and chic wedding.  Punching up the pretty factor, are the perfect dahlia and spider mum arrangements that Alyssa and fam arranged themselves.  Even the dazzling dahlia cake was also handmade by a friend!




This is so the kind of wedding that has me planning a vacation or vow renewal because it’s so pretty.  I can’t thank Janelle Photography enough for sharing this stunning scenery and super DIY.  Congratulations Alyssa and Darin!

Date: September 22, 2012

Location: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Photography: Janelle Photography

Event Venue: Courtenay Fish and Game Club

Accommodations: Old House Village Hotel and Spa

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