The couple: Stephanie (me!) and Pat got married August 2nd, 2009... and we just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary!
The venue: The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC
The photographer: Brandon Patoc Photography
The florist: Bella Fiore Custom Floral Design
Highlight 1: The oyster bar
After the ceremony, while we were taking pictures, the outdoor patio turned into an Oyster Bar, complete with champagne and a keg of beer.
Highlight 2: The menu
Pat is the executive sous chef at the Inn at Laurel Point, so he organized a special feast for our wedding. Needless to say, he was probably more nervous about the food coming out ok then he was about getting married! Just to make your mouth water, the menu included Coconut Scallop Bisque, Organic Tomato, Bocconcini and Speck Salad, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Halibut with Grapefruit Oil, and lots of other goodies.
We finished off the meal with two types of wedding cake (made by the AMAZING Junko Sadahiro): Lemon Brown Sugar with Passion Fruit Curd and Dark Chocolate with Sour Cherry.
Highlight 3: Centerpieces turned first dance lighting
Pat and I spent time together before the wedding making homemade centerpieces out of bar glasses, vellum paper and ribbon. Each table had three with LED lights inside, and when it came time for the first dance the guests carried the centerpieces outside and placed them in a circle around the patio dance floor.
It was an amazing day, filled with as much food as there was love, laughter, and glass-clinking, which was just how we wanted it. To all the guests who attended, thanks so much for making the day extra special for us! Three years later and we still look back on this day and smile.