An Elegant West Coast Wedding

By Sarah Gray

When planning their wedding, Michael and Lindsay wanted to get married by the ocean and maintain an elevated approach to the design of their day. They invited their friends and family to join them in beautiful Sooke BC where they tied the knot and celebrated in style. This is one wedding weekend our team won’t soon forget!

Two worlds meet at The Prestige Oceanfront Resort. The natural blues and greens of the water and surrounding forests meet the stunning architecture of this all white hotel. In addition to nature being right at your finger tips, all the amenities you might want or need are on offer. For Michael and Lindsay this was the perfect venue for their nuptials and along with their destination wedding guest group they utilized much of the resort over the course of the weekend.

The Ceremony

Guests were seated under the oceanfront gazebo with an incredible view of the Sooke Harbour beyond. The wedding party took their spots and Otis the dog was on his best behaviour. It was time for the ceremony to begin!

The ceremony, however a couple chooses for it to go, is such a special time for everyone (and every dog) involved. We always love when clients want to add personalized elements to their day. For example, Michael and Lindsay chose to include a short meditation at the start of their ceremony. This was such a simple way to personalize their time be intentional about their  time together.

Photo Time!

Following the ceremony, guests found refreshing cocktails and had appetizers served to them on the patio. Meanwhile, Michael and Lindsay slipped away for some photos around the hotel. The Prestige boasts countless spots for gorgeous portraits and group photos.

Black, White, and a sip of Champagne

We love how our Lead Planner, Chloe, guided the design vision for this wedding from start to finish. Elegant black and white, whimsical pastel florals and champagne details all came together to make the perfect party. Working closely with Lindsay and Michael, Chloe helped worked out all the details and find the perfect decor to make their vision come to life.

A Moment for the Dance Floor

We love a statement and Michael and Lindsay’s dance floor was just that! This black and white checkered dance floor was a fun way to elevate the reception space. It also made for a great focal point for photos! Strung above the dance floor, disco balls were the perfect final touch! 🪩

As the evening progressed, the lights were turned down low and the music turned on up. Confetti, outfit changes, and a little bit of limbo all made for an epic late night party. A few details we loved? The personalized neon sign, late night snacks (yum!) and Lindsay’s bridal mini dress!


Michael and Lindsay – congratulations! We loved working with you on your elegant west coast wedding. Thank you to all the vendors that made this wedding weekend such an incredible success. A special shoutout goes to Beautiful Life Studios who captured the weekend so beautifully.



Planning & Design: Chloe Pasemko
Venue and Catering: The Prestige Oceanfront Resort
Photography: Beautiful Life Studios
Cake: Lighthouse Bakery
Florals: Deer Leap Florals
Decor Rentals: Deisgner Weddings Victoria, Trend Decor, Black and White Event Rentals, Party Mood
DJ: Chris Poynter
Stationery & Signage: Melanie Anne Designs