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David and I choose to get married in the city where we met, fell in love, and will continue our life together. We decided on the most gorgeous location in the heart of Victoria the Fairmont Empress. We had the most beautiful intimate ceremony in the “Library” of the Empress overlooking the inner harbour surrounded by 20 of our closest family members. We wanted the people who had the most impact on our relationship in the past 3.5 years to celebrate our commitment and love.

The Library of the Empress is stunning. It is full of the most beautiful wood, ornate gold ceiling, chandeliers, book shelves and a large fireplace to warm the space. I knew I wanted to make the space as bright as possible. My vision was white and cream garden like flowers, with added touches of blush and greenery. I worked closely with Vanessa of Verbena Floral Design and the dream gals of Thorn & Thistle to bring my vision to life. They absolutely blew us away with the final product. I could have not dreamt of a more beautiful space to exchange our vows. We also had a local violinist Tatiana Kostour playing as guests arrived, while we walked down the aisle, and through out the ceremony. It was just the added touch we needed.

David and I wanted a welcome sign for our guests but one we could hang in our home. We asked Melanie from Decor By Nature to design a custom sign for us. It was beyond perfect!

All of the flowers in the Library added a  “Secret Garden Feel” to the room.

We had the most beautiful name tags in gold calligraphy from Emma Allen

Our nephew Amadeus was our cute little ring bearer. Look at his outfit!

David and I wanted both of our mothers to be our whiteness and sign our marriage license. It was so meaningful for us to have them sign.


Photographer: Vanessa Lust

Venue: Fairmont Empress

Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design & Thorn & Thistle

Chair Rental: Trend Decor

Videography: Meidany Photography

Violinist: Tatiana Kostour 

Marriage Commissionaire: Iain Hooey 


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