I had the pleasure of shooting Paige and Tom’s wedding this spring! To celebrate their big day, this cheerful couple travelled from the plains of Manitoba all the way over to Sooke—a small town situated 45 minutes west of Victoria, BC. Their chosen venue, Sooke Harbour House, provided the perfect west coast setting for their intimate wedding celebration!

Two hundred years ago, the land served as a seasonal fishing and camping ground for the T’Sou-ke Tribes, and was mostly uninhabited until Captain Grant came ashore, in 1849. The Sooke Harbour House was later built in 1929, and became one of the first full-service inns of the region. After extensive renovations done by the current owners, Frederiques and Sinclair Philip, the inn now offers 28 guest rooms; each one with it’s own unique theme, and is decorated accordingly with an eclectic assortment of art and artifacts. I was delighted with the room Paige got ready in, The Whale Room. There are several driftwood structures artfully scattered throughout the property, which we explored together while taking photos after the wedding ceremony.

Their wedding day unfolded as carefree and buoyant—here’s a small peek!