Holly and Alessandro host their nearest and dearest at Wild Renfrew for their wild and intimate Botany Beach Wedding Ceremony // Victoria Wedding Photographers
Since moving to Sooke on Vancouver Island a couple years , Port Renfrew quickly became one of our (if not our most) very favourite places. A quiet, rugged, wild, and mysterious pocket of coast line takes the breath away of every visitor. Winter storms are dramatic, wildlife is abundant, and the landscape is humbling. Our first trip there was a cold and grey November day as huge green waves crashed against layers of black angular lava rock. Like liquid glass colliding against a book of razors. We could only stand there and stare, mouths agape. Just around a bend from there, a short hike through twisted cedars, sitkas and firs, is a smooth refuge of flat beach, sheltered from ocean winds and pock marked by tide pools that teem with sea life. One doesn't need to wonder why Holly and Alessandro, geologists, would choose this on all places to host their family for their intimate wedding.
Holly and Ale got ready for their day at the Wild Renfrew cabins, overlooking the Port of San Juan, and mountains filled with new and ancient growth forests. As a small group, their friends and family walked down to Botany Bay and gathered closely for their ceremony officiated by an inviting and humourous Port Renfrew local Reet Buckler. Eagles soared overhead, sea lions played in the kelp bed, and waves crashed rhythmically on the rocks. After the ceremony and champagne, we stole away with Holly and Ale to explore the coast more for some adventurous portraits.
Thank Holly and Ale for having us there to be a part of your beautiful, natural, an intimate day. We hope you love the photos!