Horticultural Center Of The Pacific Wedding PhotographyWhen I met the groom at a photography workshop years ago, I had no idea that I would someday be taking the Victoria Clipper with my family to Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to photograph this stunning outdoor wedding ceremony and celebration. It was a fortuitous meeting over a shared interest – and I was fortunate to record the beauty of this couple and the natural world on their wedding day at the remarkable Gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.
While I photographed the groom and groomsmen getting ready at the groom’s parents’ home, the bride spent the morning of her wedding at the incomparable Fairmount Empress Hotel. Because the groom is also a photographer, he had identified several spots for portraits along the route to the ceremony – while traveling in a vintage Rolls Royce. The small wedding party enjoyed the largess of nature’s beauty for their wedding day photographs, including rugged bluffs overlooking Puget Sound that made for quintessential Pacific Northwest photographs.
Ideal for weddings and wedding photography, the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific houses an internationally acclaimed botanical garden and untold opportunities for spectacular outdoor weddings, photos and memories. In this photo at the Gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, you can get a glimpse of the couple’s merriment and their connection as well as the lush, meticulous gardens.
After an intimate garden cocktail hour, I enhanced the couple’s portrait collection with shots around the ponds and green spaces, and we finished the magical evening at the Fireside Grill, an English Tudor revival cottage replete with lush gardens, massive masonry, and a large hall perfect for a warm and cheerful reception of close friends and family. As is clear from their faces and the sumptuous background that embraces this couple, it was a day brimming with beauty, fun, laughter and love.
Major kudos to the lovely and talented Christine Pobke for having me along
Location: 505 Quayle Rd Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada. Keywords: Canada, Outdoor Wedding (24), Victoria.