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A Transitional Autumn Tablescape

By stacey | October 24, 2018

You know those nights, when the light hits just right..? This magical autumn evening in Victoria’s beautiful Oak Bay was one of them. The familiar (and nostalgic) smell of crisp autumn air and sunburnt leaves reminds us that October is soon closing; yet here in Victoria BC, we’re still dining outdoors for as long as

Summer 2018 Wedding Highlight Reel

By stacey | September 29, 2018

Some of our favourite love stories of the summer  With our second wedding season under wraps, we’re taking a look back at some of the magical celebrations of the past summer – each one of them, truly unique and beautiful in their own way. A true testament to the artistry and skill of our West

Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Wedding

By stacey | September 28, 2018

Remember the saying, “first impressions are everything?” This holds true for just about everything in life… including your wedding. Afterall, the first thing your guests will notice when they open your invitation? The colour scheme. More than simply a matter of aesthetic, the colour scheme of your invitation provides cues to the type of occasion

How to Design Your Fall Wedding Tablescape

By stacey | September 28, 2018

More and more brides are saying “yes” to a fall wedding – and with the season’s bounty of harvest-inspired hues, it’s easy to see why! As much as we loved our summer weddings – filled to the brim with rosy pinks, peaches, and crisp whites – we’re ready to introduce a richer palette to welcome

Plan Your Insta-Worthy Wedding On a Budget

By stacey | July 27, 2018

Flip through any wedding magazine or scroll through Instagram, and it might be easy to feel panic setting in over the anticipated costs… it’s easy to see how a one-day affair can turn into an occasion that could rack up fees that could cost more than a year’s salary! We totally understand how you might

Summer 2018 Wedding Trends

By stacey | March 23, 2018

The wedding industry’s creatives (and Pinterest users!) have spoken – the wedding trends to watch for in 2018 are as imaginative and fresh as you could imagine! From floral updates, new foods, and decor trends – there’s much to be excited for. Today’s couples and planners can Incorporate pieces and elements of them into their

Modern Opulence in the Fairmont Empress

By stacey | February 7, 2018

The newly renovated, historic Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress sets the tone for this British Colonial-inspired shoot (as feat. in Real Weddings) The well-travelled look suits the Fairmont Empress well – having been a cornerstone of iconic Victoria for over a century, the Bengal Lounge was first built in 1912 as a reading and

Dreaming Up The Big Day

By Stacey | January 19, 2018

All things beautiful and bridal at the Modern Wedding Show in Victoria BC   Hailed as Canada’s best city to fall in love in, and the most romantic city in Canada; what better place to hold the Modern Wedding Show than beautiful Victoria, BC? Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, our coastal capital city provides the perfect backdrop

All Hallows Eve

By Stacey Lafreniere | October 21, 2017
“Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.” (history.com) This table was created with that history

Thankful For Fall

By Stacey Lafreniere | September 29, 2017
After a wild and wonderful summer filled with ivory linens and blush coloured blooms we are so excited to be heading into a new season with a new color palette to explore.  Autumn is my favourite time of year in Victoria. I love when the local produce are apples, pears and squash. I adore the
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