On a beautiful evening in the fall of 2012, Michael brought his high school sweetheart, Lindsey, up to the top of a mountain in Victoria. He led her down a narrow path to a clearing where he had scattered tea lights in Mason jars to create the perfect ambiance and there, overlooking the city, he proposed.
The couple’s seaside wedding ceremony was an outdoor affair held at a stunning lodge in Sooke, B.C. With a beautiful ocean view as their backdrop, the couple said their “I dos” in front of 80 guests. Lindsey says exchanging vows was definitely her favourite part of the day. “We decided to write our own vows, and now that I look back on the ceremony I’m so glad we did!” she exclaims. “That moment was so real and so magical for the both of us. The beautiful words and that moment in time will never be forgotten.”
After the ceremony Lindsey and Michael hosted an elegant reception with rustic west coast touches. The couple topped their reception tables with candles, white blooms and sprigs of rosemary. Guests were asked to contribute to a video guest book and were given quirky Mad-Libs to fill out about the couple. After an evening of dancing, guests were sent home with pots of local honey — a perfect sweet end to the night.
Lindsey Campbell & Michael Campbell, August 18, 2012, Sooke, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Matt Neumann at Phrozen Photo.
Ceremony and reception location: Craidelonna Oceanedge
Bridal gown: Morilee from The Bridal Gallery
Bridal party attire: Frocks Modern Bridesmaid
Groom’s tux: Perry Ellis from Capital City Tuxedo
Cake: Lighthouse Cake Company
Caterer: Food For Thought Catering
Favours: Fredrich’s Honey Farm
Wedding planner: Richard of Craidelonna Oceanedge
Make-up: MAC makeup artist Amanda Correia
Hair: Shear Image Aveda Salon and Pure Elements Hair Design & Body Works
Flowers: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique
Music: V&G Music
Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals
See all of the photos from this elegant seaside wedding in Sooke.