Before I became a wedding photographer, I wasn’t aware of how popular of a wedding destination Victoria really is! One of my most favourite parts of the gig is meeting couples who come in from all over Canada, the United States, and worldwide. It’s always to exciting to know that another travelling couple chose to get married in my backyard!
Tasha and Isaac, a medical scientist duo, fell victim to Victoria’s charm while on their first vacation together! This visit led to their decision to plan a destination wedding next to the craggy shores of the West Coast. They currently reside in Norwalk, Connecticut—a mere hour out of downtown Manhattan! That is very impressive to an island girl like myself. Their story began 7 years ago, when they were both completing their Ph.D programs in Florida. For Tasha, the deal was sealed around 6 years ago, when Isaac thoughtfully surprised her by combining her two favourite things to make a guava cheesecake! I’ll credit Isaac as a pure genius for that.
When their wedding day arrived, it was one of the hottest days in August! Tasha looked stunning in her Saja silk chiffon wedding gown; Isaac was equally dashing. Their ceremony, held in Saxe Point Park, was the most unique one I had experienced! The day carried on, and we roamed around the water’s edge after the ceremony. Tasha even spotted a small mink, which I managed to snap a picture of while he quickly scurried under a rock with a crab in-hand! Everyone that I met was so warm and friendly to me, and I especially enjoyed their niece and flower girl, Sadie. Someone even admitted to mistaking me for her, “what’s Sadie doing with that camera!!”.
The evening took us over to Pizzaria Prima Strada’s Bridge Street location for the reception. Tasha and Isaac had three long tables set with runners, seasonal dahlia arrangements, and driftwood table pieces—keeping true to the island vibe! They danced, kissed, had an Indonesian prayer, and then dinner was served. When my time had ended, I couldn’t help but stick around for a few minutes longer to enjoy the atmosphere.