Lindsay and Darren's First Look at Brentwood Bay Resort, Photos at Woodwynn Farms, and Wedding at Church and State Winery // Victoria Wedding Photographers
When we met up with Lindsay and Darren for their engagement shoot this spring, we could tell their big day was going to be a special one. Having brought along a few props to use during their engagement photos, it was clear that Lindsay and Darren not only had an eye for detail, but a knack for making details very personal. We could NOT wait for their wedding at Church and State in Brentwood Bay. It has to be one of the very best wedding venues in Victoria, probably one of the best wedding venues on Vancouver Island!
When their big day arrived, that part of Lindsay and Darren’s personalities shone from start to finish; with how they prepared their day, their use of personal items, thoughtful tokens from and for their loved ones, personal typer-writer note cards, their unique vows, their silliness, and how they hosted their friends and family. They truly did everything they could to make sure their guests felt comfortable, welcome, and excited. That’s what we think weddings are all about.
The morning of their wedding day, every shade of blue painted the horizon. The sun peeked through the clouds, but the rain was threatening. Little did anyone know, a record-breaking windstorm was headed our direction, and the power would go out at their ceremony and reception site at Church and State Winery. By the time Lindsay and Darren were ready for their first look, the rain had started and the wind picked up. The moment Darren turned around to see Lindsay, and both their faces lit up, everyone forgot about the weather.
That’s the beautiful thing about love, and about weddings. It’s natural to fret a little about the skies beforehand, but when the day arrives, the weather pales in comparison to the moments you’ll share with the company you have. Lindsay and Darren’s wedding was a perfect example of that. You couldn’t hear the wind over laughter. You couldn’t feel the rain amongst the warmth of friends. You didn’t notice the loss of electricity when you were surrounded by intimate candle light. Their day was truly spectacular!
Congratulations Lindsay and Darren. Thank you for having us there to photograph your day. “We’re so glad you chose us.” ;)